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Meet the Directors

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Jazz Whyatt

Camp Director

Jazz began her journey here at Keystone in 2017 as a cabin counselor and has held two leadership positions in the years since. Her passion for child education and positively impacting youth led her to earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Prior to joining our year-round team in the summer of 2022, Jazz spent three years as a first grade teacher. Her parents’ military background instilled a love for travel and food. She also dabbles in creative activities like drawing, painting, and crotchet. Jazz is thrilled to be at her happy place year round and looks forward to the summer.

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Catherine Lemel

Associate Director

Catherine grew up attending Keystone for seven years as a camper. She then returned as a summer staff member for four years before earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Barnard College of Columbia University. Catherine spent three years working in digital advertising in Washington, D.C., including a year and a half at the Washington Post, prior to joining the year-round team in the fall of 2022. She brings a love of the outdoors, hiking, and all things evening programs to the team (anyone up for some gold rush?).

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Izzy Hall

Associate Director

Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, Izzy spent three summers as a cabin counselor, working with campers in our high school leadership program. After spending last winter working at a ski resort in Canada, Izzy joined the year-round team in the spring of 2022. With a love for backpacking and camping, she is an avid runner and hiker. When she isn’t working, Izzy can be found exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains she now calls home. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science and couldn’t be more excited for summer!

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Jessica Page

Director of Equestrian Programs

Jessica has long standing roots at Keystone, having worked every summer during her high school years in our horseback riding program as one of the barn managers. After graduating from Martin Community College with a degree in Equine Technology, and training and showing horses for several years, Jessica’s roots called her home to Keystone. 2023 will be her 15th season running the barn. In the off-season, she enjoys teaching riding lessons to area riders and training her own horse. Jessica and her husband, Jason, enjoy the “camp life” here at Keystone with their German Shorthaired Pointer, Beckley.

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Eleanor Mathews

Nursing Director

Eleanor’s Keystone story began when she spent several summers as a camper from Jacksonville, Florida. She returned eight years ago as one of our staff nurses before taking on the director role. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University, she spent time working in cardiology, nursing informatics, and the emergency room. But, she’ll tell you her favorite nursing job is at camp! She’ll also tell you her two favorites summers growing up were the summer she spent seven weeks at Keystone and her summer semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Kenya. Eleanor and her husband John reside in Hendersonville, where she currently homeschools her two children and serves as a leader in American Heritage Girls. She is also a member of the Alliance for Camp Health.

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Stacey Rice

Administrative Director

Stacey joined the year-round team in the winter of 2021, and comes to us with camping, experiential education, and journalism in her background. She is a graduate of both Drake University and Shenandoah University, with bachelors degrees in journalism and environmental studies, respectively. She has worked in the publishing, outdoor education, and higher education industries, including running the outdoor program at a small university. Stacey resides in southern Henderson County with her husband, Drew, and their dog, Dixie. She enjoys running, hiking, and traveling, and is also a family and wedding photographer as well as a stained glass artist.

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