VA Staff Meet our awesome staff! Alyssa is a 2nd year film counselor from Manassas, VA. She currently studies Kinesiology and enjoys playing rugby and guitar. Alyssa’s life goal is to be happy and help other be happy. Anuouar is a 1st year Athletics counselor at TIC. Anounar was born in Morocco and lived there as a baby until his family moved to Alexandria, VA where he currently resides. Anuouar has many hobbies and passions. To name a few, he enjoys video games, hitting the gym, wrestling club, reading books, watching documentaries, and even hiking. His life ambition is to one day start up his own Investment firm. Aubrey, better known as Arcelia, is an athletics counselor joining us for her 7th year at TIC. Born and raised in Vienna, VA, Arcelia is a rising sophomore at Liberty University studying Forensic science and Criminal justice: Strategic Intelligence. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball, doing puzzles, cooking, catching owls, playing with her dog and just hanging out with friends. Arcelia is passionate about working with children and being a great influence to the next generation. Life’s ambition for Arcelia is to help the less fortunate and work for the federal government. Baburjan, better known as Bob is a Programming/Robotics counselor joining us for his 3rd year. Bob is from Mclean, Virginia and attends James Madison University studying computer science and mathematics. Bob enjoys reading books, running, coding, and DJing. Life’s ambition for Bob is to travel the world and start a business. Christian is a 4th year Athletics Counselor from Falls Church, VA. Christian recently graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double major i psychology and philosophy. In the fall, he plans to begin is doctoral program in clinical psychology at Kent State University. When Christian isn't being an upbeat counselor, he ejoys sports, athletics, counseling, looking up words he doesn't know on Wikipedia and reading long books. Life's ambition for Christian is to become a college professor, therapist, researcher, and author. Colin is from Arlington, Virginia and has been with TIC for 6 years. He currently works as our Leadership and Training Director. Colin is a graduate of Yorktown High School and has two degrees is Psychology and Elementary Education. When Colin isn't making our camp awesome, he teaches 6th grade science, enjoys playing basketball, and learning the ukulele. Life's ambition for Colin is to leave the world better than it was before. Corey is an Athletics counselor joining us for his 11th year at TIC. Corey is from Great Falls, Virginia and currently attends Clemson University where he studies Parks recreation and Tourism Management. When Corey isn’t keeping his campers active, he enjoys fast food, frisbee, lacrosse, and just being outside in general. Life’s ambition for Corey is to get outside and help people using recreation and leisure. Dominic, otherwise known as Dom is a 1st year Robotics counselor. Dom was born is Vienna, VA and is currently a rising Junior at Ursinis College. He studies Biology with a focus in genetics and double minors in Biostatistics and Japanese. Dom loves singing, drawing, tinkering with things, and playing video games. Life’s ambition for Dom is to study genetics and DNA sequencing to help find the causes of some disorders and hopefully develop treatments! Dylan is joining us for his 3rd year as a Programming counselor from Arlington, Virgina. Dylan currently attends Bucknell Unversity for Computer Science. In his free time, Dylan enjoys guitar, music, and comics. Erin is a joining us for her 2nd year as a Digital Photography counselor. Erin is from Annandale, Virginia, attends Falls Church High School and is a former camper! Her hobbies include painting, photography, filmmaking, and long walks on the beach. Life’s ambition for Erin is to work for TIC! Eva is a first year Programming counselor from Falls Church, VA. Currently a student at the University of Virginia, Eva studies Mechanical Engineering and Statistics. She is passionate about playing the trombone, piano, and hiking. Eva hopes to someday hike the Appalachian trail and visit all seven continents. Fiona, or simply “Fi” is a filmmaking counselor joining us for her 2nd year. Fiona is from Manchester, England and just finished up a three year Film and TV degree at Leeds Trinity University. Fi will now be progressing on to a Master’s program in TV Post Production at Salford, Media City to further develop her creativity. Life’s ambition for Fi is to be able to create art for a living whether it is literal art, film, or television. She would love to work on shows such as Sherlock or Miranda. Fi also aspires to travel the world for free and or own a pet penguin. James Fletcher, better known as Fletch has been with TIC for 11 years and is joining us this year as an Athletics counselor. Fletch was born in