The CCUSA Aussie Staff

We've got great team spirit here at CCUSA with everyone having their own area of expertise and bringing different strengths to the different programs we have on offer. 

We have three full time offices in Australia, and many of our staff have been with the company or involved in the camping industry for over 15 years! This knowledge and experience can only benefit you. Our staff will provide you with the best customer care experience when you apply for a CCUSA adventure. 

When applying you’ll get to know all of us at some point, either over the phone, if you pop into the office, on social media or at an event, but in the meantime find out a little more below about the amazing CCUSA team.

Meet our team

ALAN ‘SNOWY’ PERRY

Global Vice President Marketing/Sales/Operations
CCUSA Australian & New Zealand Director

DID YOU KNOW . . .Snowy has completed the flight between Australia and the USA more than 120 times in the past 26 years, and many American Camp Directors still think ‘Snowy’ is his real first name.

Snowy worked at a YMCA camp Burgess/ Hayward on Cape Cod in Massachusetts for 5 years, and has been working for CCUSA for 22 years in Australia, the USA and UK. He is passionate about his family, sports, anything Australian (especially our Aussie sporting teams), and the New England Patriots NFL team.

ALYSON PERRY

CCUSA Australian & New Zealand Director

DID YOU KNOW . . .Alyson worked on the climbing wall at her camp, even though she is petrified of jumping off things.

Alyson has been involved in the camping industry for 18 years, and loved her time at International Sports Training Camp in PA. She’s a busy mum of 3 kids (who’ve just started going to camp themselves!) and loves helping young Aussies experience the amazement of summer camp.

LOIS BUCH

CCUSA Australian & New Zealand Director

DID YOU KNOW . . .When Lois was 11 she won a spelling bee with 200 competitors, so make sure you proofread your applications! Spelling is her hobby.

Lois spent 5 summers at Camp Gwynn Valley in North Carolina and 1 summer at Camp SugarPine in California. Even though she lives in Queensland, she prefers cold weather and has ‘camped out’ in both Alaska and Antarctica. Lois has worked full time for CCUSA for 14 years, but has over 20 years interviewing participants.

SOPHIE GILLARD

DID YOU KNOW . . .Sophie lived and worked in the South of France for a year without being able to speak a word of French?  Her nickname became “Mademoiselle Qui” as all she could say was “Oui” and “Non” and hope she answered correctly

Sophie has been working for CCUSA since 1997 in a variety of roles.  Back in the day Sophie worked at Beber Camp, WI for 2 summers teaching windsurfing, and at Camp Pinewood, NC for 1 summer as a General Counselor.  Being a mum to two young boys and a keen hockey player keeps her busy! 

Nicole McKenzie

DID YOU KNOW . . .Nicole had never heard of Oregon before she left for camp but now has a Portland landmark tattooed on her so she’ll never forget.

Nicole has worked at Camp Namanu in Oregon for the last two years. She is a Unit Director for Robin Hill so she looks after all the 11 year old campers (and their counselors). Nicole loves Harry Potter more than normal and some her favourite camp memories involve dressing up and playing Quidditch with the kids. Nicole’s favourite place at camp is the dining hall. She lives for American Style food and would live off burgers if she could. Nicole is passionate about all things camp and started working at CCUSA because she wants to talk about Summer Camp all day, every day.

HOLLY DAVEY

DID YOU KNOW . . .Holly had never been in a tent until she went to Girl Scout camp? She ended up being in one for 2 months and loved every second!

Out of the blue Holly made the decision to go to summer camp. She ended up in Utah and was a Girl Scout for the summer! She worked at Trefoil Ranch with a new group of kids every week between the ages of 5-16. Her camp name was ‘Roo’ and the kids would spend all week guessing what her real name was! It ended up being a life changing experience and she made friends all over the world! Now she works in the Sydney office to help Aussies have a summer that they will remember forever.

Holly Brittain

DID YOU KNOW . . .Holly has been dancing for 21 years, has a Bachelor of Dance and has appeared on TV multiple times including the ABC TV show Dance Academy Seasons 1 & 2.

Holly was a dance instructor for two summers at Camp Mataponi in Naples, Maine. At camp she lived in a bunk with 45 14-year-old girls and 5 co-counselors! Her favourite activities while at camp included 4th of July, Jamboree, tubing down Saco River, NH and hiking up Mount Washington – the tallest mountain in New England. Camp was a life changing experience for Holly and she now works in our Sydney office helping participants set off for the summer of their lives!

Vivienne Heath

DID YOU KNOW . . .Vivienne loves to travel and before working for CCUSA she worked as a travel agent. She has travelled all around the world and has visited 15 countries.

Vivienne spent two summers working as a general counselor at Day Camp Sunshine, a Christian day camp in New Jersey. She loved looking after the 7 and 8 year old girls both years that she went. Her favourite parts of camp was teaching the kids the bible, song time and playing group activities like capture the flag and how well do you know your counselor. Camp was a life changing experience for her and she loves being able to work for CCUSA to send people to have the same experience as she did.

Renae Wooten

DID YOU KNOW . . .All Renae ever wanted to do throughout school was work at a Summer Camp in America, turns out 1 year just wasn’t enough as she returned to camp for 3 summers workings up the ranks and becoming assistant camp director by the end of it.

Renae worked at a Day Camp in southern Oregon for 3 summers, this meant instead of spending day and night with the kids she got to go home to a host family. Renae’s camp name was ‘Kwala’ and many of her campers still don’t know her actual name. In 2015 she moved to Canada for 2 years after camp, and even got to visit Alaska while she was there, she is full of fresh knowledge on all things IEC.

TONY DONALD

DID YOU KNOW . . .Tony can often be found sitting outside one of the bars on the Hobart waterfront with a glass of red.

Tony worked at a two Upstate New York summer camps for underprivileged children for 7 summers in the late 80’s/early 90’s. He was also the Australian Country Director of CCUSA in the early 1990’s before moving to New York. Approximately 14 years ago he moved to California and took over the role of Program Director of CCUSA’s Work Experience USA program for four years after which he returned to Australia to work with CCUSA in a marketing role.

CHRIS O'CONNOR

DID YOU KNOW . . .Chris is the only CCUSA Australia staff who isn't from Australia, but loves living here!

Chris is originally from California, very close the CCUSA headquarters near San Francisco. He's been part of the CCUSA team for 14 years and has called Australia home for the last 10 years.