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Monday, November 30, 2009

Meet our new Staff Board Representative: Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is joining Sam Kruckenberg as our Staff Board Representatives. He was officially inducted at the November Board Meeting. Read on to hear more about Mike...

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Mike has been coming to Manito-wish since 1994 and started as a family camper and then became a camper for the next three years in our in-camp program and followed up as an Outpost camper on a Pioneer and Canuck. He has also been a member of our staff community for the past four years serving as Near South TA, Far North Counselor, South End Section Director, Far North Section Director, Waterfront Assistant, and Boathouse Director. Basically he says, “I like camp.”

I asked Mike why he was interested in becoming a staff board rep and he said “I wanted to be involved with Manito-wish year round. I feel that this is one of the best ways to understand and help camp, but also to be involved with Manito-wish more than 3 months of the year.”Mike is currently a senior at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He is a double major in History and Political Science and hopes to attend law school in the near future with an emphasis on environmental law, or teach social studies at any grade level.

Mike explained his favorite adventure, “This past Spring semester I was in Galway, Ireland, and while on a school sponsored tour of the Cliff's of Mohr, fellow Manito-wish Staff members Colin Tierney and Adam Kohler hiked with me down from the Cliffs to a small village known as Doolin Town. We walked along a sea-side trail that was less than a foot away from the cliffs - one of the most exhilarating and beautiful adventures of my life.”At the end Mike wanted to leave you all with one last thought: “I like to portage”(quoted by former staff member Douglas Young)

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