D.C. and grew up in the Mclean area of Virginia. He is currently a rising junior at Embry Ridge University in Daytona Beach, FL majoring in aerospace engineering. He is also a member of the Honors at his University. When Fletch isn't giving his campers a good burst of energy, he is passionate about playing and listening to music. Life's ambition for Fletch is to build or design something that is sent into space or even better, go in to space himself! Jared is our camp Director and has been with TIC for several years. Originally from the icy coast of Antartica, Jared moved to the DC area at a young age. Jared loves sports. After all, he founded the Washington Nationals back in '05. When Jared isn't being an awesome camp Director, he enjoys vacationing in the Mediterranean and walking sweet old ladies across the street. Life's ambition for Jared is to hit the lottery and spend all of his winnings on a house made from nothing but candy. Jason is a 1st year Programming counselor from Woodbridge, Virginia. Currently a student at James Madison University, Jason studies Computer Science. In his free time, Jason is a part-time barber who enjoys exercise, eating, and being with family. Life’s ambition is to be a great scholar. Jonathan who goes by Jon is an Athletics counselor who has been with TIC for 3 years. Although he was born in San Antonio, Texas, Jon has been living in Virginia since the 5th grade. He currently is a business major in college and loves playing all sports with his friends. Jon will take a swing at ANY sport, even if he's not good at it! Life's ambition for Jon is to graduate from college and find a job he enjoys. Kelsey is an Athletic Director with TIC for her 5th year. She recently graduated with a Masters from JMU (Go Dukes!). Kelsey enjoys cooking and experimenting with whatever food she has. Her ambition in life is to travel to every continent before she dies..but probably not Antartica. Kody is a Programming counselor who has been with TIC for 10 years. Kody was born in Southfield, Michigan and moved to Arlington when he was a little over 1 years old. He considers himself to be a true “Arlington Boy”. Kody will be attending Harvard University in the fall, studying Physics or computer science (he’s indecisive at the moment). When he’s not maturing the next generation of programmers, he loves pretty much anything related to music. Kody enjoys singing and playing piano, but especially drumming on the table and accidentally annoying everyone around him. Life’s ambition is to be someone the seven year old him would look up to. Kyle is a 1st year Athletics counselor with TIC. Kyle is from Adamstown, Maryland and attends Marymount university for Business communications. Kyle enjoys playing lacrosse at his University and basketball. Life’s ambition for Kyle is to have a great career in Business communications while enjoying playing sports. Madeleine, better known as Maddie, is a 1st year Programming counselor born and raised in Vienna, VA. Maddie currently attends Thomas Jefferson High School for science and tech. She plans to major in Computer Science or Engineering in college. Maddie loves to compete in debate, play field hockey and lacrosse, and umpire baseball games. In her free time, she enjoys reading the news, listening to music, and time with friends. Maddie’s life goal is to be able to make/engineer applications and computer solutions to fight global issues such as disease, hunger, and violence. Madeleine, preferably "Maddy" is a 1st year Athletics counselor from Arlington, Virginia. Currently a student at University of Oregon, Maddy studies Human physiology and women/gender studies. When Maddy isn't keeping our campers in shape, she plays competitive ultimate frisbee and enjoys, reading, playing with dogs, and exploring the outdoors by way of hiking and backpacking. Life's ambition for Maddy is to work in the medical field, possibly as a Physician's assistant. Madeline, or Maddy is joining us for her 3rd year as an Athletics counselor. Maddy is from Annandale, Virginia and was once a camper at TIC! She currently attends the University of South Carolina for Nursing. Maddy enjoys shopping, photography, and playing field hockey. Her life’s ambition is to work for TIC as an athletics counselor. Denitra, better kown as Mallory is a 3rd year Athletics counselor with TIC. She was born in Bamberg, Germany and calls Evans, Georgia home. Mallory is currently studying pre-med at Augusta University. Her hobbies include basketball and just about anything outdoors. Her ambition in life is to become a radiologist. Matthew, or Matt is a 1st year tennis counselor with tic. Originally from Vienna, VA, Matt currently calls Falls Church home. Matt is a student at the University of Virginia studying mechanical engineering. When Matt isn’t swinging his tennis racket with the campers, he enjoys playing the clarinet, saxophone, video