In 1985, Angela’s parents, Sam and Susan, bought Camp Ozark. That first summer, though only 5 years old, Angela took an open bunk in the youngest girl’s cabin and has never looked back. Through the years Angela has experienced Camp Ozark as a camper, LIT, counselor, Head Girl’s counselor, Kitchen Crew, SWAT team member and Top Staff member. Angela joined the Permanent staff in 2009 after a successful law career.
Angela, along with her brother Scott, oversees all aspects of Camp Ozark. Angela is particularly involved with the risk management, accreditation, and the general camp program. Angela also oversees all of camp’s legal and legislative initiatives.
Angela grew up in the Houston area and attended Texas A&M University. After completing her law degree, Angela took a job with the prestigious firm of Bracewell and Giuliani. In 2009, Angela decided to make the same commitment that her mother and father did in 1984, and joined the Camp Ozark permanent staff. In 2012, Angela married Stephan Shaw, a practicing attorney in Houston.
Angela brings unparalleled experience and perspective to Camp Ozark. Having served in so many different roles – camper, summer staff member, summer leadership and more – Angela is uniquely suited to see camp from all angles. Additionally, Angela is fiercely competitive (just ask her brothers!), which is borne out in her commitment to make each and every area of camp the best it can be. Angela is tireless in her pursuit of excellence, and is fully committed to leaving no stone unturned in order to provide the safest and most enjoyable camp experience possible.
Angela began dating her husband Stephen in 2010, and they were married in 2012. Although Stephan and Angela did not meet at camp (as so many others have done), they did meet through mutual camp acquaintances. Stephan proposed to Angela at the Cross, high above Camp Ozark, and their wedding and reception was held at Camp Ozark. Angela and Stephan have two children, Mack and Susan.