CBS Counselors

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!

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!

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.

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!!

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!

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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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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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 which has included leadership training and work crew. Every year has been a new experience and I have made great friends. I consider CBS my second home and the people I have met there have become family. 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.

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!