games (Zelda and Pokemon) and watching movies (Marvel). Did we mention that Matt also loves tennis?! Life’s ambition for Matt is to be a successful engineer and live in a coastal house filled with dogs. Max is a first year programming counselor from Falls Church, Virginia. He's currently studying computer science at Virginia Tech. When he's keeping his campers plugged in, he enjoys video games, music, cooking, and reading. Life's ambition for Max is to make the most amazing grilled cheese ever made. Meg also known as Meggles is a Graphic Design Counselor joining us for her 1st year. Born in Vienna and raised in Great Falls, Meg graduated from James Madison University with a BFA in Architectural Design. Meggles is a loyal fan of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee and sour dill pickles. In her free time, she loves to dance, draw, do yoga, and play with her dogs. Life’s ambition for Meg is to be Beyonce’s back up dancer and start her own army of Despicable Me minions. Taliyah is a 2nd year Digital Photography counselor here at TI. Born in Surry, VA and raised in Maryland, Taliyah attends the Art Institute of Washington majoring in Digital Photography. Her passions include photography, music (playing instruments), and singing. Megan is a first year Drama Specialist with TIC. Megan is originally from Northern Virginia but moved to Utah after High School. She's currently pursuing a BFA in Acting at Bringham Young University. When Megan isn't preparing her campers for broadway, she enjoys reading, gaming, and hiking. In high school, Megan loved volunteering with WWII vets. Life's ambition for Megan is to be the world's coolest Mom, but other than that, she'll just see where life takes her. Myles is a Circuits Counselor who has been with TIC for 10 years. Hailing from Arlington, VA, Myles is a student at the University of Virginia, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. He enjoys singing, acting, circuit design and gaming. Life’s ambition for Myles is to play Timone in the Lion King of Broadway. Nicholas also known as Nick, is a 2nd year Film counselor. Nick was born in Summit, New Jersey and raised in Arlington, Virginia and currently attends Washington-Lee High School. Nick is a man of seemingly opposing passions--he enjoys knitting and rifles. Life's ambition for Nick is to work in the Theatre or Film Department. Nick is a Programming Director joining us for his 12th year at TIC. Born in Chicago and raised in Mclean, Nick enjoys acting, programming, and video games. Nick currently attends James Madison University and majors in Computer Science and Theatre. Life’s ambition for Nick is to own a successful startup tech and be a famous, renowned actor. Nomin better known as Nomi is our Health Advisor joining us for her first year. Although she was born in Mongolia, Nomi has lived in Arlington pretty much her entire life. She currently attends Marymount University studying Nursing. Nomi enjoys swimming, playing the viola, and watching movies. In life, Nomi would love to work in community health clinics after college. Josh, better known as 'Schwa' here at camp is a second year Digital Music counselor from Falls Church, VA. Schwa currently studies Commercial Music at BYU in Provo, Utah. In his spare time, he loves playing piano, watching movies, and writing music. Schwa aspires to compose music for films in the future. Sean is an Athletics counselor joining us for his 4th year with TIC. Hailing from Arlington, VA, Sean attends the College of William and Mary for Biology and is ambitious about graduating. Basketball is Sean’s passion. Selemawit is a programming counselor born and raised in Asmara, Eritrea. Selemawit moved to the States in 2015 and is an international sophomore at Berea College studying computer science. Selemawit has always been fascinated and inspired by new innovations and technologies that help improve human life. Her future ambition is to help people using the skills she’s gained and educate girls in her country who don’t have the opportunity to learn code. Selemawit would also love to contribute to the expansion of technology use back in Eritrea. Before moving to the states, Selemawit enjoyed spending quality family time on Sundays with a traditional coffee ceremony. She also likes watching movies, and reading books. Seren is our Multimedia Director and has been with TIC for 3 years. Hailing all the way from Tredegar, Welsh Valleys, Seren just graduated from Sheffield Institute of Arts with a Masters in Graphic Design. She has 'way too many' hobbies but some include pins, boards, and collections on Pinterest. Life's ambition for Seren is to save the world thru design and make it a happier place for everyone. Wesley is a 1st year filmmaking counselor from Annandale, Virginia. He is currently studying Industrial Design at Virginia Tech. Wesley has a wood shop in his backyard and likes to