Angela Miller Bryan has her Master’s Degree in Education and has been a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) since 2006 in the Charlotte, NC area. Angela has worked in general pediatrics and then outpatient hematology and oncology, caring for infant to young adult patients. She is also an Adjunct Professor at UNC-Charlotte where she teaches Introduction to Child Life. As Reach Program Director, she oversees Victory Junction’s outreach program. Reach provides “camp-like” activities to pediatric patients and families in children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses throughout North and South Carolina. Fun fact – she loves a good challenge. To raise awareness for pediatric patients, Angela hiked 30 miles in one day, on two separate occasions and is eager to do it a third time!
Casey Roche’s journey with camp started at a young age when her child life specialist and parents encouraged her to give it a try. Little did she know that the one week experience at six years old would introduce her to her passion and change her life forever. After attending and working at camps throughout the SeriousFun Network for many years, Casey drove through the gates of Victory Junction for the first time in 2016 as a volunteer. She graduated from Winthrop University in 2017 with a degree in Special Education, and quickly began the search for opportunities to incorporate camp into her young career. Since then, she has served in many roles at VJ, including adventure counselor, camper recruiter, and now, as REACH Manager! Casey considers herself to be one of the luckiest people she knows to have experienced the joy of camp first hand, and she is grateful for the opportunities to continue to share the Camp magic with kiddos and families through her visits to the hospitals!
Addi Sherrill, CTRS, LRT
Addi Sherrill joined the Victory Junction REACH Team in 2022. She had the privilege of working at Camp in the summer of 2018, and shes says that it was the best summer of her life. Working as a camp counselor gave Addi a new outlook on life, helped solidify her decision to pursue a degree in Recreation Therapy, and eventually led her to a year-round position at Victory Junction. Addi loves bringing the magic of Camp to children and adolescents in hospitals who are dealing with various diagnoses, and she says it’s a true dream come true for her to be a REACH Manager for Victory Junction. Addi believes that everyone, no matter their ability level or diagnosis, deserves to live their best life, and she truly believes that Camp allows everyone involved to do just that!