Staff Profiles

Operations, Office, Media & 2A's

Office Staff

Office Staff

Sally Buggs Lake Worth, FL Administrative Director 32nd Year at Camp
In her 32nd year at camp, Sally is the glue who holds us all together, touching nearly every facet of Camp Laurel. She has been a full-time staff member since she started in 1985 as a counselor and athletics instructor. If you know Camp Laurel, you surely know Sally and all the amazing, unsung things she does for camp.

Matt Nieman Wilton, CT Winter Program Director 16th Year at Camp
After 10 years as Program Director and 5 years directing our Apache campus, Nieman makes the move to the office in summer #16. Combines athleticism, warmth, organization and creativity. Washington University St. Louis and Harvard School of Architecture grad. Worked at Hilltop Prepatory School in Philadelphia before joining our year-round family. An indispensable part of our full-time team. Lives in Wilton, Connecticut with his wife, Joyce, and two children, Everett and Lucy.

Kristen Maddox South Norwalk, CT Administrative Manager 5th Year at Camp
Returning for summer #5, Kristen joined the full-time team in 2014. Works closely with Sally and Jem managing the office and taking amazing care of camp families throughout the year. Loving, patient, playful and kind – she’s got a knack for filling the room with positivity. A great asset to our year-round family.

Erin Williams Kirkland, WA Office Manager 5th Year at Camp
Returning to Readfield after an all-star ’15, Erin knows the office like no other. Former office manager and campus administrator. Graduate of the University of Washington, works in product development during the year. We’re thrilled to have Erin back in the Laurel Office!

Kyle Baillargeon White Plains, NY Operations Manager 11th Year at Camp
Grew up in Readfield. Started cutting grass at camp when he was 14 and hasn’t left since. Now works year-round with Jem and Keith in all operational aspects of camp. A vital, important and integral part of the Laurel family and camp team.

Cara Caforio White Plains, NY Transportation Manager 7th Year at Camp
Cara joined our full-time family last spring and works closely with Sally managing all departures and arrivals to and from camp as well as assisting with our financial and other operational aspects of camp. Returning for her 7th Laurel summer. Childhood education graduate from SUNY-Cortland.

Jon Zanaboni Aurora, MO Intercamper Coordinator 3rd Year at Camp
Sports management graduate from Central Methodist University where he competed on the men’s baseball and golf teams. Also managed the university pool and worked as a lifeguard throughout the year. Currently works at a high school where he coaches baseball, cheer and basketball. We’re psyched to have Jon back for his third Laurel summer.

Brandon Zackon Jackson Hole, WY Administration 16th Year at Camp
Returning for his 9th summer on staff and 16th summer at camp. Brandon is a true jack-of-all-trades; has co-led our waterski program, managed camp operations and returns this summer to assist Jem. Works in resort and hospitality management in Jackson Hole, Wyoming throughout the year. Welcome home, Zackon!

Melanie Baran Manitoba, Canada
Riley Burfeind Falmouth, ME
Jamie Cannon Austin, TX
Virginia Dyer Atlanta, GA
Cristina Patton Eads, TN
Angie Peterson Silver Spring, MD
Marissa Smitherman Mount Vernon, OH


Nick Pascarella Monmouth, ME
Jay Franzel Wayne, ME

Administrative Aides

Hunter Koenigs Winona, MN Asst. Operations Manager
Daniel Barta Siofok, Hungary
Zack Quigley Natick, MA
Nicholas Schneider II Houston, MN


Kayla Fitzgerald Wethersfield, CT
Gabby Reyes Siofok, Hungary
Natalie Schaefer Hartland, WI
Meghan Sutryk Waverly, NY
Sarah Von Dolin Wantagh, NY

Digital Media

Patricia Wall Newfield, NY Digital Media Director
Trevor Currie Kirkwood, MO
Samantha Fuller Baldwinville, MA
Meghan Hill Dover, NH


Abby Criswell Lilburn, GA
Lindsey Dantino Kirkwood, MO
Samantha Fuller Boulder, CO
Vanessa Granados St. Augustine, FL

Operations Consultants

Craig Cadman Sioux Rapids, IA
Hermie Glick New York, NY
Rich Strean New York, NY

Security Department

Tyler Baillargeon Atlanta, GA Head of Security
Warren Barter Readfield, ME
Jared Bornstein Gortham, ME
Kobi Davidson Readfield, ME
James Nicholas Farmington, ME
Thompson Radcliff Farmington, ME

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