Girls Campus Leaders


Mackenzie Chesrown
Campus Leader
Granville, OH
After an amazing first summer as an Acadian Specialist, Mackenzie is making the jump to leadership. Long-time babysitter and cheer coach. Ohio State University senior education major. We’re thrilled to have Mackenzie’s warmth and experience – Acadia will be, too!

Emma Burris
Asst. Campus Leader
Indianapolis, IN
A Ball State University junior, Emma joins the leadership ranks in summer #3. Older brother Jared is a Laurel mainstay and Sequoia Campus Leader. A leader in Dance Marathon as part of the Miracle Network and volunteer for College Mentors for Kids. Emma’s energy is off the charts!


Rachel Ahlmeyer
Campus Leader
Morris Plains, NJ
Rachel captained Springfield College’s varsity tennis team and graduated with a Movement and Sports Studies degree. A tennis and swim coach for years, Rachel ran a neighborhood camp in 2020. Pumped to have Rachel back in action leading Baxter!

Katie Liska
Asst. Campus Leader
Cookeville, TN
A University of Tennessee junior, Katie makes the jump after a standout first summer on the Laurel climbing wall. Children’s volunteer at the Tennessee Aquarium. Katie follows in the footsteps of older brother, Sam, who was also a Laurel Campus Leader. Welcome to the CL team, Katie!


Megan Albers
Campus Leader
Chicago, IL
Meg is back! Previously an Acadian Specialist and the Campus Leader of Acadia, ‘Malbers’ returns for summer #5 after being the Director of a Pre-K in Chicago. Graduated Ohio University with an education degree, she has years of experience working at camps, after-school programs and coaching volleyball. Welcome home, Malbers!

Jordan Kennedy
Asst. Campus Leader
Horsham, UK
An experienced gymnast, Jordan earned the title of UK’s National League Champion. Longtime gymnastics, cheerleading and dance coach. A Collyers College graduate, Jordan is “over the moon” for her third Laurel summer – and the Kennebec girls will love having her back!

Lexi Smiertka
2021 Super Senior Head
New York, NY
Lexi joins our leadership team after her previous Girls Head Counselor experience at her childhood camp. NYU social work grad student, Lexi earned her undergrad at Chapman University. Waterski and wakeboard enthusiast. Welcome to the Laurel Family, Lexi! We know you’re ready to shine with our 2021 Super Seniors!