Staff

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Brody Holloway

Brody Holloway

Co-Founder and Lead Pastor

Brody Holloway is the co-founder and lead pastor of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in Andrews, N.C. Snowbird’s ministry has trained and ministered to more than 140,000 high school and college students through its programs, conferences, camps, and retreats. Brody is passionate about expository teaching and missions mobilization. He has spent more than 20 years preaching the Bible to students and leaders and equipping them to take the Gospel to the nations. Brody serves as Snowbird’s lead pastor and travels extensively, teaching on relevant topics such as biblical manhood, parenting, marriage, and leadership. He is also a teaching pastor at Red Oak Church in Andrews. Brody and his wife, Little, have been married since 1994 and have five children. Brody’s oldest daughter Kilby and son-in-law Greg are currently serving overseas.

View Brody’s teaching bio & content here.

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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

COO, Operations

Matt “Muggs” Jones joined the staff of Snowbird in 2013 as our first Director of Operations. A graduate of Liberty University, Matt has nearly three decades of experience in the camp industry, including his work at Lake Owen Camp in Wisconsin. He has served on Snowbird’s board of directors since 2006 and has a passion for supporting the mission of SWO by loving God and loving people. Matt and his wife, Cara, have three adult children and one son-in-law: Oren, Neva (married to Jake), and Emma.

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Hank Parker Jr.

Hank Parker Jr.

Executive Director of Sales, Marketing, & Programming

Hank Parker Jr. joined Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters full-time as the executive director of sales, marketing, and programming, after years of working with Snowbird from a distance.  A former Nascar driver and producer, Hank has gained invaluable experience with marketing by working with various large companies over the years. Hank and his wife Wendy have five children Alexandria, Madison, Boone, Cade, and Lana.

View Hank’s teaching bio and teaching content.

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Little Holloway

Little Holloway

Co-Founder

Brody and Little Holloway co-founded Snowbird in 1997. They both attended Liberty University and were married in 1994. Like Brody, Little has a wealth of student ministry experience. She is a part of the worship team at SWO and teaches sessions at our Respond Women’s Conference. The Holloway family also led the initial planting team of Red Oak Church, where most of the Snowbird staff attend. Brody serves as the pastor while Little spends much of her time ministering to girls and women in the local community. Brody and Little, have been married since 1994 and have five children. Brody’s oldest daughter Kilby and son-in-law Greg are currently serving overseas.

View Little’s teaching content from the Respond Women’s Conference.

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Shawn Clark

Shawn Clark

Missions & Outreach Director

Shawn Clark, Snowbird Missions and Outreach (SMO) director, was SWO’s first hired full-time staff member. Coming on board in 2000, he served as maintenance and grounds supervisor until the inception of Snowbird’s year-round missions program in 2005. A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, Shawn coordinates and oversees mission groups and projects, ensuring everyone served by SMO is cared for throughout the year. His wife, Bethany, graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Prior to her coming to Snowbird in 2003, Bethany worked as an elementary school teacher and as a children’s camp director at The Master’s Inn in Altavista, Virginia. A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, she writes the curriculum for the SMO program and works alongside Shawn maintaining relationships with the community members served through SMO. Married in 2004, Shawn and Bethany have five sons: Ty, Gabe, Luke, Levi, and Zeke.

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Zach Mabry

Zach Mabry

SWO Institute Director

Zach Mabry, came to Snowbird in 2000 as a Summer Staff member and joined the full-time staff in 2002. A native of Florence, Kentucky, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University, and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Zach serves as worship leader for the SWO band, session speaker for summer camp and retreat seasons, and is the director of the Snowbird Institute Program. In addition to his roles at Snowbird, he serves as an adjunct professor for Liberty University Online. His wife, Rocky, began serving on summer staff in 2001 and served year-round until 2010. He and Rocky have four children: Parker, Samuel, Jackson and Ella.

View Zach’s teaching bio, articles, and teaching sessions.

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Spencer Davis

Spencer Davis

Risk Management Director

After serving on Summer Staff, Spencer and Amy Davis joined the full-time SWO staff in 2003. Spencer is a graduate of Liberty University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Religion/Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Religion. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and helped launch the OLD School program in 2002, serving as the leader for its first week-long trip the following year. A native of Columbus, Georgia, Spencer oversees risk management, is a session speaker for camps and retreats, and helps lead worship. His wife, Amy, has served in numerous roles around camp, including marketing director and worship leader. Amy is a part of SWO’s creative development team for marketing and graphic designs. Married in 2006, Amy and Spencer have three children: Alani, Knox, and Jed.

View Spencer’s teaching bio, articles, & teaching sessions.

