Jamie Eichler
After graduating college with an accounting and finance degree, Jamie put his education to good use and was originally hired by BigStuf in 2000 to fold t-shirts. Since then, he has done almost every job BigStuf has to offer. BigStuf changed Jamie’s life, and he feels incredibly blessed to work with a gifted team who loves Jesus and sharing their faith to make a difference in the lives of students. Jamie may be short, but nothing about his life is small! From his creative ideas and challenging thoughts to his impeccable wake surfing skills, he’s always bringing something new and exciting to the team. Jamie and his wife, Kristin, are parents to their sweet daughters, Alice and Avery.
Trey McKnight
COO & Camp Director
Leads the BigStuf team
Trey McKnight has been a part of the BigStuf family since 2005 as a host and worship leader. He joined the team full time in 2018 as the Camp Director & Chief Operating Officer and we couldn’t be happier to have him year-round at BigStuf! Among various other adventures, Trey has worked in student ministry in some capacity for the last 15 years and has an intense passion for life, for people, and for inspiring positive change in people. He’s truly a gifted leader and we love serving our leaders and students alongside him. Not to mention he’s just an incredibly fun person to be around! Just ask his gorgeous wife Jamie and their precious little boys, Mason and Rowen. Some random things you should know about Trey McKnight: He loves anything in the pursuit of fitness, Nike AND Adidas, Apple, Chick-fil-A, and anything peanut butter and chocolate.
Hannah Russell
Executive Operations Coordinator
Supports COO and Operations Initiatives; Leads Intern Program & Summer Staff
Hannah is our Executive Operations Coordinator who, along with our COO, is responsible for the management and execution of all things operations in the BigStuf office and at Camp. Hannah also leads our Intern program and Summer Staff. She is passionate about challenging and inspiring college students to move out of their comfort zones into discovery of their strengths and passions.
Hannah is certainly no stranger to BigStuf! We’ve had the honor of knowing her for several years while she has supported her husband and BigStuf guitar player, Chad. If you don’t see Hannah hanging with college students, you might find her with her Golden Doodle, Willow, and Bella, her rescue cat. And most likely she’ll be eating queso while watching a Braves game. Hannah brings a ton of value, experience, and fun to our team and we couldn’t be more excited to have her!

You can follow along with our internship on Instagram or through our website.

Meagan Yates
Registration & Logistics Coordinator
Oversees group registrations & camp logistics for youth leaders
A graduate of the University of North Georgia, Meagan has been serving on our registration team since 2016. This girl loves organization, planning, and even spreadsheets, making her the perfect person to help leaders navigate the process of registering and preparing for camp. Meagan loves helping leaders with pre-camp logistics so that when they arrive at camp, they are free to focus on building relationships with their students! Meagan’s been serving at high school summer camps since she was a student herself, and we’re thrilled to have her serving on staff with us at BigStuf. When she’s not emailing and organizing, you’ll find Meagan in the woods or on a mountain, likely trail running or rock climbing with her husband Adam and their dog Kuma.

If you have any questions about camp and registration, email Meagan at meagan@bigstuf.com. Or if you have an awesome corny joke, also email Meagan!

Chelsea Pettis
Leads financial department
In 2007 Chelsea was given a new client at her first accounting job: BigStuf. Little did she know in just a few short months this connection would lead to a dream job that combined her love for numbers and passion for ministry. From planning and budgeting camp expenses to picking out candy and couch covers for environments to problem-solving backstage, Chelsea does so much more than crunch numbers. She loves that there is never a dull moment in the process of maximizing every dollar and seeing details come together to create an amazing camp for students. Outside of BigStuf, you might find Chelsea cheering at an FSU football game, searching for treasures at HomeGoods, sipping on an iced mocha while watching HGTV, caring for her sweet son Ethan, or even baiting her hook on Lake Lanier with her husband Dallas.
Blake Eason
Social Media Coordinator
What can Blake Eason do? Well, the easier question to ask is what can’t Blake do? When he isn’t busy being the creative brain behind our social media accounts, you can likely catch Blake hosting, studying (go KSU Owls!), rapping, writing music, and grabbing lunch at Finn’s, all while sipping a cup of coffee. In fact, we’re not sure if we’ve ever seen Blake do anything without a cup of coffee in hand… Jokes aside, we at BigStuf love Blake and the way he serves our students through his role as Social Media Coordinator. Blake believes social media is the language of this generation and uses it to communicate with our students in a new, fresh, and authentic way. And that’s just one of the many things we love about Blake! Blake is intentional and loving in every conversation he has, with stranger or friend, and he pours that same intentionality into every tweet, story, and post. We’re so glad to have Blake in the BigStuf fam…and we think he likes us too!

You can follow BigStuf on InstagramTwitterFacebook, & YouTube @BigStufCamps!

Duran Willis
Director of BigStuf Events
Leads the BigStuf Events team
After nine years at North Point Ministries, and three at Catalyst Conferences, we feel so blessed that Duran has joined our team at BigStuf! Serving as the Director of BigStuf Events, Duran leads our full service production team. Duran has a huge heart for serving and developing people and is determined to make that the number one goal of BigStuf Events. When Duran’s not on the job, he loves spending time with his lovely wife and high school sweetheart, Lindsey, and their three sons Beckam, Grey, and Sheperd, ages 8, 5, and 2. Duran also loves playing golf and cheering on his alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs (sick ‘em)! We’re so grateful and excited to have Duran as a part of our team!
Josh Putman  
Warehouse Manager & Event Tech of BigStuf Events 
A man of many hobbies, Josh, or JP as we call him around here, enjoys driving, hiking, traveling, being outdoors, cheering on the Atlanta Braves, and sleeping. Also a man of many talents, JP is pretty great at impersonations and also juggling, two skills that keep us very entertained. JP has been using his talents and skills to keep us laughing for a while now. Several years ago JP attended BigStuf as a leader with his church and told himself, “Hey, I want to be an intern.” So just like that he applied to be an intern in 2012. JP became an intern and liked it so much the first year that he came back again as an intern the following summer. (JP would like to tell you that if you are reading this and are looking for something to do for the summer, apply to be an intern.) Finally this year JP has joined our events team full time! There are many things that JP loves about working at Bigstuf, but one thing that stands out to him is getting to be a part of transforming venues into irresistible environments. Whether that’s at camp in the summer or during other events throughout the year, JP loves that the job always holds something new and exciting. JP is thankful to be able to witness students coming to camp to experience God in a new way and we’re so glad to have him along for the ride!