Meet the Southwoods Team
Andrea and Scott Ralls have dedicated their professional lives to empowering children. Between them they have more than 45 years teaching and camp experience. They have owned and directed Southwoods since its beginning, developing it into the premier 4-week children's camp in the country.
Lauren Hohman - Staffing Coordinator, Girls Head Counselor
Lauren was born and raised in the "Bluegrass State" of Kentucky and graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Recreation. Lauren began working at Southwoods in the summer of 2007 as a member of the Trek Staff. In 2008 she worked as the Program Director for Dream Oaks Camp in Florida. In the summer of 2009, Lauren re-joined Southwoods as a member of the program team and stayed on full time to recruit and hire staff. In addition to recruiting staff, Lauren also works on summer program planning. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys playing tennis, hiking, traveling and as any true Kentucky girl should, supporting Kentucky Wildcat football and basketball.
Dave Parent - Accountant
Dave was born in Wyoming and raised in Florida. He graduated from the University of West Florida with an Economics & Finance degree. A desire for a change of scenery and a summer job as a bookkeeper at Southwoods soon became a vocation for Dave. He joined the Southwoods team full time in the fall of 2002. During the winter, Dave fills the role of controller including accounting, operations and coordination of off-season special events. In the summer, he also manages our office staff and the booking and coordination of all off camp trips. Dave is an avid golfer, guitar player and Jimmy Buffett fan.
Johnny Reinke - Administrative Assistant, Boys Head Counselor
Johnny was born just outside Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of Missouri State University where he received a B.S. in Middle School Education with an emphasis in Science and Language Arts. Johnny joined the Southwoods family in 2004 as a cabin specialist. He has since been a group leader, and is currently the Boys Head Counselor. Johnny has worked with all ages of boy’s side and is very excited about working with new families in the winter office. Besides a passion in child development, he loves NY and KC sports, exercising, a nice dessert, and just being around friends and family.
Claire Dunlap - Administrative Assistant, Outdoor Adventure Director
Claire was born in Maryland and raised in Kentucky, where she graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Recreation and Youth and Nonprofit Leadership. Claire first discovered her passion for working with youth at Southwoods during the summer of 2010 as a member of the Trek team. Since the summer of 2012, Claire has led the program as Trek Director. Claire joined the Southwoods full-time team in the fall of 2014. When she’s not leading campers up a mountain, Claire enjoys reading, running, being outdoors, and traveling with friends.