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Brandon Crocker

Brandon Crocker

Facilities Director

Brandon Crocker, Facilities Director, served on SWO Summer Staff from 2003 to 2005 while he was a student at Toccoa Falls College. After graduating in 2005, Brandon and his new bride, Jenny, relocated to Andrews in obedience to God’s call on their lives. While working several jobs in the community, Brandon served as a Snowbird retreat and summer staff until he became full-time in 2007. Brandon oversees all property and maintenance operations. He also facilitates the daily responsibilities and tasks of SWO’s year-round volunteers. A native of Wisconsin, Brandon and Jenny have two children: Jaden and Branson.

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Rob Conti

Rob Conti

Program Director

Rob Conti, program director, came to Snowbird in 2001 to serve on Summer Staff. He served several summers while finishing his undergraduate degree at Liberty University. After graduating in 2003, he served as a youth pastor for three years in Forest, Virginia. Rob returned to Snowbird in 2006 and met his wife, Sarah, who had been serving at Snowbird since 2004. They married in 2007 and she teaches sessions at our Respond women’s retreat every year. In addition to Rob’s responsibilities as the program director, he is one of the main session speakers for year-round camps and retreats. Throughout the year, he travels to speak at churches and youth events. He completed his Master of Arts in Religion in 2009. Rob and Sarah have three children: Molly, Marissa, and Walker.

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Josh Dunn

Josh Dunn

Office Manager, Guide

Josh has served several roles at Snowbird, including Summer Staff, intern, and transportation manager. A graduate of the University of South Florida, Josh now serves as our Office Manager. When he’s not in the office, you will likely find him on the river with a fly rod in hand or in the field chasing a bird dog. Josh’s wife, Sarah, also served several years at Snowbird before they met and married in Andrews. They have two sons, Cooper and Grayson.

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Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

Recreation Director

Nikki Smith, a native of Middleburg, Florida, began serving on Summer Staff in 2007 while working as a teacher and coach in Florida’s Clay County School System. A 2006 graduate of the University of Maryland, she came on full-time in August 2010. As recreation director, Nikki oversees recreation training and equipment as well as directs the girls’ Servant Team program during the summer. She serves as a small group leader for year-round camps and retreats and is active in local ministry in Andrews. 

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Harry McSween

Harry McSween

Audio & Visual Media Manager

Harry McSween, OLD School assistant turned Media Director, joined Snowbird in 2005 when he served on Servant Team. He graduated from the first OLD School semester program in 2006 and began to work at SWO full-time the following semester. A creatively gifted individual, Harry handles all of Snowbird videography and photography year-round. A native of Woodstock, Georgia, Harry also plays in the SWO Band. His wife, Tanya, came to Snowbird in 2004 to serve on Summer Staff, and the two were married in 2007. A graduate of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, Tanya worked several years as a small group leader for year-round camps and retreats and owns McSween Photography. Harry and Tanya have three children: Keller, Penny, and Tess.

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John Ragon

John Ragon

Website & App Manager

John and Brittany Ragon have served on full-time staff since 2010. A native of Milan, Tennessee, John graduated with a Business/Marketing degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He joined SWO’s Summer Staff in 2009. After working his way through numerous roles in the SWO office, John was appointed to Snowbird’s marketing/promotions department in 2011. He guides our website design and SEO content strategy at SWO. Brittany is also a Union University graduate with a focus on public relations and journalism. They also provide SEO consulting services and content writing for small businesses and entrepreneurs through Ragon Creative. John and Brittany have five children: Berkley, Asher, Emerson, Oakland, and Canon.

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Haley Hack

Haley Hack

Retail Manager

More details coming soon.

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Adam Garner

Adam Garner

Program Manager

Adam and his wife, Maurie, have both served in several roles at Snowbird. Adam was a part of the Snowbird Institute program in 2015  and then transitioned into a full-time position in 2017. He works closely with Snowbird churches to coordinate their final steps in planning.  He also handles all of our audio and visual production needs and plays in the SWO Band. Maurie served on Summer Staff 2012-2013 before going overseas with the International Mission Board. She returned to camp in 2015 and served on staff until 2017. Adam and Maurie have two sons, Billy and Harvey.

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James Wyble

James Wyble

Assistant Grounds Director & SMO Site Leader

James, originally from Forest, Virginia, moved to Andrews in 2011. He worked a number of summers before coming on as an intern in 2013 and marrying his wife, Katlyn, in 2014. James has taken a few trips overseas working both in Haiti and Honduras. He has a passion for being outdoors and laboring with his hands for the sake of the Gospel. Growing up with a dad who serves as a deaf pastor, James is also fluent in Sign Language. They have three children: Jonathan, Maisie, and Finley.

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Jeremy Wilson

Jeremy Wilson

Food Services Manager

Jeremy Wilson, Food Services Manager, has been connected with Snowbird for over a decade by either bringing kids to camp or serving on our summer staff. He’s originally from Columbia, SC where he went to school and graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. In 2021 Jeremy joined our team of full-time staff at Snowbird. His primary role is running the Snowbird kitchen during summer camp and weekend retreats. Jeremy loves being a part of this ministry, which is committed to the Gospel and the authority of scripture, and is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of it. Jeremy and his wife, Jenna, have one son named Lee.

