Our Staff

Katherine Gonella Manley

Katherine Gonella Manley, OSPREY Camp Director

I’m Katherine, and I have the privilege of serving as your OSPREY Director. I believe outdoor recreation is a human right. I originally hail from the Central Valley of California – the stewarded and territorial lands of the Sierra Miwok and Patwin People since time immemorial. Growing up here granted me a lifelong love affair with tomato vines, sunflower fields, and giant oak trees. In my own writing, I research the colonial history of summer camps (or the use of ‘playing Indian’) and how informal educational spaces can be instrumental in addressing climate change. I’m most passionate about creating youth-oriented brave spaces through creative performance, outdoor stewardship, and cross-cultural competency. When you come to OSPREY Camp, you’ll get to experience the magic of the outdoors alongside our amazing staff. We can’t wait to meet you!

Zia Wiles

Zia Wiles, Program Director

Hi y’all! My name is Zia and I am the OSPREY Camp Program Director. I am so excited to join this program and help more Washington students experience the magic of the outdoors. I’ve been involved in the outdoor education/recreation industry as long as I can remember, from attending summer camp as a child to serving as a Day Camp Director and much time spent in outdoor educator roles across the Pacific Northwest. Most recently I’ve been working within early education as an Outdoor Education Coordinator and Risky Play Advocate. I believe access to nature is a human right and that all children should be granted the opportunity to learn about and protect nature spaces. My camp name is Sloth; I chose this name more than 10 years ago now from a pure love for these evolutionary anomalies of animals. (For my high school graduation present my parents took me to a sloth rehabilitation center in Rainier, OR and I was able to pet and feed the sloths.) When I’m not at OSPREY Camp you can find me foraging for mushrooms in the forest, bouldering at the rock gym, or doodling in a hammock in a tree somewhere. I live with my partner and my 9-year-old bearded dragon Lloyd. We all recently moved to Washington from Oregon be closer to camp and are looking forward to exploring the Olympic Peninsula in our camper van.


Ellie, Cabin Manager

Hi, my name is Ellie! I am very excited to meet you all at Camp Osprey this year as a cabin manager! I have previously worked as a camp counselor, a paraeducator for K-12th grade, and as a garden teacher for elementary schools. I like getting to know kids from all over and helping them connect with nature in a positive way. I am hyped to share with you all the great camp songs that we sing together and the huge expanse of nature that we get to explore at Camp Osprey! I love splashing in puddles, singing loudly, and finding the hidden treasures that the outdoors have to offer.


Maddie, Cabin Manager/Education Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is Maddie, and I am one of the Camp Cabin Managers here at Osprey. This is my third year living in Washington, but I am originally from the East Coast. Some of my hobbies are thrifting, photography and yoga. I am a huge advocate for outdoor education and cannot wait to embark on this wonderful opportunity with you all. Hope to see you soon! 


Alexis, Kitchen Manager/Education Coordinator

Hi everyone! I’m Alexis, I’ve lived in Washington for most of my life and graduated from Washington State University in 2022. I began my Osprey camp journey during 2016 in my sophomore year of high school as a mentor and have been here ever since. I’m so stoked to see what the future sessions of camp look like and so ready to meet all of you!


Dusty, Cabin Manager

Hello everyone! Dusty is my name and I LOVE being outside. I have been working in various corners of the outdoor and education industry since 2014 and I just can’t get enough. From working at camps through the Y, day camps, and multi day expeditions I just can’t get enough of sharing the outdoors with like minded people and youth who want to learn! Something you might not know is that you could sink the entire Empire State building in my home state of Michigan’s northernmost lake, I find that fact quite Superior!