Natalie, Nat or Natty, from Sydney Australia
What is your favorite hobby/sport/thing to do during your free time?: I love to act as much as I possibly can. I write direct and act in a comedy group with friends where we meet on a regular basis to make the ideas we think are funny in our heads come alive on screen. I also am addicted to being active. When I’m not working I am as active as I can be, whether it’s trying new classes at the gym, finding new hikes or walks to do, or signing up for obstacle events like Spartan Race or Tough Mudder. Oh and when I’m not doing either of those things, I’m on a quest to find the best breakfast spots in Sydney and the world.
What are you most proud of/biggest achievement in life so far?: I think I’m most proud of my attitude towards life. The fact that I’m the open minded kind of person that when I want to do something, I’ll do what it takes to make that happen instead of thinking I can’t or letting excuses get in the way. And if I don’t do so well or fail, I take it as a learning opportunity. The scale on this varies… I’ve done some really hard obstacle races, lifted weights I never thought I could, I’ve done a multi-day trek through Nepal, I’ve learnt to dance and competed and placed in competitions as an adult. Every new thing I try, every new creative challenge I overcome at work, and every time I exercise willpower and don’t overeat all the delicious food is front of me are daily achievements and more important than any of the awards I’ve ever been given.
What are you most looking forward to about CCB?: I've always wanted to work at Summer Camp, so it's a dream come true. I love summer so I’m looking forward to experiencing USA summer from start to finish, but also about using my Film and Editing skills that I use in my day job at camp and create compelling content for campers and their families old and new. I’m excited to be fully immersed in camp and be away from home working overseas. I also can’t wait to check out all the amazing wilderness that Camp Carolina and the surrounds have to offer.
What impact are you most excited to make this year at CCB?: I’m excited to make an impact on the way camp stories are told and portrayed in the video arena. I’m keen to be fully involved in every activity I’m shooting, and to make sure every parent, and every future kid or parent sees just how awesome Camp Carolina 2019 was.
What is your favorite quote?: Do I have to pick just one? I LOVE quotes. Here’s my top 4 that I keep on my desk.
“Everyone is trying to do something big, not realising life is made up of the little things.” - Frank A Clark
“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” - Nelson Mandela
“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing Anyway.” – Emory Austin
“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” - Helen Keller