Matt Guedes, Executive Director
Matt Guedes has more than twenty years of experience in the outdoor industry. His extensive background in this field serves him well as the Executive Director of Camp Freedom.
For over 11 years, Matt has owned a hunting consultant business. Journey Hunts has paved the way for hunters and their families to encounter the outdoors in a memorable experience. He leads his staff to assist clients to have a hunt of a lifetime and enjoy the journey along the way.
Matt is an outdoor writer, pro-staff hunter, and sponsored hunter who has pursued various game in nine countries on five different continents.
Matt has been a business consultant for several businesses in need of leadership and direction. He also named, created, and hired upwards of 70 personnel in developing a multi-million dollar recycling company which he managed for three years.
Matt graduated from Dickinson College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also served as an officer in the United States Army for 3 ½ years. Matt has pastored three churches for over 24 years in the ministry. He has been married for 25 years and has been blessed with three children.
Mike Johnson, Operations Coordinator
Mike is a US Army Infantry Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He is a native of the mountains of North Eastern Pennsylvania where he started his hunting career at the age of 7 when his uncle introduced him to shotguns and squirrels. Mike has always been passionate about the outdoors and is a student of all things hunting and fishing. He is an avid bow hunter with experience hunting PA whitetail deer in the fall and Georgia hogs in the winter. His biggest passion is hunting big gobblers in the spring and trout fishing local streams with the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts (his two children, Jax and Rachel). There is nothing better for Mike to hear than that first tom gobble in the spring after a long winter break or see the children smile when they reel in a fish.
Kyle Jones, Property Caretaker
Kyle is a native of South Canaan in Northeast Pennsylvania. He is a US Navy Veteran who answered the call straight out of high school and served six and a half years achieving the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. During Kyle’s time in the Navy, he deployed to Afghanistan. Upon returning home Kyle left the Navy to start life again on his family farm. He is an avid off-road enthusiast who loves the outdoors. He is the Vice President of a local jeep club and has been helping Veteran causes in the Northeast region of the United States. His passions are long range precision shooting and bird hunting.
Ray Cobb, Camp Staff
Ray Cobb is a United States Marine Corps Veteran with two combat tours in Iraq. He grew up in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania where his father introduced him to the outdoors and hunting at an early age. Ray continues to be an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys everything outdoors from hunting and fishing to hiking and camping. Ray gets the most enjoyment out of sharing his passion for the outdoors with others, especially with his daughters. When Ray isn’t enjoying his time outdoors, he is volunteering with youth sports and is an member of various Veterans groups. He has been married for 15 years and has two wonderful daughters.
Jason Roberts, Camp Staff
Jason is an 8-year Veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabee Equipment Operation. Native to Northeast Pennsylvania, his interest in the outdoors stems from his boy scout and family experiences that included hunting, fishing, and woodsman skills. Jason continues to carry on these hobbies and interests along with shooting, reloading, firearms training, and hunter education instruction.Jason graduated from Hesser College in 2005 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Since that time, he has served as a volunteer Hunter Education Instructor in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Jason was formerly employed as a Range Operator while in Port Hueneme, California, Epping, New Hampshire, and Manchester, New Hampshire. These opportunities have provided Jason time and experience doing what he loves – helping people learn to enjoy hunting and shooting. Jason shares the same hobbies and outdoor traditions with his family and says, “There’s nothing better than the sights and sounds of one of the four kids in the outdoors with me. From deer scouting to turkey calling or just some plinking on the range, this is what it’s all about.”
Lori Strohl, Executive Administrator
Lori has been a part of Camp Freedom since its inception. Her involvement has become a crucial piece in its planning process due to her involvement in the events that sparked the concept of Camp Freedom which include the National Disability Awareness Shoots and monthly “fun shoots” for individuals with disabilities held at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays. In addition to her roles as Executive Administrator and Board Secretary for Camp Freedom, she is involved in the day to day operations at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays and is continually working on programs to introduce more women, youth, and individuals with disabilities to the shooting sports.
Lori has a great love of the outdoors, is a former Army wife & Marine mom, and has a strong passion for helping individuals adapt and overcome their challenges. Lori brings 20+ years of experience in travel and event management to Camp Freedom with a strong focus on adventure and adaptive travel. She is a Certified Accessible Travel Associate and member of the Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality.
Linda Oliveri, Program Coordinator
A native to Northeastern Pennsylvania, Linda is from a loving family of four sisters and two brothers. Her parents instilled in her the importance of serving the community. Linda is an active volunteer with a fierce emphasis on supporting the military. Over the years she has developed essential skills for communicating and understanding the concerns of individuals. These traits in combination with her own life experiences provide her with a unique perspective, strong determination, and willingness to helping others. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Phil, and their rescue dog, Temperance.
Jennifer Taylor, Market Development Coordinator
Jenn believes she became a part of Camp Freedom through a “Gift from God”. Her relationship with Camp Freedom began by simply seeing a television program about our organization which inspired her to get involved. Jenn worked for the Times Leader and gave Camp Freedom great press exposure which raised some funds from her publications. She never imagined that those deeds would lead to a job serving our cause. Jenn is an Army Mama with a fierce passion for our Veterans and a regular volunteer at the local VA facility. Jenn was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania where she grew up hunting and fishing with her grandfather, uncles, and cousins. She continues to enjoy the outdoors and shares it with her Army son, Quintin. Jenn lives at Harvey’s Lake with her fiancé, Joe, her two wonderful bonus sons, James and Sean, and their fur-baby dog, Gus.