Our Leadership

Leadership Camp War Eagle


Sam Torn

Executive Director, Sam and his wife, Susan, in addition to their responsibilities at Camp War Eagle, are owners of Incomparable Camp Ozark. The two have dedicated their lives to serving today's youth through the incomparable experience that is Camp Ozark, and now wish to share that same experience with the youth in Northwest Arkansas. Sam first came to Camp Ozark in 1951 at the age of three with his family. He later spent five summers as a camper and six years as a counselor at Ozark. A former baseball player and yell leader at Texas A&M, Sam's biggest asset is that he has experienced Camp Ozark from every angle - camper, counselor, staff member, parent and owner - and is able to translate these experiences into the development of an amazing program at War Eagle. Sam and Susan have three children - Scott (and his wife Secily), Chris (and his wife Ceci), and Angela (and her husband Stephan). In addition, they have nine beautiful grandchildren.

Pete Day

Operating Director, Pete is a very important and special component of Camp War Eagle. He ensures that all functions of camp are running safely and smoothly each session. Having served Camp Ozark in various capacities since 1991, Pete helped with the design and construction of Camp War Eagle. Pete and his wife, Kristin, have three children: Hailey, Aaron and Rachel.

Scott Richards

Operating Director, Scott brings a wealth of experience to Camp War Eagle after spending the past 20 years in various capacities at Camp Ozark. He and his wife, Becky, who serves as Camp Mom, have two children-Jay (and his wife Meredith) and Cory (and her husband Tucker) along with five beautiful grandchildren. Both he and Becky share a deep love and commitment to children of all ages and possess the unique ability to make all kids feel special. Scott is in charge of our year-round follow up program, CWE 365.

Eugene Beasley

Associate Director, Eugene grew up in Rogers where he played soccer and ran cross country. After playing soccer for the University of Central Arkansas and ultimately graduating from John Brown University, he was inspired by Camp War Eagle's mission and once presented with the opportunity, joined the team in 2018. He oversee Facilities and enjoys the challenge of maintaining our beautiful camp throughout the year. Eugene and his wife, Karen, have one son, Maddox.

Penny Stafford

Associate Director, Penny came to Camp War Eagle from northern Colorado in 2008. Initially, her passion for horses and kids was a natural fit for the horse program, and now she has grown into an administrative role (with an occasional trail ride). Penny and her husband, Charli, have one son, Tristan.

Leslie and Darrick Seaton

Associate Directors, Leslie and Darrick met at Camp Ozark where they served for many years on staff in the summertime. They have shared their passion of serving and loving kids and staff at Camp War Eagle since the Fall of 2005. Both are "kid" people, through and through. Darrick, a strong Osage, loves to fish in his spare time and co-directs the Program at camp. Leslie, a proud Oklahoma State alum and a mighty Caddo loves sports and manages all Human Resources at camp. Darrick's pure heart, along with Leslie's meticulous attention to detail makes the pair an invaluable asset to Camp War Eagle. Leslie and Darrick have one daughter, Addison Grace, and a son, Dez Parker.

Greg Taylor

Associate Director of Day Camps, Greg discovered his calling to work with kids full time while working at Camp Ozark. After changing majors, he taught high school and coached for 8 years in northwest Arkansas before deciding to continue his passion of working with kids by coming on full time here at Camp War Eagle. Greg shares his enthusiasm and love for children with his wife Brittney, who is an elementary teacher here in northwest Arkansas. Both are graduates of the University of Arkansas and are committed to the positive impact Camp War Eagle will have on NWA's children. Greg and Brittney have four boys, Jackson, Owen, Grayson and Mason.

Andy Charles

Associate Director, Andy graduated from John Brown University with a degree in youth ministry in 2008. Andy & his wife, Whitney, have two children, Zyan and Zaydee. Andy and Whitney both work for camp and truly believe in the mission of Camp War Eagle in northwest Arkansas. He oversees the morning program and is the Ropes Course Director. Fun facts: Andy is always smiling, loves to build things around the house, and once had a beagle named "Camper" (the name came from an old camp shirt that said "Happy Camper").


Chelsea Ariola

Ouachita Baptist University
Assistant Summer Staff Recruitment & Mish Mash

Micah Moore

Oklahoma State University
Top Staff, Family Groups & Camper Discipline

Ryan Brazile

Vanderbilt University
Marketing Director

Katelyn Fritz

Oklahoma Baptist University
Aquatics Program & Tribal Comp

Bailey Kestner

University of Arkansas
Human Resources Assistant & International Staff Coordinator

Andrew Martin

Henderson State University
Special Events

Michael Dickerson

Oklahoma State University
Team Competition & Top Staff

Bree Bossier

Henderson State University
Special Events & LITs

Hannah Hawley

University of Central Arkansas
Summit & Timeout & Top Staff

Caitlin Dewveall

Arkansas Tech University
Head Wrangler

Cori Hertzberg

University of Arkansas
Day Camp Site Director

Dani Gillean

Southwest Baptist University
Day Camp Site Director

Jesse Hertzberg

John Brown University
Day Camp Site Director





Every summer, Camp War Eagle employs over 400 of the finest college-aged young people anywhere as members of our Summer Staff. Camp War Eagle recruits summer staff from over 20 colleges and universities, with recruitment beginning in mid-October and continuing through February and March. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting, challenging and rewarding summer opportunity, please see our section regarding

Staff Opportunities