Staff Profiles

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Michael Arkatov Los Angeles, CA
A University of Southern California junior, Michael is a veteran camper and counselor. He has previously helped with the Special Olympics. Michael brings experience, enthusiasm and energy to Apache!

Jack Belden Annapolis, MD
Jack is an Appalachian State junior with a strong background in baseball, golf, hockey and watersports. In high school, Jack helped lead a baseball summer program. Welcome to the Laurel family, Jack!

Mikey Botta Sparta, NJ
A University of South Carolina sophomore, Mikey is a biology major. He was captain of his high school volleyball team. Mikey is full of energy, warmth and enthusiasm for life. He’s thrilled to be at Laurel and we’re so happy to have him.

Simon Brumfield Dunkirk, IN
Wabash continues to send us all-stars with the addition of Simon Brumfield. A varsity discus and hammer thrower in college and varsity football player in high school, he also loves rugby and fishing. Simon is outstanding across the board and we know he’ll be a great asset in Apache.

Brennan Checkalski Bruce, WI
A University of Wisconsin junior, Brennan played four years of varsity basketball and baseball in high school. A summer league basketball coach in previous years, Brennan couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join Laurel.

Austin Crosley Fishers, IN
Finding camp through our extensive network at Wabash College, Austin played varsity lacrosse and soccer before graduating this May. He was an assistant teacher in Rome while studying abroad. Thrilled to have you with us, Austin.

Jono Feast Hamilton, New Zealand
New Zealand delivers their finest with the addition of Jono Feast, a family friend of Laurel waterski veteran Jaime Van Praagh. Jono captained championship cricket and rugby teams in high school. Welcome to New England.

Hunter Fennelle Burlington, NC
An East Carolina University senior, Hunter played baseball, basketball and volleyball throughout high school. He’s coached baseball in previous summers, and is beyond excited to spend his first summer with us in Maine!

Barrett Fennelle Burlington, NC
East Carolina University junior, Barrett played four years high school varsity lacrosse and is currently on his university club team. He’s previously worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Welcome to Echo Lake, Barrett.

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Garrett Frank Mason, OH
A University of Cinicinatti senior, Garrett played varsity football and lacrosse in high school. He also has experience coaching both sports. An avid boater and horseback rider – Garrett does it all.

Stu Frame London, England
A soccer and rugby star at Durham University, Stu had the summer of his life at Laurel in 2017. He’s coached and refereed children’s soccer and rugby. We’re elated for Stu to cross the pond to Echo Lake for summer #2!

Ryan Hahn Whiteland, IN
Another Wabash standout – this varsity linebacker coaches both wrestling and football. Ryan recorded more than 70 tackles his senior year as captain of his varsity high school football team. A great addition for Apache.

Kevin Hodge Miami, FL
A St. Thomas University junior finance major, Kev can’t wait to duplicate his success at Laurel after an incredible first summer last year. He is a reading and math tutor in his native Florida, and is known for his warmth and enthusiasm. Welcome back, Kev!

Robert Jackson Kenly, NC
An NC State sophomore, Rob was a star varsity football and tennis player in high school. He played his way to the eastern region state championships in tennis. As an Eagle Scout, Rob was the senior leader for younger campers on overnight trips. We know we have a sure-fire winner in Rob.

Zack Johnson Havre de Grace, MD
A University of the Arts senior, Zack finds camp through superstar returner Bri Canas. He played varsity football in high school, and loves to act and dance as well. Great to have you in Apache, Zack.

Keaton Kay Charleston, SC
Keaton studies business marketing at the University of South Alabama. He loves all sports, especially soccer, and previously worked as a camp counselor teaching outdoor education. Welcome to the Laurel team, Keaton.

Wyatt Kolb Poolesville, MD
A West Virginia University graduate, Wyatt competed in cross country and diving in high school. He volunteers with the Boys and Girls club. A fan of all sports, this Mountaineer is great fit on the Apache team.

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Stephen Lereah Suffern, NY
A senior at The College of William and Mary, Stephen comes to camp through Program Director Matt “Taco” Scheff. Matt was Stephen’s counselor at a day camp in New York. Stephen is a veteran day camp counselor himself, and is excited to bring his experience to Apache!

Phil Mazzoccoli Manassas, VA
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.

Montel McKenzie New Orleans, LA
Montel is a talented singer, actor, drummer and basketball player. A recent graduate of Centenary College, he’s a former camp counselor in his native New Orleans and Montessori school volunteer. Montel’s energy and charisma make him a perfect Laurel fit.

Cooper Ochs Indianapolis, IN
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. We can’t wait to see Cooper’s positivity and “can-do” attitude on Apache hill.

Matthew Olsen Brandon, FL
Returning for summer #2, Matthew is a junior at the University of South Florida. An aspiring teacher, he’s been leading an afterschool program for seven years. We’re ecstatic to have Matthew back.

Tony Richardson Columbia, SC
A Clemson sophomore engineering major, Tony played varsity soccer in high school. He has experience coaching youth soccer and basketball. We’re excited for this Tiger from South Carolina to bring his warmth and enthusiasm to Apache.

Caleb Rutan Fishers, IN
After graduating with honors from high school, Caleb joined Wabash to continue his football career. A softball, baseball and football coach for younger kids, Caleb is over the moon to spend his summer at Laurel.

Garrett Stout Scranton, KS
Emporia State senior Garrett Stout joins Laurel for his first summer. Garrett played varsity baseball in high school, and has coached and officiated youth basketball and baseball. Welcome Garrett!

Allen Weber Franklin, TN
A University of Tennessee junior, Allen plays club lacrosse for the Volunteers. He was previously captain of his varsity lax team in high school. Allen loves to wakeboard, waterski and golf. An ideal fit in Apache!

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