our contributors
Jan Garrison joined the Communications Department in December 2000. He serves as the editor for the Culver news blog, contributes to the Culver Alumni Magazine, and shoots photos. He and his wife Crissie have three children: Cameron '10, Morgan '11, and Keely '15.
Jeff Kenney has been involved in historical preservation efforts at Culver since 2006. He works in the Alumni department and serves as the curator of the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop. A Culver native, Kenney is best known for his years as the editor of the Culver Citizen. He is also a regular speaker on topics covering Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee history. He and his wife, Beth, have seven children.
Doug Haberland has served as editor of Culver Alumni Magazine since October 1992. As Director of Publications, he manages the editorial staff and the production of various public relations and promotional materials, and other electronic communications used for various constituencies. Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in social science with a minor in journalism. He had two decades of experience in newspaper and magazine journalism before coming to Culver.
Mike Petrucelli joined Culver in 2011 as the Advancement Communications Coordinator, focusing on alumni and donor engagement. He’s a graduate of Purdue University and came to Culver after 16 years as a newspaper journalist.
Margaret McKinnis is a 2016 CGA graduate. She is a sophomore at Ithaca College. Her major is writing with a minor in Ithaca's Honors Program. Margaret is currently working as a communications intern in Woodcraft Camp.
Heather McColly ’12, joined the team as a Summer Communications Intern. She is heading into her senior year at Miami University and is studying Strategic Communications and Sports Marketing. Heather loves bargain shopping, traveling, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Culver Rootbeer Stand.
Meagan Maes joined the Communications Department for the 2013-2014 academic school year. As a native of Culver, Meagan earned her bachelor’s degree at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., in mass communications. She has also been a counselor at Culver Woodcraft Camp for the past five summers and has also worked Family Camp and mini camps
Anne Nowalk is a 2011 graduate of Culver Woodcraft Camp and a 2016 graduate of CGA. She is a senior at Saint Mary’s College (Indiana), majoring in Communication Studies, with minors in Gender and Women’s Studies and Justice Studies. Anne is currently working as a communications intern at Woodcraft Camp.
Hannah Brumback is a 2017 CGA graduate. She is a sophomore at Indiana University, planning to major in marketing and economic consulting. Hannah is currently working as a communications intern in Woodcraft Camp.
Emily Hernandez ’14 is entering her sophomore year at Vanderbilt University this fall where she is studying Psychology, French, and Cooperate Strategy. This summer she joined the Communications Team as the Social Media Intern and has perfected Instagram filters. While not at Culver, she anchors down with Vanderbilt’s Relay for Life Executive Board, loves eating all types of breakfast food, goes hiking, and believes that 1300 Academy Road will always be her home.
Noah Trevino ’15 spent nine months attending St. Felix School in Southwold, England, as an English Speaking Union Scholar. A native of Gary, Ind., Trevino is a summer intern working in the communications department. He will be attending Washington University in St. Louis to study architecture.
Katie Taylor joined the Development Department on July 1, 2015. She serves as a Culver Fund Officer, working with recent graduates and current students, as well as managing Culver’s crowdfunding platform, Impact Culver. Katie graduated from Culver Upper Camp in 2010 and from Culver Girls Academy in 2011. A 2015 graduate of Miami University, she serves as assistant sailing coach and works with the CGA Drill Team.
Morgan Hofferth is 2016 graduate of CGA and has worked at Culver Summer Schools and Camps for three years. While she previously worked as an instructor at the shotgun range on campus, she is now Upper School’s communications intern and the athletic department’s administrative assistant. When not at Culver, Morgan is attending Butler University and majoring in both Strategic Communications and Psychology. Obviously, she has a wide variety of interests.
Kelly Rogers joined the Culver Summer Schools & Camps staff in 2011 as the Communications Coordinator. A 2007 graduate of the Culver Girls Academy and a 2011 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Kelly holds a B.A. in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations as well as a minor in English. Kelly resides in Culver with her husband John.
Culver resident Kristen Counts is a frequent contributor to Culver Alumni Magazine. She is the wife of Math Department Chairman Nick Counts, and their daughter Ruthie is a Woodcrafter.
Abigail Surrisi is a communications intern specializing in social media and webiste development. A 2015 Culver Girls Academy graduate, Abby will be attending DePauw University this fall.
Scott Johnson is the director of Marketing and Communications at Culver Academies. He is a 1994 graduate of CMA and 1989 graduate of Woodcraft Camp.
In addition to singing in the choir, Tori Styers plays basketball and soccer, and is a CGA leader. She is a junior.