CBS Counselors

ALISON RUTHERFORD

My name is Alison Rutherford, and I am an incoming sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up coming to CBS as a camper every summer for about 7 years now. I am an architectural engineering major, and I’m so excited to be at camp again this summer!

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ALLIE BOLDING

My name is Allie Bolding, and I am an incoming senior at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. I am originally from Austin and grew up coming to CBS as a camper every summer. I am an accounting major with a communications studies major and hope to get into the field of public accounting when I am done with school. I am also a KLIFE leader in Fort Worth and absolutely love it!

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ANDY HARRELL

My name is Andy, and I will be a member of the leadership team this summer. I am going to be a junior at Baylor University, and this will be my second summer as a staff member of CBS. I love waterskiing and hanging with campers, and my position allows me to do both. All of my siblings have attended CBS, and each one looks back at the camp experience with fond memories. That being said, I am confident that this summer will change many lives including my own. I could not be more excited!

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ASHLEY RUTHERFORD

Hi, my name is Ashley Rutherford, and I am an incoming sophomore at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. I am originally from New Orleans and was a summer camper at CBS. I am an animal science pre-vet major and hope to become a veterinarian after graduating college. I volunteer at Storybook farms in Auburn, AL, helping disabled children ride horses!

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ASHLYN BRANDENBURG

My name is Ashlyn Brandenburg and I just completed my senior year at Texas A&M University studying Animal Science and pursuing an Equine Science certificate. I was also a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, a volunteer with Breakaway Ministries, and a member of TAMU Artists during my time at Texas A&M. I will be graduating this coming August, and I will be moving back to my hometown, Austin! This will be my third summer working at CBS, and I am ecstatic to be back at the horse barn for the summer.

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AUDREY SPILLER

Hi! My name is Audrey Spiller and I couldn’t be more excited to be taking care of your child this summer. I’m going to be a freshman next year at TCU and plan to major in Movement Science. In high school I played volleyball, basketball, and water polo. I was also heavily involved in Young Life. In my free time I enjoy eating cake balls, ice cream, and bagels.

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BEN HULL

My name is Benjamin Hull (Benjy for fun), and I am a senior at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. I grew up in Austin, TX, where my folks and little sister still reside. I attended CBS for a long time growing up and this camp definitely shaped me to be the person I am today. I have not been back to CBS in quite some time, and I’m more than excited to see it again this summer. I am a communications major and am also working on my business management minor, but my interests lie in music, dance, and production. I also like playing golf and beach volleyball.

 

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BETHANY DOR

My name is Bethany Dor, and I am an incoming sophomore at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. I’ve grown up in Abilene all my life and spent many summers here, so I am thrilled I get to work with kids and be in a beautiful place like Balcones Springs this summer! I am a marketing major and hope to get a job as a marketing director of some sort later on in the future. This is my first time being a camp counselor and going to CBS, and I am so excited to see what God has in store for me!

 

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BROOKE HOLLOWAY

My name is Brooke Holloway, and I am an incoming sophomore at the University of South Carolina. I am a Marketing major, and I hope to work with a marketing firm after I do a few internships with a marketing branch of large company. I grew up in Dallas, Texas, and spent part of my summer at camp for almost 10 years, and I still wish I was a camper daily!

 

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CALEB EUBANKS

My name is Caleb Eubanks, and I will be a senior at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas, beginning in the fall. I am from Monticello, Arkansas, and spent my first summer at CBS in 2015 as a counselor. I am a broadcast journalism major and hope to be a lead anchor or sports reporter one day. I have also been active in choir since high school and am still involved in my college choir. I am super excited to have another summer full of blessings, laughs, smiles, and memories.

 

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CAROLINE WIETERS

My name is Caroline Wieters, and I am an incoming Sophomore at Baylor University in Waco, TX. I am originally from Dallas. I am a recreation and leisure studies major and hope to one day work on the administrative team at a YoungLife camp! I am so excited to be a part of the CBS staff and can’t wait for an awesome summer!

 

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CHARLES ROGERS

Hi, I am Charles Rogers, and I am a rising second year at University of Virginia. I am studying systems/data engineering and business. I grew up in Houston but couldn’t wait to get out of the city and come to CBS every summer. I am excited to have the opportunity to return as a counselor this year!

 

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CHLOE PINK

My name is Chloe Pink, and I am an incoming junior at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. I am originally from Houston and grew up in Second Baptist Church, going to their camps for as long as I can remember, along with other camps around the US. I am a Kinesiology major in K-12 Physical Education and hope to own my own camp one day!

