Staff - Meet The Directors
Jeremy and Molly Deitch (Owners / Head Directors)
Jeremy and Molly grew up in the Chattanooga area and attend Ridgedale Baptist Church. Jeremy has worked with and directed multiple camps and afterschool programs throughout the last 19 years in Tennessee, Nevada, and in Massachusetts. Molly is a Registered Nurse at Erlanger Hospital. He and Molly are proud parents of 3 boys. Jeremy majored in Economics with a minor in Commercial Recreation and Tourism at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Our goal is that all involved with Camp Big Fish will grow emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and that through everything accomplished, praise and honor God.
Christy Harrell (Managing Director, All Camps)
Christy is currently a middle school teacher in the Hamilton County school system. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. She has been a bible study leader, field trip and worship planner, camp counselor, assistant director, and the director throughout the years. Christy has grown up in the Chattanooga area and currently lives in Harrison with her husband, David, and their two children, Megan and Peyton.
Lisa Grant, (Director, East Brainerd Campus)
Lisa has been a preschool teacher for the last 14 years. She currently teaches a 4 yr old class at Ooltewah Baptists CLP program. She is married to Telly and they have 3 teenage children. She has been involved at Eastwood church for 23 years. Lisa has worked with Camp Big Fish for the last 3 years and she is very excited about directing our newest campus in East Brainerd this year!
Tori Malone - Ooltewah Director
Tori and her husband Matt Malone live in Chattanooga, TN. She currently works for a leadership fundraising company, Apex Fun Run. Tori previously attended Dalton State College where she played volleyball, cheered, and led FCA. She hopes to attend UTC in the fall in pursuit of a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. She serves as the Children and Youth Director of Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church and assists with the youth at Rock Pointe Church as well. Tori has a strong passion for serving Christ and others.
Trever Kent - Farragut Director
Trever was born and raised in southwest Michigan. He moved to Tennessee 4 years ago where he met his wife Jessica. He studied Recreation and General Business at Western Michigan University, and has spent most of his time since college working at summer camps and after school programs. His passion is working with children and teaching them about Christ.
Jen Deseve - Knoxville Middlebrook Director
Hi I'm Jen. I am currently studying counseling at Trinity International University. My passion is working with children and helping others. Looking forward to a great summer at Camp Big Fish!
Robert Butler - Church Relations Director
Robert has been on staff since Summer 2013 and is currently serving as the Church Relations Director for the program. He holds a B.A. in Christian Theology from East Texas Baptist University, a Teaching Certificate from the State of Tennessee in Middle Grades 4-8 and Special Education 6-12. What he loves about working for Camp BIG FISH is getting to share his love for Jesus with the young people in the program, build relationship with existing church partners, and looking for ways BIG FISH can expand and be a blessing in other communities.
Jennifer Sartin - Hixson Director
I have been married to my husband, Brian for 18 years and we have 2 daughters, Shelby and Sarah. We are active members of a local Baptist Church and enjoy many outdoor activities. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with Camp Big Fish for multiple summers. During the school year I am a permanent substitute teacher at Hixson Elementary.
At the heart of our camp program are the individuals who have energy, enthusiasm, and the desire and ability to work with children. Each year we select only the most qualified and mature staff members to work with our campers. This dynamic group of individuals will be responsible for your child’s safety as well as his/ her fun. We take great pride in saying we have the best staff in the area.
For a person to become a member of the Camp Big Fish staff, they have to:
1. Pass the initial screening of applications
2. Participate in up to three interviews
3. Successfully complete our orientation and training program
4. Demonstrate a good attitude and strong work ethic
5. Pass a background check
6. Never settle for less than excellence
7. Above all- have a genuine love for children and love for seeing children have fun!
If you are interested in joining the staff at Camp Big Fish, please fill out one of these