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Meet the 2023
Summer Camp Counselors


Bayly is a freshman at Oregon State University majoring in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation science and minoring in Spanish. She loves playing many sports including gymnastics, lacrosse, and softball. Bayly has been a wilderness camp counselor for 6 years and is excited to join HOFTC and meet so many new people.


A rising college sophomore, Clara plans to study biology pre-med & go into pediatric medicine. She is passionate about working with kids and has been babysitting & working with children for 7 years. She plays varsity basketball and lacrosse and loves arts and crafts, reading, and skating!


Gemma is a rising senior at Garfield High School and runs cross country and track. She has experience teaching kids to read and ski. She enjoys spending time with friends, reading, running and being outside. She has a pet bird called Felix who likes to squawk.


Isaac just finished his freshman year at WSU. He has a lot of fun working with kids and hopes to be a teacher one day. This will be his third summer as a counselor at Hall of Fame Team Camp, and he hopes to have just as much fun this year as he did each previous summer!


Kai is a rising sophomore at WSU. He is studying Mechanical Engineering and hopes to one day start his own business in green energy. Kai spends his time
teaching kids skiing, snowboarding, and martial arts. When he's not teaching, you can find Kai in his room writing songs on the guitar. He looks forward to his first year at the HOFTC and playing some fun games with the kids!


Matias Burzenski was born and raised in Seattle. He lives with his mom and 14 year old brother. Matias is going to be a Junior at Bishop Blanchet High School in the fall. In his free time he likes to read and cook, and spend time with his three cats (Mittens, Willow, and Merlin).


Nika is a rising senior at Roosevelt High School where she serves as the vice president. She loves doing debate team, Model UN and marching band. In her free time she reads and spends time with her two dogs.


Sofia is a junior at Roosevelt High School. Through Running Start, she is working on getting her AA degree and planning to study nursing in college. Outside of class, she loves to spend time outdoors hiking. She also loves to read, craft, and bake. She looks forward to all the fun activities at HOFTC this summer!


Carmen is a junior at Roosevelt High School. She has had experience with tutoring and babysitting kids. Carmen enjoys spending her free time reading and drawing. She also enjoys spending time outside, particularly backpacking, hiking, and playing lacrosse.


Connor is a graduate from Seattle University with a degree in film studies. He is currently a 5th grade teacher at Fern Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Connor loves movies and spends a lot of his free time at the movie theaters. He is living in Seattle for the summer and is excited to be part of the Hall of Fame team!


Gracelyn is a senior at Nathan Hale High School. She is a dancer and runner, and dedicates her time to teaching young dancers and neurodiverse kids. She is looking forward to working with everyone at HOFTC.


Jodie is a rising college sophomore, and interested in the medical field as well as business marketing. She enjoys cooking, watching movies & shows, listening to music, photography, and crafting (painting and making bracelets). Jodie's worked at HOFTC since 2021 and really enjoys working with both the kids and her coworkers! She's the oldest of three and has lots of younger cousins so has several years of experience taking care of kids.


Kat comes from a long line of educators, including her dad, who is a teacher in SPS. She is majoring in Early Childhood and Family Studies at UW and attended Nathan Hale High School where she played varsity softball.


Maya just graduated from Oregon State University where she studied Education & Ethnic Studies. She grew up playing many sports, including volleyball, soccer & lacrosse in Seattle. Over the years, she has had lots of experience interacting with kids and is currently working at the daycare on OSU's campus.


Saffira has been working with children since she was 11 and has been devoted to making sure kids are having fun and being creative. She loves musical theater, dancing, any type of arts and crafts, and baking. She attends Roosevelt High School and is planning on going to college for family medicine.


I’m Stephanie. I’m 18 and I’m about to be a freshman at north Seattle. My activities throughout the day consist of taking care of my three little brothers and baking.


Charlotte is a rising senior at the University of Washington where she is studying Biology on a premed track. She's been babysitting or working with kids for 8 years, and this is her 4th summer with Hall of Fame. She enjoys roller skating, reading, watching movies, and playing the french horn, and has a black belt in Taekwondo.


Dash is a student at Loyola University New Orleans studying History with an Education concentration. He grew up playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, kickboxing, diving, whitewater kayaking, and hiking. He has been an avid drummer for 14 years and a guitarist for 5. Dash has worked for Hall of Fame Team Camp since 2020, and is excited to return for the summer!


Hillary is a seasoned HOFTC counselor who started at Thornton Creek Elementary. She moved from Northern California in 2022 to live with family in preparation to transfer to UW with plans to become a History and Social Sciences major with a minor in Spanish Language and Culture. Hillary has goals to go into higher education and teach children all throughout. Her interests include the outdoors, art, and music.


Julia is a senior at Holy Names Academy. When she is not busy with school and looking at colleges, she loves to ski, act, and hang out with her little brother. Julia is looking forward to her first year at Hall of Fame Team Camp, and hopes to have a lot of fun!


A rising sophomore at Western, Kaya is pursuing her degree in Elementary Education in the hopes to one day become a teacher. She has been working with kids since 13yrs old — babysitting, tutoring and instructing swim. Kaya is also a seasoned HOFTC counselor who started at Thornton Creek Elementary, plus works occasionally as a preschool teacher assistant. She loves photography, sports, and traveling.


Morgan M. is a junior at Roosevelt High School, who spends her time dancing and hanging out outdoors. When she isn’t dancing, she loves to crochet, read, and paint. She has experience babysitting and being a summer counselor, and is excited for the fun activities at HOFTC this summer!


Selena (Sela) is originally from San Jose, CA. She's going into her 3rd year at University of Washington, and is studying environmental science and resource management. She's been working at HOFTC's After School Camp all year, and is excited to be here for the summer camp! She loves to spend time outside (spends almost every weekend camping and climbing) so is super excited to spend every day outside at work!


Tyler is a Running Start student who plans to major in mathematics. She loves reading, cooking, arts & crafts, and has been working with kids for over three years.

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