Meet Our Leadership Team:
Max & Alli King
Max and Alli King are no strangers to summer camp. Together, they have a long history of being involved in the camp community and are excited to bring their talents, along with a stellar team of camp professionals, to relaunch and revive Camp Arrowhead.
Summer camp has been a part of Max’s life since he was young. After attending Falling Creek Camp as a kid for 9 summers, he went on to be a staff member for 5 additional summers. Most importantly, he met his wife, Alli, while working at Falling Creek in 2010. Their mutual camp leadership roles in 2012 strengthened their relationship in countless ways, which ultimately led to an at-camp marriage proposal. After graduating from Appalachian State, Max moved to Charleston, SC where he began investing in and managing rental properties in the heart of the Historic Downtown Area. Alli graduated from the University of Virginia and is currently in her seventh year teaching elementary school. Elizabeth Grace, their daughter, was born in October 2017.
Tommy Carroll is excited to be a co-owner of Camp Arrowhead. He graduated from Towson University with a bachelors degrees in political science and jewelry. Tommy is a blacksmith and bone carver by trade and owns his own company called Mountain Rain Studio. His artwork has been published in three different knife magazines. Tommy's camp experience consists of 8 years working at Falling Creek Camp where he ran the blacksmith shop. He and Max spent 2012 as tribal leaders where the dream of running a summer camp began.
For over a decade-- ever since her first camp adventure (a weeklong houseboating trip on the Mississippi River!)-- Nadia has loved summer camp. Since then she has become increasingly convinced of the benefits of the great outdoors on our physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health. After graduating from Iowa State University, Nadia worked for a variety of camps, outdoor education programs, and schools as a cabin counselor, supervisor, teacher, and assistant director. These jobs have led her all over the United States and even on a few international outdoor adventures, but western North Carolina remains her favorite place to be. Nadia is so excited to use her community-building skills to bring fun and meaning to future Arrowhead adventures.
Jim & Nancy Kurtts
Camp Guru & Camp Chaplain
Jim Kurtts started his camp career on staff at scout camp in 1966, He was a founding counselor of Falling Creek Camp in 1969, where he taught Indian Lore for many years. This time, of course, included teaching Max everything he knows. He was also a counselor at Camp Sequoyah in Weaverville. Jim is an Air Force veteran, and a graduate of Auburn University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, retired from Henderson County Schools and Pardee Hospital. Jim has served on the staff of Boy Scouts National Camp School for 25 years. He and his wife Nancy live in Hendersonville.
Nancy Allen Kurtts is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a graduate of Appalachian State University. She is an ordained interfaith minister and chaplain, and a generally amazing person. Nancy is currently a therapist with Mission Hospital in Brevard. She has been a children’s bereavement counselor on the staff of Camp Heartsongs for Four Seasons Hospice for many years.
Camp and the outdoors have been in Sam's blood ever since he started attending Falling Creek Camp as a kid. He has served on staff at his home Boy Scout camp, Camp McKee, the Northern Tier National High Adventure Base, and Falling Creek Camp. In the Boy Scouts, Sam became an Eagle Scout, and still volunteers by serving on a national scripting and programming team. Wherever he goes, Sam can always be found behind the scenes, making sure everything runs smoothly.