Our Team

Erica Blue, CEO, Austin Sunshine Camps
Chief Executive Officer

Erica Blue

512-472-8107


Erica is ultimately responsible for carrying out the mission, vision, values, and strategic plan of ASC. Erica has been with ASC since 2018.

Nicole Clifford, Camp Director
Camp Director

Nicole Clifford

512-505-0910


Nicole is in charge of our Zilker overnight camp program, seasonal staff hiring, as well as our first time camper year-round program. Nicole started with ASC in 2021.

Michelle Conner
Event Sales Manager, Zilker Lodge Rental Program

Michelle Conner

512-505-0906


Michelle works with community members interested in renting the Zilker Lodge for their next event. Michelle handles all inquiries from prospective renters, as well as all sales of the rental program. Michelle has been with ASC since 2018.

Amy Copeland
Director of Corporate Relations

Amy Copeland

512-472-8107


Amy oversees ASC’s Corporate Sponsorship and Volunteer Programs and is responsible for generating revenue through corporate grants, event sponsorships, and employee giving.  Amy joined the ASC team in 2024.

Maddie Friedman
Development & Communications Coordinator

Maddie Friedman

512-472-8107


Maddie is the voice behind ASC’s communications, as well as the keeper of our donor database and the project manager of our Keeper Luncheon, Camp Tours, and Stakeholder Breakfast. Maddie also sits on the Austin Sunshine Run Committee. Maddie joined the ASC team in 2021.

Megan Grayless
Chief Development Officer

Megan Grayless

512-505-0901


Megan oversees all of ASC’s fundraising, communications, volunteering, special events, and development functions. She works with donors, funders, companies, and community members to ensure ASC reaches its budgetary and community engagement goals. Megan has been with ASC since 2018.

Summer Hart
Zilker Lodge Events Manager

Summer Hart

512-472-8107


Summer works with Zilker Lodge rental clients once their event rental date has been booked. She also creates the social media marketing and communications for the Zilker Lodge. Summer joined our team full time in 2023.

Felipe Salas
Director of Facilities

Felipe Salas

512-472-8107


Felipe ensures that all of ASC’s facilities are functioning, licensed, and inspected. Felipe also oversees ASC’s capital investment projects. Felipe joined the team in 2021.

Debbie Saunders
Director of Finance & Operations

Debbi Saunders

512-505-0900


Debbi is in charge of managing ASC’s finance, technology, and human resources departments, working with outsourced vendors to ensure our backend processes are efficient and productive. Debbi came to ASC in 2023.

Jacob Summer
Senior Camp Director

Jacob Summer

512-505-0908


Jacob oversees our Lake Travis overnight camp program, camper registration, the counselor-in-training program, as well as our ACA accreditation. Jacob joined the ASC team in 2021.

Zak Van Voorhees
Chief Programs Officer

Zak Van Voorhees

512-505-0911


Zak oversees all of ASC’s summer and year-round programming, ultimately ensuring that we meet the highest standards for our campers and staff. Zak has been a part of the ASC team since 2023.

Erica Blue, CEO, Austin Sunshine Camps

Erica Blue

Chief Executive Officer |

512-472-8107

Erica is ultimately responsible for carrying out the mission, vision, values, and strategic plan of ASC. Erica has been with ASC since 2018.

Nicole Clifford, Camp Director

Nicole Clifford

Camp Director |

512-505-0910

Nicole is in charge of our Zilker overnight camp program, seasonal staff hiring, as well as our first time camper year-round program. Nicole started with ASC in 2021.

Michelle Conner

Michelle Conner

Event Sales Manager, Zilker Lodge Rental Program |

512-505-0906

Michelle works with community members interested in renting the Zilker Lodge for their next event. Michelle handles all inquiries from prospective renters, as well as all sales of the rental program. Michelle has been with ASC since 2018.

Amy Copeland

Amy Copeland

Director of Corporate Relations |

512-472-8107

Amy oversees ASC’s Corporate Sponsorship and Volunteer Programs and is responsible for generating revenue through corporate grants, event sponsorships, and employee giving.  Amy joined the ASC team in 2024.

Maddie Friedman

Maddie Friedman

Development & Communications Coordinator |

512-472-8107

Maddie is the voice behind ASC’s communications, as well as the keeper of our donor database and the project manager of our Keeper Luncheon, Camp Tours, and Stakeholder Breakfast. Maddie also sits on the Austin Sunshine Run Committee. Maddie joined the ASC team in 2021.

Megan Grayless

Megan Grayless

Chief Development Officer |

512-505-0901

Megan oversees all of ASC’s fundraising, communications, volunteering, special events, and development functions. She works with donors, funders, companies, and community members to ensure ASC reaches its budgetary and community engagement goals. Megan has been with ASC since 2018.

Summer Hart

Summer Hart

Zilker Lodge Events Manager |

512-472-8107

Summer works with Zilker Lodge rental clients once their event rental date has been booked. She also creates the social media marketing and communications for the Zilker Lodge. Summer joined our team full time in 2023.

Felipe Salas

Felipe Salas

Director of Facilities |

512-472-8107

Felipe ensures that all of ASC’s facilities are functioning, licensed, and inspected. Felipe also oversees ASC’s capital investment projects. Felipe joined the team in 2021.

Debbie Saunders

Debbi Saunders

Director of Finance & Operations |

512-505-0900

Debbi is in charge of managing ASC’s finance, technology, and human resources departments, working with outsourced vendors to ensure our backend processes are efficient and productive. Debbi came to ASC in 2023.

Jacob Summer

Jacob Summer

Senior Camp Director |

512-505-0908

Jacob oversees our Lake Travis overnight camp program, camper registration, the counselor-in-training program, as well as our ACA accreditation. Jacob joined the ASC team in 2021.

Zak Van Voorhees

Zak Van Voorhees

Chief Programs Officer |

512-505-0911

Zak oversees all of ASC’s summer and year-round programming, ultimately ensuring that we meet the highest standards for our campers and staff. Zak has been a part of the ASC team since 2023.