Operations Director
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MaryAshley McGibbon

MaryAshley grew up in the San Antonio area and has ridden horses her whole life. In college, she began working for Camp La Junta for Boys teaching riding where she met her husband, Dick. She has been involved with YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow since 2008. MaryAshley enjoys long-distance competitive trail riding and learning the fundamentals of dressage, as well as camping and hiking with her family. She has one young daughter, Leona, and a plethora of animals, including goats, horses, ponies, parrots, chickens, dogs, and cats. She has a Master's degree in Animal Science from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas and loves to spend time in that part of the state. 

Julia Cassill

Summer Camp Program Director
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Julia Cassill


Julia was born in California but grew up in San Antonio. She has been spending her summer at camps since she was four, but wasn’t a camper at CFA until she was twelve. Her twin sister was nominated for a leadership summer camp, so Julia decided to pick a different camp with different interests. Since then she has spent every summer at CFA. She was a camper for four years then transitioned through the leadership program into being a counselor. She spent every summer of her college career working at camp, where she was a camp counselor for two years, Pioneer Village Coordinator for one, then Assistant Director for two more. After she graduated from the McCombs Schools of Business at the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance and a minor in Management Information Systems she accepted a full-time job here at Camp Flaming Arrow.  She is excited to live at the camp, the best place in the world, full-time and to continue impacting the summer experience for campers and staff alike.

Lollie Mata

Kitchen Manager

Lollie Mata -CFA Kitchen Manager


Lollie loves working in the beautiful Hill Country at YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow. She has been living in Kerrville since 1978, but has been at CFA since 2014. She makes our awesome meals, with her specialty being enchiladas and Magic Bars. She enjoys being at camp, working with our wonderful team and making new friends!


Business Manager
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Monika Lopez

Monika is from San Antonio Texas. She got her start in camping as a summer counselor in 2014 and worked her way up through the system until she became a full-time staff member in 2018. Monika is currently working on her degree in Business Management at UTSA so she often works at both CFA and the YMCA Solution Center during a normal week. She is in charge of all financial assistance and registrations among other things. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring camp with her dog Opal, shopping at craft stores, and listening to podcasts.