CBS Counselors

Abbey Rank

Hi!! I’m Abbey Rank. I’m from Houston, Texas and will be attending the University of Texas in the fall to double major Plan II and Biology! Hook ’em:) I was a camper at CBS for ten years and most of my favorite childhood memories are from there!! I love everything that involves the lake and water activities so I can’t wait for this summer!

Adolfo Garcia

Hey y’all I’m Adolfo Garcia. I was born in Elkhart, Indiana, but at the age of 10 I moved down to south Texas. This fall I will be attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is a ways away from my home, but I’m excited. I’m still undecided but I’m leaning towards engineering. This is my first time at camp, but I like to be outdoors so I feel this summer at camp will be amazing!

Allison McHorse

Hi y’all! My name is Allison McHorse and I will be a sophomore at Duke University where I am studying Public Policy and Global Health. I am so excited to be spending my 8th summer at camp and 2nd year on staff!

ALONSO FERNANDEZ

My name is Alonso Fernandez and I am from Austin, Texas. I go to school at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and I am studying International Studies with Anthropology and a Spanish minor. A fun fact about myself is that I write and eat left-handed but play most sports with my right. This will be my first summer at CBS and I am extremely excited!

Abby Barron

Hey there! My name is Abby Barron and I’m from Thompson’s Station, TN. I just finished my freshman year at Johnson University, and my major is Sports and Fitness Leadership. I play striker for the women’s soccer team at Johnson. I can’t wait to experience Camp Balcones for the first time this summer!

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Abby MacDougall

Hey y’all! My name is Abby MacDougall, and this will be my 12th summer at CBS! Originally from Houston, I got my B.A. in English at Furman University and am now working on my Master’s in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Seminary in Dallas, Texas. I love singing along to Disney, doing camp dances (in crazy costume, of course), playing violin, and doing any project involving glitter. I can’t wait to welcome your kids to camp this summer!

Alison Rios

Hello! My name is Alison Rios and I am from Abilene, Texas. I currently attend Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas where I am earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. This will be my first summer as a counselor and at CBS and I’m looking forward to it. The coolest most unique fact about myself would be that I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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AUDREY SPILLER

Hey, y’all! My name is Audrey Spiller and I am a Sophomore at Texas Christian University (Go Frogs) I am majoring in nursing with the hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse or a travel nurse. This will be my 10th summer at CBS and I couldn’t be more excited. This place will forever and always hold a special place in my heart. When I’m not at school or camp, I love to travel, make new friends, go on adventures, and to eat ice cream. I’m so overjoyed to have the privilege of taking care of your child this summer! Thank you for sending your child to CBS and I know they will have the best summer yet!

Aubrey Hermen

I am currently studying communication, Spanish, social innovation and social entrepreneurship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. My greatest feat is that I once cracked an egg with 2 yolks. This will be my 10th summer at CBS and looking forward to creating more memories at my favorite place!

Austin Grammer

Howdy y’all, my name is Austin Grammer and I’m from Midland, Texas! I just finished my first year at Southwestern University where I’m getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. This is my first summer working at CBS. I could not be more excited to help and to grow alongside the wonderful campers this summer! A fun fact about me is that I am probably the best benchwarmer in all of Division III Lacrosse. #BucsUp

Ashlyn Brandenburg

Hello! I am currently the full-time Equestrian Director at Camp Balcones Springs. This will be my fourth summer at CBS. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a degree in Animal Science and an Equine Science certificate. My favorite thing about camp is helping kids overcome their fears and learn to be confident and independent!

Bailey Albany

My name is Bailey Albany, and I am a incoming sophomore at Abilene Christian University. I am a double major of Business Management and Spanish, and after college I plan to attend law school. I also play rugby in college! I am from Burleson, Texas, and I was a camper at CBS from 2008-2012 and I am very excited to be returning as a counselor!!

Brandon Flores

My name is Brandon Flores and I am from Abilene, Texas. I am currently enrolled as a student at Texas Tech University and studying plant and soil science in hopes of becoming an astronaut. A fun fact about me is that I like new experiences and adventuring. This will be my first time ever to attend a camp, well work at one and I can’t wait!

Brooke Irwin

Hey y’all! My name is Brooke Irwin, and I’m from Mustang, Oklahoma! I play basketball at Oklahoma City University, and I was blessed to be able to win the NAIA National Championship with my teammates this past March! I am studying Human Performance, and plan on getting a MBA in Marketing after I graduate. I love kids, and I am so excited to make new adventures this summer at CBS!

