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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Kelly Agorichas – Equestrian Director

Kelly has served as Camp Cullen’s Equestrian Director since 2014. After being raised in Arizona, Kelly moved to Texas to study at Texas A&M. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine Production and Industry in 2013 and is a certified riding instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association. Witnessing the growth that campers experience through connecting with horses is what she lives for, striving to provide a safe and fun program with healthy and happy horses.

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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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John Uresti – Summer Camp Director

John has been a part of the Camp Cullen family for over 6 years! As the Summer Camp Director, John’s goal is to lead through service and connection so that everyone that visits camp is inspired to grow, love the outdoors, make forever friends, create lasting memories and have fun in a safe environment.

Having started his YMCA journey as a camper, John was encouraged to turn his love for camp into a career by becoming a Day Camp counselor in 2015 at the Langham Creek Family YMCA. Throughout his time at the Y, John has worked in many of our youth development programs, including Day Camp, Afterschool and Residential Summer Camp. Through these programs, he has learned and built a love for the mission of the YMCA and witnessed the transformational impact it has on people’s lives.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart.”

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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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