Camp Director of Camper and Family Relations
Olivia Boudwin has been working with Camp Twitch and Shout (CTAS) since 2017 as a Counselor, Cabin Leader, Unit Leader, and now Camp Director. She found out about camp when she was a student at Appalachian State University through Megan Kasper, one of Camp Twitch and Shout’s previous Camp Directors. With very limited knowledge about Tourette Syndrome, she “made an impulsive decision to apply to camp” her first year in college and fell in love with the tight knit community. Camp inspired her so much that she applied to work for Camp Twin Lakes for two full summers. She felt permanently changed for the better by camp and is grateful for the chance to give back to the loving community each summer.
Olivia has a degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina for Child Development: Birth-Kindergarten education and works in Boone at Bethel Elementary’s NC Pre-K and Developmental Day Classroom.
Outside of camp, Olivia loves to read, be in the sun, and spend time at home with her two cats and partner, Ben Brown.
Camp Director of Staffing & Logistics
Victor Valentour joined Camp Twitch and Shout in 2023! He discovered Camp Twitch and Shout while waiting to start his master’s in Social Work program through Walden University. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, one of the very few psychology programs in the United States with an emphasis on Humanistic Psychology. He is always looking for opportunities that will allow him to utilize his education and innate skill of person-centered advocacy and compassion. Victor’s work history includes working with individuals from across the spectrum of life with various challenges, specifically those with behavioral health challenges and individuals healing from traumatic experiences.
Victor understands Tourette’s Syndrome as a particularly unique challenge, and its expression is as unique to the individual as we all are to one another. Victor thinks the best approach to supporting people with Tourette’s Syndrome is through person-centered support, compassion, and education about the disorder to those who support or provide care for the individual on their pathway of becoming the person they choose to be. He firmly believes that all individuals with support can transform any limitation into unique strengths and thrive.
Victor’s passion for the behavioral health field started long before he graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2019. Victor was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder while in foster care, and he saw that the traditional approach of psychotherapy and treatment left out the holistic nature of the “lived experience” of the person. Victor’s first professional position was at West Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education GED program; in this role, he helped to empower adult and teen learners on their path to graduating with their GED. Victor’s entryway into working directly with individuals with behavioral health challenges started with Pathways Center for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in the latter part of 2019; as a Certified Peer Specialist (Peer counselor). Victor became certified as a Peer Specialist for behavioral health through the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). As a Peer Specialist, Victor utilized the power of lived experience to assist adults, teens, and children with developing safety plans, creating and implementing evidence based psychoeducational skill groups that taught coping and life skills. Since then, he has worked as a case manager for many agencies and as a certified legal advocate for a domestic violence shelter empowering the individual with accessing the justice system as a pathway to healing from trauma. Currently, Victor is a Mobile Crisis Responder for the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, a division of DBHDD.
In his spare time, Victor likes to read anything he can get his hands on, from Marvel comics to novels by his favorite author Dean Koontz, play video games, and hang out with friends and family, including his dog, Adonis. He looks very forward to his adventure with Camp Twitch and Shout!