Year Round Staff
Our year-round staff maintains camp and works to make each summer as successful as possible. If you visit camp, chances are you'll meet our year-round staff in the office or around camp. You can contact any of the staff members below via email, or call our office at (360) 376-2277 anytime.
Paul Sheridan is Camp's Director. He leads camp with an eye towards ensuring that children have a positive growth experience and maintaining Four Winds' tradition of community, simplicity, and creativity. You can read more about Paul here.
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Assistant Camp Director
Emily is the Assistant Director of Four Winds * Westward Ho. She has been a near fixture on the Four Winds summer staff since 1996, and brings to camp a great appreciation for the gypsy life. In between her summer staff years and joining the year round staff, she worked in Elementary Education, teaching and consulting for both independent and public schools in Vancouver, BC and New York City. Emily enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest, writing songs, traveling, and playing her guitar - she's also learning her way around a banjo!
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Working at Four Winds * Westward Ho as Registrar is like a dream come true for Mariah Armenia. Originally from California and south Puget Sound, Mariah moved with her husband and son to Orcas Island in 2010 after years of summer camping in its amazing beauty. While not at camp, Mariah enjoys all manner of needle-craft (sewing, knitting, embroidery, and such), crafting, and spending time with her family which also includes a boxer-mix named Beau and Caspar, the friendly goat.
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Ryan is the Captain of Camp's 61' yawl, Carlyn. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon graduating from college where he studied Northwest history, he fulfilled his life's dream to sail aboard a square-rigged ship. It was on that vessel that he formed a love for the Salish Sea and the San Juan Islands. He has been on the water for the last 10 years from Alaska to Mexico to Maine on many different ships, mostly traditional sailing vessels with an educational mission. Ryan has been working with children for 17 years in camp settings and on the water, and now is excited to combine his joys and talents aboard the S/V Carlyn.
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Sandra Green is our Finance Director and works hard to keep our finances in good order. A life long resident of the Northwest, Sandra has made her home on Orcas since the early nineties. She has a passion for succulents and was active in the local Farmer's Market for years. She was an early volunteer and one of the founding members of what is now the county wide Domestic Violence agency. She is involved with the local contractor association, working for affordable housing in the islands. When not at Four Winds, Sandra's life revolves around her two little beagles, swimming, and weekend RV trips.
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Jim is Camp's shipwright, taking care of our fleet of 70+ small boats. Jim moved to Orcas about 15 years prior to joining Four Winds, and lived most of that time aboard his 60' schooner, Phoenix, which is usually moored by the ferry landing. He's worked on all kinds boats and projects over the years, and did SCUBA repair and inspection of docks and boats for many years. When not working on a project, he loves hanging out with his cats.
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Rick is Camp’s Head of Maintenance. A lifelong boater and woodworker, he graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1999. He came to Four Winds in 2010 as Camp's shipwright, and stepped up to the Head of Maintenance position in 2014. When he is not taking care of Camp's facility, Rick enjoys many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, wakeboarding, and snow skiing. Of course, Rick still loves wooden boats and the Puget Sound, and shares that love with campers and staff alike.
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Maura Lynn Pritchard
Maura Lynn is Camp's Groundskeeper and Gardener. As a professional Master Gardener, Illustrator, muralist and portrait artist, Maura Lynn has spent many years working with non for profits teaching gardening, nutrition and art to inner city youth and their families and has marveled at the transformation that beauty, good food and nature can bring to one's life and a community. She now shares her talents with the Four Winds community and stewards the wonderful land that is its home.
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Molly Roberts is our Alumni Coordinator and Office Assistant. She keeps the thousands of Four Winds* Westward Ho alumni connected to each other and to camp and helps Mariah in the office. Molly is a resident of Orcas Island and has lived here for many years.
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Linda Sheridan has been a familiar face around Camp since 2005 when she moved here with her husband Paul. She joined the year round staff, as Camp's Special Projects Manager, in January 2013 and she loves being more involved with the camp community. Prior to joining the year round staff, Linda worked at Moran State Park as the Interpretive Specialist, Orcas Rec as the Director, and Children’s House Preschool as a teacher. When Linda is not working she is usually hanging out with Paul, their daughters Emma and Elizabeth, and the family dog Kate. If she is really lucky she is out snowboarding, hiking, riding a horse, or traveling with her family.
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Mike is Four Winds' Development Director, and has long connection to camp: He was a camper himself for eight summers ('71-'79) along with three sisters, a niece, and now his son and daughter. Mike and his family, his wife Maggie, daughter Mia, and son Noah moved to Orcas Island in 2014 from Bend, Oregon where they lived for the previous couple decades.
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Caleb grew up in the small town of Waterford, California where he lived for almost 30 years. After graduating from college he got the travel bug and went backpacking through Europe and explored several US states and National parks until he finally found his way out to Orcas Island and Four Winds Camp in May of 2016. During his free time Caleb enjoys hiking, sightseeing the islands, and practicing photography.