Melissa’s parents bought Camp Highlander in 2000. In 2002 Bryan and Melissa joined them, moving from Honolulu, Hawaii, where Bryan had been stationed with the Navy on board the submarine USS Olympia.
Returning to North Carolina where they had grown up as campers and camp counselors, Bryan and Melissa began working at Camp Highlander and learning the family business.
Bryan, a registered pediatric nurse, and Melissa have three children: Charlie, Carter and Catherine. They live on camp year-round. As camp directors, their love for children and passion for helping them grow is the driving force behind Highlander.
Bryan and Melissa look forward to welcoming your children to Old Forge Mountain this summer!