Brian became involved with Camp Hemlock as a young child when he first attended Stockade camp in 1983. He fell in love with the outdoor adventures and the fun junior staff. As a camper he participated in Stockade, Observer, and Battalion camps before completing the S.A.L.T. program. Brian served as junior staff, S.A.L.T. leader, and Program Director. He loved camp so much he proposed to his wife at the Rock Gardens. He returned to camp with his own children volunteering in every program they could do. Brian holds a BS in elementary education from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Johns Hopkins University. He taught 24 years in the public school system. Brian holds a local minister’s license with the Church of the Nazarene and is also a member of the Church Board. He and his wife Beth have two children in college, Megan and Will, who also work at Hemlock in the summers.
Victoria “Zazu” Richardson
Assistant Camp Director & Girls Program Leader
Victoria’s journey at Camp Hemlock started in Summer of 2019 as the assistant kitchen manager and kitchen manager. Since then, she has served in a variety of roles at camp, including as a chaplain/counselor to the staff of Wildflowers. She has a history of working at summer camps, which serves her well in her current role. While not at camp, Victoria spends time with friends, reading books, working on puzzles, or camping. Victoria holds a B.S. and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University, and a Master of Divinity(MDiv) from Metro Baltimore Seminary. She currently works full-time for Chapelgate Christian Academy as the Director of Spiritual Life. She also attends Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville, MD.
Camp Hemlock is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We are also under the leadership of an elected board of directors.