Staff Profiles

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Ethan Alexander Smithton, IL
A University of Alabama freshman, Ethan was a leadership intern at Camp Invention last summer. Ethan brings experience, enthusiasm and energy to Apache. Welcome to Maine!

Corrado Apostolakis Locust Grove, VA
A George Mason University freshman with a strong background in water sports. Previously worked as a science camp counselor and volunteers in youth adaptive waterskiing. Corrado is beyond excited to spend his first summer on Echo Lake!

Zander Arnold Astoria, OR
An Oregon State junior, Zander captained his high school varsity track and field team. He also lettered in football. A role model for his seven nieces and nephews, he’s an experienced babysitter. Welcome, Zander.

Alec Bacon Frederick, MD
Alec is a Towson University junior and volunteers with Boys and Girls Club. He serves as vice president of his fraternity and is the Towson mascot. How cool! Cousins Jake and Tyler are Laurel campers this summer. Excited to have Alec in the Laurel family.

Mikey Botta Sparta, NJ
A University of South Carolina junior, Mikey returns to Apache hill in 2019. Captained his high school volleyball team. Mikey added an education minor after his first Laurel summer and can’t wait to be back for round two! He’s an aspiring teacher…good news for us in future summers!

Lake Buseth Jackson, MI
A true student-athlete in every sense, Lake, a University of Wyoming junior, was All Conference, All-State and Academic All-American in high school swimming, track and cross country. He’s volunteered in schools and instructed youth swimming. We’re psyched he’s with us.

Jake Buss Fox River Grove, IL
Jake is a University of Colorado business major. He found Laurel through five-year standout Chuck Keeler who also started in Apache. A student leader in high school, Jake mentored incoming freshman and coached summer football clinics. Excited to have Jake on our team in 2019!

Jake Dominguez Dumfries, VA
A West Virginia University junior, Jake found Laurel through Sequoia ACL Phil Mazzoccoli. He’s coached youth lacrosse clinics and has years of babysitting experience. Welcome to the Laurel family, Jake!

Diego Esparza-Ferez Guadalajara, MX
A Laurel camper for 5 years, Diego is excited to return in 2019. He volunteers as a leader for children with disabilities. Big time soccer player coming from a great family: Welcome home, Diego!

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Brandon Foster Akron, OH
An Ohio State senior, Brandon works with the OSU recreation sports department. He volunteers with the Akron children’s hospital and helped in an orphanage in Kenya. This Buckeye is dynamite!

Josh Gaines Rockaway, NJ
University of Arizona junior, Josh is a Hebrew tutor, middle-school mentor and USY youth advisor. He also tutors at the SALT center for students with disabilities. Welcome to Apache, we know you’ll love it Josh.

Drew Gibson Flagstaff, AZ
A Grand Canyon University freshman sports management major, Drew is an experienced middle school basketball coach and babysitter. Varsity point guard in high school, Drew’s enthusiasm, athleticism and warmth are the perfect fit in Apache!

Peyton Guidry Mooresville, IN
Wabash continues to send us their best with the addition of Peyton. Varsity collegiate football player, Peyton’s family owns a daycare and he’s helped and worked there throughout his life. Always exciting to welcome another Little Giant to Echo Lake!

Jay Herazo-Vargas Islip, NY
Jay captains the Wells College soccer team and his coach described him as “exactly what Wells’ campus should be.” He’s coached soccer clinics and day camps, worked at a camp dedicated to children with autism and has years of experience babysitting. Welcome to Apache, Jay!

Carsyn Heustis Devil’s Lake, ND
University of North Dakota freshman accounting major, Carsyn is eyeing a career in politics. Known for his warmth and energy, he has experience as a babysitter and mentor. Welcome to the Laurel family, Carsyn.

Devon Irizarry Charlotte, NC
An Appalachian State junior, Devon was a camper for many summers in North Carolina. He’s worked in after school programs and coached summer sports clinics. Devon’s sister Erika joins Laurel’s Aerial Park program. We know you’ll love Apache, Devon!

Quincy Laurent Covington, LA
A tutor and Boys and Girls Club mentor for many years, Quincy joins Laurel after hearing the good word from second year standout Dev Moss. Varsity cheerleader at Dillard University. Excited to have Quincy in Apache this year.

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Hanos Mahari St. Michael, MN
A St. Cloud University senior recreation and sports management major, Hanos found camp through second year all-star Alison Goergen. Varsity athlete for St. Cloud’s collegiate diving team. Hanos is in the right place.

Jon Moore Little Rock, AR
A Virginia Tech sophomore, Phil was a competitive swimmer in high school and has years of experience coaching children on his club team. He loves hiking, climbing, running and swimming in his free time. Welcome Phil, we know you’re gonna love it.

Cooper Ochs Indianapolis, IN
After a stellar summer in 2018, Cooper returns to Apache hill for summer #2. A safety for Wabash’s football team, Cooper played varsity baseball and football in high school. He’s coached youth baseball and was selected as a peer leader in high school as well. Apache can’t wait to “Go Bananas” with Cooper this summer!

Francis Ofori-Amanfo New York, NY
Francis hails from NYC and is a University of Richmond sophomore finance major. He grew up going to day camp and was a day camp counselor for one summer. On the UR club golf team. Thrilled to have Francis.

Kyle Openshaw Flagstaff, AZ
A University of Arizona freshman, Kyle captained his high school swim team. He’s been a day camp and overnight counselor. A man of many talents, Kyle has experience on ropes courses, overnight camping and with magic. Will be a great Apache addition.

Josh Roit Roslyn, NY
Josh returns to his summer home after four years as a Laurel camper. He’s volunteered with elementary children every week for three years and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome back his experience and Laurel know-how!

Walter Sims Lake St. Louis, MO
A Missouri State sophomore, Walter previously served as a day camp head counselor. Elementary school volunteer, experienced musician and high school letterman in cross country and track. Excited to welcome Walter!

Trevor Skeen Flagstaff, AZ
Trevor is a Northern Arizona University freshman and big-time basketball player through high school. He’s volunteered in kindergarten classrooms with babysitting experience. “Trev” is pumped for his first summer in Maine!

Al Zills Gleason, TN
Al played varsity football for Hendrix College and led day camp activities during his high school summers. An avid climber, Al was a birthday party leader for a local gym. He picks a mean guitar and describes himself as a professional at having fun – the perfect fit in Apache!

Jack Ames Foxboro, MA
A seven year Laurel camper, Jack’s experience as a day camp general counselor will serve him well in Apache. Attending UMass Amherst in the fall. Excited to have Jack’s warmth and enthusiasm back in his summer home!

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