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Jeff Garner

Jeff Garner

Transportation Director

Jeff Garner, transportation director, has been connected with Snowbird for over a decade and joined the staff team in 2021. He’s originally from Elm City, NC and spent several years attending SWO events with Raleigh Road Baptist. He attended Atlantic Christian College and brings years of experience in leadership and small business management.  Jeff’s primary role is managing the Transportation Department and keeping Snowbird’s vehicles running smoothly and ready to go for their frequent trips. Jeff and his wife, Keturah, have two children, Adam and Erin, and two grandchildren. Their son, Adam Garner, serves as Snowbird’s Program Manager.

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Jake Schwarting

Jake Schwarting

Assistant Manager, Booking & Registration

Jake arrived at Snowbird in 2019 and came with a long history among the SWO family (2007-2019). He earned a B.S. in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership from Liberty University during his younger years and is currently pursuing an M. Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Jake previously served with other camps and missions organizations throughout North, Central, and South America, and enjoys serving churches and staff through his current role. He recently joined our SWO Institute team to handle day-to-day discipleship, planning, and general administration. Jake and his wife, Kelly, have one son and another on the way.

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Austin Scott

Austin Scott

Media Assistant

Austin serves in our marketing department and has been at SWO year-round since May 2015, after his second Summer Staff term. He is heavily involved in producing video and social media content and discipling our Servant Team. Austin and his wife, Tara, have two daughters: Mila and Georgia Mae.

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Adam Long

Adam Long

Construction Staff

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Chad Riegel

Chad Riegel

Maintenance & Project Manager

Chad joined our maintenance crew in the fall of 2021, and he’s jumped right in with a wealth of experience. He and his family recently moved from Ohio to begin serving at SWO (Jill is a building coordinator on our Kitchen crew). They have been great supporters of Snowbird and other camp ministries in the past, and we’re thankful to welcome them to the team! Chad and Jill have four children: Cole, Kaitlyn, Cody, and Kora

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Jon Rouleau

Jon Rouleau

Programming Production Manager

More details coming soon…

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Tiffani Long

Hospitality Manager

Tiffani Long, hospitality manager, arrived at Snowbird in 2020 and joined the full-time staff in 2021. A native of Griffin, Georgia, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Tiffani leads our hospitality team in the efforts to keep SWO clean and welcoming for our church partners and campers. In addition to managing hospitality, she invests significant time discipling the SWO Institute students under her care. She and her husband, Adam, were first introduced to Snowbird through our partnership with their church and our Snowbird Marriage Conference. She and Adam have two children: Connor and Julia.

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Riley Shannon

Riley Shannon

Special Projects Lead

Riley Shannon, Special Projects Lead, is originally from Sugar Hill, Ga. She first attended a Winter SWO retreat in 2014, then returned as a camper with Snowbird Missions & Outreach during the summers of 2015-2016. Thankfully, she fell in love with the Snowbird community and worked on our Summer Staff team in 2017, 2018, and 2020. Riley recently graduated from Covenant College with a BA in History, with minors in psychology and missions. Starting in August 2020, she joined our year-round staff and now leads the planning and logistics for World Tour events, Ministry Conference traveling, HR & Staff applications, and several other projects. She also jumps in to help our sales and marketing team. We’re thankful to have her on the crew!

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Skip Albrecht

Skip Albrecht

Construction & Maintenance

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Mady Christmas

Mady Christmas

Marketing Assistant

Mady is a beloved member of the Snowbird family, first attending as a camper with Lakewood Baptist from Phenix City, AL. She moved to Andrews to join our team full-time in 2019. Now she serves as our marketing assistant, editing and publishing the No Sanity Required and Snowbird Teaching podcasts weekly. She also serves on our Summer Staff recruiting and hiring team. She and her husband, Colt Christmas, both serve at SWO were recently married in January 2023

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Amanda Potter

Amanda Potter

Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant for the Director

Amanda Potter served on-site at Snowbird from 2007–2016 and continues to serve as an extension of the SWO family in Orlando, Florida.

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Donevan Greenwood

Donevan Greenwood

Maintenance Assistant

Donevan Greenwood, the Maintenance Assistant, is originally from Milton, West Virginia. He first came to Snowbird as a camper in 2013 and joined our staff as a member of the Servant Team in 2018. Since then, Donevan has served as part of our Summer Staff and in the SWO Institute. He joined the full-time staff of Snowbird in 2020 as part of our maintenance crew.

Donevan loves learning new ways to serve and he is excited to support the ministry here by working hard with his hands. His work helps Snowbird grow and expand so that more and more students can come and hear the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Clay Christmas

Grounds Assistant

Clay Christmas, grounds assistant, is originally from Zuni, Virginia. He first came to Snowbird as a camper in 2014 and joined our Summer Staff and the SWO Institute in 2019. He joined our full-time team in 2020 as part of our grounds crew.

