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2022 Pemi Staff
We are just a few short days away from the start of Pemis 115th summer! The staff has been hard at work getting ready for the campers’ arrival on June 25th, and the energy at camp is palpable. At the time of this writing, crews are off at Senior Beach putting in lane lines, at the batting cage hanging up the netting, in the Nature Lodge assembling displays, in the Junior Lodge organizing music equipment, and up at the Mess Hall arranging tables. Pemi’s staff works tirelessly during the course of our clinic and preseason weeks to ensure that boys can hit the ground running when they arrive on Saturday.
As you prepare for your own journeys to Lower Baker this weekend (or, for our alumni, as you dream wistfully of returning), we want to take the time to introduce you to this amazing group of staff members. It is a truly remarkable assembly of individuals, with myriad talents, backgrounds, and experiences. This summer’s staff hails from nine different nations and 21 states, and includes highly skilled athletes, musicians, artists, teachers and so much more. While all of our staff members bring their own unique talents, personalities, and passions to Pemi, they are united by their shared desire to contribute to building a welcoming, caring, and fun environment for all this summer! This newsletter introduces you to our directors, cabin staff, trip counselors, program staff, and nurses. You’ll meet the rest of the team in a subsequent post. Please read on to learn all about this stellar crew!
Kenny Moore – Director – The 2022 summer marks my 30th summer at Pemi and my 9th year of working for Pemi year-round. I love sharing the joy of Pemi with staff, alumni, parents and boys and can’t wait to have new and returning campers for the summer. During the non-summer months, my wife Sarah, son Winston, daughter Sally, and dog Burger, live in Cleveland, OH.
Charlie Malcolm – Assistant Director – I have been teaching history and coaching soccer for thirty-two years in independent schools. For the last twenty-two years I have been teaching at the Northfield Mount Hermon School. My first summer at Pemi was in 1976, and I spent three summers as a camper. My father attended Pemi in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Tom Reed Sr. was his counselor in Senior II. After three years as a camper, I returned to Pemi to work in maintenance before becoming a counselor in 1987. Since 1990 I have been the Camp’s Athletic Director until recently named Assistant Director in 2021. This year I will be a utility player, supporting the program, the kitchen, grounds and maintenance, and trips.
Pat Clare – Assistant Director – 2022 will be my second summer as assistant director and my 13th summer at Pemi overall. I’m coming off of my first off-season working year-round for Pemi. That has been an amazing experience in its own right, but if anything it has left me more excited than ever for another summer at Pemi! I can’t wait for Pemi to fill up with staff and campers for our 115th summer! A New Yorker born and raised, I now reside in Boston when not at Pemi. I’ll be joined at camp by my dog, Kemba, for his second Pemi summer!
Junior 2: Jacob Smalley – Cabin Counselor (CC) – Hi, my name’s Jacob Smalley, and I’m super excited to be returning to Pemi for my first summer on staff! I was a camper at Pemi for 5 years and was a member of Pemi West in 2019. I’m 19 and live in western Massachusetts, and I’m currently a rising sophomore at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. This summer I’m looking forward to being outdoors, especially playing and coaching soccer.
Junior 2: Raymon Tan – CC – Hi! My name is Raymond, and I’m working at Pemi for the first time this year, as a Cabin Counselor. I’m from Long Island, New York and grew up in Singapore. I’m currently an Undergraduate student at Purdue University, studying Economics and Political Science. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, basketball, filmmaking and listening to music. I’m excited for the times ahead at Camp Pemi and meeting all the wonderful people here.
Junior 3: Nick Gordon – Division Head (DH) – Hello! My name is Nick Gordon, and I am from Hopewell, New Jersey, but currently live in New York City. I just finished my final year at New York University studying Religious Studies and Social Movements Throughout History as I discern a call to ministry in the Episcopal Church. In the fall I will continue with part time classes at NYU and continue working for the church-wide offices of the Episcopal Church in the department of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care. In addition to my studies and work, I would consider myself an amateur naturalist who specializes in birds, butterflies, and botany. This summer will be my 14th at Pemi, and you will most likely find me either in the Nature Lodge or down in Junior Camp!
