Staff Profiles

Athletics III

Fitness

Fitness

Jared Burris Indianapolis, IN
A Laurel veteran, Jared returns to Laurel for summer #4 after a sabbatical in 2018. Four-year cross country and track and field athlete at Wabash College. Received many accolades including conference champion, all-region selection and the mental toughness award. Jared was part of our fitness team before spending two summers leading Sequoia. Welcome back to your summer home, Jared! Fitness is in great hands!

Dev Moss New Orleans, LA  
A sprinter in high school and college, Dev returns for his second summer. He captained the cheer team at Dillard University and graduated with a degree in finance. Worked in our archery program last summer. Pumped for Dev’s return!

Jolie Shapiro Fort Lauderdale, FL  
A seven-year camper, Jolie returns for her first summer on staff. An avid wakeboarder, tennis player and member of her school’s hip-hop club. Jolie’s older sister Sophie was a camper for six summers and enters her third summer on staff as Baxter’s Assistant Campus Leader. Jolie’s excited to be back with her Laurel family!

Lucas Bond Omaha, NE
A University of Nebraska graduate, Lucas coaches high school strength and conditioning, varsity track and freshman football. Both his father and grandfather were high school football head coaches. Lucas played college football before transferring to Nebraska. Thrilled to have Lucas experience and enthusiasm at Laurel!

Jordan Weston West Vancouver, CA  
A Harvard freshman on the track team, “Meimei” is excited to combine her passion for mentoring kids with her love of fitness. A founding member of her high school health and fitness club, Meimei also mentored elementary and middle school children through Harvard’s Education Portal program.

David Seifert Knoxville, TN  
David is a kinesiology student at the University of Tennessee. Varsity soccer player in high school, he is also a talented basketball player. Veteran day camp counselor, we’re excited for this Tennessee Volunteer’s first Laurel summer!

Gage Brewer Madison, IN  
Freshman at Union College in Kentucky, Gage heard about Laurel from second year standout Derian Tolpa. A collegiate archer, his team won last year’s national indoor archery tournament. A football referee, baseball umpire and intern at a local fitness center, Gage is the perfect fit for Laurel Fitness!

Madison Putzer Cartersville, GA
A Division II soccer player at Young Harris College, Madison has experience babysitting and coaching youth soccer. Twin sister Payton joins Laurel on our soccer fields. An outdoor leadership major, we know you’ll love your first summer in Maine!

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

McKenna Bird Boise, ID Department Head
“Mac” grew up in the gym and competed at the D1 level for Boise State. She was a level nine national champion on the beam! She’s coached at local gyms and day camps. One of her numerous strengths is developing curriculum for all levels. Coaching is in her genes, as her mother is a Division 1 Head Gymnastics Coach. We have big things in store for Mac at the gym this season.

Jordan Kennedy Horsham, UK  
Jordan earned the title of UK’s National Trampoline League Champion this fall. She has coaching experience in cheer, tumbling and trampoline. A graduate of Collyers College, Jordan is “over the moon” for her first Laurel summer!

Maddy Seal Lantana, FL  
Florida Atlantic University junior studying exercise science, Maddy grew up competing in gymnastics before becoming a flyer on her varsity cheerleading team. She’s coached tumbling, bars, beam and floor. Welcome Maddy!

Mikayla Boyenga Tampa, FL  
University of Northern Iowa graduate and cheer team member, Mikayla has been coaching gymnastics for two years. A camp veteran, she’s been a counselor three summers and is thrilled to spend this summer in Maine.

Nicole Palmer Stanley, NC  
A North Carolina State junior, Nicole competed for the Wolfpack gymnastics team freshman year and served as student coach. She also coaches at the club level. Regional champion on bars and floor and state champion on bars in high school. Welcome, Nicole!

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