Josh is a 2012 graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education, and has a Teacher Certification in Health, Physical Education, and Physical Science. Josh has been volunteering with Make Promises Happen since 2009, and began directing MPH camps in 2013. Josh taught Physical Science and coached boys basketball and girls golf at Checotah Public Schools for 3 years. Josh became the Interim Executive Director at Central Oklahoma Camp in August 2015 and was named the Executive Director in November 2015
Director of Programming
Derrick, a 2017 graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma, with a degree in Kinesiology: Outdoor Recreation. Derrick has been the Assistant Director and Activities Coordinator for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) since 2012. He has been Volunteering at Make Promises happen since the summer of 2015. Derrick began as the Director of Programming at camp in November 2015. Derrick oversees the Make Promises Happen program, camp program areas, and camp summer staff.
Director of Operations
Elisha is a 1999 graduate from East Central University. She holds a BS-ED in Special Education and has Teacher Certification in multiple areas of focus. Elisha began volunteering for MPH in 1988 and decided her passion was serving persons with special needs. She taught classes for Chandler Public Schools for 13 years, spent a short time as a Paraprofessional for Putnam City Schools and then began working as Director of Operations in May of 2013. Elisha is in charge of reservations, meal planning and personnel.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Cody has been in the non-profit world since moving to the Oklahoma City area in 2013. He has volunteered with Make Promises Happen since 2009. He is passionate about serving others, and advocating for inclusion for all. Cody is in charge of marketing for both Central Oklahoma Camp and Make Promises Happen, the camp store, and Public Relations concerning camp.
Heather is in charge of fielding phone calls, handling inquiries, and for processing camper registrations, payments and photos. Look for her emails on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and fundraisers.
William is in charge of the care and maintenance of the campgrounds and equipment. He oversees 300+ acres of campground including ponds, nature trails, and activity areas.