Junior 3: Ted Applebaum – Assistant Counselor (AC) – I’m Ted; I’m from Cleveland, Ohio, and I’m super excited to be back at Pemi this summer after spending two summers at home. I was a camper for 7 years, so I dabbled in pretty much everything Pemi has to offer (though I was never very good at most of the stuff I tried). I loved pretty much every single trip I went on, from day hikes to Allagash, and I really enjoyed some of the nature occupations. I’m hoping to pass on some camp knowledge and some Pemi spirit to future generations as an AC this year before going to study aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder this fall.
Junior 4: Eli Brennan – CC – Hello! I’m 19 years old, and I am from Weston, CT. I am a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland where I am studying Public Policy. This will be my eleventh summer on the shores of Lower Baker and my second on staff. I look forward to Pemi all year long and this year is no different. You’ll find me in the Nature Lodge or at the waterfront coaching swimming.
Junior 4: Nate Kim – CC – Hello, my name is Nate. I’m a rising sophomore at Dartmouth College, planning to study mathematics and economics. I’m from Claremont, California. At Pemi, I am planning to be mainly a piano coach, but I also would love to help out in sports areas. As hobbies, I enjoy table tennis, pool, and I am in the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble.
Junior 5: Braden Richardson – CC – Hi, this will be my 6th summer at Pemi and first on staff. I am from Brooklyn, NY. I am finishing up my first year at Lawrence University where I study biology and anthropology. I spend my free time gardening, swimming, and drawing. I plan on supporting all campers and helping around camp on the waterfront, arts and crafts, and in the music lodge. Can’t wait to start this awesome summer!
Junior 5: Landon Burtle – AC – My name is Landon Burtle, and I have been with Pemi for eight years. I am from Arlington, Virginia, and will be spending my first summer as a staff member during summer 2022. I am interested in hiking, nature, music, and soccer. I hope to provide a new and exciting experience to campers through expanding their interests with what Pemi has to offer.
Junior 6: Sam O’Hara – CC – Hi everyone! My name is Sam, and I’ve been with Pemi since 2013 as a camper and counselor. I am a sophomore in engineering at Purdue University and this summer will be my 2nd on staff. I have fond memories of my time as a camper– specifically hiking, playing sports, and engaging in the nature program. Hopefully now I can share some of these same experiences with the next generation of campers! Thanks to everyone for making this season possible, and I’ll see you all in June.
Junior 6: Teo Boruchin – AC – Hello! My name is Teo Boruchin, I am 18 years old, and I am from Stamford CT. I spent 4 years as a camper at Pemi and cannot wait to be back for my second time as a staff member! I am a high school student, and I plan on going into psychology or teaching. I love being outside, social and active, and in my alone time, I enjoy reading, playing video games, playing an instrument, or watching a good movie. This summer I plan to be involved in the music program, as well as take part in hikes and trips!
Junior Camp: Owen Wyman – AC – Hi, I am from Westport, CT. I am going into my Senior year of high school at the Taft school this fall. This will be my 9th summer at Pemi and first year on staff. I am looking forward to helping with the tennis program and plenty of other areas around camp.
Junior Camp: Elliot Jones – AC – Hi, I am from Briarcliff Manor, New York and this will be my ninth summer at Pemi. I have recently graduated from Briarcliff High School this past spring and will attend Union College next year where I am committed to play lacrosse. I am super excited for my first year on staff and am looking forward to another amazing summer in New Hampshire.
Lower 2: Marshall Nielsen – CC – Hi my name is Marshall, and I’m from Santa Cruz, California but now live in San Luis Obispo. I work at the YMCA and have been coaching various sports. I spent 3 years at Pemi as a camper and look forward to coming back and teaching kids different sports activities.
Lower 2: Ry Dean-Slobod – AC – My name is Ry Dean-Slobod, I’m eighteen years old, and I’m from South Portland, Maine. My interests include painting, skateboarding, guitar, woodworking, and ultimate frisbee. This is my first year at Pemi, but I’m excited to start teaching art, woodworking, and ultimate to the campers. I’m looking forward to experiencing Pemi for the first time and getting to know every staff member and camper over the course of the summer.
Lower 3: Nick Paris – CC – My name is Nick Paris. I am currently attending the University of New Hampshire and have just completed my freshman year. I am 19 years old and this will be my 10th summer at Pemi. My interests are cooking and making music, and when I return to Pemi this year, I am hoping to help teach wild foods, songwriting, beginners’ guitar, butterflies and moths, and improv to name a few things. Above all else though, I could not be more excited to come back and have the best summer at Pemi yet!
