Our Founders

About Us

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Core Values

Core Values

Profiles of Leadership

Judy Kirtley

  • 30 years experience as a critical care nurse
  • 2nd generation owner, Carter and Trudy's older daughter
  • Fun fact: participates in Camp Gladiator, as well as tap dance

Jane Neal

  • Physical Therapist and registered therapeutic horseback riding instructor
  • 2nd generation owner, Carter and Trudy's younger daughter
  • Fun fact: was the first horseback riding instructor at Doublecreek

Dan Neal
7th and up Section Leader

  • Became Doublecreek's Director in 2007 after leaving the corporate world
  • 3rd Generation owner, one of Carter and Trudy's grandsons
  • Fun fact: hates wearing socks

Kim Palk
Administrative Director

  • 27+ years of teaching experience
  • Has been at Doublecreek since 1976
  • Fun fact: found her high school ring at Doublecreek 30 years after losing it

Joe Ray Griffin
Programming Coordinator

  • 38+ years of experience teaching special education
  • 50 years on staff at Doublecreek
  • Fun fact: invented most of the wacky games at camp
Shannon Chuey

Shannon Chuey
Section Leader

  • Has been a counselor at Doublecreek since 2009
  • Has taught in Round Rock ISD for 12+ years
  • Fun fact: all but one of the six cars she has owned has been red.

Rachel Chuey
Assistant Director
Equine Coordinator

  • Started riding horses at Doublecreek at age 6
  • Hired by Uncle Carter in 2005 to manage the horseback program
  • Fun fact: used to participate in horseback vaulting
Eugene Sykes

Eugene Sykes
C.I.T. Coordinator

  • Teacher and Coach for more than 15 years
  • 6+ years on staff at Doublecreek, 3 as C.I.T. Lead Counselor
  • Fun fact: played arena football professionally

Glenna Nelson

Glenna Nelson
Staff Coordinator
3rd & 4th Grade Section Leader

  • 6+ years experience at various youth recreation organizations
  • 6+ years on staff at Camp Doublecreek
  • Fun fact: one of her biggest life goals is to hold a baby sloth.
Cassie Smith

Cassie Smith, MSW , LCDC
Child Protective Liaison

  • Currently teaches at Texas State University
  • 6+ years on staff at Camp Doublecreek
  • Fun fact: was given the name Sassy Cassie during her first summer at Doublecreek.
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