our team

Leighana Shockey

Director of Operations
As director of operations at Camp Kindle, Leighana oversees all aspects of the experience of our campers. She is responsible for making sure everyone has a fantastic time while they are at our amazing facility in the majestic beauty of the Alberta foothills. She makes sure that the very best camp experience happens for every person who enters the gates.

Ben Pointer

Camp Program Manager
As camp program manager, Ben interacts with campers, runs programs and helps staff to reach their goals. His favorite part of working at camp is getting to see the campers and the staff grow into their surroundings.

Daniel Pederson

Maintenance Assistant
Dan is the maintenance assistant at Camp Kindle, which roughly translates into ‘the guy who does everything you ask.’ He works year-round doing anything from shoveling and plowing snow to mowing grass and just about anything in between.

Kataryna Bowman

Program Coordinator
Kataryna (Katie) helps design and implement different types of camp programs. She manages the staff team and hosts groups coming out to visit camp and make sure their needs are met to make their visit as amazing as possible. Katie loves working with the families and kids. Her mother passed away from cancer when she was 14 so it’s quite meaningful for her to help others who are affected by cancer.

Kris Lashmore

Maintenance Manager
Kris Lashmore is Camp Kindle’s maintenance manager. He has eight years of maintenance experience and several years of experience operating machinery. Kris is very proud to be working for Kids Cancer Care and feels privileged to be part of Camp Kindle’s growth.

Linda Baur

Rental and Office Coordinator
Linda replies to rental inquiries, booking groups, arranges tours, helps with marketing, and customer service at Camp Kindle. She also assists with reception duties such as answering phones, greeting and directing guests, replying to mail, and the fun stuff like filing and organizing!

Stephanie Newbery

Food Services Manager
Stephanie shares her passion for food and nutrition with our campers, renters, and staff alike. She oversees the kitchen operations including menu planning, coordinating kitchen staff, meal preparation, and more.

Stephanie Dubitz

Food Services Coordinator
Stephanie helps with day to day cooking, ordering stuff, training staff and setups. She feels what we do here is important to let children be children no matter what. She loves the family dynamic the team has and is proud to be a part of it. She is often found singing at work, her love for baseball can come up a few time or her dog Shadow!


Official Camp Kindle Dog
Pippin loves living at Camp Kindle. He truly is "man's best friend"... and every staff member and camper's best friend too!