Clay describes his role and experience at Snowbird as super fun, hard work, awesome community, and family. His work helps Snowbird grow and expand so that more students can hear the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Cassie Boudreaux

Cassie Boudreaux

Office Assistant

Cassie Boudreaux, the Snowbird office assistant, began serving on summer staff in 2015 and has filled several key roles since then. Most recently, she completed the SWO Institute and served as the assistant to our director in 2020. Cassie holds a B.A. in International Relations from American University and brings a background in customer service. She is originally from Jupiter, Florida, and began attending SWO in 2007 as a student with Church in the Farms. In 2020, she moved into our main office to spend time speaking with churches and helping them with the final details for their upcoming trips to SWO.

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Brooke Mitchell

Brooke Mitchell

Risk Management Manager

Brooke Mitchell began serving summers at Snowbird in 2017, on Servant Team. Since then, she’s provided significant leadership for our college staff each summer. After graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Camp Administration, Brooke joined our year-round staff in 2021. Brooke often teaches breakouts for our girl students and manages our Risk Management team.

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Colt Christmas

Colt Christmas

Transportation Assistant

Bio coming soon.

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Morgan Fridley

Morgan Fridley

Recreation Assistant

Morgan began serving on Summer Staff in 2019 and hasn’t looked back. She spent two summers attending as a student with her church and went all-in with SWO after that. Since then, she’s led the way in some key areas as both a summer staffer and SWO Institute student. Morgan currently assists Nikki Smith in the recreation department and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Sports & Health Sciences from American Public University. You’ve probably seen her shuttling ropes course gear across campus while investing in other staffers and campers—simultaneously.

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Jill Riegel

Jill Riegel

Food Service Building Leader

Jill arrived and joined the full-time staff in 2021. She is originally from central Pennsylvania and worked for several years as a pharmacy tech and medical assistant until their second child was born. At SWO, she helps coordinate our meals and building flow when we’re in the middle of retreats and camp weeks. She and her husband, Chad, have been great supporters of Snowbird and other camp ministries in the past, and we’re thankful to welcome them to the team! Chad and Jill have four children: Cole, Kaitlyn, Cody, and Kora

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Malachi Fletcher

Malachi Fletcher

Construction Assistant

Malachi Fletcher, the Construction Assistant, is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. He first came to Snowbird as a camper in 2017 and joined our staff as a member of the Servant Team in 2019. Since then, Malachi has served as part of our Summer Staff and SWO Institute. He joined the full-time staff of Snowbird in 2022 as part of our maintenance crew. Malachi also serves as a counselor during student retreats at Snowbird. He loves sharing the Gospel with others, growing together with other staffers, working hard, and serving others.

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Emma Lindsley

Emma Lindsley

Assistant Food Services Manager

Emma Lindsley, assistant Food Services Manager, is originally from Irmo, SC. She graduated with a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Illinois State University, and in 2022 Emma joined our team of full-time staff at Snowbird. Her primary role is helping run the Snowbird kitchen during summer camp and weekend retreats. Serving at Snowbird is a dream come true for Emma and her husband Matt who have always planned on serving in student ministry.

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Camden Schwarting

Camden Schwarting

Programming Production Manager

Camden, our programming production manager, is originally from Charlottesville, VA. He first came to Snowbird as a camper and joined our summer staff in 2019. Since then, Camden has served in the SWO Institute on the marketing team and worked in the local school system. He joined the full-time staff of Snowbird in 2022 as part of our programming team.

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Connor Long

Connor Long

Maintenance Assistant

Connor Long first came to Snowbird as a camper and joined our summer staff in 2019. Since then, Connor has served in the SWO Institute and later worked at a local construction firm. He joined the full-time staff of Snowbird in May 2022 as part of our maintenance crew. We’re excited to welcome him and his new bride, Erin, to the SWO team once again.

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David Thompson

David Thompson

Recreation Assistant

David Thompson is originally from Statesville, NC. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in Religious Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Before working at SWO, David interned for a year at South River Baptist Church. He also worked as an Assistant Office Coordinator for two years. David was no stranger to Snowbird before working here. He came as a student and chaperone for summer camp from 2016-2018 and 2020. Snowbird was the obvious option for spiritual and theological growth, personal discipleship and practical ministry experience. He first served at Snowbird in 2019 in the Servant Team program and on Summer Staff in 2021. From there, he joined the Snowbird Institute and now serves as the Recreation Assistant. Like the rest of our staff team, David loves serving the Lord and advancing the Gospel to the glory of God.

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Steven Perera

Steven Perera

Food Service Assistant

Steven came to work as a Summer counselor at Snowbird in the Summer of 2021. Then, Steven joined the Intern grounds crew that fall. In the fall 2022 retreat season, he began working with the Food Service team. Steven loves getting to know the students who come to camp and having Gospel-centered conversations with students. His favorite part about Snowbird is the hyper-focus on the Gospel and the intentionality of the ministry. Steven plans to serve faithfully wherever the Lord calls him.

