MEET THE STAFF OF 2018

Camp Howe is managed by one full time staff and supported year round by amazing staff and volunteers.
Leadership

TERRIE

Executive Director

Westfield, MA USA

Terrie graduated from the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia and worked as a counselor of teens and families before coming to the states. Terrie is a lifelong camper and has spent the past 29 summers working at camp. She has held the positions of Instructor, Inclusion Counselor, Program Specialist, CIT Director, Special Events Director, Outdoor Program Staff and Director in camps both in Australia and the US. She has worked for camps operated by the Australian Government, Girl Scouts, YMCA and 4H. Terrie is both a Visitor and an Instructor of Visitors for the American Camp Association(ACA) and serves on the Board of Directors ACA New England and regional standards committee. She believes in the positive impact of the camp experience for all youth, especially in the inclusive environment of Camp Howe.

Years at Howe: 16th

FELIPE

Cultural Exchange and Education Trainee

Ibague, Colombia

Felipe will joining Camp Howe for 6 months in the  position as the Ralmon J Black Cultural Exchange and Education Traineeship. This position was created in memory of a dedicated board member who passed away early in 2018.

 

I am super excited and happy to be back at home. As someone told me one day, "Home is where your favorite moments are." This will be my 6th summer at Camp. In the past, I have worked as a Counselor, Lifeguard, Waterfront Director and helped a bit in the Kitchen. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education Sports and Recreation and a Master in Education. When it is not the summer season, I live in Colombia and I am a professor at a university in the field of Physical Education. I am a volunteer at the YMCA in different youth and adult programs. I work with kids year-round. It is one of the most powerful experiences I have had the chance to live in my life. I am looking forward to seeing all the faces that I know from the past and so excited to meet the new faces.

Years at Howe: 7th

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Summer Staff

AILSA

Arts and Crafts Counselor

Poole, England

Hi Everyone! My name is Ailsa (but I say it like Elsa). I'm from a small town in England called Poole. This is my 1st year working at Camp Howe but my 4th summer working at a camp in the United States. At my other camps, I trained and worked on the ropes courses and archery range but this summer I'll be doing arts and crafts with you all, so I am looking forward to getting creative and making something really cool! Currently I spend my free time painting, drawing, embroidering and learning any art form I can get my hands on. Can’t wait to meet you all!!

Years at Howe: 1st

ALEKSANDRA

Counselor

Plock, Poland

Hi! My name's Aleksandra (however everyone calls me Ola) and I come from a small, faraway country called Poland. Even though I study Economics and Management, I'm more interested in tap dancing, theatre, puppets, circus and rowing. I love doing crazy, creative things and having lots of fun. Not only will it be my first time at Camp Howe but also my first time as a counselor, so I'm really excited and literally I can't wait for this summer to start!

Years at Howe: 1st

ANNA

Waterfront Counselor

Horsham, Victoria, Australia

Hey all. My name is Anna and I will be enjoying the waterfront with you all this summer. I worked at a camp in the US a number of years ago and am excited to be returning to a camp this summer. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Graduate Diploma of Exercise Rehabilitation and more recently a Bachelor of Paramedicine at Australian Catholic University and currently work as a Paramedic in Melbourne. I love the beach and  we almost 10 years experience in aquatics I am looking forward to sharing this love with you all at the Goshen Ocean.

Years at Howe: 1st

ASHLEY

Counselor

Whangarei, New Zealand

Hi Everyone! I'm from New Zealand and this is my first year at Camp Howe. I worked at a camp in 2009 and this is the summer that I get to return to the US summer. I was an avid dancer with more than 15 years experience and certifications in Hip Hop and Modern Dance.  I am a preschool teacher and currently studying  for a Bachelor of teaching in Early Childhood. I am super excited to be apart of the staff this year and can't wait too meet you all!

Years at Howe: 1st

BARNEY

Waterfront Director

Cushendall Antrim, Ireland

Hi everyone. My name is Barney. I'm from a small town called Cushendall in County Antrim, Ireland. I am excited to be returning to Howe for my 4th summer. I have been life guarding for more than 9 years and love anything to do with water - swimming, kayaking, canoeing. You may even catch me doing water aerobics from time to time. Because of camp, I have learned to love travelling. Last year I spent in New Zealand and following camp this year I will be living in Australia. I am returning to camp because I want to have a positive impact on the campers lives in the way Camp Howe has made a positive impact on mine.

