Patty "PT" Dalrymple
She started her camp experiences by attending Camp Sealth (Vashon Island, Washington) as a camper for 11 years. She then worked as staff at Camp Sealth for 16 years, serving as a cabin counselor for three years, a unit supervisor for nine years, and unit director for two years. She worked as part time staff at Camp Sealth for two additional years while she made the transition to Camp WoTeKi (formerly part of the Camp Fire program) in Idaho.
She has been a part of Camp WoTeKi since 1990, serving as one of the directors. Starting as a member of the camp committee in 1988, her love of "camp" keeps growing each year. So, it was natural for her to be involved in creating WoTeKi, Inc., which now operates Camp WoTeKi as its own non-profit organization. Patty works hard to make memories for all the campers, as well as the staff, that attend Camp WoTeKi. She helps the "magic" happen!
In her "off-camp" time, she has been an elementary school teacher since 1984, teaching four years in Montana before moving to Idaho in 1988. She has taught grades 2-4 in that time. She currently works with federal programs for the Bruneau Grand View School District. She loves teaching youth to become the best they can be.
Patty has been a volunteer for youth organizations for much of her adult life. Being a member of Camp Fire Boys & Girls in her youth, it was easy for her to then become a Camp Fire leader, often having as many as four after school clubs at one time. She worked with all age groups. While in college she volunteered for Big Brother/Big Sister organization, helping three young girls get some positive interactions and attention. She also worked with Girl Scouts for a couple of years.
Other hobbies include taking lots of pictures and scrapbooking (both digital & traditional), card making & other crafts, and being with her grandchildren.
Kristi "Ripple" England
Kristi started her camp experience with Camp WoTeKi as a camper in 1999. Camp has always been a family activity so naturally Kristi was eager to join the team! She quickly realized she had a passion for helping teach kids the importance of team-work and being involved in helping others. Kristi worked her way up the ranks within camp becoming a JCIT, Junior Counselor, Counselor, JCIT Director and is now serving as one of our Co-Directors. She has been dedicated to Camp WoTeKi since its beginning and looks forward to the many years of success in the future.
Kristi is currently a branch manager at Wells Fargo. Prior to her current job, she worked in retail management for 18 years. Through her management and leadership experience, she has gained the ability to help teach young adults new skills that will help prepare them for their future endeavors both at Camp WoTeKi and in their professional atmosphere.
Kristi spends a significant amount of time recruiting companies to help support our non-profit organization through various donation processes. She assists greatly in the recruitment of kids from various states to attend camp. Currently we have kids from several western states attending our summer camp each year.
When not busy with Camp and work, Kristi enjoys spending time with her dogs. She enjoys fishing, camping, most anything outdoors, riding motorcycles and traveling. She loves being a positive influence in the lives of young adults and encourage anyone who has the opportunity to volunteer to do so. Other hobbies include photography, acrylic painting, and spending time with friends and family.