Staff Profiles


Swimming Staff

Ned Harvey Haverhill, MA Department Head
Ned is the Aquatics Director at the Waltham YMCA in Boston and former aquatics supervisor at Florida International University. He has a bachelor’s from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s from FIU in recreation and sports management. With over a decade of lifeguarding experience, Ned leads the Laurel swim team in his third Laurel summer and we couldn’t be happier!

Erin Clark Cincinnati, OH Asst. Department Head
A Miami University of Ohio graduate, Erin returns to the Laurel docks for summer #3. She was a competitive swimmer for ten years, lifeguard and swim instructor for four years. Erin adds veteran leadership to our swim staff.

Sophie Curtis Algona, IA
University of Iowa sophomore Sophie joins the Laurel swim team after hearing Laurel stories from second year counselor Conner Yi. Sophie has five years’ experience instructing swim and lifeguarding. Can’t wait to welcome this Hawkeye to Echo Lake!

Alison Goergen Caledonia, MN
Allison is a nursing student who has been lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons for five years. A competitive swimmer at Minnesota State before transferring, Alison is fun, outgoing and the perfect fit for Laurel!

Shae Walsh Perth, Australia
Shae is a swim instructor and lifeguard in Australia. She is an Edith Cowan University sophomore studying commerce with experience babysitting and coaching netball. Shae’s excited to catch the Laurel spirit!

Devon Mason Carmel, IN
An Indiana University graduate, Devon was a competitive swimmer for 13 years and coached her local swim team. She comes to Laurel through Baxter campus leader Natalie Beesley.

Lydia Petee-Cummings St. Joseph, MI
A Central Michigan University cheerleader, Lydia was a varsity swimmer and diver in high school. She qualified for state all four years in diving and coached middle school diving for two years. Happy to have you on Echo Lake, Lydia!

Isla Keith Dollar, Scotland
Isla has years of experience teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding, and plays field hockey for University of Dundee. She is studying primary education and worked at a camp in New York last summer before hearing the “word” from Sequoia assistant campus leader Calum Watt.

Luke Brown Martinez, CA
Keeping it in the family, Luke follows the footsteps of his sisters who both previously were on the Laurel swim staff. A San Francisco State sophomore studying sports broadcasting, Luke is a lifeguard, swim instructor and sure-fire winner!

Taylah Johnson Perth, Australia
Taylah was a competitive swimmer growing up and recently completed an open-water swimming event spanning 20 kilometers. She studies physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame in Australia. We’re thrilled to have Taylah with us on the Laurel docks.

Parker Kellam Onancook, VA
A Washington and Lee University graduate, Parker is working on her master’s in marine mammal science. She was a collegiate swimmer and has worked as a lifeguard and swim coach before debuting at Laurel in 2017. She’s excited to take a break from her studies to be with her Laurel family.

Kate Saffel Bellingham, WA
A nursing student with an adventurous spirit, Kate has been a swim instructor for nine years. Her love of the water extends to kayaking, windsurfing and surfing. Kate loves to ski and worked as a children’s ski instructor on Mt. Hood. Hope you’re ready for an amazing summer, Kate!

Thomas Bolland Chester, NJ
Thomas competes on the Washington and Lee University swim and water polo teams. A swim instructor and lifeguard for more than three years, Thomas is also an accomplished cello player and an ace on the golf course to boot!

Jordan Thomas White Lake, MI
A Western Michigan University junior, Jordan has been a swim instructor and lifeguard for four years. He’s previously worked as a camp counselor in his native Michigan. A talented artist to boot, Jordan is a skilled ceramicist.

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