Our Staff Loves yOur Kids!
There is a distinct energy that runs through our camps. It’s called joy! And it originates from our insanely dedicated staff. A camp is only as good as its staff. Many of our staffers are professional teachers or educators. All of them are passionate about nurturing and inspiring your kids. We have one of the lowest camper-to-staff ratios around, ensuring all of our campers have the support they need to take on new challenges and explore their boldest ideas.
We would like to introduce you to our staff!
LADONNA VICK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LaDonna D. Vick, received her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne, LaVerne, California and in 2012, graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Masters in Public Administration from South University, Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Vick has over 20 years’ experience in educational programs for children and youth in the United States and abroad. As a military spouse, she developed and implemented programs at Department of Defense Schools in Japan and Italy for elementary school students. As Executive Director, of the Lee Arthur Johnson Center (lajcenter.org), she runs several programs through The Lee Arthur Center for Education Programs (TLCE) including Girls Code B.L.U.E. (girlscodeblue.com) a coding club for girls ages 6-17 to encourage their pursuit of computer science. She was also the Director of the Destiny House Leadership Camp – Discovering S.T.E.M. where she lead the charge in creating and developing an atmosphere of learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students ages 5-11were exposed to S.T.E.M through innovative and hands-on instruction giving them lifelong tools they will use throughout their life and school career.
JOSEPH VICK, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Joseph Vick, received his Bachelors of Science from the College of Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Mr. Vick served over 20 years in the United States Air Force in Aircraft Maintenance where he taught at the Aircraft Maintenance Officer’s Course. He also served as a Math and Science tutor as well as a Big Brother. Mr. Vick has also held positions in Construction (Residential), Drafting (Technical Drawing), and as a Safety Inspector. His interests includes building and fixing computers, coding, and designing homes. He currently teaches computer science in the Girls Code B.L.U.E. program at LAJC. Mr. Vick has devoted his life to service.
TIANA VICK, TEACHER
Tiana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and African/African-American Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She began her career in education with an internship in the Ready, Set, Teach program in high school where she was a teachers’ aid for a Kindergarten teacher. She continued to work with children while attending OU working at Kinder Care Learning Center with infants to school-aged students. Later, she became a teacher at Bright Star Learning Center working with at risk youth. Tiana is currently the age 6-9 Montessori Teacher at the East Fort Worth Montessori Academy in Fort Worth. She loves helping her students become better, stronger writers.
DR. DAVION WALLACE, TEACHER
With a contagious zest for life, Davion passionately believes in the potential of all people and is devoted to the cause of Christ. His all-consuming desire is to place value on humanity, laboring to see healthy men, women and youth emerge across the landscape of the Kingdom of God. Davion’s warm personality, fresh vitality, down-to-earth good humor and genuine love for God and His Word have helped him connect with countless people across the world. He is a brother, uncle, friend, creative visionary, communicator, role model, psychologist, ordained elder and mentor. His life reflects the message that he teaches – that people have incredible God-given potential waiting to be unleashed. It is this message that has defined his life. Davion is a preeminent scholar; he holds a BA in Business Administration, a MBA in Organizational Management and a PhD in Psychology-Clinical Supervision. He brings expertise through his diverse experiences in leadership, employee development and human resources. He has a phenomenal visionary leadership style with a penchant for strategic planning, an intuitive understanding of corporate and non-profit operations.