 

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CHRIS WALLER

My name is Chris, and I’m from Austin! I recently graduated from Hyde Park High School, and I am going to the University of Oklahoma in the fall – BOOMER SOONER! I love to be outdoors, especially with my friends doing things like fishing, kayaking, and playing ultimate frisbee. Fishing is my biggest hobby; it is more of an addiction at this point. I compete in bass fishing tournaments regularly and have an absolute blast doing it. I love goofing off with my buddies as well; cracking jokes and making a fool out of myself is a daily occurrence. I can’t wait to be a counselor this summer!

 

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CLAIRE CHAPEL

Hi! My name is Claire Chapel, and this will be my seventh summer at CBS, and I could not be more excited! I am from Dallas, TX, and am an incoming junior at Tulane University studying Public Health and Cell & Molecular Biology and hopefully going to medical school once I graduate. I am so excited to plan all the “phun” events here at camp and have a wonderful summer!

 

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CLAIRE KURIO

Hi! My name is Claire Kurio, and I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the Fall to study Public Relations. I grew up in Austin and graduated from Anderson High School where I played volleyball and tennis and was President of the Student Council. In my free time, I love to make jewelry, travel, and try new foods. I am so excited to see the amazing things God has in store for this summer at CBS!

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DAISY RAY

Hi, my name is Daisy, and I am an incoming junior at Texas State where I am majoring in Health and Wellness. I have lived in Austin for my entire life, and I love being outdoors and being active in as many ways as possible, including running, yoga, horseback riding, swimming, and dancing. I love dogs, and my favorite movie is The Princess Bride. I’m really excited to be spending my summer working at camp!
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DANIELLE AALUND

My name is Danielle Aalund, and I will be a junior at UT Austin. My majors are International Relations and French. Next year, I’ll be studying abroad in Lyon, France. I’m originally from Kingwood, a suburb Northeast of Houston. Most of my free time is used toward YoungLife since I’m a YoungLife leader for Rouse High School in Cedar Park/Leander! This will be my second year at CBS, and I’m really excited to be on leadership this summer!
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DANI BECK

Hi, my name is Dani Beck, and I will be a Sophomore at Texas A&M University in the fall. I am studying Sociology with the hopes of getting my masters in Public Administration and joining the FBI one day. I am in Kappa Delta and also a member of the band at A&M. I’m so excited to be spending my summer at CBS!
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DAVID RUWWE

Hi, I’m David Ruwwe, and I am going to be a freshman in college next year. I will be attending Texas A&M University where I will be studying Economics. I am an extrovert who truly gets my energy from other people, and I couldn’t be more excited for this summer!
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ELISSA CROSLIN

Hi! I’m Elissa Croslin, and I’m a born and raised Austinite. I will be attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2016. I loves God, French Bulldogs, kids, and acting! I’m so excited to meet all of my future campers and lead them to a deeper relationship in Christ while also giving them the best summer they have ever had!
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ELLIE BUSH

Hello! My name is Ellie Bush, and I am an incoming freshman at the University of Richmond in Virginia. I was born and raised in Dallas and cannot wait to return to CBS for my tenth summer this year. Looking toward the future, I hope to study psychology or linguistics in college and eventually transition into speech pathology beyond graduation. I really love working with kids, whether it be in the form of tutoring or babysitting (or as a soon-to-be camp counselor)! Some of my other hobbies include photography, hiking, listening to music, being with my family, and coloring.
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FAITH ISBELL

My name is Faith Isbell, and I am an incoming sophomore at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. I am originally from Dallas and was a camper at CBS for three years. I am a Journalism major and a Poverty and Human Capability Studies minor. I am an editor on the student newspaper and am involved in my school’s ministry group, Reformed University Fellowship. This August, I am hoping to be a trip leader for my school’s Appalachian Trail backpacking trip!

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GEORGIA MARTIN

My name is Georgia Martin, I am a rising sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. I am originally from Amarillo, Texas, and have been going to CBS for ten years. Currently I am a psychology major and hope to attend graduate school after graduation to train to be a psychiatric therapist. I am also apart of the Furman running club and absolutely love it!
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GRETCHEN MAHONEY

My name is Gretchen Mahoney, and I’m an incoming sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. I grew up in Dallas and have been attending CBS as a camper and counselor since 2007, and I couldn’t be more excited to start my tenth summer. Currently I am an Anthropology and Political Science double major at Furman, and I hope to use my degrees to pursue a career in anti-poaching activism in Southern Africa in the future. I also have the privilege of leading a bible study for rising seventh grade girls in the Greenville area and am excited for the opportunity to keep working with kiddos this summer!
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HAILEY NELSEN

My name is Hailey Nelsen, and I am an incoming sophomore at Clemson University, double majoring in Business and Visual Arts. I grew up in Austin, and CBS has always been my second home. This will be my 2nd year as a counselor and my 13th summer at Camp Balcones Springs.

