Meet the Ropes Staff

Steven Gardner – Ropes Director

First Name: Stevo

Last Name: Gardner

Hometown: Born in Chicago, but I call Portland, Oregon home

2021 will be my 1st year at Vega: 

Hobbies/favorite activities: Stage managing and tour managing in theatre, climbing up rocks, bicycling down mountains, traveling and exploring new cities.

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: (I figured this was a question for returning staff about the Vega summer, but I wasn’t sure) Finding work/productivity in Portugal without a work visa while stuck in the country during the pandemic.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: Surrounded by the right people, you can find joy and positivity in some very challenging times.

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am excited to get back to the summer camp and outdoor adventure industries that I have missed so much during the pandemic. Oh, and also being able to give high fives again. 

First Name: Maria Jose

Last Name: Aguilar Jara

Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico

Current grade: 3rd year

School: Universidad Veracruzana

2021 will be my first year at Vega

Hobbies/favorite activities: I love playing flag football, volleyball, dance and having fun with my friends 

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: the hardest part was getting used to the new normal

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned that we need to live and enjoy life. We need to enjoy the fresh air and the outside, because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.

 I’m so excited to meet all the staff and the campers, have fun and enjoy the summer

First Name: Monserrat

Last Name: Figueroa

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico

Current grade: Senior Year of College

School: Tecnologico de Monterrey

2021 will be my FIRST year at Vega

Hobbies/favorite activities: Love doing sports, cooking and enjoy outdoor activities

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: not being able to see my family, do outside sports and travel.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: To appreciate life and health, taking care of my beloved ones, oh and also cooking

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: Going to Vega and meet you all!

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