Cade Bandera

Hello, my name is Cade Bandera. I’m from Austin, Texas, and I will be attending Baylor University in the fall as a freshman. There I will be majoring in Medical Humanities with a minor in Business, all while on the Pre-Med track. A fun fact about me is that I love to play the drums and make music with my friends and that I also have a twin sister. This will be my 7th summer at CBS, and I hope to come back for many more years to come! Every year, CBS has been a highlight of my year and I always have so much fun while being a camper; now I am hoping to share that same joy I had as a camper with my campers this summer!

Caitlin Babb

Hi! My name is Caitlin Babb and I just finished high school as an International Baccalaureate diploma student from Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. In high school I swam and spent a lot of time exploring the nature that Austin and Texas have to offer. I have been a camper at CBS for 10 years and can’t imagine spending those summers any other way. Coming back to camp was always the most exciting time of the year! Next year I will be taking a gap year to work around the world, and starting in the fall of 2018 I will begin university at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain. I am so looking forward to all of the fun summer 2017 will bring!

Camille Laliberte

Hi, my name is Camille Laliberte and I’m from Arizona! I’ve worked for two years as a swim instructor at Hubbard Swim School and am attending UVIC in the fall to study political science. My hobbies are reading and hiking with my dog, Winnie. This will be my first summer at CBS!

Carly Smith

My name is Carly Smith and I am studying to be an occupational therapist at Abilene Christian University. I have lived in Abilene, TX my entire life, but I have spent this past semester studying abroad in Oxford, England and traveling around Europe. This will be my first summer at CBS!

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Caroline Dill

Hello, my name is Caroline Dill! This will be my eleventh summer at CBS and my second on Leadership Staff. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2016 and am now a full-time Event Manager here at Balcones Springs. There’s nothing I love more than having fun, so I will be serving your kids as one of this summer’s Phun Department Heads! This means I will be planning lots of memorable evening programs for them. I have so many amazing memories from my camper years and I want every camper to have a great experience like I did. A fun fact about me is that I was one of the friends who challenged Paige Milburn to sing randomly in public (see below), but she made me arm wrestle two strangers at the same time so I think we’re even.

Cheyenne Davila

My name is Cheyenne Davila and I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. I attend Baptist University of the Americas and I am studying theology. I’m love Harry Potter, hot tea, and my favorite animal is an elephant. This will be my first time attending CBS camp and I’m super excited!

Christina Bays

Hi! My name is Christina Bays and I am the videographer for camp! I am originally from San Diego, CA and moved to Texas in 2013 to attend Sam Houston State University where I majored in Mass Communications and minored in Spanish. Texas stole my heart so I decided to make it my permanent home! I am a full time staff member here at Balcones Springs as an event manager. I love archery, binge watching Netflix, traveling, and GLITTER. I’m so excited for this summer to start and to meet all the campers!

DANIELLE AALUND

My name is Danielle Aalund, and I will be a senior at UT Austin. My majors are International Relations and French. 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 third year at CBS and I’m really excited for this summer!

Drew Lanser

Hey there, my name is Drew Lanser! I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and currently attend Calvin College. In the fall I will be a Sophomore as I plan to major in Elementary Education! In my free time love to play rugby, fish, and travel! This is going to be my first summer at CBS, and I am beyond excited to be a counselor!!!

Dayne Orwin

Hi, my name is Dayn and I’m coming all the way from Melbourne Australia to join the CBS team. I have a Bachelor of engineering in electrical and computer systems and have been working in this field for about 6 years. I have now resigned to do something completely different, my first stop, CBS. Summer for me means spending time around water; Surfing, Lifesaving, Water skiing and wakeboarding. I am extremely excited to be spending summer at CBS, as summer camp is usually only something I see in the movies.

Emma Rose Floyd

Hello! I am Emma Rose and I am from Austin, Texas. I just finished my first year of college and excited to be studying Journalism. I am looking forward to working at CBS for the first time this year. I am excited to make memories at CBS and look forward to getting to know and caring for your child this summer!

Emery Larkin

My name is Emery Larkin, and I will be a Junior at Baylor University. I am a Finance and Real Estate double major, and hope to do something within the real estate field once I graduate. I am involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma and volunteer at a church in Waco. I love to spend time outdoors, play sports, and hang out with my twin brother and older sister. I am from Houston, Texas, and spent 7 years as a camper at CBS. This will be my first summer as a counselor, and I am so excited!!

