Rich Swartwood

Rich Swartwood

Executive Director

Rich began at Clearwater Forest in the mid-80′s as a camper, then spent over 20 years directing a Presbyterian Camp in Indiana He came back to Clearwater Forest in the spring of 2014 and is excited to be part of the incredible outdoor ministry again. Rich is married to his wife Caroline, has three kids; Ryan, Caitlyn, and Eric. The entire family is active in sports, music, arts, and outdoor activities. Rich is an avid woodworker and truly enjoys making a lot of sawdust on his lathe making bowls, platters, pens and other creations.

Cassie Gabe

Program Director

Cassie Gabe is the year-round/part-time program director. Cassie has been a long time camper, staff member and volunteer at Clearwater Forest. She brings a ton of excitement and wonderful creativity to Clearwater Forest!

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Tami Jacobs

Office Manager

Tami Jacobs has the kind voice you hear when you call the camp office! She keeps the retreat guests happy, the bills paid and everyone organized! Life is exciting, married to a firefighter and mothering four children. Tami also enjoys jogging and reading.

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Lance Baumann

Lance Baumann joined Clearwater Forest’s ministry in early 2016. He is a native of Aitkin, MN where he lives with his wife and three teenagers. Lance is active in the community with 4-H, construction, volunteering, and more.

Jackie Owen

Housekeeping Coordinator

Jackie Owen is the Housekeeping Coordinator. She provides hospitality through ensuring that lodging is clean and ready for the next guest. Jackie enjoys time with her family, being outdoors and traveling!

Vicky King

Food Service Manager

Vicky King is the Food Service Manager and was born and raised in this area. She supervises the cleanest camp kitchen in the land and serves with a smile. Vicky has two children and three grandchildren. She likes to go camping and enjoy the outdoors, as well as spend time with family and friends.