Staff Profiles

Apache Specialists

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Oliver Ambros Studio City, CA
Experienced camp counselor and SAT tutor. Sophomore at the University of Michigan. Previously worked at a day camp where he taught photography and led local day trips. Get ready for the never-ending fun on Apache Hill, Oliver!

Steven Beshears Huntsville, AL
Marketing major at the University of Alabama. Big Crimson Tide sports fan - especially basketball. Coaches middle school basketball and works with an afterschool program. Loves being active and outside; Maine is the place for you, Steven!

James Boyman Augusta, ME
Senior finance major at University of Maine. Talented athlete with more than 15 years experience in basketball and soccer. Also a star actor performing in various shows throughout high school. Veteran day camp counselor – excited to continue his overnight camp counselor career in summer #2 on Echo Lake!

Tom Brown East Lansing, MI
Michigan State Spartan studying neuroscience. Varsity tennis player and team captain in high school. Classically trained singer who participated in Michigan’s All-State honors choir and in the North American Choral Company. Can’t wait for some rockin’ camp songs around the Apache fire circle.

Daniel Byrnes Oxford, CT
University of Maryland economics major. Loves being in the water, especially waterskiing, wakeboarding and swimming. Has his own family camp on Echo Lake – just a mile from our swim beach.

Kyle Christenson Little Rock, AR
Neuroscience major at Hendrix College by day, bass guitarist by night! Music leader for weekend retreats in his hometown and new student orientation leader at his college. Kyle can't wait to share his musical talent with all of Apache.

Corey Clark Woodway, TX
Talented camp counselor and volunteer, has been working with kids for more than five years. Actively involved with local youth groups. Experienced with children ages six to 14. Sophomore at Colorado State University; has taught at their tennis club the past three years. A great addition to our specialist team!

Chase Cochran Pendleton, IN
Sophomore lacrosse player for the Wabash College Little Giants. Heard about all the fun in Apache through Laurel All-Star Will Shaw! Previously collaborated with his Fraternity to run a youth football league. Ready for an incredible summer on Apache Hill.

Stu Frame Durham, UK
Fresh off his first year as an economics major at Durham University. Loves to stay active - plays soccer and rugby for his school; has also coached and refereed both sports. Can't wait to cross the pond for the summer of his life in Apache.

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Jake Gerling Beaverton, OR
Lover of anything active and outdoors; an experienced rock climber and hiker. University of Oregon sophomore studying education. Three-sport athlete who has led youth basketball and football clinics and day camps. Jake is also musical and can’t wait to play his guitar around the camp fire.

Pedro Guevara Appleton, WI
Marquette University biomedical science major. Has been a counselor the past two summers in Wisconsin. Excited to start his new adventure on the East Coast. Welcome to Maine, Pedro – it's paradise!

Taylor Guzy Miami, FL
Spent the past four summers working at Disney World where he received rave reviews from his Disney supervisors. Recent sports broadcasting graduate from the University of Alabama. Can't wait to experience his first Maine summer on the shores of Echo Lake.

Kevin Hodge Miami Gardens, FL
Frequent volunteer with his community youth program, spent last summer as a counselor at a local day camp. Known for his warmth, enthusiasm and approachability. Freshman finance major and ROTC member at St. Thomas University. Can’t wait to arrive in Vacationland.

Sam Keeler Barrington, IL
Heard about camp through big brother and counselor Chuck Keeler and had to join the fun. Pre-Med Mizzou Tiger; coaches Flag football and basketball and volunteers for the "Best-Buddy" mentoring program. Can’t wait for the excitement of all Apache sports leagues.

Steven Kempf Mansfield, OH
Design graduate from University of Cincinnati. Regularly volunteers with craft nights and theatre productions in his community. Accomplished volleyball player who helped coach his high school state-ranked team. Grew up going to camp in Michigan and can't wait to start his Echo Lake career.

Jake Klein Chappaqua, NY
Fresh off his first year at Dartmouth College, this seven year camper can't wait for his second summer as an all-star counselor. Member of a mentoring group and elementary school math and reading tutor. Former College Days captain - loves giving current Laurel campers an incredible camp experience similar to his own.

Nick Kroger Cincinnati, OH
Has been working with kids since high school through sports and after school care, all of which has fueled his dream of becoming a teacher. Current English education major at Miami University of Ohio. Looks forward to going bananas at Apache coves this summer.

Kaden Loring Kansas City, KS
Freshman physics major at Saint Thomas University. Two-sport athlete, competing in cross-country and track and field. Also coaches one-on-one basketball clinics and assists in running youth soccer camps.

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Blake Markett St. Charles, IL
Heard the good Laurel word on the Wabash College lacrosse field and knew he had to join the fun. Freshman economics major; assistant coaches community lacrosse team during the year. Welcome to the Pine Tree State, Blake!

Keller Masnyk Noblesville, IN
After a spectacular summer in '16, Keller makes a triumphant return to Apache. Huge IU fan, loves his Hoosiers. Ten year travel baseball player – played every position except catcher. Excited for another summer in the beautiful state of Maine!

Nathan Melchi Carmel, IN
Two-sport collegiate athlete at Wabash college playing lacrosse and football. Comes through Laurel veteran and Apache ACL Will Shaw. Volunteers at his local elementary school with the “NFL play 60” program.

Matthew Olsen Brandon, FL
Sophomore elementary education major in Plant City, Florida – heard about the fun in Readfield and making the trip up the east coast. Six years experience leading after-school program in the Tampa area; also a day camp counselor the past two summers. Looking forward to soaking up the sun and smiles in Vacationland.

Spence Tofaute Terre Haute, IN
Indiana University sophomore. Has run high school sports camps and coached little league baseball. Three sport athlete in high school – baseball, basketball and football. Excited to spend his summer on the Apache sports courts.

Joseph Toth Medina, OH
Back for summer #2 on Apache Hill. Grew up attending camp in Ohio, fell in love with the sense of community. Junior at Kent State University – working on his fashion merchandising degree. Volunteer elementary tutor throughout the year. Years of experience as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Ben West Medina, OH
Freshman at Miami University of Ohio. Heard the Laurel buzz from veteran Apache Specialist Joseph Toth. Volunteers at local elementary school and has worked as a lifeguard at his local pool. Very excited to take in the Maine sights and enjoy the summer on Echo Lake.

Stuart Yandell San Anselmo, CA
Recent graduate from Middlebury College's renowned chemistry program. Spent last year working in a pediatric clinic. Led a day camp program in the San Francisco area last summer. Also a talented gymnast; more than 10 years of gymnastics coaching experience. Very excited to experience all that being a specialist has to offer.

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