Meet The Staff
AndrewsCamps fulfills the dream of Andrew Frierson who was raised in Mill Valley. For more than 20 years Andrew has been committed to providing camps for Marin kids and teens that are wholesome, safe and fun. Andrew played Division 1 baseball at the University of Arizona, was drafted by the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) and spent three seasons playing professional baseball. He returned to Marin as head baseball coach at Tamalpais high school. He was also involved in PE programs at St. Hilary, Wade Thomas, Old Mill and Edna Maguire before launching AndrewsCamps.
Olivia grew up in Marin and was born to be a teacher and to mentor kids. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at Sonoma State and holds a preliminary teaching credential. As the first employee ever, Olivia has played just about every role there is at AndrewsCamps since 2012--art director, counselor, birthday coordinator, assistant turtle feeder, accountant, and more. But staff admire and rely on Olivia most for her whirlwind multi-tasking skills as the AndrewsCamps Office Administrator. If you ever want to show your appreciation, Olivia is a big fan of all things llama and alpaca.
Mimi (Andrew’s mom) grew up as the oldest of 8 children and has been around kids her entire life. Mimi’s passion has always been to cherish the spontaneity of the kids, to guide the development of their little characters and to demonstrate that no matter what, she loves them a lot and will be there for them anytime. Without questions she loves Andrew’s one rule: “whatever you say and do should make the other person feel good.” Mimi hopes that in years to come the children will look back fondly at AndrewsCamps and come back as young adults to teach love to a new generation of kids. Mimi’s sewing and knitting classes are a favorite among campers.
Born in Greenbrae and raised in Inverness, Conner is no stranger to the uniqueness of Marin and the people who live here. He discovered his love of teaching as the vice chairman of his high school mentoring program, stood out as a leader in mock trial and lettered in both soccer and lacrosse. Conner took these service and leadership skills to the next level in the US Navy, serving as a Corpsman for five years where he became an expertly trained and highly specialized life saver. All of this experience makes Conner a valuable member of the AndrewsCamps team where he continues to care for others and inspire them to be their best.
Izabela grew up in Brazil and moved to the United States in 2015. She is currently a student at Sonoma State studying Psychology. She helps her parents take care of her younger sister and babysits, which made her realize how much she loves to be around kids, and has found a home at AndrewsCamps. Izabela was a swimmer back in Brazil and she loves playing all kinds of sports. She always makes sure all the kids are in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.