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IAN ANNASE

My name is Ian Annase, and I’m an incoming Junior at Florida State University. I grew up in West Palm Beach, And I’m pursuing a degree in Computer Science. I like to DJ in my spare time and enjoy all types of music!

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JACOB WEIDEMAN

Hi, my name is Jacob Weideman, and I am an incoming junior at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. I am studying political science and hope to attend law school when I graduate. I was a counselor at CBS for the first time last summer and absolutely loved it!

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JILL CARESS

My name is Jill Caress, and I am an incoming sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. I’m originally from central Houston but grew up going to camp with my cousins in Indiana. It was there that I knew I wanted to be a counselor, and God led me to CBS! I am a marketing major with a minor in psychology and hope to pursue a graduate degree in psychology. I am also a Delta Zeta at A&M and love it!
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JORGE ROMAN

My name is Jorge Santiago Roman, and I come from Queretaro, Mexico. I am an incoming sophomore at the Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Queretaro University. I am currently a Mechanical Engineering major. I have a passion for soccer and love to play music. I am a very active person with a great attitude every day!

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JOEY BELISLE

My name is Joseph “Joey” Belisle, and I am an incoming freshman at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. I am originally from Austin and grew up coming to CBS as a camper every summer. I am not sure about my major, but I love playing sports and being active. Last year in high school I played football and threw shot put for the track team and loved both of them!

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JULIE BAKER

My name is Julie Baker, and this is my tenth summer at CBS! I was a camper for eight years, and this is my second summer as a counselor. I attend Baylor University where I am studying Education, hoping to teach elementary or middle school after college. I am from Houston, TX, and am involved with Student Teaching and Chi Omega at Baylor!

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KATIE BROOKS

Hi! I’m Katie Brooks, and I’m an upcoming junior at TCU in Ft. Worth, TX. I was born and raised in Ft. Worth, and I am now studying nursing and hope to be a pediatric nurse in two short years. I speak Spanish, and I’m so excited to be at camp this summer!

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KATIE DALTON

My name is Katie Dalton, and I am an incoming freshman at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. I am from Dallas and grew up going to Camp Balcones Spring as a camper every summer for 10 years. I am going to study Communications and will see where that takes me over the next four years. I can’t wait to serve as a counselor at CBS this summer!

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KYLEE WASHINGTON

My name is Kylee Washington, and I am a rising sophomore at Abilene Christian University. I was born and raised in Abilene, and this will be my first time at CBS! I am a Speech Pathology major and hope to work with elementary students once I have finished school.

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LILY RAY

Hi, I’m Lily Ray and I’m a junior at the University of Texas in Austin, where I have lived all my life. I am majoring in advertising, and in my free time, I like to fish, hike, ride horses, and hang out in my hammock! I  went to many different summer camps when I was little, and I worked as a camp counselor in high school, but this will be my first summer at Camp Balcones Springs, and I’m so excited!

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LORING DALTON

My name is Loring Dalton, and I’m an incoming junior at TCU. I’m a social work major and hope to use that to work with kids in the future. I am originally from Dallas. I have been coming to CBS for years as a camper with my siblings, and now I’m here as a counselor. I’m looking forward to this summer and having fun!

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LUIS ANCIRA

My name is Luis Ancira, and I am originally from Mexico City. I am currently a freshman at Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Queretaro, majoring in computer science engineering, and I am part of my college’s soccer varsity team. I love doing all kind of outdoor activities and sports, especially playing soccer. I obtained my lifeguard, first aid, CPR & AED certification at Camp Balcones Springs during my L.T. year (2013). Before becoming a counselor, I was a 6-year camper at CBS, the place where I had the best summers of my life.

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LUIS RAMIREZ

My name is Luis Ramirez, and I am from Mexico! I’m currently coursing junior year in college with a mechanics engineering major at Tecnologico de Monterrey. I have been a counselor at CBS for the whole summer for the last two years, and I am really looking forward to the best summer yet!
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LYDIA BANCROFT

Hi, My name is Lydia Bancroft, and I am an incoming sophomore at Dallas Baptist University and am majoring in Early Childhood – 6th Grade Education. I grew up mostly in Florida and North Carolina and moved to Texas about one year ago. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with kids and youth. I lead a group of student volunteers at a weekly Kid’s Club in a disadvantaged neighborhood. I am new to CBS and am very excited to be a part of the team!
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MALLORY HARKINS

My name is Mallory Harkins, and I will be a freshman at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, where I will be playing soccer and majoring in Biochemistry. I have a passion for mission work, and I love to travel.  I have been coming to CBS for 8 years as a camper, and I am so excited to spend this entire summer at the greatest camp on earth!

