Home   Meet Our Directors

Meet Our Directors


Don and Barbara Stephens

Don and Barbara are the founders of Pepperhill .  They have worked for years meeting the needs of each child and family as they progress through the Pepperhill Preschool and  Summer Camp. They have established a reputation with families and friends for excellence in working with children. They view Pepperhill as an opportunity to work and serve others, as well as influence the lives of young people in a positive manner. The Stephens are a family team and strive to enrich the lives of those children entrusted to them.  They believe that the fun, the friendship, the school  and camp events should become cherished memories  for all  children.  Don and Barbara have been  with Pepperhill  Day School since 1964 and the Pepperhill Day Camp since 1975.

Dave and Dana Mahan

Dave and Dana are the Assistant Directors.  They met as fellow camp counselors at Pepperhill.   Dana has always been at camp from camper, counselor in Training to Camp Counselor. Dave was hired as a camp counselor while a sophomore at University of Kentucky.  Dana has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Midway and Dave has a B.A. Degree from the University of Kentucky and is at Cassidy Elementary during the school year.  Both of them have worked at Pepperhill since 1984.  They are dedicated professionals working with children. They enjoy helping to create new experiences  for children and provide opportunities for friendship and growth.  They strive for camp to help shape the lives of campers as it has helped to shape their own lives.