Meet Our Camp Staff

Executive Director

Sandi Creswell

Sandi is our Operations Director here at Texas Elks Camp on Texoma. Boy, what can we say about a lady who works so hard! She graduated from Brookhaven College. Sandi began working at Texas Elks Camp on Texoma as a JOLT instructor in 2008 and later became the Program Director of
JOLT. She then moved to the Main Office as Operations Director. Sandi is the wheels to the operation here at Texas Elks Camp on Texoma. However, her first love has always been the kids and the JOLT program. Sandi lives here on Lake Texoma and spends her free time with her growing family. With 3 kids, and now grandchildren Sandi stays busy with her family, fishing, boating, camping, and swapping stories here at Lake Texoma.

“I love seeing the students, campers, and adults enjoying life out in nature!” – Sandi​

Hospitality Director

Dina Marthinsen

Dina is our Director of House Keeping. Dina has an impeccable reputation for keeping the facilities at camp clean. Dina has been with Texas Elks Camp on Texoma since 2017. Dina is very dedicated to Camp, and she is a great asset to us. We wouldn’t know what to do without her. In her free time she likes to garden and clean lol!

“It gives me a very heartwarming feeling to see kids at camp.” -Dina

Program Staff


Jeremiah Velten

Carpe Diem. Veni, vini, vinci.

“Alea iacta est.”  – Julius Ceasar


Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah attended Collin College and has received two Associate degrees. He enjoys working with his hands, and entertaining kids. Texas Elks Camp on Texoma has helped Isaiah to continue to grow in his leadership and communication skills. On his off time, Isaiah studies for several Cybersecurity certifications, enjoys the warmth of campfires and interacts with several of our animals such as Lady (Lady Killer) and the turtles.

“I enjoy putting on a musical show for the campers and watching their faces light up!” – Isaiah

Program Coodinator

Hser Paw


Hser enjoys bird watching, fishing, and reading. She attended UTA and would like to become a full time bird watcher. Growing up she explored the little creek in her backyard and now she has 660+ acres of land to explore thanks to Texas Elks Camp on Texoma.

“Nature RULES!” – Hser

Facilities Staff

Don Miars

Don came to us as a volunteer and soon became a permanent employee. As a working cowboy Don has trained horses, given riding lessons, and worked in Wild West Shows. He served in Vietnam as a Green Beret. Don lives close to the camp with his wife and dog named Duke and loves working at Texas Elks Camp on Texoma.

“I love watching the kids learn that life is an adventure.”  – Don

Josh Velten

Josh began his association with Texas Elks Camp on Texoma over 30 years ago as a camper and later worked on the Camp for the Luthern Church. When the Episcopal Dioceses of Dallas purchased All Saints Camp Josh stayed on to serve as Facilities Director for the first 5 years of Texas Elks Camp on Texoma. Josh has a deep love of the camp, and we are very happy to have him back helping with the daily upkeep of the Camp and overseeing special projects.

“Experiences here are timeless. Every spot has a memory, or the potential to be the next memory!” -Josh

Food Services Staff

Debra Richardson

Debra is our Food Services Director. Debra is originally from Plano, moving to the lake area in 2016, and began working at the camp. She and her staff work hard to ensure you have a wonderful dining experience while here at camp.

“I love the outdoors and nature so live the lake life is a dream come true. Hope to see you soon!”  – Debra

Necie Davis

Necie is our Food Services Assistant Director. She joined the dining hall staff in 2019 and has been an asset to the kitchen.

“I love to make bread and big messes!”  – Necie

How would you like to join the team at Texas Elks Camp on Texoma?