Our Owners & Directors
Community Programs Director
As a Santa Monica native, Toaster knows all there is about creating the perfect Southern California event. Through his position as Community Programs Director, Toaster builds events, parties, educational experiences, and retreats to meet everyone's needs. He is a graduate of Sacramento State and is a Namesake and Alumnus of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Toaster is an avid swimmer, a pro succulent gardener, and a fantastic dog-dad to one of our Camp Dogs, Boomer.
Lauren “Shamrock” Black is excited to be returning to Tumbleweed this summer as the Enrollment Manager. This will be Shamrock’s 4th summer at Tumbleweed, where she worked previously as a Counselor and Assistant Director. Shamrock is a graduate of Middlebury College and UCLA, and she is currently in graduate school at Loyola Marymount University for School Psychology. She enjoys traveling, taking long scenic drives and being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Shamrock is looking forward to bringing a wealth of academic and professional expertise to ensure that everyone has a positive registration and camp experience.
Shasta "Bean" Kimmelman is our camp dog, and you can generally find her at Tumbleweed between September and early June. She took on her role as offseason camp dog at the tender age of 12 weeks, and she's performed her duties spectacularly ever since. She's a unique mix: American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd, and Shiba Inu. Shasta's interests include chewing on sticks, discovering interesting smells, and napping in the sun.
Boomer "Boom-Boom" McCall is the newest member of the year-round team. Residing in the main officer, he has taken quickly to his responsibility as Camp Dog and is a quick student of the art of napping (taking his cues from Shasta Bean). Boomer's specialties include hiking, play fetch, and chasing Shasta around the South Pool.