Staff & Leadership


Robyn Ratcliff, Executive Director

Wildwood’s executive director, Robyn Ratcliff, honed her outdoor skills hiking the limestone bluffs around eastern Kansas City, catching frogs and dreaming up great adventures. In college, she went to work at a summer camp in Iowa and found her calling, connecting youth with opportunities to learn and grow in the great outdoors. She joined the team at Wildwood in 2015 and loves building support for the Wildwood mission, leading the staff, and representing Wildwood in the community. 


Jane Blakeley, Development Director

Jane is passionate about the outdoors and sharing it with others. When not at Wildwood, she enjoys trail running, swimming, and painting. 


Paula Cornwell, Property Director

Paula joins Wildwood with a background in the non-profit and for profit world. Paula’s non-profit experience has been focused in the area of child abuse and neglect and a career at Sprint in a variety of roles.  Paula has two grown daughters both engaged in work in the environmental space.  Paula’s husband Mark is a regular volunteer at Wildwood. 


Shannon Janssen, Camp Program and Retention VISTA

Shannon is from Lenexa Kansas. She loves to cook, watercolor, and play games with friends. Shannon has grown up in the camp scene, being a Girl Scout for 12 years really contributed to her love and passion for summer camp. Shannon found Wildwood as a counselor and joined not long after as an Americorp VISTA. 


Amanda Hall, Program Manager

Amanda has spent the last 21 years working at camps from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Washington, Mexico, and Kansas.  Earning a masters in Camp Administration and Leadership, becoming a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor.  In her free time she explores new worlds, backpacking trails near and far and even the fantasy worlds of D&D.


Teresa Brockett, Site & Food Service Manager


Kendra Gray, Accounting Assistant

Kendra grew up Maple Hill, KS where she learned to be outside and enjoy God’s creation.  When she’s not working, Kendra loves spending time with her family, coaching her kids sports teams, and enjoying time outdoors!  She homeschools her two kids and loves learning new things alongside them each day.  She has experience working for the American Cancer Society as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and enjoys working in the non-profit sector.  


Board of Directors

Jessica Garder, President

Burns & McDonnell

Lisa Barber, Vice President

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Christie Crounse


Lynn Hiller, Director

Lime Technologies

Mark O’Hara, Director

Superior Bowen

Clare Powell, Secretary

Federal Reserve Bank of KC

Mara Proctor, Director


Shelly Sanders, Director

Lee’s Summit School District

Christy Turner

Turner Construction