March 31 – John Lee and Carla Weiland

On the March 31 edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were John Lee and Carla Weiland.

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John Lee is CEO of Digital Growth Strategies. Following a 20 year career working at Dallas advertising agencies such as The Richards Group, Temerlin McClain, Calise & Sedei and running marketing at during the first Internet boom, John formed social media consultancy Digital Growth Strategies in September 2008.

Working with both B2C and B2B brands, the mission of DGS is to help clients drive growth through a strategic and integrated approach to social networking technologies.

John helps companies build better relationships with customers via external social media activities and better enterprise-wide operational performance via internal social networking initiatives.

Client experience includes: Texas Instruments, Alliance Data, Virbac Animal Health, Illes Seasonings and Flavors, Michael’s Stores, CiCi’s Pizza, Chipotle, Whataburger, YoCrunch Yogurt, the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth and the Community Council of Greater Dallas.

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Carla R. Weiland is the Chief Executive Officer of Camp Summit.  Camp Summit is a non-for-profit “sleep away” camp for children and adults with special needs.  Since 1947, Camp Summit has offered a unique program in Argyle TX, which offers campers a wide variety of traditional camp activities at a facility that allows even a person in a wheel chair to ride a horse or go down a zip-line.

There are no other camps in our region and only a handful of camps in the U.S. that offer a camping program comparable to Camp Summit. The program is unique because campers are accepted without regard to the severity of their disability.

Carla joined Camp Summit in 2003 and comes to Camp Summit with a varied background in Non-Profit and Camp management.  She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation.

She has worked with numerous camps throughout the country and served as President of the Texoma section of the America Camp Association (ACA). She is a 2001 graduate of the Leadership Richardson program and involved in many community organizations.  Carla is inspired by our campers daily and continues to be an advocate for camping and providing services for individuals with disabilities.

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Host Steve A Klein (left) with guests Carla Weiland (center) and John Lee (right)