Administrative Team

Dedicated Tradition ... Record Breaking Staff

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 

Elizabeth Cochran 
Executive Director
ecochran@cincinnatiymca.org

I am a Mom, a YMCA professional, and outdoor fun enthusiast! I love my job - I live at camp year-round with my husband Cameron, twin 17-year-olds Josh and Geoff, and 11-year-old Kara Jane. Beginning in 1989, I was a Camp Ernst camper, counselor, lifeguard, and unit leader. After a few years away, I returned in 2003 to full time camp life, and have served as the Executive Director since 2011. I really enjoy the great privilege of getting to know our fantastic Camp Ernst families and pursuing my passion for youth development.  Call me with any questions about Camp Ernst's past or present, read my thoughts on summercamp on www.myYcamp.tumblr.com, and follow me on twitter!  @CampErnst

 

Al Reynhout
Operations Manager
areynhout@cincinnatiymca.org

Hi everyone, I'm Al.  I have been Camp Ernst as the director of Property/Operations since 2014 and I’m loving every minute, what a great place to work!  My wife and I moved to Kentucky from Michigan in 2009 where I spent 10 years in maintenance at a Christian camp.  I enjoy playing a round of golf when I can and have raced remote control vehicles.  I will do my best with God’s help to keep this camp a safe and fun place.  It’s a joy to see the smiles on the faces of those who spend time at Camp Ernst.

 

Megan Gierhart
Senior Program Director
mgierhart@cincinnatiymca.org

Hi, I am Megan!  I started my own camping experience here at Camp Ernst in 2000.  I began as a camper and worked my way up as a crew member, counselor, and Unit Leader.  I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with my degree in Early Childhood Education and taught for a few years.  Now, I get the pleasure of being the Program Director and doing what I love everyday!  I love camp because it’s a great place to try new things, meet new friends, and have a lot of fun!  My favorite place at camp is the lake, especially the water slide.  I am also a huge fan of giraffes!  Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions about camp!

 

Barb Rathbun
Office Manager
brathbun@cincinnatiymca.org

Hi, I am Barb and I am the Office Manager at YMCA Camp Ernst.  My first summer at camp was in 2012 and I have loved every minute since!  I grew up in California and have lived many places, including New York, Canada, Texas, and Delaware.  My husband and I have two sons, Ricky and John. My favorite things about camp so far are the silly songs and beautiful setting.  I cannot wait for many more summers here at Camp Ernst!  See you soon!

 

Michael Lindley
Teen Program Director

Say hello to Michael, or often refered to by his last name, Lindley. Michael 
serves on our full time team as the Teen Program Director. He has been coming to camp ever since he was seven years old and has done just about every job there is at camp. His favorite thing about camp is getting to pass the love on to the next generation of campers. You can find Michael working with our Teen Programs, Junior Board, and running our Group Rentals.

 

Jennifer Hart
Registrar

Meet Jen, the Camp Registrar. She grew up here in Northern Kentucky and just recently returned from Southern California where she pursued her undergraduate degree in Film from Cal State Fullerton. Jen is an equestrian, an avid hockey fan, and loves organization! There is an activity for every camper at Camp Ernst which is why she is so excited to work here! You can find Jen in the camp office talking to parents and registering you for summercamp!

Emily Momberger
Ranch Program Director

Emily has been running our ranch for the last few years! She grew up right down the street from us in Boone County.  She loves spending each day with Lilly and Willy (our goats), Jasper (our pig) and all of our amazing horses and ponies at the Rockin’ E Ranch. You can find her feeding the horses, leading trail rides, teaching riding lessons, and planning for our year-round Equine Programs. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, read books and spend time with her family!

Jeremy Pinnell

Hi guys! I’m Jeremy, I love working at Camp Ernst.  It's a beautiful place to spend my day and I get to help keep it beautiful.  You may have seen the perfectly parallel lines that I create as I roll around camp on my riding mower.  365 acres is a lot to handle, and I love the challenge.  In my spare time I like to play music, go fishing, update instagram, and spend as much time as possible with my family!