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Dawson Dickey

Dawson Dickey

Construction Assistant

Dawson grew up in West Tennessee and began attending SWO as a camper in 2013. He then worked on summer staff, joined the SWO Insitute program in 2020, and now serves on our construction team. Dawson’s mechanic experience has prepared him well to support the work of SWO from all directions. He also works with student small groups and leads recreation on a regular basis.

“I am excited to work here at snowbird to serve in this ministry in any way that I can. I was drawn here by the Gospel-driven mission that Snowbird expects from its employees. I plan to continue investing in students and staff members throughout my time at Snowbird.” – Dawson Dickey

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Sydney Steinlage

Sydney Steinlage

Snack Shack Assistant

Sydney Steinlage serves in our Snack Shack and can make soft serve ice cream like nobody’s business. She was born in Virginia and spent most of her years in Burford, Georgia. In 2014, she was introduced to Snowbird as a chaperone while attending with her home church. She joined the summer staff team in 2015 and served through 2017. Now, she’s back on SWO staff in 2022 and we can’t be more grateful.

“The Lord’s hand has been over this ministry for almost 3 decades, and it is clear that he is continually growing our witness here. I’m excited to see more growth and be a part of what God is doing here for as long as I can.” – Sydney Steinlage

Snowbird Missions & Outreach

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Shawn Clark

Shawn Clark

Missions & Outreach Director

Shawn Clark, Snowbird Missions and Outreach (SMO) director, was SWO’s first hired full-time staff member. Coming on board in 2000, he served as maintenance and grounds supervisor until the inception of Snowbird’s year-round missions program in 2005. A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, Shawn coordinates and oversees mission groups and projects, ensuring everyone served by SMO is cared for throughout the year. His wife, Bethany, is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Prior to her coming to Snowbird in 2003, Bethany worked as an elementary school teacher and as a children’s camp director at The Master’s Inn in Altavista, Virginia. A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, she writes curriculum for the SMO program and works alongside Shawn maintaining relationships with the community members served through SMO. Married in 2004, Shawn and Bethany have five sons: Ty, Gabe, Luke, Levi, and Zeke.

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James Wyble

James Wyble

Assistant Grounds Director & SMO Site Leader

James, originally from Forest, Virginia, moved to Andrews in 2011. He worked a number of summers before coming on as an intern in 2013 and marrying his wife, Katlyn, in 2014. James has taken a few trips overseas working both in Haiti and Honduras. He has a passion for being outdoors and laboring with his hands for the sake of the Gospel. Growing up with a dad who serves as a deaf pastor, James is also fluent in Sign Language. They have three children: Jonathan, Maisie, and Finley.

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Board of Directors

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Hank Parker Jr.

Hank Parker Jr.

Executive Director of Sales, Marketing, & Programming (Board Member)

Hank Parker Jr, a former Nascar driver, formerly founded Fireband Media, a production company that produced short films and outdoor television programming. Through his time in NASCAR and from hosting and producing outdoor television he gained invaluable experience with marketing. Hank currently leads the marketing, sales, and programming teams at Snowbird. Hank and his wife Wendy have five children.

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Blake Harris

Blake Harris

Board Member

Blake joined us as a board member in 2018. He has gathered 15 years of experience in the service industry with Cintas Corporation. He has served as Regional Director over East Coast Operations and, more recently, the General Manager over the Hickory and Statesville offices. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003. He is a lifetime North Carolinian but spent some time as a professional guide at an outfitter in Wyoming. He is heavily involved as a leader in their home church, Venture, in Dallas, NC. His experience with Snowbird began in 2010, and he will be primarily involved with supporting future development and expansion. Blake and his wife Stephanie have two boys: Hayden and Pinson.

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Brody Holloway

Brody Holloway

Co-Founder and Lead Pastor

Brody and Little Holloway co-founded Snowbird in 1997. Having served in camp ministry for over two decades, Brody attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and shortly after began work at Liberty Expeditions, a partner of Liberty University, where he served for three years before moving to The Master’s Inn in Altavista, Virginia. Brody is the main speaker for all camp and retreat sessions and oversees each of SWO’s ministry operations. He is the liaison between Snowbird’s staff and its board of directors and is responsible for the hiring and training of all staff. In addition to his responsibilities at camp, Brody is a pastor of Red Oak Church. Brody’s wife, Little, has also spent over 30 years in student ministry. A graduate of Liberty University, she helps lead worship, teaches during the summer, and spends much of her time counseling girls. Brody and Little have been married since 1994 and have five children. Brody’s oldest daughter Kilby and son-in-law Greg are currently serving overseas.

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Butch Pendergrass

Butch Pendergrass

Board Member

Butch Pendergrass first connected to SWO around 1999, when his son and daughter, Corey and Lena, attended camp. He and his wife, Jennifer, were personally challenged by the spiritual growth and commitment they witnessed in the lives of their children following their experiences at/connection with SWO.

