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About Us

RAD Camp was created to empower people, shining a light on each as an individual with unique and amazing abilities, regardless of disability, diagnosis or description! In 2014, RAD Camp held it’s first Camp and we never looked back.

Our Story

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With over 40 years of joint experience working in the special needs community, Katie Webb Brundige and Meghan Clem knew there could be a place where everyone would feel accepted, people would be acknowledged for the amazing humans that they were, caregivers would get support they so desperately need, and the youth in the community would have a life-changing volunteer experience. RAD Camp was created to accomplish this vision. It’s powered by a passionate, strong volunteer community that truly believes the world needs a little more RAD! We are excited to welcome you into the RAD family and share our passion and purpose with you.

Leadership

Staff
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Katie Webb Brundige

Co-Founder, Executive Director of Awesome {Programming}

Katie loves cookie dough more than cookies, would wear Lululemon all day, and swears that exercise is therapy (also, shopping!). She believes in dreaming big, working hard and making the impossible, reality! Katie received her degree in Hospitality, Event and Tourism Management from San Diego State University. Alongside Meghan, she owns and operates Intertwined, a successful events and social media company. She began working with people with special needs as a volunteer and now has more than 20 years of experience in the field. Her passion for those with awesome abilities has led her to the loves of her life: RAD Camp and all those it serves, her husband, a fellow RAD Volunteer, and their two adopted sons who have special needs.

Meghan “Megz” Clem

Co-Founder, Executive Director of Awesome {Development}

Your biggest fan and our biggest motivator, Megz is always a bit too loud, a lot-bit energetic and just the right amount of cool! She tells everyone they “rock” because, obviously, they do! She believes in the power of spreadsheets, knowing (and shouting) your worth and that she was secretly meant to be a free safety for the USC Trojans football team! She has been working in the special needs community for nearly 25 years as a Volunteer, Communications Director and Fundraiser. She received her degree in Public Relations from, you guessed it, USC! After meeting Katie in high school while volunteering, the friendship turned into a lifelong partnership where they have developed successful businesses and founded RAD to give back to the community they cherish! Meghan and her husband stay busy chasing around their twin boys and little girl!

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Reina Sambrano

Program and Participant Manager

Reina is always on the move, loves traveling and would eat peanut butter everyday if she could! She is super organized with her multiple planners and likes everything to be color coordinated! Reina recently graduated Chapman University with a bachelor’s degree in music and minor in disability studies. She has a true passion for working with those with special needs and always strives to make everyone feel included. When not working, she can be found shopping, hanging out with her awesome roommates or spending time with family.

Jackie Jones

Logistics Coordinator

Jackie is the sprinkler of the glitter at camp – making sure everything and everyone shines bright! She loves fashion, spin classes, wakeboarding and hanging at the beach. She lives for a fresh cold Fountain Diet Coke, and could eat Nerds Ropes all day long. She obsesses over organization and will inventory her heart away, especially the RAD storage pod. Jackie received her degree in Hospitality Management with a focus in Meeting and Event Planning from the University of Alabama, ROLL TIDE!!! Jackie’s passion for people with disabilities started when she volunteered at RAD Camp in high school and loves nothing more than giving back to the RAD community. Her favorite part of camp is watching all the buddies on camper arrival day… ALL THE HUGS, ALL THE SMILES, ALL THE HAPPINESS AND ALL THE RAD!!!!!!

Victoria Sanchez

Communications and Development Coordinator

There are 3 main things you should know about Victoria… She loves musical theatre, would watch TV shows all day if possible, and aspires to be Dolly Parton daily! She never leaves home without lipgloss and always carries a pair of Crocs and high heels in the trunk of her car. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations and a minor in Cinema and Television Arts. She began her RAD journey as an intern while in school and was later brought onto the team as an Assistant Coordinator and Grant Writer. While working at RAD, she discovered a passion for nonprofits and bringing accessible services and life-changing opportunities to the community!

Board Members

Dino Savant

Board Chair

President/CEO, Brand Growth Inc.

Paul Nolta

Vice Chair

Senior Vice President, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Matt Belfanti
Vice President, Family Wealth Advisor, First Bank

Nikki Bishop
Director of Commercial Excellence, Emerson 

Suzi Brown
VP of Communications, Disneyland Resort

Tim Coughlin
Director of Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Kasia Givenrod
Adapted Physical Education Specialist, Brea Olinda Unified

Jeanne Hoffa
President, Coast PR Group

Paul Irving
Founding Partner, Praetorian Advisors, LLP

Gerard Jensen
Vice President of Operations, Gilead Sciences Inc.

Elizabeth Lee
Assistant General Counsel, Acrisure, LLC

Steven Lockwood
VP, Regional Sales Director at TD Auto Finance

Tami McClary
Southern Region ADM, Smart & Final

Amy Stephens
Business Manager, Stephens Friedland LLP

 Steve Shanahan
President, Honored Occasions & Infinity Lighting

Michael Trotter
Attorney & Founding Partner at Carroll, Kelly, Trotter & Franzen

Honorary Board Members

Rick Lewis
Partner, CommonWealth Partners

Bill Shumard
President/CEO, Special Olympics Southern California

John James Nicoletti
SVP, Brand Communications, InStride

Rand Sperry
CEO, Sperry Equities and Sperry Commercial

Advisory Committee

Stephanie Hopkins
Former Christian Service Director, Mater Dei High School

Sonia Kadakia
Behavior interventionist, Speech and language pathologist, Brea Olinda Unified School District

John McKeehan
Vice President, Retirement Plan Services, Lincoln Financial Group

Shawn Pons
Consultant, Product and Tech Solutions

Kelly Ryan
Business Operations Manager, Foursquare

Tony Roberts
Vice President of School Relations, JSerra Catholic High School

Cory Scott
Founding Attorney, CMS Business Law, APC

 

Timothy L. Strader III
Associate Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

 

Andy Strandquist
Vice President, Retirement Plan Counselor, Capital Group, American Funds

 

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