Our Leadership

Camp Director

Stratt Byars


Born and raised in north Alabama, Stratt spent the entirety of his life being transformed by the unique and sacred experience that is the intentional camp community. Stratt graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a degree in social psychology and philosophy, and has spent the last decade mentoring summer staffers and directing youth programs in Alabama and Tennessee. Stratt, his wife Carrie, and their baby daughter, Frances joined Kanuga in 2021. He is no stranger to the mountains of western North Carolina, where he has spent considerable time camping, hiking, and paddling the abundant creeks and rivers.

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Executive VP for Mission

Jimmy Haden


Kanuga’s Executive Vice President for Mission Jimmy Haden, a former camper and kitchen staffer!, joined the Kanuga leadership team in 1993, and has worked directly with Camp Kanuga over the last several years. Jimmy has a solid understanding of Camp Kanuga operations and serves on the board of the Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers (ECCC). You may recognize him from opening or closing day as one of the smiling faces greeting you!

Jimmy Haden

Camp Kanuga also benefits from the leadership of Kanuga’s staff, including the following:

Michael Sullivan, President & CEO
Bill Norris, Executive VP Advancement
Jane Childress, Marketing & Communications Director
Miriam Walsh, Controller
Carrie Privette, Chief of Staff

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