Lower 3: Henry Moore – AC – Hi, I’m Henry Moore, and I’m from South Portland, Maine. I just graduated from Waynflete School and will be heading to Dartmouth in the fall with an intended major in mathematics. This will be my ninth summer on the shores of Lower Baker and my second year on staff. My biggest passions are ultimate frisbee and environmental sculpture, which I’m heavily involved in outside of camp, but you can also catch me on the tennis courts or in the woodshop. I look forward to a fun-filled summer with all of you!
Lower 4: Ben Ross – DH – Hi! I am excited to return to Pemi for my 10th summer. I just graduated from Bowdoin College where I studied biology and was on the rowing and ultimate Frisbee teams. I can’t wait to coach ultimate, get out on the waterfront, talk about cool plants, sing in the Mess Hall, and to work with each one of your boys to have a great summer!
Lower 4: Dexter Wells – AC – I’m Dexter Wells, and if that’s not all you need to hear, I guess I can tell you some more. I’m from Brooklyn, New York, but I’ll be leaving the city to attend Yale University this fall. I’m eager to return this summer to such program areas as archery, nature, hiking, and baseball, all of which were some of my favorites during the seven years I was a camper. I’m also looking forward to playing my favorite music, including The Cure and Elliott Smith (and so much more), in the cabin.
Lower 5: Rhys Jones – CC – Hi! My name’s Rhys and I’m an Environmental Management and Sustainability university student from Wales! I love rugby, nature, music, drama, and soccer and support the best team in the UK, Cardiff City. I’ve represented my university in soccer and football and was a member of the National Youth Theatre of Wales. So, I’ll aim to help you on anything from your passing skills to your acting skills! I’m also a fluent Welsh speaker, so you may even learn a new language this summer!
Lower 5: Lucas Gales – AC – Hi! I’m from South Burlington, Vermont. I have spent my summers at Pemi since 2013, when I was in J1. I am heading into my freshman year of college at the University of Tampa. I’m excited for my first summer on staff after doing the 16’s program last year in Maine. I am excited to help the baseball staff and help out in the Nature Lodge this summer.
Lower 6: Quinn Markham – CC – Hi I’m Quinn from Fairfield, CT. I was a camper for 5 summers, and this will be my second as a counselor. This past year, I was a freshman studying Entrepreneurship at High Point University in North Carolina, and I’ll be attending Providence College in the fall. I like frisbee, nature, and playing guitar, so hopefully you’ll see me in the Nature Lodge, on the fields, or back at the campfire circle this summer. I had a great time last summer, and can’t wait to see what Pemi 2022 has in store.
Lower 7: Luca McAdams – CC – Hi all, my name is Luca McAdams, and I am so excited to be back at Pemi for my 8th summer. I spent 7 years as a camper, and this will be my first year on staff. I just finished my first year at college where in the fall I studied abroad in Ireland and this spring I attended Hamilton College. This summer I hope to help coach sports and guide your boys into having a fun and safe summer.
Upper 1: Sam Maynes – CC – I’m from nearby Hanover, New Hampshire, and I’m a rising senior at nearby Plymouth State University where I study Geography. Growing up in New Hampshire, I love to be outdoors as much as possible. Hiking, snowboarding, swimming, hammocking, and playing sports are some of my favorite things to do. This will be my second summer at Camp Pemi. I’m looking forward to baseball, soccer, hiking in the Whites, and just being outside!
Upper 1: John Kingdon – AC – As a 5 year legacy camper, I have always looked up to and been intrigued by the kindness as well as the allure of my counselors. I joined the Pemi family at 10 and have been in love with the experience ever since. Hailing from Virginia, the escape north each year is something I treasure and have missed so much in the past few years. I am so excited to jump back into my old routines and explore all my old favorite activities. Pemi offered me so many unique experiences in the Nature Lodge, on Lower Baker, and with friends so I hope to re-cultivate those old endeavors and connections this summer.
Upper 2: George Fauver – CC – Hi my name is George Fauver. I was a Pemi camper for 5 years, and this is my first year as a counselor. Right now I go to Deerfield Academy where I have been rowing for the past 4 years. Next year I’ll be matriculating to Bates College where I plan to row. I’ve always wanted to come back to Pemi since I’ve had such a great experience there, and I can’t wait for the summer to unfold.