Hannah Spain

My name is Hannah and I live in Colorado. I’ll be studying engineering at Colorado State University starting this fall. I lived overseas for 14 years and I was a camper at CBS for 5 years.

Isabelle Ponce-Pore

Hi there! I’m Izzy and I’m from Fort Collins, CO! I go to Colorado State University and I’m a Psychology major with a Business minor. I’ve played piano for 11 years, and I can swing dance! This will be my first summer at Balcones, and I can’t wait!

Jacqueline Lozier

I am Jacqueline Lozier and this will be my first summer at CBS! I am from Austin, Texas and this fall I will be playing volleyball at St. Edwards Universty. I plan on majoring in Bioinformatics and eventually pursue a career in the medical field. When you meet me – check out my two different colored eyes!

Jesse Malina

Hi! My name is Jesse! I am a Christian Studies and Art graduate from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. This will be my first summer at CBS, but not my first summer working at a camp! I am so excited to be working with Jr. High boys as E Compound head! Some fun facts about are is that I am a freelance photographer and I’ve been out of the country 5 times!

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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Johnson Elrod

Hello, my name is Johnson Elrod and I grew up around south Austin. I’m currently a freshman at Southwestern University majoring in Financial Economics with a minor in Environmental Studies. Fun fact about me, I love to cook! This will be my first summer at CBS and I can’t wait to get started.

Joshua Gonzalez

Hey I’m Joshua Gonzalez (but of course Josh is fine too). I’m from Kyle, Texas but I go to school in Georgetown. Go Southwestern University Pirates! Currently studying music and have been playing French Horn for 7 years now. If you see me outside of camp this summer, don’t be fooled, that’s probably my identical twin! I’m excited to start my first Camp Balcones Springs experience and can’t wait to share this enthusiasm with staff and campers alike.

Joshua Wolff

My name is Joshua Wolff and I am from Maplewood, Minnesota. I am currently a Sophomore at Iowa State University studying Animal Science on a Pre-Veterinary track. One fun fact about me is that I love sharks and I hope to get the chance to dive with them one day. I have never been to camp, but I am very excited to be a counselor this summer!

Kate Moses

Hi I’m Kate and I’m from Houston! I graduated from Stratford High School in May and will be attending Tulane University in the fall. I plan to major in Environmental Sciences on a pre-med track. I’ve played soccer all my life, and really enjoy drawing, watching movies, and eating Tex-Mex with my friends. This will be my 11th year at CBS, my first as a counselor, and I’m so excited to spend another summer at this amazing place!

Katie Freedman

Hi! My name is Katie Freedman and I’m from Austin, Texas. I just graduated from Westwood High School and I will be attending Colorado State University in the fall to explore pre-health majors. A fun fact about me is that my dance team made an appearance on America’s Got Talent this year! I’ve been going to CBS as a camper since 2010, so camp holds a special place in my heart. I’m so excited to be returning as a counselor this year!

Kaylin Williams

Hey there, I’m Kaylin! I’m from Austin, Texas and I’m an incoming intern at Celebration Church studying ministry this fall. I’ve been a camper at CBS for 3 years now and it has given me some of the best experiences of my life. Something to know about me is that I’m a crazy animal lover! I’m so excited to be sharing this experience with your camper this summer and watching them grow spiritually and individually!

Korissa Franklin

Hi, my name is Korissa. I am from St. Cloud, Minnesota. I go to the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. I am studying Elementary Education with an endorsement in Communication Arts and Literature. I have lived in Minnesota my entire life and this summer will be my first summer away from home! I have spent many summers in Minnesota at camp, but this will be my first summer as a counselor and I can’t think of a better place to do that than in Texas at Camp Balcones Springs!

Kylee Washington

Hey there! My name is Kylee Washington, and I am now a junior at Abilene Christian University. This will be my second year at CBS! I am majoring in speech pathology and hope to work with elementary age students when I am older. My favorite color is blue, and one of my paintings is hanging in the state capital at austin! Super pumped for this summer!

LORING DALTON

Hi y’all!! I’m Loring Dalton and I am currently studying Social Work at Texas Christian University. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas and have been attending CBS since I was 9. This will be my 13th summer at camp and I couldn’t be more excited! I love hiking, swimming, running, and basically anything outdoorsy! Camp has also taught me that I love making friendship bracelets and singing Disney songs all day long! I can’t wait to meet all the new campers and see all my old campers this summer!!

