R.M. Pyles Boys Camp, which allows at-risk youth to attend a multi-year summer wilderness camp and receive mentorship throughout the year at no cost, appointed two new members to its board of directors: Logan Allen, of Long Beach, and Sabrina Demayo Lockhart, of West Sacramento.
Logan Allen manages microturbine energy solutions for oil and natural gas and other businesses in California. Previously, Logan was vice president at AllenCo, a California oil producer, well servicer, and well abandonment company. He founded and remains active in the leadership of The Young Professionals at The Petroleum Club; a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing tomorrow’s leaders in the Southern California oil and natural gas industry.
Sabrina Demayo Lockhart currently serves as the vice president of communications for the California Independent Petroleum Association. Previously, she owned her own communications consulting business and spent a decade serving in senior communications roles for various elected leaders including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; then-Assembly Minority Leader, now-House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy; and former Assembly Minority Leader, Connie Conway. She is also a certified yoga teacher and volunteers her time teaching to veterans and medical staff at the Sacramento Veterans Administration Hospital.
Since the camp’s inception in 1949, R.M. Pyles Boys Camp has served more than 27,000 California boys. Each camper has heart-wrenching stories of their struggles, such as living in neighborhoods with gang violence, attending low performing schools, and being exposed to substance abuse and domestic violence. Former campers have gone on to achieve numerous successes including becoming the first college graduate in their families, serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and returning to work at the camp as counselors.
The Camp’s work does not end once the boys leave the campground. The experience is supplemented with year-round mentoring and young men may earn scholarships for college or vocational training. 500 boys and young men attended the camp last summer. Program leaders have set a 2019 goal to serve more than 500 boys and provide $30,000 in scholarships.