Julie Blucker, Associate Executive Director

Julie Blucker


Julie first volunteered at Camp Widjiwagan’s Equestrian Center in 1998 with her daughter, Christy. Since then, she has served us in multiple roles, currently acting as development director. Originally from Holland, MI, she and her husband have lived next to camp for the last 19 years, where they raised their three children and numerous pets. Julie loves working at camp because of her passion for families and the outdoors. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, going for bike rides and doing yard work.

Luke Dooley, Executive Director of Camping Services

Luke Dooley


Luke began his Y camping career back in 2006 with YMCA Camp Hanes in North Carolina. During his time with Camp Hanes he served as the Day Camp Director and Outdoor Education/Retreats Director. Luke served as the Associate Executive Director at YMCA Camp Chandler for the Montgomery Association in Alabama before taking the Executive Director role at YMCA Camp Kirkwood in Wilmington, NC. After serving as the Executive Director for YMCA Camp Cullen for the Houston Y in Texas, Luke has joined us here at the Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center with his wife and three children as our Executive Director. Luke is very committed to youth development and believes camp is a great environment in providing campers a safe place to develop a strong sense of accomplishment, belonging, and to learn and practice the Core Values of the YMCA.

Jay McNelly, Director of Operations Day Camp

Jay McNelly

Thomas Politte, Assistant Director of Operations, Resident Camp

Thomas Politte

Bethany Caldwell, Group Sales and Reservation Coordinator

Bethany Caldwell's Picture

Bethany is a Nashville expert, having previously worked at different museums around Nashville in education and summer camp roles, most recently at the Adventure Science Center! Now, Bethany has brought her talents to Widji to assist the Groups & Events department, ensuring every guest has nothing but an exceptional experience here at Widji.

Shelia Ridings, Registration Coordinator

Previously a Membership Coordinator at the Donelson YMCA, Shelia is now the Camp Widji Registration Coordinator. Shelia is the go-to for parents, and helps answer any and all questions and get kiddos signed-up for camp. Behind the scenes, Shelia handles all of the nitty-gritty details that come with setting up summer and year-round programming and keeps everything with registration and scheduling running smoothly.

Trelley Jones, Equestrian Director (with Sassy)

Trelley Jones, the GOAT

LaDonna Reynolds, Human Resources Specialist

LaDonna Reynolds

Mackenzie Stritzinger, Groups Coordinator

Suzy Gandy

Suzy Gandy, JCD Director of Operations Resident Camp & Groups and Retreats

Mackinzie Stritzinger

Hunter Martin, Camp Kitchen Operations Director

Hunter Martin

Carson Taylor, JCD Groups Coordinator

Carson Taylor

Lindsey Moore, JCD Groups Coordinator

Lindsey Moore