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OUR LEADERS

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Kaylee's Kamp Foundation. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

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BRI SMOLEN

Founder & Executive Director

Bri (she/her/hers) is our Foundation's Founder and Executive Director, aka our "Mama-Bear".  She is in charge of bringing these efforts to life for Kaylee's Kamp Foundation.  Bri wears several hats, working full time and owning a personal small business.  However, her biggest goal in life is to create an environment for Kai and their friends to thrive, dream, explore and become who they are meant to become.

KAI HANSON

Teen Spokesperson

He/They

Kai's spirit and love for others is the reason we are all here, and he continues to inspire us to create spaces that are inclusive for all.  When not at school, you can find Kai either creating on his tablet, playing ukulele or emerging themselves in the latest episode of a chosen anime.

ANDREW SMOLEN

Co-Founder

Andrew (he/him) is the backbone of support for Kaylee's Kamp Foundation.  He is the first person to question norms, and he is the definition of a creative soul.  You can find him using his creative genius to make something unique, furthering his education towards Performance and Sports Psychology, or playing with our dog Zeus.

AMANDA RILEY

President (2022-2025)

Amanda (she/her/hers) earned her Cultural Anthropology degree from Western Washington University in 2019. Embracing her passion for the non-profit sector, she found a nurturing space within Kaylee’s Kamp Foundation. She hopes Kaylee’s Kamp can bridge the gap for youth and families searching for resources and education so that current and future generations can live authentically. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, spending time with her cat and dog, and meandering through antique shops in search of treasures.

SIERRA HEIN

Vice President (2022-2025)

Hi! I am Sierra (she/her) , a psychology major at Western Washington University and plan to become a high school counselor because I love helping and learning about others. I am passionate about creating environments for LGBTQ+ youth to feel included, loved, and cherished for being who they are. I’m a spunky 20-year-old who loves anything that allows me to use my creative mind, like painting and journaling, and I enjoy tie-dying clothes because everything needs a little more color! I will always be a safe space anyone can come to talk to, so feel free to reach out to me I would love to chat!

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

Director at Large (2022-2025)
Director of PR & Communications

Dougal (he/him/his) is the current Director at Large and Director of PR & Communications of this wonderful organization. He is thrilled to be a part of Kaylee’s Kamp Foundation because they are creating a space that helps to not just accept but include LGBTQ+ kids in summer camps as well as in every part of day-to-day life. Dougal has spent over half a decade working in the visual space creating photos and videos for a variety of clients but at his core, the work he is most drawn to is focused on humanity and our connection one and other, as well as the earth at large. When he is not creating visuals, he can be found creating and enjoying various different types of food, having a solo dance party in his car, or spending quality time with his family, their dog Rosie, and his partner Nick.

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MADELINE HORNUNG

Secretary (2022-2025)

Madeline (she/her/hers) was born and raised in San Diego, but has finally settled down here in Washington. She owns a business and has an almost 2 year old son who lights up her world.  Madeline's hope is that her son will get to see the world as a place where everyone can live confidently in their truth. Some of her own family and friends did not have a safe space to be themselves, so she is passionate about making sure today's LGBTQ+ youth have those safe and inclusive places to celebrate who they are!

SAGE WILKIRK

Treasurer (2023-2025)

Sage was born upstate New York, but has lived in the PNW since they were 5 years old. They went to Western Washington University in order to become a math teacher, and they have worked at local high schools for the last decade. They run a queer educator support group and run professional development for new educators. In their free time, they are an artist, resume writer, tiktoker, and are planning their own wedding. Camp was a foundational experience for them, and they are very excited to support LGBTQAI2S+ youth in their unique journeys. 

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