Staff Profiles

Waterskiing

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Warren Williams Newport, RI Department Head
Warren is back for his 40th summer and has been involved in nearly every aspect of camp. He serves as waterski department head in addition to his role as Assistant Camp Director. Former dean of students at a prestigious New England prep school, Warren currently teaches and coaches at St. George’s Prep in Newport, Rhode Island.

Jaimee Van Pragh Hamilton, New Zealand Asst. Department Head
Jaimee comes from a waterskiing family and has been waterskiing for more than 20 years. She returns to Laurel for summer #2 with years of experience teaching ski, slalom and wakeboarding. A graduate from Otago University, Jaimee works as a physiologist throughout the year.

Billy Muth Downers Grove, IL Asst. Department Head
A Purdue University graduate, Billy was the captain of the Boilermakers competitive waterski team. Lead driver and instructor for skiers of all levels. A camp favorite in 2017, Billy returns for his second Laurel summer.

Brandon Zackon Boca Raton, FL Administration
Returning for his 11th summer on staff, Brandon was also a camper for seven summers. A true jack-of-all trades, he’s co-led Laurel’s waterski program, managed camp operations and returns to assist in waterskiing and with camp tours. Works in resort and hospitality management during the year. Welcome home, Zackon!

Staff

Waterskiing Staff

Katie Latter Albany, NY
Katie is a Penn State sophomore and her childhood summers were in Maine’s central lakes region. Has hiked all 46 peaks of the Adirondacks. Varsity basketball player for two years and member of a competitive travel team as well. Welcome, Katie!

Sam Granec Mahtomedi, MI
A senior at University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Sam has been skiing her whole life. Currently coaches new and intermediate waterskiers at the collegiate level. She’s also coached children’s soccer and swimming. We know she’s ready for Echo Lake.

Justin Busuttil Santa Venera, Malta
Currently a university student in the United Kingdom, Justin is studying yacht design and production. Justin began sailing at age seven and has since competed in national championships, European championships, international regattas and world championships. Excited for his first summer in Maine.

Emily Allen Zanesville, OH
A Johnson University sophomore and member of their varsity soccer team, Emily is an accomplished wakeboarder and waterskier as well. She’s been driving and teaching others for five years. An elementary education major, Emily is a great addition to our waterski team.

Mills Briggs Canton, GA
Mills is a member of the Kennesaw State wakeboarding club. A soccer star, he captained his varsity team in high school. Mills can strum serious tunes on the guitar and focuses on archery in his free time.

Sierra Gasperoni Cardiff, CA
A University of Vermont junior, Sierra has been wakeboarding since she was five years old. She’s instructed water sports each of the past two summers before making the Laurel leap. Sierra is a yoga and surfing enthusiast as well. So happy to have Sierra with us this summer.

Stone Reese Starkville, MI
A senior on the wakeboard and waterski team at Mississippi State, Stone’s personality is the perfect Laurel fit. The president of his ski team, Stone says there’s nothing better than helping others progress in the sport he’s passionate about. A sure-fire winner!

Mike Latter Albany, NY
Clemson graduate with a degree in economics, Mike’s childhood summers were spent in the central lakes region of Maine. He’s an experienced skier, wakeboarder and boat driver. Mike was varsity captain of his high school football team, first chair violist in the Empire State Youth Orchestra and president of his fraternity.

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