build things. He also enjoys making stop motion animation and short films. Wesley loves learning about technology, history, and science. William or Will is a first-year Athletics counselor from Mclean, Virginia. A recent grad of Langley High School, Will will be a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis this fall. When Will isn’t running around with his campers, he indulges in music. Will plays guitar and loves to go to as many concerts as possible. He also enjoys reading and exercising. In life, Will wants to become enlightened and discover the secret to true happiness and live in harmony with the universe. Zachary, who goes by Zack or Coach Carr is in his 3rd year at TIC. An athletic counselor from Roanoke, Virginia, Zack studied Athletic Coaching Education at West Virginia University. He now teaches Health and Physical Education at Fairfax County Public Schools. Zack enjoys staying active. He coaches a high school basketball team and loves going to sporting events and hanging out with his buddies. Zack is also a passionate WVA Mountaineers fan and Redskins fan. Life's ambition for Zack is to have a simple life full of friends, family, and sports. He aspires to become a head basketball coach at the high school or small college level. Sky is a Digital Music counselor who has been with TIC for 7 years. Reston, Virginia is where Sky calls home and where he attends South Lakes HS. When he isn't molding the next generation of producers and engineers, Sky enjoys music production, mixing&mastering, and foley. Sky's ambition in life is to gain recognition and credibility in the audio engineering business and have a good time doing so. Julia is a 1st year Animation counselor from Mclean, VA. Currently a student at Savannah College of Art and Design, Julia studies animation. When she’s not preparing the next generation of Disney and Pixar employees, Julia likes to play her ukulele and bake banana bread. Her life ambition is to light and animate on 3D animated films. Jay is a 4th year Athletics, (Tennis to be specific) counselor from Arlington, Virginia. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Education at the George Mason University. Jay has several passions; Geology (rocks), Ultimate Frisbee, and black coffee to name a few! Jay looks forward to spending a year bike trekking the globe. Ben is a robotics counselor joining us for his 8th year at TIC. Hailing from Great Falls, VA, Ben currently attends Ohio State for Aerospace Engineering. In his free time, Ben enjoys rowing, music, and rice. Life’s ambition is to sail the seas in his very own submarine. Adam, better known as, Summer is a Graphic Design counselor joining us for a 3rd year. Born and raised in Vienna, Virginia, Summer currently attends George C. Marshal High School. Summer enjoys robotics, digital art, and science fiction. Summer aspires to someday be a surgeon. Alexander, who goes by Alex, is a first year Animation counselor from Columbia, Maryland. Alex is an Animation and Comics teacher. When Alex isn't molding the next Disney and Pixar employees, he enjoys art, music, reading, and gaming. Life's ambition for Alex is to be and animator. Andrew is a Programming counselor who’s spent 5 years with TIC. Although he was born in Vienna, VA, Andrew spent a couple years in Southern California and Philadelphia. He is currently a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School and hopes to study Computer Science in college. When Andrew isn’t developing the next generation of programmers, he loves computers, playing varsity football and lots of pickup sports with his friends. Life’s ambition for Andrew is to create the next Snapchat, Facebook, Nintendo, or E.A. Anne Marie better known as Annie is a Drama and athletics counselor joining us for her 9th year with TIC. Annie is from Arlington, VA and will be attending Hofstra University in the fall studying English and creative writing. Annie’s hobbies include reading, writing, acting, and playing video games. She is particularly passionate for acting, theatre, and creative writing. Lucas AKA Luke is an Athletics counselor who has been with TIC for 4-5 years. Luke was born in D.C., grew up in Arlington, and currently attends Indiana University where he studies sports marketing and management. When Lucas isn’t keeping his campers in shape, he enjoys basketball, being with friends, hiking, and baseball games. Life’s ambition for Luke is to have no regrets and do as many challenging things that he can. Matt is a Programming counselor joining us for his 9th year at TIC. Matt is from Atlanta, GA and studies computer science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In his free time, Matt enjoys tennis, programming, piano and video games. Life’s ambition for Matt is to work for Google making cool programs that everyone can enjoy. Freddy Sifuentes Reategui is our beloved bus driver. Bio coming soon.