Meet our staff
At BridgeMont, we value our staff and understand their importance in bridging the gap between the campers and God. We want your children to feel loved and supported as they learn throughout the summer. Meet our great staff below!
Director & Chef
Dwight & Stacey Wilkinson
Dwight and Stacey have served together at BridgeMont for over 30 years. They have 5 children who have grown up with them at BridgeMont.
In 1979 Dwight received a B.S. degree in Christian Education from Graham Bible College in Bristol TN. He then attended the camp Honey Rock in Wisconsin for the Wilderness Learning Seminar sponsored by Wheaton College. Over the last 30 years he has received training and certifications from Outward Bound in North Carolina, National Outdoor Leadership School in Portland Oregon, Solo Medicine in Conway New Hampshire and EMT training from Walter State Community College in Sevierville, TN. Dwight serves as a PCA elder at the Evergreen Church in Sevierville, TN.
Many years ago Dwight established Wilkinson Construction Company, LLC. Those skills and contacts have been used around camp to assist in the improvement of the facilities and to teach volunteers who come and serve.
Stacey has been the heart of BridgeMont and a welcoming presence to everyone that steps on BridgeMont's campus. While being the Directors wife has come with many responsibilities, Stacey has also been the chef at BridgeMont for over 30 years. Every meal she has thoughtfully planned and perfected to make sure that each camper gets delicious food every visit.
Dwight and Stacey would like to say you're always welcome, come on by for a visit soon.
Autumn Bennett is the daughter of Dwight & Stacey. She grew up at the camp and has seen it in many different seasons. At a young age she started out as a camper and then returned after college to be a counselor and Program Director.
During the summer, she loves to plan fun activities for the campers and help them see the beauty of the Smoky Mountains around them.
Autumn graduated from Maryville College with a degree in Physical Therapy. When camp is not in session, she works at Unum in Chattanooga as a FMLA Leave Specialist helping those in her community.
Autumn and her husband Bryan have a son named Marcus and a daughter named Quinn, who come every year to grow up at BridgeMont while his mom inspires kids with a fun week of camp.