The Camp Doctor Inc. is a team of experienced consultants who will bring commitment, competence and the highest standards of ethics to your organization's camping and outdoor programs. We want to serve you by being a part of YOUR team!
Robert E. (Bob) Preston
Founder and President/CEO
Scouts of America – proven record of fund raising, growth, marketing camps and innovative programming in the Mid-Atlantic states by directing 8 Scout Camps and 11 National Camping Schools, planning new camp facilities, developing, directing and marketing the Adirondack National High Adventure Area, and obtaining the necessary monies for camp expansions while serving as a Council Executive and Area Director in the Northeast Region, BSA.
Published in Camp Management Magazine and Camp Business Magazine
Eagle Scout and holder of the Silver Beaver and serves on the Heart of Virginia Council, BSA, Executive Board member and Southern Region, Area 7 Camp Accreditation Committee Chairman
American Camp Association Standards Lead Visitor in the Virginias Section and has been honored with the Outstanding Service Award (2008) and inducted into the Camp Virginia Jaycees, Hall of Fame (2012)
Rotarian -- Club President, Rotary Club of Wayne, PA and in District 7600, VA was District Governor (2005-2006) and District Rotary Foundation Chair (2007-2010). He also received the coveted "Service above Self" Award from Rotary International (2011) and Citation for Meritorious Service from the Rotary Foundation (2009)
Trinity-Pawling School, Moravian College –B.S., BSA, Professional National Training and Camping Schools, and ACA Professional Development Modules
Terry W. Coffman
40+ years experience in camp directing and staffing
Former Scout Executive/CEO of the Shenandoah Council
Graduate of the BSA National Executive Institute
Served faculty at Philmont Training Center and BSA Center for Professional Development
Specialties include staff recruitment, training and development; property utilization and management; construction/renovation permitting; camp administration and programming; marketing and public relations
D. S. Lancaster Community College, Eastern Mennonite College
Gerriann Cotter, RN, LNC
Associated with Adirondack Mountains area camps in New York for 25+ years
Registered nurse and legal nurse consultant
Served as camp nurse and staff trainer
Consulting work includes definition and interpretation of standards of practice, with ability to identify concerns regarding risk and liability
Ellis Hospital School of Nursing, Schenectady, NY, Legal Nurse Consulting Institute, Richmond, VA
30 years as director of operations for River Valley Ranch
Senior management team, Peter & John Radio Fellowship
Significant experience with fund raising, operations, retail sales and marketing
Helped to increase camp attendance 55 percent and revenue 60 percent
Mary S. Elmore
Community Specialist, Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Extensive experience with YMCA of Greater Richmond
Specialties include program development, marketing, community partnership event planning, special fund development event planning, grantsmanship -- particularly working with not-for-profit boards
Volunteer camp director, 20+ years, Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia Camps and Conferences
Jane E. Jopling
Camp Director and Extension Agent/Associate Professor for 32 years with the WVU Extension Service program also served with Volunteer Board in operating a 200 acre camp facility. Provided leadership in the WV State Extension Camp team and National 4H Camp Committee.
ACA – member since 1996, Standards Lead Visitor and served on the ACA Virginias Board of Directors for 8 years. Instructed at ACA National Conferences, regional camp programs and co-chaired the National Camping Institute. Annual instructor in ACA new camp director workshops.
Specializes in instruction relating to training staff and volunteers, non-profit
camp boards, basic risk management, creative low cost programing and
utilizing limited resources for camp development.
Education-graduate of University of Arizona with a B.S., M.S and Professor Emeritus ,West Virginia University.
Robert Ray Meadows, Ed.D.
A career devoted to 4-H -- Virginia's Camping and Staff Development Specialist and most recently State 4-H Leader
Broadly experienced in fund raising, program development and marketing, staff development for both salaried and volunteer positions
Highly regarded as trainer and presenter at college and university levels, and to school systems, corporations, camps and recreation centers, as well as churches and civic groups
BA and MA, West Virginia University, Ed.D, Education Administration, Virginia Tech
Kenneth Mitchell brings a high level of experience and expertise in the food service field. His extensive work includes 35 years of kitchen management, food preparation/presentation, nutrition, staff leadership and budget control.
Among his career cooking and managements highlights are:
Following graduation from Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn NY, Kenneth followed in his father's love of culinary arts. He embarked on a career path that has spanned camps, conference centers, restaurants and grills after graduating from the Brooklyn Opportunities Industrialization Center. Whether in a large industrial setting or as a grill cook, Kenneth brings a strong resume of planning, hospitality, quality, efficiency and safety to TCDI clients.
- Camp Virginia Jaycee, Blue Ridge, VA - Head Chef/Kitchen Manager
- Ebner Camps, Morris, CT - Shift Leader, Head Line Cook
- Homes for the Homeless, NY, NY - Head Cook/Kitchen Manager
- Sports and Arts Center at Island Lake, Struck, PA - Head Line Cook
Shirley O'Brien, PhD
23 years of professional experience in management and operations of resources for individuals with special needs.
13 years of Director or Executive Director of camps for individuals with special needs
PhD. in Human Development and Child Psychology
Written over dozen articles and book chapters. Accreditation Visitor, American Camp Association
PhD, University of Kansas MA, University of Kansas ABT, Southern Illinois University BA, University of the Pacific
Joseph A. Toelle II
Significant experience in matters of engineering and financial administration
Twelve-year tour with Navy followed by positions within the petroleum industry and then at Bank of America and Wells Fargo
Project and facilities management responsibility with Boy Scouts of America
Specializes in realistic planning for long term viability of camp and conference center facilities
BS, Texas A & M University, MS and ABD, US Navy
Kimberly A. Gilbert-Toelle
27 years experience in commercial and residential real estate and title law
Currently attorney and owner of her own practice and associate/office manager of Brennan & Associates, PLLC and Brennan Title Company, Martinsburg, WV
Bar admissions in MD, DC,US District Courts for Districts of MD, DC (inactive) plus US Supreme Court
Boy Scouts of America – assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster, advisor, adult leader training staffs plus numerous committee positions, including Council Strategic Long Range Planning and Boy Scout Camping and Outdoor Program committees. Executive Board Member Shenandoah Area Council
Juris Doctorate, University of Baltimore Law School, MBA, University of Baltimore,BS Jurisprudence, University of Baltimore,
AA, Business Administration, Howard Community College
G. Peter Wright
30 years experience working with Boy Scouts of America to create and develop the National Jamboree Site at A. P. Hill, Virginia
BSA Project Engineer for the 2005 National Jamboree, ultimately a 40,000 person temporary city
Deep experience base includes training in OSHA standards, real estate, property management, high and low challenge course training
Experience in OSHA, EPA, hazardous materials and disposal, environmental issues, project and construction management