Kelly Peterson

Executive Director

Kelly Joined Camp Fire staff in 2020 as the Executive Director. She has a Master’s degree from the University of California, Chico in Education. She also is certified in Excellence in Non-profit Management from the University of Nevada Reno. Prior to her time at Camp Fire, she was a Development Director for Eddy House, a homeless youth shelter in Reno Nevada, and was a Camping and Youth Development Executive Director for the United Methodist Church on the Regional and National level for 12 years. Prior to that, she was an owner/director of a private camp, an educational consultant, and a teacher.

In her role as executive director, Kelly is responsible for leading Camp Fire in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. She works with the board and staff to ensure the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach. She is also responsible for developing fiscal management and resources sufficient to ensure the financial health and future of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa.