Chris Perkins

Division President

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer for the Calo Lake Ozark campus which is comprised of both Calo Teens and Calo Preteens. Prior to Calo, Chris was the CEO of an acute hospital in Texas. Possessing 25 years of experience in behavioral health, Chris is pa

Abby Mayer

Academic Director

Abby was born and raised in Kirksville, Missouri. She attended Central Methodist College and graduated with a degree in History and Political Science with an emphasis in education. She married her college sweetheart, Morgan, and together they have 4 little girls; Scout, and Molly, and twins Kinley and Reagan. Abby's mother was a teacher and some of her earliest memories are going to school in the summer with her mother and helping to set up her classrooms. Throughout her life, she has always wanted to be a teacher and has most enjoyed working with challenging students and those with special needs. Abby has been at CALO since September of 2008 and has loved all the opportunities that she has been blessed with

Vicki Wagner

Human Resources Director

Vicki joined Calo in August of 2008. Although she left in 2014 due to unavoidable circumstances, she never stopped living the Calo Culture and waiting for an opportunity to return. In August of 2017 the opportunity was there and she accepted. "In my rol

Michael Sharpmack

Preteen Executive Director

Mike has spent the last 12 years working with youth and their families. He graduated college from Grace University in Omaha Nebraska with a B.S. in Bible and Christian Education with an emphasis in youth ministry. After college, he joined a non-profit called Youth For Christ. He was an area director and personally responsible for the weekly programs in 3 schools. He then accepted a position as a youth pastor of a megachurch in Omaha. There he learned a lot about relationships between students and parents and how to bridge the gap when students and parents have trouble relating to each other. Mike then got involved in working with youth in the outdoors. He spent time working in different student adventure organizations in Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Idaho. He spent four years in Idaho as the operations manager for YD Adventures. There he developed leadership programs and curriculum to help students succeed in the program. He moved to Lake Ozark a year ago and is now running our adventure therapy program.

Apryl Welch

Health Services Director

Apryl grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After graduating from high school she attended Missouri Baptist Medical Center School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO. She became a Registered Nurse in June 2000. Apryl and her family moved to Lake of the Ozarks in June 2008. She has one son, Owen and one daughter, Olivia. Apryl and her family love the outdoors and exploring the adventures that Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. She joined the CALO Health Services team in 2014 as the Quality Assurance nurse for the department. In July 2016 she was promoted to the Director of Health Services. She has a passion to help students and their families by utilizing our CASA model and living our core values.

Katrina Goldsberry

Registered Nurse

Katrina grew up in a small town outside of Panama City, Florida. Her family relocated to Missouri 15 years ago to be closer to family and has resided at the Lake of the Ozarks since. After graduating high school she attended Columbia College and received her Associates in Science in Nursing. She became a Registered Nurse in May 2013. She has 1 son who is 4 years old. Katrina and her family share a passion for camping, hiking, canoeing, and anything outdoors.

Paula Ogden

Paula Ogden has worked at Calo for 9yrs. She started as a residential coach and was in this position for four years. Paula has been married 27 years and has five children and seven grandkids. She lives on a farm and loves to garden, sew, run, but most of all Paula loves being with family. Paula has had various positions working with youth; She has been working with the youth in her church for many years. Girls camp approximately. 15 years, and helped in the scouting while her boys were growing up. She now works with the women in one of the biggest women organizations in the world.

Kaley Amptmeyer

Medical Assistant

Kayley was born and raised in near Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Lake of the Ozarks in 2013 to be closer to her family. She has worked at Calo since December of 2014. She started out as a coach on the flooring working with the Teen girls. Kayley then moved to the clinic in January of 2018 where she accepted the position as a medical assistant. She has a background in phlebotomy. Kayley is really passionate about family and loves to spend time with her family. She tries to go back to Chicago to visit her three little brothers and her dad and to of course get the best pizza. Kayley lives in Osage Beach with her dog named Zeus.

Shellie Kuhl

Quality Assurance Clerk, Health Services

Shellie joined the Calo Health Services team in October of 2016 after relocating to the lake area from the flatlands of the bootheel of Missouri. She has over 12 years of administrative experience and values organization and hard work. Shellie feels very fortunate to be part of Calo and to be able to form relationships with students by exhibiting empathy and understanding. She also has a particular fondness for the K-9 program after witnessing the therapeutic value the dogs hold with our students. Shellie has 5 grown children and is expecting her first grandbaby in a few months. She is a recent newlywed after 15 years of single parenthood. She resides at the lake with her youngest daughter, her husband Mark and their 2 dogs, Storm and Thunder. Shellie and her family enjoy the peacefulness of lake life as well as swimming, fishing, and wildlife. Her hobbies are plentiful with woodworking, quilting, cooking, and reading and she aspires to have her own book published some day.

Kathy Abeln MS, LPC

Clinical Director

Kathy Abeln, MS, LPC. Kathy is a provisional liscensed professional counselor. Kathy received her B.A. in Psychology at St. Louis University and her Masters in Counseling at Missouri Baptist University. Kathy has experience in private practice where she specialized in adolescent and child therapy. She is also trained as a crisis counselor in the school setting. Kathy's passion is working with children who have suffered traumatic life events. Kathy has three children who are very active in sports and school activities. In her free time, she likes to scuba dive and spending time on the water.

Samika Johnston Bachelors in Biology

Team Lead Supervisor

My name is Samika Nichele Johnston. I am from St Louis Missouri and Iam a graduate of Lane College. I graduated in 2013 with a BS in Biology initially headed towards the nursing path. After Undergrad I wanted to start getting some life and work experienc

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