Staff Spotlight – Sam Vander Plas
– I learned about North Star through the Wisconsin Fishing Team. I applied because the camp seemed like a place I would’ve loved to attend as a camper and I couldn’t imagine a better summer job than teaching kids about my favorite sports and activities.
If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
– If I could be any animal I would definitely have to be a badger because its the mascot for the University of Wisconsin!
What is your favorite cartoon Character:
– I’ve always loved Bugs Bunny after watching Space Jam
What is your dream Job:
– My dream job would be coaching basketball at the college level or becoming a Hollywood director.
If you had a super hero power, what would it be:
– I would like to be able to breathe underwater. I think it would be helpful for fishing!
What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?
– I worked as a bag boy for a golf course for a couple of years, but I spent last summer working in a factory putting reflective tape on traffic cones.
What are your top three movies of all time:
– The Shawshank Redemption, Reservoir Dogs & Umbrellas of Cherbourg
What did you do last summer?
– Last summer I worked 40 hours a week in a factory that was the largest producer of traffic cones in North America. I was the guy who put the reflective tape on the cones.
What is a little Known fact about yourself:
– I am deathly afraid of bugs. More specifically, I hate butterflies. Don’t ask me why, it’s an irrational fear that I can’t begin to explain.
What, if any previous camp/outdoor experiences have you had?
– I worked a lot of basketball camps in high school because my dad was the head coach and I’ve spent every summer fishing lakes all around Wisconsin.