Laurel Morris

I’m Laurel Morris and this summer will be my first year being a counselor at CBS. I am from Austin and have grown up coming to camp. Also, I’m excited to be attending UT’s engineering school next fall! Some fun facts about me are that I eat at least three bananas everyday, I put sriracha on everything, and I like to have midnight jam sessions where I dance to my vinyl records. I am psyched to have a fun time at camp and make new relationships with campers.

Lydia Waterman

Hi my name is Lydia and I’m from Charlottesville, Virginia! I just finished my first year at the University of Virginia and I am in the nursing program (which I love!!). This is also my first year at CBS and I am so excited to be a part of the CBS family! I am looking forward to being immersed in this fun, enriching experience. Fun fact: my dad is in the military so I have moved nine times to eight different states.

Lily Ray

Hey y’all! My name is Lily and I’m from Austin, Texas! I’m currently a senior at The University of Texas where I’m majoring in advertising. My favorite thing about working at camp is helping to create a place where kids can be kids and make memories that will last forever! I can’t wait to have tons of PHUN for my second year on staff with CBS!

Maddy Shetler

Hello everyone!! My name is Maddy Shetler (Margaret Shetler is my identical twin sister!) and I am also from San Antonio, Tx. I will be attending University of Richmond in the Fall as a biology major and plan on going into nursing. I enjoy being outdoors, playing soccer, painting, and being with friends. CBS is such an incredible place and I am so excited to return for my 11th summer (and 1st as a counselor!).

Madison Harkins

Hi! My name is Madison Harkins and I am from Austin, Texas. I am a rising senior studying Communications with a minor in Philosophy at Texas A&M University. I love spending time with friends and family and making new friends! I grew up going to CBS as a camper and I am so excited to come back this year as a counselor!

Mallory Harkins

Hi!! My name is Mallory Harkins and I just finished my freshman year at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. I am a member of the women’s soccer team and am majoring in Biochemistry. In my free time, I enjoy cliff jumping and running. This will be my 10th summer at CBS and my 2nd as part of the camp staff. I am so excited to be spending my entire summer at the best place on earth!

Margaret Shetler

Hi, my name is Margaret Shetler and I am from San Antonio, Texas! I will be attending Washington and Lee University next fall and I would like to major in Journalism and Communications. I love playing soccer, making sculptures, and eating ice cream. CBS is such a special place and I am so excited to spend my 11th summer at camp and 1st year as staff!

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!

Megan Hudspeth

Hi everyone! My name is Megan Hudspeth, I’m from Dallas, Texas, and I will be a freshman at Dartmouth College in the fall where I plan on studying Economics and Spanish. This will be my tenth summer at CBS but my first one as a counselor, and I can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for me! A fun fact about me is that I love animals and my family fosters dogs and puppies in our home (we once had 11 dogs living at our house!). I’m looking forward to another summer at my favorite place on earth and can’t wait to meet everyone!

Mickayla Brown

Hey Guys! My name is Mickayla Brown and I am a junior at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. I am a Deaf and Hard of hearing major and I plan on teaching ASL abroad alongside ministry within the next year. This is my first year at camp and I know that it will be a blast. I can not wait to see what God has in store for this summer while working alongside your kids. I love traveling, exploring, trying new foods and making new friends! I am super excited for this summer and ready to make new memories.

Paige Ketch

Hey there! I’m Paige Ketch from Yukon, Oklahoma and I’m stoked for my first summer as part of the CBS family! I am a senior at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and I can’t wait to student teach in a second-grade class this fall! I love being outdoors, traveling, and being around animals. I am so excited for all of the adventures and fun we’re going to have this summer!

Paige Milburn

I’m Paige Milburn, and I’m the Lake Ted Head for the second summer in a row here at camp. This is my third year on the Leadership Team, fourth year on staff, and sixth year coming to CBS (including my camper years). I’m a senior at Texas A&M University (whoop!) and will be graduating in December with a teaching certificate for 7-12th grade Science. I hope to work as a high school science teacher, in whatever school and subject needs a spunky gal like me! A fun fact about me is that once, as a challenge from my friends, I accapella sang (more like belted) Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” at the steps of the UT tower, solo. I freaked out many Longhorns. It was a great day.

Racic Fernandez

Hi my name is Racic (ray-sick) Fernandez! I’m an incoming freshman at Kansas Univerisity majoring in chemistry on the pre-med track. I have a passion for traveling and being outdoors! This is my first summer here and I am so excited to spend it at CBS!

Randy Flowers

My name is Randy Flowers. I am from Athens, Texas. I attend Southwestern University and am studying business. I am the tallest person in my family at 6’8″. This is my first year at CBS.

