Danielia Barron

Danielia Barron - Executive Director

Danielia was born and raised in the Adirondack mountains of New York state. She started her camping career at Iroquois Springs in Rock Hill, NY, in 2005 as an Outdoor Adventure Specialist and she spent summers in Rock Hill until 2012. She later moved to YMCA Camp Thunderbird in South Carolina until 2017 when she became the Group and Family Retreats Director at the Frost Valley YMCA. She has a BA in Recreation Management from Ithaca College and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Her favorite camp activities are archery, arts and crafts, and campfire. In her free time you might catch her playing with her dogs; Echo, Harbor, and Ember.

Daniel "Shibby" Alpers - Summer Program Director

Daniel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and started his camp journey as a camper at the age of 11, and since then has been a Teen Leader, Counselor, Teen Leader Director, Assistant Director, Operations Director, and Program Director. He has been the Summer Program Director at Colman since 2019. He has a BS in Recreation Management from San Diego State University, and his favorite part of camp is campfire.

Connie Fechner - Food Service Director

Connie has been Camp Colman’s Food Service Director since 2002. Connie has a passion for mentoring local teens from the key peninsula and teaching them cooking skills as well as life skills at camp. Connie enjoys being creative with the menu for schools and groups and works hard to cater to guest and staff needs. She looks forward to continuing her work here at Colman and she is excited to see camp grow as a whole in the coming years! Fun Fact: Connie and her husband Jeff got married on Colman’s beach in 2008!

Ashley Gibson

Ashley Gibson - Director of Outdoor Environmental Education

Ashley began her career in camping at YMCA Camp Gorham in Upstate New York. Since then, Ashley has worked Outdoor Environmental Education in Michigan, California, and, most recently, as the year-round program coordinator at Frost Valley YMCA. Her favorite part of camp is seeing students build connections with nature and with their peers. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys hiking and exploring the PNW!

Andrew Youngchild

Andrew Youngchild - Facilities Director

Born and raised in the south sound Andrew Youngchild comes from a Parks and Recreation career in Tacoma. As Facilities Director here at Camp Colman he provides a wide variety of grounds and facility experience to help create a memorable experience for guests. Andrew is a husband and father with a love for games and imagination.