Upper 2: Simon Taylor – CC – Hello, my name is Simon Taylor, and I am from Alexandria, Va. This will be my 8th summer back and second year back on staff. I just finished a postgraduate year at Northfield, Mount Hermon School. In the fall I will be attending Gettysburg College, where I will be on the wrestling team. I plan on teaching lacrosse, woodworking, swimming, and sailing.
Upper 3: Charlie Scott – DH – Hello! My name is Charlie Scott and this will be my 12th year at Pemi and my fourth on staff. I am going to be a Senior next year at Plymouth State University, where I am studying communications and media studies. At Pemi I will mostly be working in the soccer activities, however, I will also be working on the waterfront and helping out in the Nature Lodge. I am looking forward to this summer at Pemi and can’t wait to bring life to the shores of Lower Baker Pond!
Upper 3: Owen Gagnon – AC – Hey there! I’m from Brooklyn New York and will be attending my first year of college at Clark University this fall. This will be my 8th year at Camp Pemi, 6 as a camper, and second as a staff member. I cannot wait to spread my love of the outdoors and sports, specifically baseball, with the campers this year! Can’t wait to get the summer underway!
Upper 4: Alhasan Barrie – CC – I live in Hartford, CT, but I grew up in Conakry, Guinea in West Africa. I attend Kenyon College where I’m a member of the men’s soccer team. My plan is to coach campers in soccer, basketball, and track & field. I’m excited to try new activities like archery, sailing, and more. I’m very excited to meet and coach the campers!
Upper 4: Dash Paris – CC – Greetings! As a first time counselor I just want to say how exciting it is to be a part of the Pemi family once again! I spent four summers here as a camper and am returning as a new music teacher and cabin counselor. I specialize in guitar, drums, bass, and banjo, I can’t wait to jam with my campers. I am originally from New York City – along with my brother who is also a counselor this summer – but now I am finishing up school at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I will make announcements about jam times and give whatever spare time there is to play with my campers so they are thoroughly engaged in a musical setting at camp. Can’t wait to meet everyone!
Upper 5: Andrew Kanovsky – CC – Hi! I’m Andrew Kanovsky, and I’m excited to be back for my 12th summer at Pemi and first since 2019. I am originally from Briarcliff Manor, NY, and I am a rising senior at the University of Southern California. This summer, I plan on teaching a variety of activities including lacrosse, soccer, and photography.
Upper 5: James Nicholas – CC – Hi! My name is James Nicholas, and I am from Cornwall, CT. My connection to Pemi began with my father Rob Nicholas. My Dad was a camper and counselor at Pemi back in the day. Rob Grabill taught my dad how to play soccer in the ‘70s and was also around for a couple of years when I started at Pemi in 2006. Legends like Rob have connected families and friends to Lower Baker’s timeless space for 115 years now. Soccer, baseball, tennis and swimming at Pemi have always been my favorite activities, and I continue to enjoy these sports in a different light today. Competing in sports has always been important to me, and I strive to help campers find their strengths as I did with soccer.
Senior 1: Aidan O’Brien – CC – My name is Aidan, and I’m from Farmington, CT. I went to Loomis Chaffee in Windsor for high school, and now attend Colby College in Maine where I play for the men’s soccer team. As somebody who aspires to coach and teach after college, I am very excited to work at Camp Pemi for the first time this summer!
Senior 1: Eric Bloch – Trip Counselor (TC) – Hello! My name is Eric Bloch, and this will be my first summer here at Pemi, and at any sleep away camp! This fall I will be going into my second year at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where I am a trip leader for our Outdoor Program. I love everything having to do with being outside especially mountain biking, hiking, swimming, and walking my dog. I am originally from Portland, Maine, and while I will miss being away from home and my sister for the summer, I am very excited to get to know everyone and explore the woods and mountains with you all at Pemi!
Senior 2: Matt Kanovsky – CC – Hello! I am from Briarcliff Manor, New York. Since graduating from Harvey Mudd College in 2020, I’ve lived in New York City working as a software engineer. This will be my 14th summer at Pemi and my fifth year on staff, and it notably marks the 10th summer on Lower Baker with my younger brother, Andrew. I am excited to teach nature and photography, serve as a Bean Soup editor, and serve camp food!
Senior 2: EJ Burnett – TC – Hi! I am from Seattle Washington. This will be my second year at Camp Pemi and my first as a trip counselor. In my free time I like to exercise, hike, and explore. I am very excited to meet you all this summer.
