MATRISZA ALVAREZ, CAMP DIRECTOR
Matrisza has been involved with Camp SMILE for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy and has worked with United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile for 10 years. Matrisza has served in almost all of the roles that keep camp going, from counselor to unit leader, assistant director to director. Her knowledge of camp and what is required to keep it going is only beat by her love for Camp SMILE and its mission. When not working, Matrisza enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and pets.
MOLLY SCHEMM, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Molly has worked at camp since 2017, bringing years of experience working with non-profits with her from Kansas. Molly has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development and a minor in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the University of Kansas. When not at camp, Molly spends her time with friends, outdoors, or making something new in the kitchen.
The Camp SMILE staff consists of up to eight Unit Leaders, each assigned to direct one (or more) of eight Tribes. The Unit Leaders assist and supervise counselors in all areas of camp life, especially related to camper care, safety, and maintaining a healthy environment. All Unit Leaders have degrees in Special Education, general education, or related fields.