Meet The Team
The team behind Hidden Paradise is dedicated to creating a welcoming, medically accessible space for Idaho’s children and families to experience healing in the great outdoors.
If you are interested in joining the team at Hidden Paradise, please visit our Job Opportunities page.
Elizabeth Lizberg +
Camp Rainbow Gold and Hidden Paradise CEO/Executive Director Elizabeth Lizberg joined Camp Rainbow Gold in 2007 when it was a program of the American Cancer Society. Over her 16-year tenure, she has guided the organization through incredible growth, change, and service.
In 2014, Camp Rainbow Gold became its own independent nonprofit organization under Elizabeth’s leadership. In 2019 she oversaw the purchase of Camp Rainbow Gold’s own property and she is currently leading the charge to build Hidden Paradise, Idaho’s first medical camp.
Elizabeth embraces Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer with an unrivaled passion. She works to leave a lasting, positive imprint on each family she has the honor of knowing through Camp Rainbow Gold. She believes the key to the success of Camp Rainbow Gold is the love, hope, and fun given by volunteers and supporters.
Prior to Camp Rainbow Gold, Elizabeth worked for St. Luke’s Regional Medical for Children at Risk Evaluation Services (CARES). During this time, she was instrumental in creating the Family and Children Evaluation Services (FACES) Center in Boise and co-founded the Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Elizabeth was an Idaho Business Review Women of the Year nominee in 2014 and was recognized as a CEO of Influence in 2017.
John Donkersloot +
John grew up along the muddy banks of the Naknek River. He had a rambunctious upbringing learning the ways of the land in a harsh and isolated territory. As a young man seeking adventure, he traveled up the Kvichak River to Iliamna Lake. While there, he continued to live off the land as he had learned from his upbringing. He spent years focused on roots country music. He was honored to have played with some of the most famous Elders in the region. However, most days were spent playing guitar for his old dog, all the while staring out at Lake Iliamna's ever-changing waters.
A few years later, John found himself ready for a new adventure. He went north to the interior of Alaska; again, he was in an isolated territory and, for the most part, playing music alone in a cold and dry cabin. But this time he had to brave the most brutal winter seasons he had ever come to meet. John heard stories about the beauty of southern Idaho's Camas Prairie and how high adventure awaited those brave enough to go. The ghostly tales of the Prairie never bothered him much, so he set out West in pursuit of the unknown. He learned of Camp Rainbow Gold, and how the organization recently bought a property in the foothills to serve as the Camp's forever home for their summer camp facility.
His rambunctiousness and wanderlust landed him at Hidden Paradise in 2020. John found work repairing cabins and picking rocks at the camp and enjoys being part of the Hidden Paradise and Camp Rainbow Gold team.
Grace Kinder +
Hi, I’m Grace! I grew up in Pavillion, Wyoming, and originally came to Idaho for a job working in construction. I ended up moving to Hill City to be closer to my family and found this job with Hidden Paradise.
I have three daughters, one is eight, and two three-month-old twins. I also have two dogs, a husky, Shilon, and a miniature schnauzer, Woof. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family.
I have absolutely fallen in love with this company and my peers and am excited for the opportunity to grow and learn with incredible people. I believe you should do everything in your life with as much passion and energy as you possibly can!
Two Truths and a Lie:
- I love ketchup.
- I’ve been skydiving twice.
- I’ve worked as a pipe welder for five years.
Sam Campbell +
I am the proud official Hidden Paradise dishwasher! I’m 20 years old and have a passion for art, writing, and music. I have a standard poodle named Theo who is basically my best friend. If I’m not in the kitchen or making posters, you can find me in the Art Shack or with a sketchbook anywhere with a good view of the mountains.
Chloe Ballard +
Hi, I’m Chloe. I major in writing at a college in Florida but, I’ve been a Fairfield girl for the past 12 years and have enjoyed working with kids at church and camps. This is my first year at Hidden Paradise, and I can’t wait to come back next summer!
Two Truths and a Lie
- I’ve never broken a bone.
- I love everything colorful.
- I own a horse.
Olivia Szombathy +
Hi, I am Olivia Szombathy. I am a first-timer here at Hidden Paradise. I am from Hailey, Idaho and I am an incoming Sophomore at the College of Idaho with minors in Psychology and Spanish. I graduated in 2021 from Wood River High School.
During my free time, I love to hang out with friends and family. My family has been a part of and supported Camp Rainbow Gold for many years. We cherish the happiness that Camp Rainbow Gold and Hidden Paradise have brought to children/teens and their families throughout the years.
Two Truths and a Lie
- I play guitar and piano.
- I’ve been to four different countries.
- I’ve broken the same bone twice.
Bridgett Vanderwalker +
My name is Bridgett. I grew up in the Magic Valley and attended Boise State University where I received my Masters of English. I taught at CSI for eight years and I recently came back from Saudi Arabia where I lived and taught ESL for five years. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family and pets, and reading.
Two Truths and a Lie
- I love diamond painting.
- I have five degrees.
- I have two daughters.
Cheyenne Wilson +
I grew up in Hagerman, Idaho. I’ve been in Camas County for 12 years. I’m currently involved with the EMS service, rodeo committee, and Chamber of Commerce among other jobs and organizations. This is my first year with Hidden Paradise.
Two Truths and a Lie
- My first concert was “Bowling for Soup”.
- I’ve been a part of the Camas County Sheriff’s Office for six years.
- I won a roller-skating competition in Germany in 2006.