Years at Howe: 4th

BRUCE

RN

Adams, MA USA

This will be my 3rd Year at Camp Howe having had the great fortune of being recruited my first year on short notice. I had a 30+ year career as a surgical nurse at a community hospital, and 21 year coinciding career as a United States Air Force Flight Nurse. In retirement the last 7 years I've been keeping busy as a per diem school nurse, interacting with kids in grades K- 12. I am very much looking forward to my return to Camp Howe. It's fun and busy time, but the best part for me is meeting so many diverse and interesting camp staff and campers!

Years at Howe: 3rd

CAITLYN

Counselor

Chicopee, MA USA

Hello everyone! My name is Caitlynn. I am from Chicopee, Massachusetts. This is my 6th year at Camp Howe and first as a full summer counselor. In my past time I show my dog, Abby, in 4-H dog shows and I love to draw and photography. I can't wait to meet you all this summer at camp! 

Years at Howe: 7th

CALEB

Counselor

Ridgefield, CT USA

Hello everyone! My name is Caleb, and I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut. This summer will be my 6th year at Camp Howe, and my second on staff. I am finishing up my first year at Oberlin College, and am a prospective History and Environmental Studies double major. In my free time, I love fishing, boating, reading, and playing soccer and Ultimate. Can't wait to meet all of you this summer, and see some returning faces!

Years at Howe: 6th

CAMILA

Logistics Counselor

Ibaque' Colombia

Hi, everyone! My name is Camila. I am a Colombian. I am an international business manager.  I have a specialization in diagnostics and business consulting. I looove ice cream and have fun listening to music and dancing; This will be my second year at camp and I will be working with logistics. I am more than ready for the best summer of my life at the best Camp ever. See you in the store.

Years at Howe: 2nd

CAOLAN

Counselor

Southampton, Northern Ireland

Hi there! I'm Caolan from Ireland. I am in my second year of medical school and would love to be a pediatrician someday. I love sport, particularly kickboxing, swimming, soccer and Gaelic football, but I am always up for trying out new things. I am an avid reader and really interested in current affairs, geography and astronomy. I am passionate about travelling and have visited China, America and most of Europe, which has taught me to be adaptable and thrive in new environments. I am most looking forward to gaining an authentic American experience beyond being a tourist, meeting new people and challenging myself to get out of my comfort zone!

Years at Howe: 1st

CATT

Volunteer

New Brittian, CT USA

After 10 years as leadership of Camp Howe I have moved to a full time job at a residential treatment home for adolescents. This will be my second summer returning as a volunteer and I cherish that time that I have there. You will see me floating around camp from the low ropes course, to the waterfront to arts and crafts. I love everything about Camp Howe but especially how is such a magical place for our campers.  I can't wait to see all the familiar faces and meeting those experiences the joys of Camp Howe for the first time

Years at Howe: 12TH

CHRIS

Chef

West Springfield, MA USA

My name is Chris Bland, I’m from West Springfield Massachusetts.  I’ve been in the culinary field a little over 10 years. I enjoy learning about different ethnic dishes that represent their culture, and passing on the knowledge I’ve learned in my field. I’m looking forward to meeting all you at my first summer at Camp Howe!! 

Years at Howe: 1ST

DANIELLE

Volunteer

Springfield, MA USA

Greetings all. I worked at Camp Howe a few years ago and couldn't get enough. Despite having a full time position as a clinical social worker with the Study Home in Springfield, you will find me a camp for opening and closing days and stay-over weekends. I love everything that Camp Howe stands for and the experience that it provides the campers. Looking forward to seeing all our returning campers as well as meeting all the ones lucky enough to experience camp for the first time.

Years at Howe: 4th

DAVID

Counselor

Liberec, Czech Republic

Hi guys, I'm student from Czech Republic and this will be my second year at Camp Howe as counselor. I study mechanical engineering, love traveling and all kinds of sports. I work as a ski instructor during the winters and have coached Karate.  Can't wait to meet all of you!