Senior 3: Daniel Fulham – CC – A decade has passed since my six-year run as a camper, and I’m thrilled to finally return to Lower Baker Pond for my first summer on staff! I graduated from Middlebury College in 2018, and I will be teaching English literature at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA this fall. I’m excited to be involved with Pemi’s theater program this summer, and I look forward to coaching basketball, playing tunes at campfire, and jumping back into life at Pemi!
Senior 3: Patterson Malcolm – TC – Originally from Gill Massachusetts, I recently graduated from Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia. This will be my fourth year on staff at Pemi and 14th-ish summer in total on the shores of Lower Baker. I work as a trip counselor leading overnight in my favorite place in the world – the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Lake Tent: Josh Scarponi – DH – My name is Joshua ‘Scarp’ Scarponi, and I couldn’t be happier to return to Camp Pemi for my third summer. As a teacher during the year, I am excited to get some much-needed time outdoors. I am looking forward to spending some time on the soccer field, jumping in the lake and working in the wood shop.
Alice Riley – Head Trip Counselor – I am so excited to be returning to Pemi as a Trip Counselor for my second summer! I am a New Hampshire native, but I now spend most of my year at Kenyon College in Ohio, where I major in history and run for the cross country and track teams.
Charlotte Jones – Head of Waterfront – Charlotte, or CJ, here again after a few years away from Pemi! I am, as always, very excited to be back again on the shores of Lower Baker Pond, heading up the swimming programme for this, my 6th summer! It’ll be a little shorter this year as I have to return to UK in August to begin my Junior Doctor post, but I intend to make it a great season from start to finish! I’m very much looking forward to seeing everyone again, and to working with old and new campers and staff. I love being at Pemi and coaching on the waterfront. I cannot wait to see what 2022 brings! (Beat Tecumseh!)
Chloe Springis – Head of Visual Arts – Hi! My name is Chloe, and I grew up in Amesbury, Massachusetts. I most recently lived not too far from camp in Plymouth, New Hampshire. This will be my first summer at Pemi, and I’m wicked excited to get the chance to be in charge of the art department this summer. I love all different forms of art. I would primarily call myself a 2-D artist – I really enjoy still lives using pastels or paint. In my free time I also dabble in up-cycling and repurposing thrifted clothing to create new pieces. Aside from art I love listening to live music, being outside whether at the beach or in the mountains, and I’ve recently gotten super into cooking.
Chris Johnson – Athletic Director – I am looking forward to my 9th summer on the shores of Lower Baker where I will be the Athletic Director and continue spending time on the tennis courts. I am from Avon Lake, Ohio where I teach 4th grade, coach high school tennis, and serve as Vice President of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to coach my team to 3 State Championships and have been named Ohio Coach of the Year twice. I am married and have two children, Clayton and Lauren. Clayton will be a camper for his 5th season. I have two dogs, Chloe and Baker, and they love to explore Pemi!
Deb Kure – Nature Program Director – Studying Geology at the University of Rochester sparked my love of field trips, and of learning and teaching outside! I’ve led outdoor science programs since then, through camps, museums, and trips programs throughout the U.S. Working in urban, rural, and wilderness settings, in 25 different program types, for 15 institutions, in a wide range of ecosystems, has built my perspective on the value of shared transformational experiences in the outdoors, for all ages! My husband Brian and I live in Austin, TX. During the school year I bring earth science and space science outreach programs into elementary and middle schools all over the eastern half of Texas! I’m thankful to be in my 15th summer with Pemi, now as Nature Program Director.
Jud Landis – Head of Trips Program – I’m a native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but have lived in the Western US for most of my adult life. I was a Pemi trip counselor in the late 1980s and early ’90s, and returned to the shores of Lower Baker in 2021 after my retirement from a career teaching Science at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon. While I very much enjoyed teaching in the Nature program last year, I’m excited to return in 2022 as the Head of the Trips Program. It feels a bit like the completion of a circle, and I look forward to offering up a busy season of mountain expeditions in the best Pemi tradition.
Larry Davis – Associate Head of Nature Programs – This is my 53rd year at Pemi. I ran the Nature Program from 1970-2019 and am now Associate Head of Nature Programs. I currently live in Concord, NH. I am Professor Emeritus of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New Haven and hold a PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Rochester. In 2018 I received the Non-formal Environmental Educator Award from the New England Environmental Alliance. I serve on the Board of New Hampshire Environmental Educators. I am a serious amateur flutist, love to cook, love to travel (got my 49th state in March, 2021), collect waterfalls, and ‘geologize’ whenever I can.
