Camp Fire taps operations director

Valli Ridenour has been promoted to the newly created position of operations director for Camp Fire Northwest Ohio. The announcement was made Friday by Patty Coffman, chief executive officer of the organization.

Ridenour is to oversee all programs and facility operations in Camp Fire’s three-county service area, including Camp Glen in Tiffin. Ridenour had been Camp Fire’s program director for the in-school and club programs since 2010.

A resident of Bloomdale, Ridenour is a graduate of Defiance College with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

“This new position is critical to the reorganization and growth of Camp Fire Northwest Ohio and is intended to ensure consistency of quality and delivery throughout all programs,” Coffman stated in a release.

The group also is looking for a camp director at Camp Glen and a program specialist. Both positions would report to the operations director. These postings can be found at