Year Round Staff Update

By Sandy Schenck

Sadly, we are saying good-bye to our dear friend, Linda Lamphier. Linda came to work at GRP in the fall of 2006. In the time she was with us she served as our camp registrar and office administrator. She was always kind and helpful with all of our camper families and we will all miss her at GRP.

Linda’s love of butterflies and the desire to see more at GRP helped us in the development of more butterfly gardens at the camp. She embodied the mission of GRP in all she did and we are all grateful for the time she gave to Green River Preserve.

In honor of Linda, we have created the Butterfly Scholarship for campers. Linda always tried to find creative ways to help campers attend camp. She graciously gave her handmade books/journals and jewelry to the camp store to sell for camper scholarships.

If you would like to make a donation to the Butterfly Scholarship in honor of Linda, please do so by visiting our donation page or mail one to the camp at 301 Green River Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.

Patti Rissman came to Green River in the spring of 2010.  She was hired in a temporary role while our registrar, Linda Lamphier, cared for her terminally ill husband. As time progressed and Linda needed more time at home, we decided to hire Patti in a full time position.

Patti and her husband, Andy, moved to Brevard, NC from Florida several years ago. She spent most of her career working as an office manager and marketing. Her experience is very helpful in many areas of camp. She also worked for a while at Camp Greenville just down the road from us.

Many of you met Patti during the 2011 summer or have had the pleasure of talking with her on the phone. She is now our full time camp registrar and office administrator. Her enthusiasm brightens up our office and we are delighted to have her with us. Please join all of us in welcoming Patti to GRP.