Staff & Board

Leadership Team

Lauri SoJourner
Executive Director

Lauri came to Lake Logan as executive director in 2017. Prior to that she served as executive director at Gravatt Camp and Conference Center in South Carolina for ten years. She believes strongly in the power of camp and retreat ministry and feels incredibly lucky to be able to carry out this ministry in the Episcopal Church in such a beautiful place.

Lauri has a BA in English/ Professional Communications from Winthrop University, an MA in Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management also from Winthrop. She teaches nonprofit business management for Compass Points Certificate Program for Camp and Retreat Leaders.

Lauri lives at Lake Logan with her husband and three of their six children as well as a small farm of family pets. In her free time (ha!), she paints, reads, and visits local breweries and wineries with her husband.

Jen Brauer
Guest Services Manager

Jen joined the Lake Logan team as Guest Services Manager in August 2021. She was formerly the Marketing and Office Manager for a local tour and transportation company and spent close to two decades working in international freight forwarding. She has an extensive background in customer service and logistics.

Jen has lived all over the country, but primarily grew up in the Chicago area. She and her husband Bryan relocated to Canton from Denver, CO in 2016. Jen has a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University.

Jen and Bryan love hanging out with their quirky little mountain mutt, Mojo. They can usually be found up on their mountain top abode watching fireflies and stargazing around the chiminea with family, friends, and neighbors. Other interests include camping, hiking, brewery hopping, reading, and traveling. Fun fact about Jen…she’s a New Years baby.

Please contact Jen for inquiries about reservations, day passes, and season memberships.

Lisa Davis
Head Housekeeper​

Lisa joined the Lake Logan housekeeping staff in 2017 was promoted to head housekeeper a year and half later. She enjoys working in such a peaceful environment and with a great staff of friendly, caring people. When not at work, Lisa loves spending time with family friends.

Nick Hopper Assistant Director of Facilities and Grounds

Nick joined the Lake Logan team in 2021.

He graduated from Haywood Community College in 2018 with an Associate’s in Applied Science in Fish and Wildlife Management. There, he crafted a land management plan for Lake Logan as his capstone project.

Nick spent several years working in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a visitor use assistant and in facilities maintenance. In Cashiers, North Carolina, he helped with natural resource management and building of the trail infrastructure within the Lonesome Valley community. 

In his free time, Nick enjoys hiking and cooking with his partner, Leyla, photography, fly fishing, playing clawhammer banjo, and playing with his fur babies, Fiona and Ara (dogs), and Aziki (cat).

Brice LeFiles
Director of Facilities, Grounds, and Environmental Stewardship

Brice has worked in facilities management his entire career, including five years as Head of Maintenance for Camp Mikell. He started at Lake Logan in August 2020.
 
Brice graduated from Georgia College and State University with a BBA in Management. He also holds an HVAC certificate from AB tech.
 
He enjoys spending time in the woods or on the rivers of WNC, with his wife, Jessi and two daughters. They live on-site to help meet the needs of Lake Logan guests and Camp Henry campers.

Jessica LeFiles
Director of Camp Henry and Outdoor Programs

Jessi spent her childhood attending several camps in the Metro Atlanta area, exploring the Appalachian Mountains to the north, and traveling the country with her family on school breaks. While running cross country in high school, she attended a running camp at UNC Asheville and knew she would one day make this beautiful region her home.

Jessi attended Georgia College and State University where she studied Outdoor Education and graduated with a BS in Psychology. After graduation, Jessi moved to Mikell Camp and Conference Center in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta – home to Camp Mikell where she spent five years and held several positions, from instructor to director. From 2015 to 2020, Jessi served as program director for SOAR, a local camp and academy serving students with learning disabilities. Jessi is an open-water lifeguard instructor and wilderness first responder.

Jessi, her husband, Brice, their two daughters, and their three furry roommates Jack, Pete, and Mud enjoy spending their free time exploring WNC, whether they’re rafting, climbing, fly fishing, or hiking.

Frank Townsend
Business Manager

Frank joined our team in May 2021. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Originally from South Carolina, Frank spent many formative years attending and working at Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, where he feels his love for the camp and conference center lifestyle began. After Gravatt, Frank went on to work with children with special needs and medical diagnosis in Texas at Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children.

 
After deciding it was time to move back to the east coast, Frank and his wife, Katrina, decided Western North Carolina would be home. In his free time, Frank loves hanging out with his dogs (Bear, Beau, Shep, Lucy) and cats (Spaz and Tupac),  spending time with friends, and working with technology. 

Travis Zach
Director of Dining Services

Travis took on his role in dining services in September of 2020. Prior to that he served Lake Logan in a variety of roles since 2017. He has several years of management experience in the food industry from small bakeries to huge processing and packaging factories.

Travis grew up in Nebraska, living there until attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. MD. He graduated there with a BS and commission as a US Marine Corps officer.
 
Travis lives on site with his wife, Lauri, and ever varying number of children, and several dogs. He enjoys picking the banjo, brewing beer, raising chickens, and hiking.

Board of Directors

Ms. Lauren Bishop (2024)

The Rev. Bill Breedlove (2022)

Mr. Paul F. Dismukes, Co-Chair (2022)

Ms. Susan Grogan (2022)

Ms. Nancy Harger (2022)

Ms. Sallie Carr (2023)

Ms. Marcia Millar (2022)

Ms. Sallie Carr (2023)

Ms. Carlyn Pheil (2023)

The Rev. Jonathan Stepp (2023)

Mr. Rob Elliot (2024)

The Rev. John Roberts, Co-Chair (2024)

The Rt. Rev. A José McLoughlin, Ex Officio Voting

Ms. Jessica LeFiles, Camp Henry Director, Ex Officio Nonvoting

Ms. Lauri SoJourner, Executive Director, Ex Officio Nonvoting