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 nearly 10 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 a combined 22 years in the ministry. He has been married for 25 years and has been blessed with three children.
Mike Johnson, Operations Manager
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.
Lamont Bonser, Camp Staff
Lamont is a native of Pennsylvania which provided a young hunter the opportunity to hone his skills and created a great passion for whitetail deer and beyond. In recent years, Lamont lived in Colorado as a Guide and Western Guide School pack hunting instructor. Lamont is an excellent bowyer that knows archery and archery equipment like very few others. Lamont served 6 years in the Navy as an electronics technician.
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