Kevin was a first-year counselor at Friendly Pines in 1978. He returned each summer thereafter until he graduated from Arizona State University. After half a dozen years of being a high school English teacher, Kevin returned to Friendly Pines with his family during the summer breaks. He eventually was hired as our year-round director in 1990. Kevin works with all phases of camp management where he offers his creativity, energy, and sense of humor.
Bebe May, Senior Director
Bebe Brown May now carries on the family traditions that she and her late husband, Jack May, so carefully nurtured since assuming the ownership of the camp from her father and mother back in the early 1960’s. Jack was a Certified Camp Director (ACA), and brought to Friendly Pines a business background of over 20 years; an education in one of England’s finest schools, and four years active duty as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force. With Bebe, the daughter of Uncle Bud and Brownie, and a former teacher and counselor (M.A., Arizona State University) fluent in Spanish (M.I.M., Arizona Graduate School of International Management) as senior director, every phase of the camp operation receives her scrupulous personal attention. Rosemary (May) Taylor, as well as Christopher May, M.D. and his wife Barbara, remain involved in promotional and other activities. The fourth generation is represented by Chris and Barb’s daughter and son, Megan and Nicholas, as well as Rosemary’s two boys, Collin and Brock.
Megan May, Assistant Director
Camp is truly in Megan’s blood. Starting at age 5, Megan enjoyed 10 summers as a camper before becoming a CIT and then an Assistant Counselor. In 2011, Megan was the Co-Head of the PhotoJournalism activity and the camp photographer. After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2014, Megan rejoined the FPC staff in 2015 as one of the Assistant Program Directors. In the fall of 2016, she became a year-round staff member. As the Assistant Director, Megan is in charge of hiring summer staff and developing meaningful programming for camp. As the great-granddaughter of Uncle Bud & Brownie, Megan is also a fourth generation family member of Friendly Pines camp.
Jonathan Pierson, Rental Director
Jonathan originally joined the Friendly Pines Camp staff in 2012 as one of the prep cooks in the Kitchen. We were graced with his efficiency and professionalism for three summers before he left to pursue other endeavors in the restaurant industry. In 2016, Jonathan joined us again as the Assistant Rental Director. He worked hard and proved himself and his attention to detail. During the 2017 summer season, he was promoted to Rental Director. As Rental Director, Jonathan has the responsibility of caring for all of our off-season rental groups; he is our main point of contact with the various school, church, and other groups that use our facilities during our rental season.
Tyler Turner, Program Director and Assistant Rental Director
Tyler joined the FPC staff as a counselor in 2015. His activities have included Canoeing & Kayaking and Landsports. After camp in 2017, Tyler decided to stay on into our Rental Season and gained valuable experience shadowing Megan and Jonathan. He moved up to a position in the Program Office during the summer of 2018 and was recently named Program Director. He can be found helping Megan with staffing, Jonathan with providing a comfortable experience to our rental groups, and the camp in general with maintenance needs. Tyler graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2016 with a degree in Parks & Recreation.