Our current board is made up of talented and accomplished Glen Arden alumni who collectively bring over 230 years of Glen Arden experience to the alumni association!
In addition to owner/director Erin Graham and past directors Liz McIntosh and Casey Thurman, the board is made up of three classes with three members each. Board members serve three-year terms, from January to December, with the option of serving a second consecutive three-year term.
We value a diverse representation of our Glen Arden alumni across the decades, and especially look for alumni with experience in marketing/communications/social media, fundraising and development, event planning, accounting/CPA or legal background, leadership in alumni organizations, and other nonprofit experience.
If you would like to be considered for nomination to the board, please email us at alumni.campglenarden.com with subject: board nomination and we will contact you with additional information.
1978-84, 86, 90-94, 2005
Originally from Orlando, FL, Rachel moved to Doylestown, PA this past summer with her husband and family. Prior to this, she lived in Greenville, SC where she worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor at Converse Women’s College in Spartanburg, SC and in private practice. She has three children, daughters Catherine, a recent graduate from Furman University, and Avery, a sophomore at Clemson, both Glen Arden girls! They have a younger brother, Peter, in middle school. Rachel was a camper, JCT, and counselor and is so glad to have lived right in the back yard of Glen Arden’s Woods while living in Greenville.
Mallory grew up in Orlando, FL before attending Clemson University in South Carolina. After graduating, she relocated to Chicago, where she’s called home for the past 10 years. Mallory has worked in human resources and recruiting during her career and is currently the Human Capital Manager at HealthScape Advisors. During her 17 summers at Glen Arden you could always find Mallory on the archery field or as a counselor on junior row. She’s most looking forward to sharing her camp memories with her three nieces, all future Glen Arden girls!
Gay currently lives in Asheville, NC. Prior to this she lived in Smithfield, Virginia. She worked as a science educator in an urban school system while raising her daughter, also a GA girl. Gay spent many summers at Glen Arden as a camper, JCT, counselor, and Old Lady helping out with backpacking and paddling.
1971-1976, 1981-1992, 1995-1996
After ten years teaching in various places in Louisiana, Pam moved to Hendersonville, NC. She taught English III and coached indoor and outdoor track at Hendersonville High School for twenty-six years, retiring in June 2017. Pam feels blessed to have found a home in such a wonderful place among amazing and talented people.
Travelers Rest, SC
1965-76, 1979, 1989-93, 2010
Diane started attending Glen Arden at the age of eight from hometown of Belle Glade, Florida. She graduated from Furman University where she met her husband Tom who also enjoyed several summers at Glen Arden and Arrowhead. Their three daughters grew up at camp and are happy to be sending third generation daughters of their own to CGA. Diane is retired from teaching physical education and enjoys staying in touch with Glen Arden and helping out when she can.
Kelly graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 and earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000. She has worked as a consultant and Human Resource Manager for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), PeopleSoft, and as Director of Organizational Development for Dale Carnegie Corporate Headquarters. She married Rich Lytle from Birmingham, AL in 1999 and has 3 sons, ages 15, 12, and 10. She has served on multiple school boards in the Asheville area, and has been acting President of parent/school organizations. She worked with Susan Loomis, a cookbook author and French cooking teacher, and most recently has starting her own property management business with several rental properties in the Asheville area. She is honored to serve on the CGAAA Board and continue supporting the vision of Mary Bell, her beloved Grandmother.
Claire is currently the Executive Director of the Loppet Foundation, a nonprofit-based in Minneapolis promoting year-round access to the outdoors for underserved youth and operating the largest urban park in Minnesota. Prior to her work with Loppet Foundation, Claire served in state government as the Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services and as the Voter Outreach Director at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office. She has worked in so many nonprofits that she has basically received her “Tender” in nonprofit management, but still struggles with simple arts and crafts projects. Claire’s favorite job always was and always will be Crow’s Nest counselor.
1993-1998, 2000-2001, and 2005
Having grown up in Knoxville, TN, Kara currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her two sons, Jack and James, and husband, Phil. She was a camper, JCT, and counselor at CGA and has passed down her love of camp to her boys and husband who all now attend a boys’ camp just down the road from CGA as campers and for father-son camp weekends. Kara is the founder and principal of an independent health policy consulting firm after working on health policy for the federal government for a number of years in Washington, D.C. Kara really enjoys being outside whenever possible (particularly in the mountains!) with her family and friends, reading, exercising with her friends, and watching Tennessee sport teams outside by campfire when it’s cold.
Jennifer is currently living in Houma, LA where she works as the Public Relations Coordinator for a professional consulting firm. She serves on the executive boards for the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence, T. Baker Smith SPARK Foundation, and the Nicholls Alumni Federation. Jennifer was a camper, JCT, counselor, and Head Counselor for four years and we are grateful to have her on the board!
Winter Park, FL
1969-1977, 79, 83-90, 92,93, 1995-2017
A central Florida native, Liz spent 43 summers at CGA, serving as Head Counselor for 10 years, Assistant Director for 16 years and, for 5 years, served as Director with Casey. Her sister, Amy, and Liz started camp together, and between the two of them, have a daughter each and two nieces who all are GA girls–runs in the family! Liz works in development at Trinity Prep in WP. With her husband, Dan, they have two children, Elizabeth, a Glen Arden girl, and Jack.
After graduating from Wesleyan College, Macon, GA with a major in religion, Casey spent one year in South Korea with the American Red Cross followed by a year of extraordinary travel on a shoestring budget with friends as they made their way home to the states. For the next several years Casey worked as a social worker in Atlanta and Macon, studied voice and received a master’s degree at the University of Illinois, sang with Robert Shaw’s inaugural Atlanta Chamber Chorus, studied voice at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and returned to teach voice at her alma mater, Wesleyan College.
Casey’s first year at Glen Arden was the summer of 1964 on the campus of Christ School. Such was the beginning of a long and devoted friendship with Mary Bell and led to her invitation to Casey to become director of Glen Arden in 1980. Casey, with Liz Lowndes McIntosh, as head counselor and assistant director, worked many years together honoring the traditions and ways of Glen Arden through the summer of 2016.