Tanner Rushing

Assistant Camp Director

Tanner Rushing, Assistant Camp Director (He/Him/His) is thrilled to serve the Appel Farm community in this new capacity. Tanner began his career with Appel Farm during the summer of 2018 serving as a bunk counselor and theatre instructor/director, then quickly moving into the role of Head Bunk Counselor. He most recently served as Head of Theatre and Creative Writing for the summers of 2020 and 2021.

Tanner received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Southern Mississippi where he was able to perform in many of their mainstage productions and summer stock. He began his work with youth while still in college, offering one on one private lessons and coaching for children and young actors.

He is dedicated to Appel Farm’s mission of providing an inclusive and safe environment for kiddos to explore and take artistic risks in a supportive and non-competitive environment. His passion is igniting creativity and confidence in young artists, and he is eager to continue this important work at Appel Farm.

Email Tanner at trushing@appelfarm.org

I danced in front of Britney Spears' house and her dogs chased me away!