Our Board

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberDan Fritts

Founder and Owner

My name is Dan Fritts, and I am a physical therapist living in Collinsville, Mississippi. I am married to Hyun Sook Fritts, but everyone calls her “Sam” for obvious reasons. We have two boys, Jesse, 15 years old, and Jay, who is 13. They both attend West Lauderdale High School, where they play on the soccer team. My interest in building a summer camp and working with young children began nearly 17 years ago when I was a student missionary. Before going to physical-therapy school, I was given the unique opportunity to be a student missionary at an orphanage in the city of Pusan, South Korea. My experience there changed my life and ignited a desire to work with children. Camp Eagle Ridge grew out of this desire.

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberDewayna Roberts

Director of Camp Eagle Ridge

My name is Dewayna Roberts, I live in Collinsville, Ms where I have lived all my life. I have a great passion for children as well as those with special needs. I love all children and teens and see all as equal individuals, who with the right role models can have their life shaped and molded to be good upstanding citizens who can pursue any dream! I believe that our camp will benefit our community for many years to come, and I am truly blessed to be a part of such an awesome thing. I would love to encourage all who read this to become a part of our camp. We need volunteers to support our dream. The children are our future, and you can participate and help mold and shape these kids into great community leaders. I believe the best thing that you can spend on a child is TIME!

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberJason Mowdy

My name is Jason Mowdy. I am married to Shea Mowdy, and we have one child, Taylor. I am a member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville (FBCC), and I am the operator of Mowdy Cabinetry. My involvement with Camp Eagle Ridge began when Rod Hitt approached me about becoming involved in this project. He presented me with literature outlining the vision of Dan’s dream to create a place for children, youths, and the special-needs community to enjoy. As a youth, I was blessed to be a part of FBCC and enjoyed several youth camps. In recent years, I have participated with Builders for Christ in various projects. I believe that through these experiences, God has led me to be a part of this project. It would be a blessing to have a facility in our community where church groups, youth groups, and others can gather to fellowship, play, and participate in activities in a safe environment. I know with God’s blessing, Dan’s enthusiasm, and the volunteers’ help, this will be one of the best things that has happened to our community in a long time.

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberTerisa Pittman

I am a graduate of Lamar High School and Mississippi State University. I received my B.S. Degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in Reading and Masters in School Counseling. I'm married to Bo Pittman and we have two children, Jami and Ryan. I'm currently employed at Northeast Middle School.

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberTommy King

Tommy has been a resident of Meridian for 19 years. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the MS Army National Guard and works for the Guard as the Administrator of the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy, a law enforcement training center. He is married and has three children, two sons and a daughter. Tommy is a graduate of MS State University and has an MBA from Northcentral University. He is active with the Meridian Lions Club and their youth group, the Meridian LEO Club. He and his family are members of Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church.

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberSandra Crawford

Sandra Crawford is a third grade teacher at West Lauderdale Elementary. She is married to Brad Crawford, and together thay have two sons, Bradley J. Crawford OO and Riley Crawford. Their family attend First Baptist Church of Collinsville. Sandra holds a degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree from Mississippi State University. Her hobbies include fitness and MSU football.

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberRon Smith

Ron Smith is President of “Ron Smith & Associates, Inc.”, a forensic science services company with laboratory facilities in Collinsville, Mississippi and Largo, Florida. He began his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1972, moving on to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, and from 1978 to 2002 with the Mississippi Crime Laboratory, retiring as Associate Director. He has over thirty-nine years of experience in latent print, crime scene and laboratory management practices and is internationally certified as a latent print examiner and senior crime scene analyst.

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberEdith Fogerty

Edith teaches AP Biology and Human A & P at West Lauderdale High School. A teacher for over 7 years, she holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Women, and an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Mississippi State University. Her husband Jarrod is an instructor at MSU Meridian. Edith is a nature and animal lover; in fact she owns 2 dogs, 1 mole, 4 snakes, 1 gecko and 3 turtles!

Camp Eagle Ridge Board MemberCraig Hitts

An original native of Meridian, Craig Hitt has served on the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors for District Three since January 2000. He worked with International Paper Company for ten years before eventually starting TimberCon, Inc. in 1992. In 1994, he and his wife opened Collinsville Mini Storage. Craig has been active in community activities, serving on boards of directors for organizations such as The American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and The Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. Craig and his wife of 28 years live in Collinsville Ms, and are members of Central United Methodist Churc. They have two daughters, Ginny Clair, 23, now living in Washington DC and Shelby, 19, a freshman at Delta State University.


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