Rilee Roberson

Hi I’m Rilee Roberson and I am from Weatherford, Oklahoma. I currently attend college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and I am a Resident Advisor. I am a Early Childhood Education major and a fun fact about me is that I have been to Africa twice! This will be my first summer at CBS and I am so excited to be a part of the CBS family.

Robert Coghlan

My name is Robert Coghlan IV, and I am from Houston, Texas. I will be attending Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmittsburgh, Maryland this upcoming fall. I love sports especially basketball being my favorite. I was a camper at CBS for nine years.

Roberto Hubp

Hi, my name is Roberto Hubp and Iʼm from Mexico City but everybody calls me Robbie. I will be graduating from The American School Foundation in Mexico City at the end of May where I have studied all my life. I am planning on going to college in Mexico and will be studying industrial engineering. Something interesting about me is that I come from a large family and have 22 cousins some of which have been to camp at CBS in the past. I have been a CBS camper for 6 years. I consider CBS my second home and can’t wait to make new memories has a counselor. CBS is the place for me!

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 a rising Senior at Belmont University studying Corporate Communication with a minor in Spanish. I have been coming to CBS since 2007 and could not think of any other place to spend my summers. Besides camp and Nashville, I love everything all the lake has to offer, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and anything that involves being outside. This is by far one of the best places and I cannot wait for your kids to experience the greatness of CBS!

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Sam Gaitan

I’m Sam Gaitan and I’m from Diboll, Tx and I’m currently a senior at Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio. My major of study is Business Leadership. I work at the university as a senior payroll assistant/ accounts payable clerk. I’ve never been a camper at CBS, but as I had the best and most fun as a counselor, I can only imagine what it would have been like as a camper. I love CBS.

Sarah Edwards

Hi! My name is Sarah Edwards, and I am from Scarborough, Maine. I just graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and will be returning in the fall for grad school. In my free time, I love to travel, kayak, and go hiking! This will be my first summer at CBS, and I’m beyond excited!

Salo Cadavid

My name is Maria Salome Cadavid and I go by Salo. I am from Colombia but I live in Houston. I will hopefully be attending St.Edward’s University in Austin. This is my second year attending camp, I was a volunteer on work crew last year.

Sam Sheeder

I’m Sam Sheeder from Dallas, TX. I’ve spent two years as a camper at CBS and I’m delighted to return as a counselor. I’m undecided as to where I will attend college, but I will study psychology and entrepreneurship. During my free time, you’ll catch me doing community service, fishing, or hanging out with horses. I can’t wait for the awesome summer that we’ll have at CBS!

Sora Block

Hi! My name is Sora Block! I am a senior at Dordt College and I am studying secondary education, Spanish, and ESL. I live in the Dallas area, but I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. I absolutely LOVE animals & insects, but turtles have a special place in my heart. I’m so excited for this summer and all the adventures camp brings!

Stephanie Wiland

I my name is Stephanie Wiland and I am from Fredericksburg, Virginia.
I just graduated from Sweet Briar College in May with a Bachelors Degree in Business. I am so excited to
be coming to the Austin area and doing something as fun as working at a summer camp full of an amazing staff and an even more amazing group of campers. I am excited to be in the Ropes Department and becoming a part of the CBS family.

<3>Vanessa Robinson

Hi I’m Vanessa Robinson, and I’m from Austin, Texas. I go to school at UCLA studying Psychology, Spanish, and Disability Studies. I really enjoy playing volleyball (both indoor and sand) in my spare time. I first started going to camp in 2015 on work crew, and I was a counselor in 2016.

Virginia Herring

Hello I’m Virginia Herring! This fall I will be attending Texas Christian University, majoring in Nursing. I was bon and raised in Houston and have been going to Camp Balconies Spring sense I was seven years old. Camp has contributed tremendously to who I am as a person and it is my home away from home!

Winston Cook

My name is Winston Cook. I’m originally from Spring, Texas, but I go to college at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. I’m currently majoring in political science, as well as Spanish. When I’m not studying, I’m usually playing/trying to play any musical instrument I can get my hands on. I’m very excited for my first summer at camp

Zane McDurham

My name is Zane McDurham. I am a student at Southwestern University, I am studying environmental studies and Theatre. I taught myself how to juggle freshman year of High School. I have only volunteered at CBS one time for a day, however I am incredibly excited to spend this summer working at camp and building new relationships with the other counselors and campers.