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Buffalo Mountain Camp and Retreat
241 Methodist Camp Road
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Meet Our Year-Round Staff
Interested in working at camp this summer?
Jason Onks (Executive Director)
Jason has served as Executive Director of camp since April
of 2006. However, he served as a summer staffer working as a counselor for
two summers during college. It was during that time, he discovered his
true calling in life. Jason loves the outdoors and is married to Amanda.
They have two dogs, Callie and Jack.
Lee Acres (Administrative Assistant)
Lee started in October of 2011 and is
responsible for managing all of the office procedures.
Most folks will hear her voice when they call the camp. She is
married to Curt and they have 8 year-old triplets, Kathryn, Luke
and Ethan. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with
her family, reading and promoting autism awareness.
Steve Althaus (Property Manager)
Steve started in October of 2011. He
is responsible for building maintenance and property upkeep.
Steve has over a decade of experience in various nonprofit
organizations and is a Recreation Management major from
Appalachian State University. He enjoys all things outdoors,
particularly hiking Buffalo Mountain Camp's trials with his wife
Lisa and their dog Pumpkin.
Tammie Richardson (Hospitality Director)
Tammie started working fulltime at camp in
November of 2011 but has served off and on in several
capacities over the past 12 years. She has also worked in
the Conference Camping office. She is responsible for
cooking for groups and for making sure all facilities are ready
for each group when they get here. Tammie attends
University Parkway Baptist and is married to Jim and they have
two children, Ray and Rylie. She enjoys cooking and
Annetta Kirk (Marketing and PR Coordinator)
Annetta started in February of 2008. She is responsible for the
newsletter, manages the website and creates various other publications to market
the camp. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family,
volunteering at church and other nonprofit organizations.
Mountain Camp is an outreach of the
Holston Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries and is accredited