He and his family have maintained a relationship with SWO throughout the years. He is particularly encouraged by the ongoing commitment of the program in regards to discipleship training. He shares the strong belief that everyone should be taking or sending someone with the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Both of his children have worked on the SWO staff, as well as served in international missions as adults.

Butch is the owner of a commercial plumbing company and hopes to use his knowledge of business/construction to help support/serve the ministry of SWO. Butch expressed that he is humbled and excited regarding the opportunity to serve on the board of this ministry which God is using mightily for kingdom work. He and Jennifer, his wife of 40 years, reside in Tobaccoville, North Carolina.

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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

COO, Operations (Board Member)

Matt “Muggs” Jones joined the staff of Snowbird in 2013 as our first Director of Operations. A graduate of Liberty University, Matt has nearly three decades of experience in the camp industry, including his work at Lake Owen Camp in Wisconsin. He has served on Snowbird’s board of directors since 2006 and has a passion for supporting the mission of SWO by loving God and loving people. Matt and his wife, Cara, have three adult children and one son-in-law: Oren, Neva (married to Jake), and Emma.

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Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Board Member

Steve Davis has served on Snowbird’s Board of Directors for nearly 10 years. His experience and leadership in the real estate industry have served the mission of SWO well, but we are most thankful for his legacy of wisely following Christ. He is a former Special Forces (Green Beret) Officer and Vietnam Veteran. Steve has also served in various leadership positions in his local church (Calvary Baptist in Columbus, GA). He and his wife, Pam, have three married children and several grandchildren. We’re thankful for his integral involvement in the ministry of Snowbird, which started long before his term as a board member.

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Terry Atwood

Terry Atwood

Board Member

Terry has over 25 years of experience in retail and outdoor branding, operations, and omnichannel commerce. Terry currently serves as VP Retail for Yellowstone Forever based in Bozeman, Montana. Previously, Terry has served as President Retail and Board Director for Nantahala Outdoor Center, President Retail for Diamond Brand Outdoors, VP eCommerce Academy Sports + Outdoors, and a Lead Director for outdoor sporting goods retailer Galyan’s Trading Company. Terry has recently partnered with Vapor, an apparel company based in Charleston, SC heading up all things Digital and Branding, and in 2020 founded and launched an independent record label, High West Records based in Nashville, Tennessee. Terry, his wife Amy, and son Hunter enjoy everything outdoors and love traveling!

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Jonathan Reavis

Jonathan Reavis

Board Member

Founders

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Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman

Co-founder

Steve “Kahuna” Coleman was a member of Snowbird’s founding team and worked in student ministry for nearly 30 years. In the 1980s, Kahuna and his wife, Billie Fay, served in youth ministry at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, G.A. He followed his time there as a corporate chaplain. After six years, he and Billie Fay uprooted their lives and relocated to Andrews, North Carolina, to bring their vision of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters to life. In 1997, the first group of students rolled onto the Snowbird property.

On Monday, August 22, 2022, Steve Coleman, went to be with the Lord. Steve, better known to the Snowbird family as, “The Big Kahuna,” was a man used by God to start a ministry that has now affected unknown thousands of people for the past 2 and a half decades. In light of his passing into the presence of our Savior, we wanted to take some time to celebrate his life and legacy.

The Big Kahuna was a larger-than-life personality with a contagious love for God and His Word. Please follow the link below to watch a video update from Brody and get the latest info on the public memorial service for the Big Kahuna.

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Brody Holloway

Brody Holloway

Co-Founder and Lead Pastor

Brody Holloway is the co-founder and lead pastor of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in Andrews, N.C. Snowbird’s ministry has trained and ministered to more than 140,000 high school and college students through its programs, conferences, camps and retreats. Brody is passionate about expository teaching and missions mobilization. He has spent more than 20 years preaching the Bible to students and leaders and equipping them to take the Gospel to the nations. Brody serves as Snowbird’s lead pastor and travels extensively, teaching on relevant topics such as biblical manhood, parenting, marriage and leadership. He is also a teaching pastor at Red Oak Church in Andrews. Brody and his wife, Little, have been married since 1994 and have five children. Brody’s oldest daughter Kilby and son-in-law Greg are currently serving overseas.

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Little Holloway

Little Holloway

Co-founder

Brody and Little Holloway co-founded Snowbird in 1997. They both attended Liberty University and were married in 1994. Like Brody, Little has a wealth of student ministry experience. She is a part of the worship team at SWO, teaches sessions during the summer, and plays a part in camp landscaping and upkeep. The Holloway family also led the initial planting team of Red Oak Church, where most of the Snowbird staff attend. Brody serves as the pastor while Little spends much of her time ministering to girls and women in the local community. Brody and his wife, Little, have been married since 1994 and have five children. Brody’s oldest daughter Kilby and son-in-law Greg are currently serving overseas.

