Ron Pierce, Owner/Operator
Ron started “Camp Butter and Egg” in 2001, teaching baseball lessons and offering a limited selection of outdoor recreation options to enhance the summer baseball day camps. In later years, sports training was phased out, but Ron continued to build adventure venues and grow the business to one that attracts guests from a multi-state area. Ron retired from Troy State University, where he served as Director of Auxiliary Services. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Troy State University and has completed Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Challenge Course and Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA) certifications.
Susan Pierce, Owner/Operator
After retiring from Troy University in 2006, Susan joined husband Ron in transitioning the camp from a sports facility to an outdoor recreation and retreat center, serving a variety of customer groups. With a background in counseling, Susan was instrumental in developing team building programs and the addition of a Low Ropes Challenge Course. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Troy State University and has completed certification from ACCT. Susan is responsible for customizing group events and serves as the camp cook.
Natalie Pierce Carnley, Operations Manager
Since 2017, Natalie has been responsible for staffing, training, and marketing at Butter and Egg Adventures. Prior to joining our staff full-time, Natalie worked with YMCA Camp Crosley in Indiana and as Assistant Course Manager at Trinity Forest Adventure Park in Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Troy University and has completed challenge course certifications from ACCT. Natalie continues to also serve as a guide and a team building program facilitator.
Gatlin Carnley, Site Manager
Prior to joining the staff full-time in 2020, Gatlin served as a police officer for five years in the Dallas, Texas and Montgomery, AL police departments. He is responsible for course inspection and maintenance, along with overall facility upkeep and is instrumental in building and updating challenge elements. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree from Troy University, Gatlin worked part-time as a recreation guide and has received PRCA training.