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LAURA OLENICK | SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MANAGER

Laura is a proud alumnus of Camp Swamp, having been a camper for many years from the age of 9, and returning as a worker in her teen years. She is forever grateful for the influence the Swamp had on her decision to follow Jesus, and treasures the experiences she had there. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina. She spent many years working in the full-time ministry with college students. She has also worked as a teacher in an early education center. Most recently, she has been the social media manager for a sports photography company. Laura is passionate about using her skills to help spread the gospel and helping non-profits through social media.
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JEFF RORABAUGH | EXECUTIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jeff comes to Swamp Corps with over 25 years of service, working with youth of all ages. He has been involved in the planning and leadership of Camp Swamp since 1998. He has been a full-time and volunteer youth minister and has worked with kids in the Greater Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City and Athens areas. He holds a Bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Science in Operations Management from Georgia State University. Jeff has worked with the likes of The Coca-Cola Company, Scientific Atlanta, Atlanta Church of Christ, Frito-Lay, and Power Partners holding various operations management positions and comes to Swamp Corps with much needed project management, train-the-trainer, budgeting, and leadership skills. His passion is to see the world made a better place by working with tomorrow's leaders today.
Swamp Corps Director Jennifer
JENNIFER RORABAUGH | PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jennifer (Middle with South Africa Youth Camp Nursing Staff) comes to Swamp Corps with over 25 years of service, working with youth of all ages. She has been involved in the planning and leadership of Camp Swamp since 1998. She has served alongside her husband as a full-time and volunteer youth minister and has worked with kids in the Greater Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City and Athens areas. She holds a Bachelor degree in Math Education from the University of Georgia and has held teaching positions in both public and private educational systems. She currently devotes full time to Camp Swamp and all its endeavors--much to the joy of her husband, Jeff.
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EMILY SHAPIRO | PARTICIPANT COORDINATOR

Emily comes to Camp Swamp as a former camper and full-time counselor. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management with a specialty in camp directing and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Intercultural Studies and Human Advocacy. While in college, Emily helped to plant Churches in both Clemson, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina and has worked for the Youth and Family Ministry in Triangle for the past two years. Emily has led several large groups around the world while working for HOPE worldwide, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross and JamQuest. The Swamp has had a major impact on her life and she is beyond grateful to be able to give back to the place that has given her so much.
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WADE WILLIAMS | SWAMP CORPS LOGISTICS MANAGER

Wade comes to Swamp Corps with over 19 years of experience in the entertainment business and a passion for helping people. After a stint in Hollywood, he moved eastward where he has managed staging, lighting and sound for various places, most recently for the University of Georgia. His current role as Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Altman Lighting, Inc. adds to the business acumen supporting his focus with Swamp Corps. His combination of experience and passion makes him a perfect match for this organization. Currently, Wade volunteers his services on-site with the Corps managing the acquisition, shipment and care of equipment; supporting all equipment and logistical needs to meet process agendas; and coordinating adult participant activities on the trips.