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2022-2023 Snowbird Institute Students

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Cole Baggett

Cole Baggett

Intern

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Azalyn Bath

Azalyn Bath

Institute Student

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Malachi Blake

Malachi Blake

Institute Student

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Rheagan Bos

Rheagan Bos

Institute Student

Rheagan moved from the cornfields of Atkinson, Illinois, here to the mountains of Andrews, North Carolina. She was a camper from 2016 to 2022 and then decided to apply for the Snowbird Institute. Rheagan loves the strong community and the Gospel-centered focus of Snowbird. And, she serves on the hospitality team making sure our campus looks presentable and welcoming to guests. After her time at SWO she plans to get her CNA and pursue a career in nursing.

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Caleb Branham

Caleb Branham

Intern

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Institute Student

Emily is from Booneville, Mississippi, and came as a camper from 2017-2019. In 2022, she joined Summer Staff and then decided to stay at the Snowbird Institute. Emily came to work at SWO because she would be intentionally poured into as she pours into students. Emily loves learning how to be a better student of the Bible, how to live in a Biblical community, and getting to work with high school girls teaching them about the Lord. In May, she will graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry and plans to continue to work in ministry with young girls either in the US or overseas. Emily serves on the hospitality team making sure that camp is welcoming to those around us.

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Emma Burnette

Emma Burnette

Institute Student

Emma is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and she was first introduced to SWO in the early years of being able to come with her dad’s youth group. Though she was never a camper, she came and worked on Servant Team in 2021, worked on Summer Staff in 2022, and decided to stay for Snowbird Institute for the year. She first fell in love with camp when she experienced the emphasis on bold-expositional teaching, the unique community that thrives in this environment, and the Gospel opportunities. After SWO, she plans to possibly go overseas or focus on helping church plants in the Appalachian mountains in any way she can. Emma is currently serving as a media and marketing intern helping with the website and publicity for SWO.

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Devon Campbell

Devon Campbell

Institute Student

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Ashley Clinton

Ashley Clinton

Institute Student

Ashley is originally from Bethlehem, Georgia, and she first came to SWO as a camper with her church in 2017, joined the Summer Staff in 2022, and then decided to stay for the Snowbird Institute. Ashley loves Snowbird because of the Gospel-centered community and the opportunity she has to grow spiritually here. In the future, she plans to work in some way with youth ministry and SWO is a great training ground for that in this season. Currently, she is serving as a kitchen intern making sure that all who come to camp leave with satisfied bellies!

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Catie Conely

Catie Conely

Institute Student

A Texan turned North Carolinian, Catie is a native of Lubbock, Texas. She never came as a camper, but absolutely loves camp ministry so naturally, Snowbird called her name. She came to Snowbird because of the emphasis on being Gospel-centered and her love of discipling high school students. She is so encouraged knowing that she is being equipped to share the Gospel in her everyday life. Catie is enrolled at Liberty University and plans to finish her degree in Social Work with Liberty University Online specializing in human trafficking restoration. At the moment, Catie is serving in the Hospitality department making camp as homey as she can.

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Matthew Cruce

Matthew Cruce

Institute Student

Matthew is originally from Perry, Florida. He came to SWO as a camper for about 4 years before transitioning to staff in 2022. He started working at SWO because he knew that this was the best way he could serve Jesus in this season of life. After SWO, he plans to go to Baptist College of Florida to get a degree in Christian studies for pastoral ministry. He is serving in the kitchen department serving groups by fixing meals.

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Parker Edison

Parker Edison

Institute Student

Parker is from North Fort Meyers, Florida. He came as a camper from 2017 on and came on staff as a Servant Team in 2021, and is now serving in the Snowbird Institute. Parker loves serving in this ministry because he has seen the Gospel impact it has on the kids around him. Currently, Parker is pursuing a degree in fine arts so that he may become a high school art teacher. He serves in the grounds department making sure that the campus is looking clean and presentable.

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Brandon Entry

Brandon Entry

Institute Student

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Riley Blue Fernandez

Riley Blue Fernandez

Institute Student

Riley is from Statesville, NC. She came as a camper and then wanted to work here due to the intentionality of the staff with students. She’s excited to watch God equip young and old believers to follow the Lord. After Snowbird, Riley plans on going to school to become a music producer. Currently she serves on hospitality team as well and enjoys making camp look nice.

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Jenna Hardister

Jenna Hardister

Institute Student

Originally from Harrisburg, North Carolina, Jenna came as a camper with her church and fell in love with Snowbird. What attracted Jenna to Snowbird was how intentional counselors were with students and the way that they poured into their spiritual growth. Jenna joined Servant Team in 2021, Summer Staff in 2022, and now is an intern! Currently, she is going to school to receive a major in Global Studies to then minister to the deaf community overseas. While Jenna is here, she serves on the hospitality team making sure that camp is always warm and welcoming to our guests.

