Staff Profiles

Athletics III



Chris Makowski Waterville, ME Department Head
Assistant Soccer Coach at Colby College. After two summers leading Laurel Soccer, returns for year #3 as the Head of Fitness! Four-year soccer standout and starting defender at Syracuse. Team captain and MVP. Nominated for the national Senior Class Award for his performance in the classroom, on the field and in his community. A true camp legend-in-the-making.

Isabelle Evans Houston, TX  
Four-year varsity track and field athlete. Set several school records. Now runs for the University of Oregon club track and field team. Several summers of camp counselor experience. Looks forward to bringing her passion for fitness and love for working with children to Maine!

Brandon Fries Roslyn, NY  
Eight-year Laurel camper, returns for summer #9. Three-sport athlete in high school excelling in soccer, lacrosse and basketball. Loves Laurel Fitness and is excited to share his passion with current campers. Joins sisters Gabby and Sophie on the shores of Echo Lake.

Whitney Hadden Manchester, VT
Division 1 alpine ski racer at Bates College; keeping up with fitness is a daily routine. Several years of youth ski coaching experience. Volunteers at local elementary school during the winter. Welcome to Readfield, Whitney!

Ty Johnson Shelbyville, IN  
Place Kicker for Depauw University. Three-year varsity letter winner in football, swimming and soccer. All-State and Academic All-State selection in football. Eagle scout and has been a counselor at many scout camps. Also has experience as a swim instructor.

Mike Markham Belton, TX  
Physical education major at Temple College, strives to work in sports medicine. Plays baseball on Temple’s collegiate team. More than five years of baseball coaching experience; lead team’s conditioning program. Has worked with children ages six to 16. Looking forward to his first summer in Maine.

Morgan Young Fairfax, VT  
Returning to Laurel for summer #3 after two summers in Acadia. Collegiate soccer player at Castleton State College. Recent physical education and health education graduate. Licensed soccer coach, holds five years of experience and coaches a U-10 team during the year.



Kristen Yourick Albuquerque, NM Department Head
Competed at the collegiate level for four years at Eastern Michigan. Captained the team her senior year. Level 10 gymnast and junior Olympic national qualifier – Kristen has skills! Coaches competitive and recreational gymnastics during the winter. Recent Master’s graduate in physician assistant studies. We’re so psyched to have Kristen leading Laurel gymnastics!

Cassandra Albrecht Natick, MA  
Captain of the University of Vermont’s competitive club gymnastics team. Ten years of competitive gymnastics experience. Has been coaching the sport since 2010. Attended and worked at several camps and loves the camp experience.

Madison Bleike Colorado Springs, CO  
Level eight gymnast. Started the sport at the age of three and has been involved ever since. Coaches youth gymnastics at local gym. Freshman at Colorado State. Loves working with kids and is excited to share her passion with Laurel campers.

Courtney Sardi Monument, CO  
Has been tumbling since the age of two and has competed up to level nine. Coaches children ages 3-16 at local gym. Several years of experience working with kids; volunteered in Africa, taught at her church’s nursery and worked at a sleepaway camp in Colorado last summer.

Maisie White Liverpool, England  
Competitive cheerleader at the University of Leicester, specializes in stunting and tumbling. Teaches at a performing arts stage school where she works with children ages 4-15. Has always dreamed of attending an American summer camp and could not be more excited to join the Laurel gymnastics team.

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