Meet the Tapawingo Staff


Brad Schmidt, Operational Manager:  Brad has been serving as Operation Manager since 1997. Brad is responsible for the day to day operations of Camp Tapawingo as well as implementing strategies and vision to keep Tapawingo a place of joy for our guests.  
Brad and Jane have been married since 1988 and have raised two sons.  When Brad is not finding leaks in the water system he likes to find new places to travel, new places to eat, and time to spend with his family.

Jane Schmidt, Food Service & Program Director:  Jane has worked as Food Service Director since 1998 and as Program Director since 2014.  In addition to food service, Jane is responsible to support the vision strategies of Camp Tapawingo through program and staff development. Jane has been married to Brad since 1988 and together they have raised two sons that she still enjoys being with. Jane enjoys reading and writing, her feet on the beach, and time spent with friends and family.




Steve Willems, Facility Manager: Steve began serving as the Facility Manager at Camp Tapawingo in 2020. Steve focuses on facility maintenance, grounds upkeep and building projects. Steve and Annie, along with 2 of their 4 children, moved to Camp Tapawingo in August of 2020. Steve likes to design new projects, work on his cars, and spend time with his family.


Jennifer Hanks, Housekeeping. Jennifer joined the Tapawingo Staff in 2019 and is responsible for keeping the interior buildings clean and tidy. Jennifer commutes from her home where she lives with her husband, Steve. Jennifer and Steve raised two sons. In Jennifer’s spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and watching movies.