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Xavier Hart

Xavier Hart

Institute Student

Xavier is originally from Conyers, Georgia. He was a camper with his church group for a couple of years as a camper. He came to camp for the opportunity to share the Gospel with those around him every day. After completing the Snowbird Institute, he plans to attend college and serve in ministry. He currently serves on the media team and makes some of the awesome videos you see on our website and social media.

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Allison Hicks

Allison Hicks

Institute Student

Allison was a camper from 2017-20 and first served on staff in the summer of 2021 and began interning after the summer was over. Serving in the Office department, Allison is responsible for making sure questions are answered and groups have what they need for their visit to SWO. Currently, she is not going to school, she is patiently waiting for what the Lord has planned for her life. Her favorite thing about Snowbird is being a part of a ministry where the biggest focus is Scripture. No matter what the task, they are doing it for the glory of God and are all united by that fact and we serve and labor together.

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Quinn Howard

Quinn Howard

Institute Student

Quinn is originally from Watkinsville, Georgia and came to Camp as camper for the first time with her church in 2021. She came to work Servant Team summer of 2022 and decided to move to Andrews for a year to intern. She fell in love with camp first because of the fun and crazy atmosphere but also due to the Gospel being preached in such a beautiful way. Quinn wants to work with children in the near future hopefully within ministry context so that she can see them grow in beautiful ways. Currently, she serves as the office intern making sure that visits to Snowbird go well.

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Mikaila Howell

Mikaila Howell

Institute Student

Mikaila is a native of Mississippi and has a long history with Snowbird. She came as a camper from 2010-2014, worked Summer Staff in 2022, and she is now an intern. Her favorite thing about working here is being able learn how to and lead other teenagers in their faith. After Snowbird she plans on going to med-school somewhere in North Carolina and in May of 2023she will graduate with her Masters in Biology.

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Caroline Hudgins

Caroline Hudgins

Institute Student

Caroline first came as a camper in high school. After experiencing the Gospel centeredness of SWO she decided to apply for Servant Team in 2022. After the summer. she decided to intern for the year. After SWO, she plans to go home and follow the Lord’s will for her life.

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Ellie Ladson

Ellie Ladson

Institute Student

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Sarah McCray

Sarah McCray

Institute Student

Sarah has lived around the Snowbird area for the last couple of years. After working at Snowbird in the summer of 2021, she joined the Institute program. Sarah’s favorite part about Snowbird is the community. She described the experience by saying “we all just love each other in a genuine way because we all love Christ. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever experienced.” Sarah’s goal after Snowbird is to participate in mission work among unreached people groups. 

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Macy Miner

Macy Miner

Institute Student

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Isa Pineda

Isa Pineda

Institute Student

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Honor Rogers

Honor Rogers

Institute Student

Honor came first as a camper and admired how the Word of God was preached. So she worked summers from 2020 all the way to 2022 then decided to stay in order to intern. The biggest reason she loves this ministry is being able to work with students and the growth she experiences herself. After SWO, Honor simply plans to follow the Lord’s calling on her life and share the Gospel faithfully. During the year, Honor serves on the grounds team making sure the landscaping looks pristine.

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Hayden Samuel

Hayden Samuel

Intern

Hayden is originally from Seffner, Florida, and has a very long history with Snowbird. She was a camper from 2016-19, worked on Servant Team in 2020, interned that following year, was on summer staff in 2021, and now she is interning again this year. She loves SWO because the friendships here at camp keep people accountable, push each other towards Christ, and every day we are proclaiming the gospel and furthering God’s kingdom. She is currently serving as the risk management intern and plans to get her wilderness first responder certification soon.

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Ethan Stapp

Ethan Stapp

Institute Student

Ethan first came to SWO as a Summer Staffer in 2021. He came back for summer of 2022, and he is now interning for the year. Ethan loves that there’s a huge emphasis on strong theology and living out your faith here at SWO. While working, he enjoys discipling students and seeing God use staffers to further the Gospel. After SWO, Ethan plans on going to New Orleans Theological Seminary to pursue a degree for missions and then hopefully go overseas. At the moment Ethan is serving as the transportation intern, making sure that all the camp vehicles are maintained and running well.

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Rachael Sweetser

Rachael Sweetser

Intern

Rachael first came to serve at Snowbird in the summer of 2020. She returned for the summer of 2021 and joined the Institute team the following fall. When students aren’t at camp, Rachael interns at the Snack Shack. Her favorite part about Snowbird is the intentionality behind everything and the focus on developing a biblical community. After Snowbird, Rachael plans to faithfully serve wherever God allows.

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Joe Trego

Joe Trego

Intern

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Joe serves on the recreation team at Snowbird. Joe carries a variety of recreation-related responsibilities to help maintain a safe and fun environment for students. He joined the Servant Team program in the Summer of 2020 and returned to serve on Summer staff in 2021. He then transitioned into the Snowbird Institute program in September and is now in his second year of interning.

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Bailey Valfre

Bailey Valfre

Institute Student

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