Staff Profiles

Adventure

Climbing

Climbing Staff

Paul Grant Claremore, OK Department Head
Returning for his fifth summer as the Head of Climbing. Boy Scout climbing and rappelling instructor. Ambulance EMT with US Army combat medic experience in Afghanistan. Extremely proficient in archery. Long-time camper and hiker on most major trails in the US. Paul does it all and is a great leader of our climbing department.

Shane Brundy El Centro, TX  
Started climbing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Also an active ropes course participant – has belayed and instructed for many years. Talented pianist and dancer. Junior triple-major at Texas Christian University. Looks forward to motivating campers on the climbing walls in summer #2.

Lucy Corber Cardiff, Wales  
Competitive climber for more than 10 years – Lucy knows a thing or two about climbing. Firm believer that safety is the most important aspect of climbing. Grew up as an outdoor scout; is very adept at hiking and camping. Welcome to Laurel climbing, Lucy.

Montana Fowler Santa Cruz, CA  
Sophomore at Brown University; member of Brown’s outing club. Experienced counselor working with young children at local day camp. Loves the outdoors – especially the mountains. Belay on, Montana!

Nathan Frankovitz Indianapolis, IN  
Seven year competitive rock climber. Spent four years of high school competing in USA Climbing championships. Currently leads climbing classes for children ages six to 17. Sophomore at Indiana University. Loves to travel – tries to explore new climbing destinations everywhere he goes.

Sarah Ghivizzani Clermont, FL  
Sophomore economics major at University of Florida. Member of UF’s outdoor adventure recreation club. Lives to climb – has climbed Cascades National Park, Washington and Sand Rock, Alabama. Six year babysitter and elementary school mentor. Strives to be a veterinarian.

Aerial Park

Aerial Park

Kelcie Gerry Aztec, NM Department Head
Outdoor enthusiast; loves backpacking, hiking and climbing. Senior environmental science major at New Mexico State University. Currently works as an instructor at NMSU’s climbing wall. Also leads adventure trips through the school’s outdoor leadership program. Volunteer with the Big Brother Big Sister program and youth soccer coach. Ready to make the jump in summer #2 at the helm of Aerial Park.

Natalie Beesley Zionsville, IN  
Indiana University graduate with BFA in photography. Expert zip line guide - spent this winter in Hawaii as a guide after spending years as a zip line guide in Nashville, IN. Comes through Laurel superstar and Sequoia ACL Jared Burris. Feels working with kids is “the most rewarding and humbling feeling.”

Matthew Butler Nottingham, United Kingdom  
Ropes course enthusiast – loves both high and low ropes courses. Veteran camp counselor; has experience working with kids of all ages. Also a Red Cross certified life guard. Excited to spend the summer in Maine.

Elizabeth Robben Pueblo, CO  
Experienced ropes course facilitator; has instructed ropes at various camps and recreational gyms. Seven year babysitter – loves children of all ages. Junior at the University of Colorado. Known for being very welcoming, creative and fun.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Megan Killer Orlando, FL  
Avid cyclist; loves to be outside and ride trails as often as possible. Personal riding record for distance is 22 miles consecutively. Spent three years teaching dance to kids ages seven to 15 and another three years working at a musical theatre camp. Welcome to Laurel, Megan!

Brady Moore Athens, GA  
Dad is a competitive mountain biker; grew up around the sport. Was taught the fundamentals at an early age and has a great skillset. Senior secondary education major at the University of Georgia. Also a skilled drummer – excited to bring his skills to some Laurel campfires!
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