Billy: Campus Architect
Laura: Marketing Consultant
Laura has a long relationship with Fort; it’s where she came to know the Lord at youth camp! She introduced her husband, Billy, and their three kids to camp, and all are hooked on the fun and adventure of camp! The Lord called Laura to serve as Fort’s first remote employee in early 2020, serving as the Marketing and Communications Manager. They have since joined fulltime missionary staff, Billy leading the architecture and design of future building projects, and their family relocating to the Northwoods in spring 2021.
Billy has worked as an architect for 15 years and speaks at Bible Study Fellowship. Laura and Billy enjoy cooking as a family—homemade pizza is their specialty.
The family of five experienced both cooking and eating their first ever Lumberjacks breakfast. The kids learned how to swim independently in Spider Lake. At 7-years-old Will caught a fish ice-fishing that landed him on the local news for his “Big Ol’ Fish!”
What passage of scripture is meaningful to your family? Proverbs 15:1 — “A soft word turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” This proverb is a constant reminder to choose gentle words.
What is your favorite Fort memory? A favorite memory of Laura’s was having the opportunity to be the photographer on a Journey Beyond trip. She says, “A week in nature with the students was impactful and restorative!”
If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why? Laura: A spork because I like to multi-task.