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MAGGIE PICKETT

My name is Maggie Pickett, and I am a senior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama. I am from Austin, and this will be my 16th summer at Camp Balcones Springs! Every summer gets better, and I could not imagine spending my summers elsewhere! I am a Human Development and Family Studies major and hope to work for a non profit childcare program after school.

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MARIANNE CLARK

Hello, I’m Marianne Clark! I’m a rising sophomore at Louisiana State University studying psychology. This summer will be my first at Camp Balcones Springs, but I have spent eight previous summers at summer camp. I look forward to meeting everyone and can’t wait to begin a fun summer!

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MARISA MCALLISTER

Hey everyone! My name is Marisa McAllister, and I am from Houma, Lousiana. I go to LSU where I am majoring in Wildlife Ecology. I love all things involving animals, the outdoors, and art. If I am not at the vet clinic where I work, I am outside enjoying nature with my friends, and I can’t wait to spend this time with all of you!

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MARY KATHERINE LANCE

Hi! My name is Mary Katherine Lance. I’m from Macon, GA, and I’m an incoming junior at Furman University in Greenville, SC, where I’m a RUF-goer and a Tri Delta. My favorite movie is High School Musical, and I can often be found watching videos of puppies and babies. I’m a religion major, and I’m hoping to double with non-teaching education to prepare me for whatever child-centered career I end up pursuing. This will be my very first summer at CBS, and I couldn’t be more excited!

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MATT MCCALLA

I’m Matt McCalla, and I will be attending Wheaton College in Chicago next year as a freshman. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN, and I’m a big fan of the Grizzlies. I love playing tennis, and it’s my favorite sport. My favorite weekend activity is to go bike riding. This is my first year as a counselor at CBS, and this summer is my first time to ever visit Texas. I’m excited to say the least!

MCKENNA COOK

My name is McKenna Cook, and I will be a sophomore at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I am from Dallas, Texas, and have been going to camp since I was young. I plan on majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Business, but I will hopefully go to seminary school after I graduate and become a youth minister. I am a Zeta Tau Alpha at Wofford and enjoy it so much!

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MEGAN LUERA

My name is Megan Luera, and I am in my junior year of the Interior Design program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I hope to pursue a career as an Interior Designer in London post grad. I am from Fort Worth and first heard of CBS at college from a good friend. Last year was my first year as a counselor, and I loved it, so I decided to come back for more! I am also a YoungLife leader at Axtell High School and have a great group of girls that I disciple throughout the year.

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MEGAN MARTTER

Hi, my name is Megan Martter and I’m an incoming junior at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I am a Petroleum Engineering major and hope to pursue a career abroad when I graduate. I am originally from Las Vegas, and this will be my ninth summer at camp. I can’t imagine a summer without it!

MIKAELA LECHTENBERGER

Hi! My name is Mikaela Lechtenberger, and I will be a sophomore at Texas Tech University in the fall. I am pursuing my degree in multidisciplinary studies with a specialization in special education and a minor in kinesiology.  I am originally from Sugar Land, which is a rapidly growing city right outside of Houston. This will be my third summer here at CBS, but only my second summer as a counselor. My favorite activity at camp would have to be getting to go tubing on Lake LBJ. I am super excited to see what God has planned for CBS this summer!

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NATALIE ALFONSO

My name is Natalie Alfonso, and I am a senior Psychology major at Texas A&M University. Whoop! I am from a town called Katy, and this is my first summer at Camp Balcones Springs. I have a passion for working with kiddos, as I plan on becoming a Child Life Specialist after I graduate, and I am so excited to get to know everyone at CBS this summer! I absolutely love the outdoors and though I do not play it, I love watching lacrosse!

NICK MARSDEN

My name is Nick Marsden, and I’m from England! I’m hoping to major in Politics at Exeter University with a view to study abroad at North Carolina for my 3rd year. This will be my 6th year at camp and my first year as a counselor. I’m really excited for the opportunity and look forward to meeting my campers. Aside from my academic studies, I also play the guitar, sing, and perform in theatre productions.

SADIE RINKER

Hey y’all, my name is Sadie Rinker! I grew up in Dallas, TX, but packed up my bags and moved to the heart of Music City! I am currently a student at Belmont University studying corporate communications with minors in education and Spanish. If y’all are ever in Nashville, you can probably find me hiking, eating Jeni’s ice-cream, or trying to act like a cool hipster in some hip coffee shop. After college, I hope to either be working at a Children’s Hospital or in the entertainment industry here in Nashville. Camp Balcones Springs has been a huge part of my life for the past 10 years, and I could never imagine my life without it. What a blessing CBS is!

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