Zac is a Camp Misfits alum, and the lead singer for the rock band American Authors. Their song, “Best Day of My Life” was ranked #1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs, and has amassed over half a billion streams. They’ve toured with acts such as One Republic and Andy Grammer, and played festivals including Lollapalooza, Firefly, and BottleRock in the US as well as many others across the globe. Prepare to be swooned!
Electronic pop duo POWERS is the creative project of co-vocalists Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru. Their single, “Beat of My Drum,” has earned more than 50 million streams worldwide. The LA-based New Yorkers got their start writing songs for mega-stars such as Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, and Eminem: “We want to feel all the feelings, good and bad, then capture that magic and build our own world for it to live in.”
Hailing from Louisville, KY, it was always Ben's dream to combine his love for classical music with pop music, so while at college he formed the piano pop trio Jukebox The Ghost. Since their inception, Jukebox has released five studio albums, one live album, and performed over a thousand shows globally, including festivals like Bonnaroo and TV appearances such as Conan and Late Show with David Letterman.
Named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of top thought leaders, and named Best Girlfriend... by her girlfriend, Emily has impacted more than 1 million women worldwide, through her organization I AM THAT GIRL, a place where girls can be vulnerable, speak honestly, and empower each other by tackling issues that matter. Her passions include walking naked with a knapsack, making guacamole, and laughing at friends.
Danny Jolles is an actor, comedian, and writer living in Los Angels (typical!). He just finished his run as George on the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and appeared this past year as Jacob in Hulu’s Ramy and in Netflix’s The Joel McHale Show. He’s been in films such as Patchwork and Ithaca (Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks) and has appeared on Comedy Central and Late Show with Stephen Colbert doing stand-up. As a bio-writer he is mediocre at best.
Known as "the Anthony Bourdain of dance," Vandana is a former judge on So You Think You Can Dance - South Africa, UN advisor, and creator & host of We Speak Dance on Netflix. The series uses dance to unite cultures for social change. Vandana has traveled to over 80 countries leading dance workshops, choreographing music videos, and consulting for the UN on women's rights and youth empowerment.
Creative Writing Facilitator
Christian’s videos have collectively amassed nearly one billion views. And we’re not just talking about MAGIC GIANT’s Shake Me Up music video which he directed. He created, wrote, produced, and acted in the Facebook series, The Real Bros of Simi Valley and YouTube series “Life According to Jimmy,” where he also serves as the creative director to the channel, garnering over 3 million followers. Known allergies: Cats, Bananas.
Best known for her ping-pong skills, Victoria dedicates her life to celebrating life. She’s played everywhere from Red Rocks to The Kennedy Center and been the face of campaigns ranging from Mastercard to Toyota. Born with one arm, Victoria’s made it her mission to help people understand everyone is born different, whether it’s visible or not. Her latest single with Michael Franti has become an anti-gun anthem.
Kevin is the preeminent singer-songwriter in the live-music yoga scene, having toured the world many times, playing nearly 2000 shows. He has moved crowds with his warm, uplifting vocals at festivals with everyone from Stephen Marley to Diplo… Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko… the list goes on. He is a Camp Misfits alumnus and global citizen, having lived in Brazil, South Africa and all over the US. Come for the music, stay for the hugs.
Yoga Instructor & Chief Crafter
Deena opened her first yoga studio when she was 21 and helped create Modo Yoga, the eco-friendly hot yoga brand with over 80 studios worldwide. Her classes will inspire you to challenge yourself, walking away relaxed with a smile on your face. Deena has been the secret Creative Director for MG since its inception, dreaming up video concepts, stage design, unique merchandise, and Camp Misfits art installations.
Vibes Police, Athletic Director
Chief Regg is committed to making sure the vibes are high at all times, and on a separate note, challenges you to a game of kickball.
A renaissance woman and LA native, Julie is excited to pass the torch as head counselor last year to focus more on her energy work. With a background in private and group healing, yoga, and meditation guidance, Julie has also produced wellness retreats ranging from India to Alaska, thrown events with brands such as Lululemon, and worked with artists including The Black Eyed Peas, Miguel, Lana Del Rey, and Sting.
Resident Drummer & DJ
Greek by descent, Floridian by birth, and world-renowned percussionist, Kosta has been bringing his brawny beats to the MAGIC GIANT rhythm section for several years. Better known as Kosta “Gallon-or-Plus”, he is the reigning champ 8 years in a row for the Feather-Light division at the Brevard County Adult Milk Chugging competition. We couldn’t be more proud to have such a strong-boned boy behind the kit.
Monai is an optimist, believer in humanity, and transformation coach here to offer deep waves of relaxation through reiki (energy work to shift blockages in the mind and body), guided imagery, and breathing. She believes in the power of each person to transcend barriers and uplevel their lives! If you feel like you could use some extra good joojoo (but honestly, who doesn’t??), give her a high five at the campfire.
Salsa Dance Instructor
Counselor Zang has been traveling the world dancing salsa since his teens and studied under world-renowned prodigy Mr. Tango. Fun facts: in addition to being a very talented music producer and video director/editor, he is a first-generation American, Farsi-speaker, computer programmer, roller skater, and classical upright bassist. In his free time, he retrofitted MG’s Sprinter into a solar-powered recording studio.
Mr. Li honed his hiking skills by walking his little Chihuahua, Bella (rescue), through the busy streets of Silver Lake, CA. Lace up those boots and get ready for a scenic walkabout.
Ultimate Frisbee Captain
Counselor Bisnow prepared heavily for this session by playing ultimate frisbee his junior year of high school. Get ready to huck 175 grams with our in-house disc master!
Returning to Camp as Co-Producer and Counselor Extraordinaire, Jamie is excited to reunite in the forest with all the Misfits. If you have any Camp questions, she’s your gal. Outside of Camp, Jamie has traveled the world seeking the best in adventure, story telling, and wellness. She is a rep for WishGarden (herbal remedies), health coach and educator, nutrition consultant for brands such as Erewhon, and former film producer.
"There's something about Jerry"
Jerry Schueler is a simple man who plays bass.
Culled from the hull of the Los Angeles underbelly, MG first found Jerry through the good word of a fine friend who, knowing that MG was seeking some sort of mutually beneficial "Friend's With Benefits" relationship, (and had a thing for bass players [big hands ;)], thought Jerry might be their match.
Jerry, who was raised on puzzles and cheese in his motherland of Fodder, MN—and does have pretty big hands by the way—accepted MG’s proposal, packed his rags and bags and brought his bumping, pumping, and booty-thumping to the MG tour bus in 2019.
Indeed, it’s been a match made in heaven. All parties are able to maintain loving, trusting, and respectful relationships with their primaries, but on the weekends, boy, do these boys get wild!
Fun fact: Jerry assistant directed MG’s “Rocketman” music video.
Outside of the MG omniverse, you might find Jerry on the street, tasting grapes or holding hands with a friend. You might wonder, is that friggin Jerry of the MAGIC GIANT omniverse? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. You will never know.