Youth Board

The mission of the Camp LUCK Youth Board is to foster activities for Camp LUCK teens that provide service opportunities and develop leadership qualities while having fun!!!  The Youth Board consists of ten Camp LUCK teens that are in 7th-12th grade.  Youth Board members have made a two-year commitment unless a board member is a current senior.  

Keara Richardson


My name is Keara but everyone calls me KeKe. I am a 110% heart kid and I love Camp LUCK!  I love camp because it gives heart kids and their siblings the freedom and the confidence to be themselves and not feel like they’re held to boundaries. It is overall fun it's an awesome chance to be relaxed and have as much fun as possible.

Cassidy Collins

Vice President 

My name is Cassidy Collins and I was born with Transposition of the Great Arteries. As a young child, I was the only one I knew living with a heart condition. Through Camp LUCK, I have been able to meet children and adults of all ages living with various forms of heart disease. I am very excited to see how many children’s lives will be impacted through the efforts of the Camp LUCK Youth Board.

Anna McKenzie


My name is Anna McKenzie and my little sister, Mary, is a Single Ventricle- Double Inlet. I joined the Youth Board because Camp LUCK has become a second family to me.  I hope to help spread the values and mission of Camp LUCK to everyone I can!

Dimitri Liapis


Hi!  I am Dimitri Liapis.  I was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  I have learned through my life that being a heart kid is not always easy.  In the last two years, Camp LUCK has helped me a lot to grow and develop despite my heart condition!  I serve on the Youth Board so I can help the younger heart kids do the same... and HAVE FUN!!

Seri Paquette

board member

I'm Seri Paquette and I have Tetralogy of Fallot. I love Camp LUCK because I loved meeting and hanging out with people that are going through some of the same things as me. I serve on the Camp LUCK Youth Board because I want to help spread the word about Camp LUCK and get more people involved with it.  

Kaylin Nolan

Board member

Hi!  My name is Kaylin Nolan and I am one of the new members of the Camp LUCK Youth Board. I am a sibling. I absolutely love Camp LUCK because of the community that has grown from it and how they are always open armed to newcomers. I want to serve on the board because I want to help the people who have made everything that has happened in my family easier. I look forward to meeting everyone and being here to support you.

Mattie Polen

Board member

My name is Mattie Polen. My heart defect was Arterial Septal Defect (ASD). I love Camp LUCK because I get to have fun with all my new friends. It is a great time to be with people that have been through similar life experiences.  I am on the Youth Board because I love Camp LUCK and I want others to have as much fun as I do at the Camp Luck events.

Chase Collins

board member

My name is Chase Collins and I am 12 years old.  My sister, Cassidy, has a heart defect. The reason that I love Camp LUCK so much is because of the friends that I have there and the skills that I have learned and been able to teach others. The friends I have made over the years have turned into family and I want others to feel the same way. I joined the Youth Board to be able to support Camp LUCK and make it a better place for all to have this same feeling and process; whether you have a heart condition or not.

Jack Ransom

board member

My name is Jack Ransom.  I was born with a hole in my heart that caused muscle bundles to form which needed to be removed by open heart surgery.  I love Camp LUCK because I get to see all my friends and make new ones.  It is also a chance to spend time at my favorite place in the world... Camp Cherokee.

David Artieri

Board Member

My name is David Artieri and I am 14 years old.  I was born with Truncus Arteriosis, IAA and VSD.  I’ve been involved with Camp LUCK for a long time.  On the Youth Board, I like coming up with good ideas to get more teens involved and enjoy spending time with my Camp LUCK friends!