Staff Profiles

Acadian Specialists

Acadia Staff

Lizzy Dreifuss St. Louis, MO
Lizzy was a supervisor through Mizzou’s daycare program before graduating in May. She also led weekend retreats for middle schoolers each of the past three summers. This Missouri Tiger can’t wait to take Laurel by storm!

Darian Blevins Bloomington, IN
An Indiana University junior and veteran day camp counselor, Darian discovered Laurel through second-year counselor Nathan Melchi. This Hoosier was a cheerleader in high school and is an elementary school student volunteer. Pumped to have her enthusiasm in Acadia!

Lexi Coroch Mountain Home, AR
A University of Arkansas sophomore, Lexi was a soccer and cross-country standout in high school. Montessori school assistant and volunteer in an elementary school – we’re delighted to welcome this Razorback to Echo Lake!

Caylee Deshotel Morgan City, LA
A Louisiana State University sophomore, Caylee was Vice President of her high school historical society and President of her senior class. A varsity cheerleader in high school, this LSU Tiger’s enthusiasm and passion are a perfect fit for the Acadian lawn!

Becca Anderson Nelson County, VA
A University of Virginia nursing student, Becca just finished a pediatric rotation. She has been a nanny for years and loves to hike, run and jam out to classic rock. Can’t wait to welcome this Virginia Cavalier!

Lydia Chase Orono, ME
A Connecticut College junior, Lydia joins the Laurel team with experience as a day camp counselor and babysitter. She captained her cross country and track teams in high school. Thrilled to welcome Lydia.

Alexis Butcher Paintsville, KY
A four-year varsity track and soccer athlete in high school, Alexis helped lead freshman orientation at Eastern Kentucky University. An avid dancer, Alexis went to sleepaway camps growing up and can’t wait to give back as a Laurel counselor!

Morgan Barker Grand Junction, CO
A University of Northern Colorado education major, Morgan was also a member of her high school National Honor Society and is now a student leader in her sorority. Morgan spends time volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club. We’re fired up for her first summer!

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Rileigh Glasgow Richmond, VA
Rileigh is an avid dancer and won a high school volleyball state championship. A nursing student who works in afterschool programs throughout the year, Rileigh returns after a stellar summer in 2017!

Nicki Junkes Seal Beach, CA
This University of Arizona sophomore loves being around kids, which is why she’s studying elementary education. A preschool and daycare volunteer, Nicki’s a camp veteran, having worked both overnight and day camps. Welcome to the Laurel family, Nicki!

Maureen McManus Hudson, OH
A University of Cincinatti nursing student, “Moe” joins the Laurel family after previously working at a Long Island summer camp. She’s also a volleyball coach, elementary tutor and orphanage volunteer. Warm and fun, Moe’s personality is sure to shine at Laurel.

Cat Prata Danbury, CT
Cat earned her early childhood education degree from Keene State and is seeking a Master’s of Reading at Western Connecticut State – a stone’s throw from the winter Laurel office. Cat heard the “word” from Acadian Campus Leader Becca Marquis, and we can’t wait for Cat to see Laurel herself!

Ellie Napoli Wilmington, DE
A four-sport letterwoman in lacrosse, field hockey, cross-country and swim before deciding to tackle the sport of crew at St. Lawrence University. An enthusiastic orientation leader for St. Lawrence freshman, Ellie’s energy will shine in her first Laurel summer!

Emilie Pechette Grand Blanc, MI
Captain of the Northwood University soccer team, Emilie is an experienced day camp counselor in her native Michigan. A tutor through the National Honor Society in high school, Emilie caught the fever through our enthusiastic staff network in the Midwest!

Maddie Keeler Barrington, IL
An Indiana University sophomore, Maddie heard about Laurel through her brother and fourth year Laurel standout, Chuck. She’s a talented volleyball player, and coached volleyball at a day camp previously. Can’t wait for this Hoosier to experience Echo Lake for herself.

Devin Holler Woodbridge, VA
A Virginia Tech sophomore, Devin played four years of high school varsity field hockey and earned first team all-conference. Years of lifeguard experience and a future history teacher, this Hokie couldn’t be more pumped for her first summer in Maine!

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Annie Rodney Bethesda, MD
A sophomore at Syracuse, Annie can’t wait to be back in 04355 country! It’s summer #8 (six as a camper) for Annie, and she’s ecstatic to share her Laurel memories with her girls. Annie is the oldest of four, and all of her siblings have grown and thrived at Laurel over the years. Welcome home, Annie!

Jessica Toliver Waukee, IA
An Iowa State junior, Jessica has been working in daycares and afterschool programs since high school. Found camp through long time staff family, the Cadmans, and we’re stoked to have this Cyclone on board!

Mairin Rogers Syracuse, NY
Barnard College sends us Mairin Rogers – a volleyball star for their club team who also loves basketball, yoga and ballet. Mairin volunteers in her local elementary school, library and dance studio. Excited to have her in Acadia!

Layne Setash Centreville, VA
Pursuing a degree from Washington and Lee University in elementary education, Layne has logged countless hours as a student teacher. She loves the outdoors and helped lead orientation hikes through the Appalachian Trail. Won a high school lacrosse state championship, her energy will be a great addition in Acadia!

Angela Scogin Athens, GA
Thrilled to have this University of Western Georgia freshman joining us this summer. A competitive swim coach, Angela is also known for her abilities as a dancer in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary. She found camp through our staff alumni network in Atlanta. Angela’s worked with kids of all ages and she brings a wealth of experience to Laurel!

Marissa Roderick Findlay, OH
Majoring in occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University, Marissa was a gymnast, cheerleader, and member of her high school dance team. She joins us for her first Laurel summer. An enthusiastic hockey fan, Marissa’s experience as a babysitter has her primed for Laurel!

Charley Wolfla Yulee, FL
A University of Florida nursing student, Charley has worked in pediatrics and tutored elementary students. Active in the state of Florida’s dance marathon, this Gator will be dancing all over the Acadia this summer!

Emma Walsh Falmouth, ME
Connecticut College sends us Emma, and we’re thrilled! In addition to being skilled on the ukulele, Emma plays club volleyball and ultimate frisbee. She also loves hiking, swimming and being as active as possible. A Maine native to boot!

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