Meet the team


The YMCA Camp Cullen staff have a collective experience of over 45 years in the industry. This passionate group of mission-driven leaders is committed to providing children with a safe, impactful camping experience and giving parents peace of mind that their child is in safe hands.

Luke Dooley – Executive Director

Luke joined the YMCA of Greater Houston in January 2022 as the Executive Director of Camp Cullen, bringing 16 years of experience in leading summer camps. He has a unique and diverse perspective serving as outdoor education director, associate director and executive camp director at various camps throughout the United States. Luke is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for both campers and families and is excited to expand and elevate the Camp Cullen experience.

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Chris Cushman – Food Service Director

Chris has more than 40 years of experience in food service, having managed operations in hospitals, colleges, schools, restaurants, and the justice system, coordinating the service of over 15,000 meals a day. Chris has a passion for cooking and trying different recipes. He thrives on delivering the absolute best dining experience for Cullen’s campers, keeping them healthy, happy, and full of energy.

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Morgan Burns – Program Director

Morgan brings over 10 years of YMCA of Greater Houston aquatics experience to the Camp Cullen team. As Program Director, Morgan leads the aquatics, ropes courses and range sports programs. She works tirelessly to create and operate programs that teach kids about leadership, safety and of course, fun!

Her history with the YMCA of Greater Houston dates back to 2009 when she started as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Morgan’s passion for aquatics lead her to manage an impactful Safety Around Water Program and launch the Lake Houston Family YMCA Serpents Swim Team all while running the operations of the center. Joining the Camp Cullen family was the perfect next step for Morgan as it combines her career passions with her love for camping and the outdoors.

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