Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Josh Traulsen, our new program director

Josh was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has worked for non profits most of his life.  As a child Josh’s parents, Jennifer and Richard Traulsen were very active in the camping community and spent years working at Camp Honor each summer, bringing Josh along to learn the ropes. Beginning in 2003, Josh spent 3 weeks each summer working with Camp Swift, a program dedicated to bringing underprivileged youth to camp, as a counselor and eventually unit head. 
 Josh graduated Arizona State University with a degree in Non Profit Management and Leadership and a Certificate in Special Events Management and Urban Planning.  While at ASU, Josh volunteered as the Volunteer Coordinator for the My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge. 
For the past year Josh was with the East Valley Jewish Community Center as their Director of Children Youth and Camping but is happy to be a part of the AHA Team as the new Program Director! In his free time, Josh likes to rock climb, hike, bike, play guitar, and cook.  He is a certified lifeguard and canoeing, archery, and climbing instructor and is hoping to bring some of his skills to new camp programs.  He is looking forward to meeting all the members of our community as he plans events for all of our social programs and prepares for Camp Honor.

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