Michaella Frank – Head of Music – I am from Cleveland, Ohio and am studying Music Therapy at Cleveland State University. This will be my seventh summer at Camp Pemi, and I am so excited to be back. I will be leading the music program, coaching basketball, lifeguarding, and anything else I can lend a hand in!
Molly Malone – Head of Waterskiing – Hi! My name is Molly Malone, and I will be the head of waterskiing for the 1st half of camp. My passion in life is slalom waterskiing, and I enjoying sharing my passion of skiing with others through getting people on the water. This past summer I took 7th at Nationals in Slalom! I am from Wisconsin, and my ‘real job’ is a high school orchestra teacher where I have four concert orchestras and an auditioned, dancing orchestra called Wire Choir. My primary instruments are violin and piano, which I continue to play in our local symphony and weekly at church. I am thrilled to be back in the White Mountains and on the water of Lower Baker Pond!!!
Nick Davini – Director of 16s Program and Special Trips Liaison – I’m from Plainfield, NH, and this is my fourteenth summer at Pemi. I’ll be directing the 16s program, which will include white water rafting, service work, and backpacking. Before and after that, I’ll be helping with buildings and grounds, the trip program, and family camp.
Patricia Frank – Theater Director – For the past seven years, I have been hearing about the amazing summer camp called Camp Pemi. My daughter Michaella joined the staff part-time in 2015 serving as the Johnson family’s nanny and as an assistant counselor. Michaella is now Head of Music; and she recruited me to serve as the Director for the annual summer musical. I have a B.S. in Secondary Education – Biology and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland Univ. I have performed as an actress and dancer in too many shows to list; and I have directed and choreographed over 30 major productions at high school, community, and regional theaters. For the past six years, I have been employed as the manager of the Dr. Daniel B. Ross Performing Arts Center in Avon Lake, OH. In addition to my managing duties, I teach a drama class and continue to direct two shows a year. I am beyond excited to bring the magic of theater to the campers and staff of Camp Pemi.
Scout Brink – Nature and Archery – My name is Scout Brink, and I am a middle school physical and life science teacher for the Albany Academies for Boys. This is my 5th year at Camp Pemi, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back in the Nature Lodge and on the archery range! This is the best part of my year, and I’m so lucky to be able to spend it with a wonderful group of people.
Steve Clare – Head of Archery – Hi, I’m Steve Clare. I live in Cornwall, the far southwest of England. I’m a freelance teacher, supporting many secondary schools with specialist lessons. I’ve coached youth soccer for 13 years, coaching a variety of teams & ages & coordinate a weekly community soccer programme for kids aged 5 – 11. I love dance music & occasionally DJ at events. This is my 6th summer as Pemi’s Head of Archery & of course, one of the soccer coaches. I’m looking forward to playing my part at Pemi for another summer & participating in the Nature Lodge’s ‘What is it?’ daily challenge
Wendy Young – Head of Program – I joined Pemi in 2018. As Head of Program, I work with all of the program heads to create and oversee the weekly schedule for the boys and staff. A former UNH college athlete, I enjoy all sports as well as the summer camp life. During the school year I serve as the Head Athletic Trainer at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, with 25 years of experience.
Will Meinke – Head of Staff – Hello! My name is Will Meinke, and I’m thrilled to be back for my sixteenth summer at Pemi! I’m from Westport, Connecticut and will be involved in the waterski and soccer programs as well as taking on Head of Staff responsibilities this year. I’m looking forward to another exciting summer on Lower Baker!
Kendra Wiesel – Nurse – My name is Kendra Wiesel, and I am so excited for my first year at Camp Pemi! I will be joining the Pemi family as a Registered Nurse in the Health Center. I bring with me 20 years of nursing experience, the last 6 of which have been spent as a school nurse. My family and I live in Connecticut with our chocolate lab, Hadlee. My twin sons, Max and Luke, are both going into 8th grade and will be first-time campers this year as well. When not at camp, I enjoy spending time at the beach on Cape Cod, reading and exercising.
Tami Harrah – Nurse – Hi! I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming summer at Camp Pemi. I’ve been a school and camp nurse for my entire career. I live and work as a nurse at an all-boys, independent school in NY state. I enjoy reading, golf and hiking.