Staff Profiles

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Office Staff

Office Staff

Sally Buggs Lake Worth, FL Administrative Director 33rd Year at Camp
In her 33rd 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 17th Year at Camp
After 10 years as Program Director and five years directing our Apache campus, Matt made the move to the office in summer #16 and is never looking back. Combines athleticism, warmth, organization and creativity. Washington University St. Louis and Harvard School of Architecture grad. Worked at Hilltop Preparatory 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 future Laurel campers: Everett and Lucy.

Kyle Baillargeon White Plains, NY Operations Manager 12th 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 8th Year at Camp
Returns for her fifth summer managing transportation and eighth Laurel summer. Outstanding time management skills and organization. Childhood education graduate from SUNY-Cortland. We love having Cara as a part of our summer operation.

Carly Lehman New York, NY Administration 8th Year at Camp
Carly spent six summers as a camper and returns for her eighth summer on staff. Syracuse Film and TV graduate. Spent two years working for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in NYC. Recently completed her Master’s in Education from NYU; works for the Yorkville Community School teaching 5th grade. Carly loves all-things camp and we’re so excited to have her energy and enthusiasm on our team!

Garren Johanson Ash Grove, MO Administration 4th Year at Camp
Collegiate baseball player and graduate of Central Methodist University. Four year letterman in high school; spent three years playing for a prestigious club team. Also a varsity cheerleader – led his team to a conference championship in 2014. Extremely versatile – has worked as Assistant Campus Leader of Bago and Department Head of Baseball. “A small town kid with big dreams,” excited to make the move from Baseball to administration in summer #4.

Nic Mercure Santa Monica, CA Administration 11th Year at Camp
Nic’s Laurel roots date back to 1998, when he started as an Apache Specialist. Has worked up the administrative ranks; headed Laurel Fitness, directed Super Seniors and worked in our Program Office. Graduate of the University of Nebraska. An aspiring actor in LA and manager at Equinox in Santa Monica. Can’t wait to return to the Shores of Echo Lake for his 11th Laurel Summer.

Erin Williams Kirkland, WA Office Manager 6th Year at Camp
Returning to Readfield after an all-star ’16, 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!

Jon Zanaboni Aurora, MO Intercamper Coordinator 4th 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 fourth Laurel summer.

Megan LaBruna Roxbury, TX Shift Manager
Matt Anderson Fort Kent, ME
Samantha Bradley Bangor, ME
Hannah Hanlon Plainview, MN
Hannah Harkins Auburn, AL
Ted Horn South Salem, NY


Nick Pascarella Monmouth, ME
Jay Franzel Wayne, ME

Administrative Aides

Hunter Koenigs Winona, MN Asst. Operations Manager
Daniel Barta Siofok, Hungary
John Schmitz Hastings, MN
Nicholas Schneider II Houston, MN


Mick Borsari Winona, MN
Trent Bowman Provo, UT
Megan Luth Paso Robles, CA

Digital Media

Matthew Craig Down, GB
Stepanie Luth Fort Dodge, IA
Scott Nolasco Ithaca, NJ
Conner Yi Algona, IA


Lindsey Dantino Boulder, CO
Vanessa Granados St. Augustine, FL
Kelly Seel Newnan, GA

Operations Consultants

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

Security Department

Nathan Allen Leeds, England
Warren Barter Readfield, ME
Jared Bornstein Gortham, ME
Brett Dunlap Augusta, ME
James Nicholas Farmington, ME
Thompson Radcliff Farmington, ME

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