Meet the Staff

“Our Staff,
Our Biggest and
Greatest Asset. 
Providing nothing but the best for your camper.”

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Gwen Ajayi is one of the owners of Oak Tree Camps. She has served in the hands-on position as Director of Operations for 5 years now with Oak Tree. She is the proud mother of 3 amazing girls Elisha, Olivia, and Aliyah who are always excited to make new friends every year at camp. As a parent, she knows the high expectations set for those who care for our kids and strives to meet and exceed them in how we staff, train, and operate Oak Tree Camps. Gwen is certified in Continuing Education in Youth Leadership. When camp isn't in session she dutifully volunteers as a Girl Scout Leader and enjoys her career as a Personal Stylist. She is a modern Renaissance woman with many skills in her resume. Some of her hobbies include photography, crafting, gardening, and outdoor adventures.

Owner

Gwen Ajayi
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Evelyn Riggan is our new Co-Director at Oak Tree. Prior to Oak Tree, Evelyn has held positions at camps in California, Jamaica and the UK. Her focus and attentiveness to the joys and interests of children sets her apart and keeps her engaged and intuitive at her position.

Evelyn graduated with a BA in Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an MAT in Early Childhood Education and is currently completing her MEd in Educational Administration and Policy.

At the top of her priority list are her three children, Darren , Elena and Esmé. They remind her daily the importance of a smile and grow her strengths in patience and the art of negotiation.

Evelyn has a passion for the outdoors. Family hikes, countless hours at the pool and the rejuvenating benefits of a long walk, Evelyn enjoys rooting herself and her family in exploration and the adventures that could come as a result.

Evelyn is thrilled to begin the adventures at Oak Tree camp, particularly excited about all the faces she will get to see on a daily basis. The laughter of a child can be one of the most rewarding sounds and she is beyond grateful for the moments she will get to share with all your children. This summer will be AWESOME!

Director

Evelyn Riggan

Summer 2021
Counselors and STaff

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Jordan Anderson

Camp Lead

My name is Jordan Anderson I am 20 years old and this summer will mark my 6th year with Oak Tree Camps. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I enjoy food, sports, and most of all my family. I was also a camper at Emory's basketball camp as well as sports fitness camp. I can be very adventurous at times and I'm always up for anything outdoor-related. I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

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Taylor Gwinn

Counselor

Taylor Gwinn is a rising sophomore health science major at Howard University. Taylor’s career goal is to become a physical therapist with a specialty in pediatrics. She will be entering her third year with Oak Tree and first year as a Junior Counselor. Recently, she completed her first year as an after-school instructor at a local D.C. elementary school where she assisted students with reading development and stem enrichment. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with several campus organizations and socializing with close friends.

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Kadi Turay

Counselor

This is Kadiatu Turay is 20 years old from Stone Mountain, Ga. She is an upcoming professional Chef and Baker. She has spent her last 6 summers volunteering and working at summer camps. She loves animals, cooking, and Music. She is currently enrolled at The Art Institute of Atlanta, where she will be pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts.

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Krysten Nedd

Health Staff

Krysten Nedd is a rising senior at Emory University, on the path to earn her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Besides being a nursing major, she is also a dance minor and loves to be creative. Some of Krysten’s hobbies include, reading, cooking, dancing, and spending time with friends and family. Krysten is so excited to work with you all this summer!

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Ashley Powell

Health Staff

Ashley Powell is a fun and enthusiastic fourth year nursing student from Emory University. She is from Prince George's County, MD and loves to play the piano, read and take care of her many plants! Ashley is super nice and always available to support you. She looks forward to meeting you all this summer!

We're looking for the best and brightest counselors.

Applicants must be enthusiastic, creative, hardworking, responsible, punctual, and resourceful and have a genuine love for children.

Counselors must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Counselors in Training/ must be at least 15 years old.

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