My OASC experience began in 1993 when I first attended the fall conference. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to continue working with OASC as an ASB advisor and camp SC. I earned my B.A. in Social Studies from Oregon State University, my M.A. from Concordia University and my administrative credentials from Texas A&M-Central Texas. I am currently an Assistant Principal at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon. When I am not working, I am looking for opportunities to hang out with my nieces and nephew or checking off destinations on my travel bucket list. I am looking forward to camp and continuing to promote OASC.
Joey has grown up in Oregon and been involved with OASC since middle school. Joey is a former OASC State President and has gone to multiple NASC national conferences. Joey has continued working with OASC as a junior and senior counselor as well as the officially unofficial DJ of OASC. Joey started the OASC internship program, started what became the Alumni Safety Squad, and worked to bring back middle school camp. Joey has always loved OASC and the amazing relationships it builds. Joey currently works as a police officer and is the parent of a very mischievous pug. Joey is excited to be a camp director and serve Oregon’s leaders of tomorrow.
Susie Brighouse has worked for Portland Public Schools for the past 26 years. She currently teaches English and Freshman Leadership at Cleveland High School. Susie has over 20 years of experience being an Activities Director at Marshall High School, BizTech High School and Franklin High School. Susie earned a BS in Education from Eastern Oregon University and a Masters from Portland State University. Susie attended camp before her senior year at La Salle High School and returned as a Senior Counselor in 1995. Since then, she has been on staff as a Senior Counselor and as Camp Director intermittently while raising two beautiful children. Camp is now a family event for the Brighouses.
Susy (Susanne) Sayles is in her fifth year teaching at McMinnville High School, where she serves as the ASB Leadership adviser in addition to teaching 10th grade English and AVID. Susanne spent her undergraduate years at the University of Oregon and Linfield College, from which she graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and Secondary Education. She is currently in the process of obtaining her masters degree (yahoo!). Sus had her first OASC experience at summer camp after her 9th grade year and was absolutely hooked. After another year as a camper, and a few years away during college, Sus returned to OASC as a senior counselor three years ago. When she’s not at school, Sus loves to hike and camp, read and write, go to concerts, play in the ocean, and perfect her Bananagrams game.
Brittany Hall is a 7th grade math teacher at South Middle School in Grants Pass. She earned her BS in Business Administration through Eastern Oregon University, and her Masters in Teaching through Willamette University. Brittany is an OASC alumni having participated all four years of high school; she also has experience as a middle school leadership teacher, an advisor at spring conference, a senior counselor and assistant director for our summer camp. She is excited to pass on her love of OASC to her son, who will be attending middle school camp for his third year this summer.
Michael is a recent graduate from Portland State University with his B.S. in Science with future plans of obtaining his Masters in Teaching in the near future. His first OASC experience was when he was a freshman at Gresham High School and just wanted to go to Seaside. Needless to say, he fell in love with the organization that weekend and has found a reason to come back every year since in a variety of positions from intern to Junior Counselor and now Assistant Director. Like every other person in their twenties, he has dreams of traveling the world but will settle for going to a concert or finding a new hike. Ultimately, he hopes to pass on the OASC experience that was so influential on him to the younger generations.