Staff & Board

Meet the administrative staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa.


Kelly Peterson-Cruse
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kelly Peterson-Cruse

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kelly Peterson-Cruse

Marilyn Bagley
Program Manager

Marilyn Bagley

Program Manager

Marilyn Bagley

Blake Barrett
Facilities Director

Blake Barrett

Facilities Director

Blake Barrett

Maranda Gillett
Program Manager

Maranda Gillett

Program Manager

Maranda Gillett


Arika Graybill
Office Manager

Arika Graybill

Office Manager

Arika Graybill

Asic Helberg
Program Director

Asic Helberg

Program Director

Asic Helberg

Cindy Hook
Bookkeeper

Cindy Hook

Bookkeeper

Cindy Hook

Alana Matteson
Assistant Director

Alana Matteson

Assistant Director

Alana Matteson


Jennifer Radley
Senior Program Director

Jennifer Radley

Senior Program Director

Jennifer Radley

Danielle Walter
Program Director

Danielle Walter

Program Director

Danielle Walter

Board of Directors

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of leaders from our community that believe in the power of Camp Fire to help youth find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. We are grateful to our board for their leadership and support.
  • Emily Drake, President | NCMIC Group, Inc.
  • Eric Schulz, President Elect | John Deere
  • Emily Hansen, Treasurer | Eide Bailly
  • Karen Pearston, Secretary | Principal
  • Ted Brackett, Immediate Past President | Neumann Brothers, Inc.
  • Sue Ballard | Johnston Community School District
  • Meghan Bradley | Sammons Financial Group
  • Jerilyn Johnson | Sammons Financial Group
  • Mike Kaputska | Wells Fargo
  • Brian Koch | Des Moines Public Schools
  • Jan Koch | Des Moines Public Schools
  • Stephen Quirk | Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Catherine Tran | Iowa International Center
  • Jason Wulfekuhle | Wells Fargo