Jill Wilke, Executive Director
Jill Wilke joined the staff in January, 2021. Jill has served on the board of directors for 14 years and as the president of the board for the last 4 years. As a master’s prepared nurse, Jill brings her medical knowledge and ten years of administrative experience to Wonderland Camp. The camp will rely on her to oversee the financial affairs, regulatory compliance, processes, and success of the strategic plan. Jill lives in her home that is adjacent to the camp property.
Stephanie Dehner, Director of Administration
Stephanie is a graduate of Missouri State University with a specialized degree in the field of Event & Venue Management. She moved to the lake in 2007 and brings a strong sales and professional marketing background to the camp. Her background also includes budget planning and expense management. The camp will rely on Stephanie to streamline processes, generate in-kind donations, and create additional revenue streams to help sustain camp operations so that we can continue to make memories of a lifetime for our one-of-a-kind campers.
Andy Brendell, BSW – Camp Director
Brendell has spent three summers at Wonderland Camp previously while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in American Sign Language (ASL) Studies at William Woods University. Brendell is tasked with leading over 100 summer staff, developing programming for 11 weeks of summer camp and adding new off-season events. Future goals for Brendell include developing culturally immersive opportunities in mid-Missouri for Deaf individuals, interpreters, and students learning ASL. Brendell lives on camp property with their partner Dani, their dog and two cats.
Mike Clayton, Director of Fund Development and Communications
Mike joined the camp in 2019 but has lived and worked at the Lake of the Ozarks for 25 years. He hosts a morning radio show on Mix 92.7 where he is the Program Director. Mike is a fundraiser for the camp and manages our social media and outreach.
Jan Stapleton, R.N., BSN – Director of Health & Wellness
Jan has previously volunteered on the board of directors for four years before coming to work for camp. With over twenty-five years of nursing experience, Jan will be responsible for assessing and accommodating the very complicated medical needs of our campers including dispensing medications, oxygen needs, tube feeding requirements and catheter care. Stapleton is also a certified life coach and plans for several workshops throughout the year.
Paul Wilke, Maintenance
Paul lives in Rocky Mount and is a retired paramedic.
The Board of Directors duties include but are not limited to overseeing financial management and budget planning, supervision of the professional camp leaders, long term planning, fund raising, scholarships, setting Camper fees, and general decisions regarding policies and procedures at Wonderland Camp.