Our Staff

The Fowler Center takes pride in the caliber of our staff members. These individuals selflessly serve our treasured campers and are the reason we have so many repeat guests! Many of our cabin and program staff are pursuing future careers in a related field such as: special education, therapeutic recreation, education, nursing, recreation, psychology, medicine, PT, OT, or speech.

Working at The Fowler Center is a lot of hard work … it’s also a lot of fun. It requires a unique individual who has an understanding of children & adults with special needs and the flexibility and willingness to provide campers with choices to make their camping experience enjoyable. Our staff participates in pre-camp training which is a top priority. The reason, of course, is to ensure that each camper receives adequate programming, maintains a healthy record and enjoys a satisfying, happy camping experience.

Our staff is available 24/7 to serve our campers. We want our campers to enjoy the security and comfort in knowing that counselors sleep in the same cabin as they do. Counselors are available around the clock to monitor and comfort special needs.

Full Time Staff

Tracy Marnon
Director, The Fowler Center

When Tracy heard in April 2021 that a camp with horses, goats, pigs, and a mini mule was joining the MCHS Family, she was pumped! As she learned more in the coming months about The Fowler Center and their mission to provide people of all abilities a great camp experience, she was hooked. Though Tracy spent the past 22 years in HR, 4.5 of them with MCHS, her first job out of college was working with adults with developmental disabilities, which quickly became a passion. While Tracy loved working in HR, the opportunity to get further involved with two of her passions (animals being the second) proved too tempting, and Tracy jumped at the chance to lead The Fowler Center’s amazing team. Tracy loves watching our campers enjoy all we have to offer!

Lynn M. Seeloff, CTRS
Camp Director

Lynn’s experience at The Fowler Center started by volunteering for a respite weekend in September 2004. It was the first weekend they used the ACCESSIBLE HIGH ROPES COURSE and she fell in LOVE ! The staff were so encouraging and fun with the campers. She just had to return. Over the next 2 years during college she worked at camp as a weekend respite counselor, the 2005 Outpost Coordinator, and 2006 Program Coordinator. After graduating in May 2007 from Central Michigan University with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation she started working full time as Assistant Director and then Camp Director. Lynn believes in the power of CAMP and loves giving campers and staff the chance to learn and grow in our community.

Nicole Lingnau
Program Supervisor

Nicole  has been a faithful member of the Fowler Family since Summer 2015. After graduating from Central Michigan University with a degree in Social Work Nicole found her niche, working with individuals with disabilities and helping them live independent and meaningful lives. Over the years Nicole has worked as Lead Counselor, Head Counselor, Behavior Specialist, Respite Counselor, and now Program Supervisor. While working at camp Nicole has also worked at the Tuscola County Intermediate School District as a Paraprofessional with a Job Coach certification. Nicole’s favorite activities at camp include campfire cooking, waterfront, and H-A-Y-R-I-D-E!

Kim Phillips
Office Manager

Kim is a native to the Thumb Area and no stranger to working with youth or professionals as the High school and Superintendent Secretary for Kingston Schools from 1985 -2014. Kim loves making sure campers have what they need to get to camp. Whether it’s helping families navigate the registration process, keeping things tidy in the office, greeting you at check-in, or answering all your questions on the phone Kim always meets you with a smile.

Justin Sweet
Community Programs Coordinator

Justin has been working and volunteering at The Fowler Center since the summer of 2018. He has been a consistent presence around camp, whether it be working as a weekend respite counselor, helping with programs during the summer months, or jumping in as a lifeguard or challenge facilitator. He first fell in love with camp while working as counselor at our annual Barefoot session. This comes as no surprise because Justin already had a joy and understanding of individuals with disabilities as he was a paraprofessional and bus driver at the Tuscola Intermediate School District. In his spare time Justin enjoys riding his motorcycle or playing video games. He loves everything sci/fi fantasy related, and he likes to travel and try new foods. His favorite camp activities include waterfront, dressing up for evening program, and putting on our fireworks display for the 4th of July.

Brent Dawson
Facilities Supervisor

Before joining our camp team, Brent spent the last 10 years as a corrections officer. He was excited to move over to camp and spend his days outside making sure campers and staff have a safe and healthy place to call their “home away from home”. When not at work Brent enjoys camping, spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, and eating as much spicy food as possible.

Hazel Morris

Hazel spent most of her life in Southeastern Michigan before retiring to Mayville. She loves living the quiet life in the Thumb of Michigan. Hazel started out at camp as a kitchen aide before finding her home in the facilities department. Hazel enjoys making sure camp is clean and safe for all our campers, staff, and guests. When Hazel is not at camp she enjoys spending time at home with her husband and 7 cats.

Lilly Ross
Animal Handler

Lilly grew up on a small farm outside of Mayville and was raised around barnyard animals. She started her horsemanship experience as riding lesson student at The Fowler Center in 2016. After taking lessons at the center she adopted her paint horse named Mojito (pictured), from Starry Skies Rescue in Ann Arbor. She adopted Mojito as a training project and he has helped her further develop her horsemanship skills.  Lilly is now in the US Army Reserves and is proud to be serving her country. She is excited to be working at The Fowler Center year round and develop her skills in animal care and adaptive riding. She can’t wait to meet the diverse individuals we serve.

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