Staff

DIRECTORS

Nancy Nelson, Program Director

My name is Nancy Nelson. I have lived in Madison, WI, for many years. I taught at Edgewood College, a small private Liberal Arts College in Madison WI, for 27 years and am currently retired. My fields of teaching were Education and Psychology. I enjoy working with students of all ages.  When teaching a course on Adolescent Psychology I co-created a mentoring program for middle school students. During this time I became very interested in Middle School girls and launched the program, Girls’ Stories, Girls’ Voices in 1999. I hope to work with young women for many years as the program has been so successful and has changed many young lives. My hobbies are reading, golf, photography and being in nature.

Liza Hahn, Assistant Program Director

My name is Liza Hahn. I am currently a School Counselor at DeForest Area Middle School, DeForest, WI. I provide academic, career and social-emotional counseling for students in grades 5-8. I have been with the DeForest district for the majority of my career. Initially, I taught at-risk students at the high school. I then took the opportunity to collaborate the high school’s alternative program. It was at the alternative program that I realized I had a passion for counseling.

I attained my Masters in Counseling Psychology from UW-Madison. For my Bachelor’s degree I attended Edgewood College. I majored in Broad Fields Social Studies and minored in Secondary Education. It was while I was at Edgewood that I met Nancy Nelson. Nancy was the professor for some of my classes and I felt a great connection with her. From Nancy, I learned about a summer program called Girls’ Stories, Girls’ Voices and decided to be a volunteer facilitator.

Many years later, I am still working with Girls’ Stories, Girls’ Voices and loving it! The program allows me to meet girls of all ages and share my passion for empowering women. My personal interests include spending time with family and friends, playing with my dog, reading, yoga and traveling.

COLLEGE STUDENT FACILITATORS

Karly Korbol

My name is Karly Korbol. I was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, and now live in Madison! I just finished my senior year of college at Edgewood College, majoring in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood minor. I am very excited to begin my new adventure of student teaching in the fall, starting with Kindergarten, then preschool, and ending with first grade.

I play the clarinet and piano, and I love animals, especially dogs! I have a dog named Ginny, who is a Gordon Setter. I enjoy country music and going to country concerts. I am a huge Packer fan, and, I always look forward to spending time with friends and family. I love being around kids; they will always put a smile on your face no matter what! I am a hard-worker, but, also like to have fun! I am so thrilled to be part of the Girls’ Stories, Girls’ Voices family, and am very anxious to meet everyone!

Mary Kate

Hi my name is Mary Kate, and I am a sophomore at UW Madison.I play sports all year such as swimming, basketball, dance, and softball. I love coming to Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices because I can express my true self in a friendly environment. This is my fifth year as a facilitator, and I am sure it will be a fun one!

Kate

My name is Kate. I am a 20-year-old student at Lawrence University, but originally from Madison, WI. I have been involved with GSGV for several years and can’t wait to meet the new girls this year!

I like to draw, read and write. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FACILITATORS

Hunter Klus

Hi I’m Hunter Klus. I live on Lake Waubesa with my dad ,John, 2 brothers John, Will and step mom Sarah. I have many hobbies such as archery, lacrosse, volleyball, fishing, shopping, video games and spending time with family. While not doing sports I volunteer at St. Mary’s. I go to school at Oregon High School and am just finishing my junior year. After I graduate high school I would like to go to school and study to become a physical therapist. I’m very social and love working with other people. I have been doing Girls’ Stories camp for about 5 years and love it because I know everyone there is so friendly. This is my third year as a facilitator and I am very excited for this years camp!:)

 

Kate Morton

My name is Kate Morton. I am a senior at Verona High School. I have been in GSGV for four years now, and I love making new friends every year. It’s a great way to learn a lot about yourself, and I can’t wait to meet more people this year!

Ariadna Arias

Greetings campers, My appellation is Ariadna Arias, but like to go by Ari. My current occupation is being a junior at Verona Area High. GO WILDCATS! Math captivates me and therefore makes me want to be a Business Major. Currently I tech for high school drama productions, and profoundly involved with Food Drive, Science Club, and FFA (Future Farmers of America). Also I volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospitable and work in their gift shop. Religion is very important to me, which is why i’m an active helper at my church. I’m a kindergarten Sunday school teacher and sing in the church choir, also i have done some missionary trips in Madison. Singing liberates my soul so i also sing in the Madison Youth Choirs. Public speaking was not my forte so I joined Forensics to get better. Now I’m going to state competition for my selected piece. To be a truly a well rounded person though, I’m also take part in lacrosse (I’m a Midfielder). If you love to dance we are going to be the best of camarades, because I use to do ballet and was in the Overtures’s Nutcracker for the past three years. When not absorb in endless activities, I like to spend time with friends, take pictures, make movies, read, go to football games, and organize my life. Spanish was my first language, because I’m from La Paz Bolivia. If my friends were to describe me in one word it would be “Flaky.” I have composed my own music and sculpted many pots. Persistence is my life motto. An aberrant fact about me is that I love the feeling of embarrassment & hate compliments on my outward appearance. Discussing world Issues and Jimmy Fallon pleases me. I’m a former camper, this is my second year being a facilitator and have taken a way valuable life lessons from this organization which is establish to infiltrate important virtues on the future women of the world. I can’t wait to make a differnce in your lives and see what differences you establish in me.

Abby Sprunger

Hi! My name is Abby Sprunger and I am going into my junior year at Verona Area High School. During the school year I participate in Food Drive, FCCLA, Science Club and theater tech. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, camping, reading, painting and making jewelry. This is my second year being a facilitator after attending GSGV myself. I am super excited to help out and meet every one of you this year!

 

Liv

Hi, I’m Liv! I am 16 years old and am going to be a junior at Verona Area High School this year. I love dancing, writing and talking about anything. I try to be as positive as possible and live life (almost) stress free. I have been coming to GSGV for almost 5 years. I love coming to this camp every year and helping to empower girls to make a difference. I hope to see you soon!

Randi

Hey, this is me, Randi! I am 18 years old and am turning 19 on June 2. I am a senior at Deforest High School and I will be graduating this year on June 4th. I live with my mom, my dad, my little sister and now my boyfriend.

Isabella Flory

My name is Isabella Flory, I am 17 years old, and a junior at East High school. I love spending time with my family and friends, being artistic, listening to music, and baking desserts. I work really hard in school, and strive for good grades. I have been apart of GSGV for 5 years now, and I have been a facilitator for 2 years. I have so much fun every year at GSGV. You make so many friends, and so many amazing memories. I’m so thankful that I get to be apart of this camp every year.

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