[Saint Sophia Camp]
Staff

[Bullet] It is the philosophy of the Camp Committee to employ a staff whose primary occupation is in education and who support Orthodox principles. Thus the camp is guided by leaders who understand the needs of Orthodox youth.

The camp director for this year is Perry Skaggs. Perry has been a part of our camping ministry for many years. With an excellent staff and enthusiastic volunteer counselors, he runs a well-rounded program for campers to enjoy.

[Staff]

[Bullet] Perry Skaggs - Director

  • home parish: Saint Sophia, Los Angeles, California
  • school: California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • major/degree: Physical Education
  • age: 42
  • occupation/interests: Head Football Coach Flintridge Prep
  • years attending camp: 28 / 16 on Staff
  • positions held at camp: Counselor, Assistant Cook, Assistant to the Director, Arts and Crafts Director, Boys Director, Director



[Bullet] Steve Skrumbis - Assistant Director

  • home parish: St. Katherine - Redondo Beach, CA
  • school: California State Dominguez Hills
  • major/degree: Master, Educational Administration
  • age: 35
  • occupation/interests: Taper Avenue Elementary School
  • years attending camp: Camper for 8 years, Counselor for 2 years, 1 year on Staff
  • positions held at camp: Assistant Director (for 2008)
  • Comments:
    I have worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 12 years as a 5th grade teacher, 2nd grade teacher, and now currently Director of Magnet school. I was Program Director for the Pilgrim Summer Day Camp for two years.

    Hobbies and interests include sports, traveling, spending time with my kids.



[Bullet] Billy Ballas - Boy's Director

  • home parish: Saint Katherine, Redondo Beach, California
  • school: Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
  • major/degree: BA in Communications Studies
  • age: 23
  • occupation/interests: coaching, representative, and treasurer for the Greek Orthodox Basketball League, Assitant to the priest in the altar, St. Sophia Camp Golf Committee member from 2000 - present, St. Anthony's Festival Committee from 2001 - present, St. Sophia Camp Program Commitee 2004 - present
  • years attending camp: Camper for 8 years, Counselor for 4 years, Staff for 2 years
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Boy’s Director
  • Comments:
    I am a St. Sophia Camp Olympic Hall of Famer. I enjoy playing baseball, basketball, golf, and many other sports. I help coach basketball at St. Katherine's in Redondo Beach. I love coming to camp every year to see the old friends I have made over the years and to meet new friends. As Boy's Director, I hope I made an impact to keep camp successful with more kids returning every year and having a great time.



[Bullet] Whitney O'Regan - Girl's Director

  • home parish: Saint Sophia, Los Angeles, California
  • school: Sonoma State University
  • major/degree: History
  • occupation/interests: Working with a family with 3 children over my time during this summer and once I get back home to school, I will start working at the Boys and Girls Club during the week in Sonoma. On the weekend, I will work for Kendall Jackson winery.
  • age: 22
  • years attending camp: Camper for 10 years, Counselor for 1 year, Staff for 2 years
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Girl's Director
  • Comments:
    I played 18 years of soccer and still enjoy it when I can. I hope to coach soccer as well as work with children and teach high school soon!



[Bullet] Danielle Doumak - Arts & Crafts Director

  • home parish: St. Sophia - Los Angeles, CA
  • school: Santa Monica College / Chapman University
  • major/degree: English / Business
  • age: 20
  • occupation/interests: Express Clothing Store
  • years attending camp: Camper for 11 years, Counselor for 2 year, first year on Staff
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Staff, Arts & Crafts Director
  • Comments:
    In the Girl Scouts, I completed my Gold Award which is equivalent to a Boy Scouts Eagle Scout award. This leadership position gave me the opportunity to plan encampments with my fellow Girl Scouts, which included positions on staff.

    Hobbies and interests: I Greek Dance for Saint Sophia and I also have been involved in many sports. I have participated in G.O.Y.A Basketball with Saint Sophia and participated in the A.Y.S.O soccer league for mulitple years.



[Bullet] Nina Ratzenberger - Arts & Crafts Director

  • home parish: St. Sophia - Los Angeles, CA
  • school: Providence College
  • major/degree: Elementary / Special Education
  • age: 19
  • occupation/interests: Providence College - Safety & Security
  • years attending camp: Camper for 8 years, Counselor for 1 year, first year on Staff
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Staff, Arts & Crafts Director
  • Comments:
    I've tutored in inner city preschools and helped out in classrooms for children with special needs.

    Hobbies and interests: I enjoy volunteering, doing arts & crafts, drawing/sketching, taking dance classes, yoga, reading, photography, and cinematography.



[Bullet] Andrew Horvath - Orthodox Life

  • home parish: Kimisis Tis Theotokou, Holmdel, NJ
  • school: Hellenic College / Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School - Boston, MA
  • major/degree: BA Religion 2008
  • age: 22
  • occupation/interests:
  • years attending camp: Seminarian for 3 years (including 2008)
  • positions held at camp: Seminarian
  • Comments:
    I enjoy simply being myself with the kids at St. Sophia and many other camps throughout the country. I hope they gain as much from me as I do from them. I'm glad that God is alive and well in California.

    I've also been working retreats and summer camps throughout the seminary for nearly 4 years, 3 at St. Sophia's (including 2008), which has afforded me the opportunity to be honest in dialogues with the kids. I present reality in our Orthodox Life Sessions, scream on the ball field, hang in the mess hall, and evolve with them in humor, prayer, and all other interactions the camp offers.

    Camps:
    2005 - 2007: Camp Good Shepherd (NJ)
    2005 - 2007: St. Nicholas Camp (KY)
    2005 - 2007: Camp Emmanuel (NM)

    Retreats:
    2007: Pittsburgh, PA, _______ CT, Braintree, MA
    2006: Lexington, KY, Mobile, AL
    2005: North District, NJ



[Bullet] Hanna Mitrosilis - Life Guard

  • home parish: St. Katherine - Redondo Beach, CA
  • school: Cal State Fullerton
  • major/degree: Child & Adolescent Development
  • age: 20
  • occupation/interests: During the summer, I work at the Learning Garden Preschool in Lomita and eventually I want to teach kindgergarten. Working with kids is my passion and I can't think of a better job!
  • years attending camp: Camper for 9 years, Counselor for 1 year, Staff for 2 years
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Life Guard
  • Comments:
    I started as an Athenian in 1997 and was a counselor last year. This is my second year on staff and my 12th year at camp. I'm excited to be working with kids and giving back to the camp that has had such a positive influence on me.



[Bullet] Alexandra Georgiou - Life Guard

  • home parish: St. Katherine - Redondo Beach, CA
  • school: Fullerton College
  • major/degree: Pre-med
  • age: 19
  • occupation/interests: During the summer, I work at the Learning Garden Preschool in Lomita and eventually I want to teach kindgergarten. Working with kids is my passion and I can't think of a better job!
  • years attending camp: Camper for 10 years, Counselor for 1 year, Staff for 1 year (including 2008)
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Life Guard
  • Comments:
    I've held office positions in clubs throughout high school as well as being a volunteer at a large hospital for 2 years working and running errands under doctors and nurses and catering to patients as well as training new volunteers.

    I love swimming and try to keep active in that area consistantly. Greek dancing is a huge passion of mine that I have been doing for 12 years now. I also love to draw and read in my spare time.



[Bullet] Theo Giannoulias - Cook

  • home parish: Saint Anthony, Pasadena, California
  • age:
  • occupation/interests: DJ
  • years attending camp:
  • past positions held at camp: Cook

[Bullet] Current Staff :: Missing 2010-present :: 2009 Staff :: 2008 Staff :: 2007 Staff :: 2006 Staff :: 2005 Staff :: 2004 Staff
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