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Dave Bunnett

Camp Director / Chief Operating Officer


When Dave isn’t the ‘man-about-Camp’, he and his wife Tamara have another full-time job: their two lovely and charismatic daughters, Danica and Tatum.

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Leanna Castro

Assistant Camp Director


Leanna is responsible for assisting with year-round operational management, as well as organizing & overseeing the summer program and hiring the summer staff. She was first introduced to the Camp family as a summer staffer. She worked summers 2011-2014 and graduated from Stanford in 2014 with a degree in Human Biology, with a concentration in Preventive Medicine. Originally from the Sierra Nevada, just a bit farther south from Tahoe, Leanna likes to combine exploration of the wild with quality family and friends’ time (i.e. hiking, camping, board games, and most anything outside), as well as pursuing her passions within service and rural health care. She also works as one of Camp’s EMTs!

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Dave Dennis

Executive Chef / Food Services Director


Dave is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. In his free time, Dave enjoys hiking, biking and Jeeping.

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Morgan Marshall

Sales & Marketing Director


Morgan has been with the Stanford Sierra organization since 2003. He is the primary contact for all Conference Season inquiries as well as the resident hiking aficionado.

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Alisha Burtt

Dining Room Manager


Bruce Campodonico

Director of Plant Operations


Bruce is new to Stanford Sierra, but was born and raised in Tahoe and spent many recent years building homes on Fallen Leaf Lake. When not at work, you will find Bruce paddling with the outrigger canoe team on Lake Tahoe or skiing the backcountry in the winter.

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Tara Crowley

Executive Sous Chef


Tara joined the Stanford Sierra team in spring 2013 and quickly became a favorite with her sweet, friendly personality and the tasty and healthy menus she puts together! Tara is particularly interested in creating delicious meals for guests with dietary restrictions including vegan and gluten-free.

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Jonny Dacus


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Lauren Franklin

Accounting Manager

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Tommy Gandt

Lead Carpenter

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Matt, 'Matty' Hayes

Conference Staff Director


Matty moved to Tahoe for the snowy winters, but as often happens, he stayed for the summers. Matty loves to ride his mountain bike and listen to country music, and he is always the sharpest dressed man at Fallen Leaf Lake!

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Tegan Ludwig

Human Resources Director


Tegan oversees all of the Human Resource & Accounting functions for Stanford Sierra Camp. Tegan’s main focus is taking care of our team members. She stands by her belief in an open door policy by creating open lines of communication. During her free time, Tegan enjoys wake boarding, snowboarding, volleyball, running, softball, climbing and just about anything outdoors. When she’s not playing outside, Tegan loves to cook and host dinner parties at her house.


Derek Lynn

Fountain Manager


Derek came to us from the beautiful Roanoke, Virginia, bringing his creativity and aptitude for program development to the Fountain and beyond. He either designs or hand selects our unique assortment of items for the Fountain and assembles our wine list from Stanford affiliated vineyards. In addition to making loads of milkshakes, Derek enjoys long cups of coffee, reading by the boat dock, and running around outside when the sun is shining.


Millie McCandless

Front Office Manager


Millie works with conference season coordinators to orchestrate a smoothly-running program in addition to answering any of your questions regarding our programs. In her free time, Millie loves to travel! She has been all over the world, including Antarctica for 6 months in the winter!


Jan Schlereth

Head of Housekeeping


Jan is responsible for making sure that your stay is as cozy and clean as possible. In her off time, Jan has taken to overseas travel and especially enjoys working with animals.

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Carrie Webb

Reservations Manager


Carrie grew up in Southern California and has made Tahoe her home since 1995. She spends most of her days at SSCC working on the massive jigsaw puzzle that is the Summer Family Camp Program. She enjoys riding horses in Desolation Wilderness, volunteering at the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center, gardening in her yard, eating dark chocolate and drinking strong coffee.