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!

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!

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

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!!

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!

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!

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!!

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!).

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

Virginia Herring

Hello I’m Virginia Herring! This fall I will be attending Texas Christian University, majoring in Nursing. I was born 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!

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.