Years at Howe: 2nd

DYLAN

Counselor

Adams, MA USA

~Hallo, my name is Inigo Mon...uh, I mean Dylan. I'm excited for a new year at camp. This will be year #12 for me at Camp Howe, and second on staff. I am from Cheshire, Massachusetts and I am studying computer science at MCLA. I enjoy soccer, nature, reading, playing music, laughing and making people laugh. I am excited to connect with old friends and meet new ones at Camp this summer!~

Years at Howe: 11th

EDWARD

Counselor

Providence RI USA

Hey people! my name is Edward, second year on staff but first year in a counselor position. This is my 6th year at camp and I’m so excited to be back after a two year hiatus. I live in Providence RI and am big into making visual art/music and participating in my local music/art scene :)Cant wait to see you all this summer I am (im)patiently counting down the days... ahh!!

Years at Howe: 6th

ELI

Counselor

Northampton, MA USA

Hi everyone! My name is Eli, and I'm from Northampton, MA. I am currently finishing up my junior year at Northampton High School, and am on the basketball and outdoor track teams. This will be my 10th summer at camp, and first on staff. I love all types of physical activities, games and I love being in the outdoors. I can't wait to get back to Camp Howe this summer and meet you all!

Years at Howe: 10th

EMILY

Volunteer

Cummingtonm MA USA

Hello all! I'm Emily, this is my 13th summer at camp, I'm from Cummington, MA (also representing Ukraine). Just a bit about me, I am a big fan of music, I study biology at school with a minor in astronomy, and someday I hope to become a doctor. I'm REALLY sad I can't come for the whole summer, but I'm really looking forward to the weeks I'll be able to spend with you all. Let's go staff of 2018!!

Years at Howe: 13TH

ERIC

RN

Austin, TX USA

"Howdy! I'm Eric Breen. I don't have any fun nicknames but im working on it .  I'm from Amherst, mass about 45 minutes away from camp and first attended Camp Howe with my school which led me to attending during the summers during my adolescents and becoming staff in college. I currently live in Austin Texas and believe in keeping life Weird - "Why be normal when you were made to stand out".. I work at Dell Children's Hospital and am looking forward to being the Health Supervisor this summer with you all during week 4.  In 2010 I was awarded the Staff Camp Spirit and hope to keep that spirit alive this summer. 

Years at Howe: 7th

GABE

Counselor

Leverett, MA USA

Hey People! I'm Gabe, from Leverett Massachusetts. I currently work at Deerfield Elementary School with the preschool. This will be my third summer on staff at Camp Howe. I enjoy all types of sports, especially ultimate frisbee and can't wait to meet all the new campers and staff as well as seeing all the familiar faces. Looking forward to being back at Camp!

Years at Howe: 3rd

GRETTA

Chef

Northampton, MA USA

Hello everyone! My name is Gretta and I am originally from the Finger Lakes region of N.Y. I have been cooking ever since I could safely use the stove. I attended Le Cordon Bleu many moons ago and have been cooking professionally ever since. In the past I have worked with both the YMCA and Special Olympics of Vermont. I love the outdoors and growing my own vegetables and herbs. I am excited for my first summer filling bellies and bringing smiles to Camp Howe.

Years at Howe: 1st

HILARY

Volunteer

Framingham, MA USA

Hi all! I'm Hillary. This will be my 10th year at Camp Howe and I could not be more excited! I am looking forward to returning to camp - even if only for a week or so. My hobbies include playing spit (the card game), making friendship bracelets, and reading in the grass. I can't wait to meet everyone. This is going to be a great summer!

Years at Howe: 10th

ILONA

Counselor

Sosnowiec, Poland

Hi everyone! My name is Ilona. I'm from Ukraine but now I live and study in Poland.  I have a degree in English philology and Arabic language and I am currently studying my masters in Sociology. Two years ago I worked in a special needs camp in Iowa. It was priceless experience. This year I'm so happy to join your big Camp Howe Family! I love working with children and being active all day. Can't wait to meet you all!

Years at Howe:  1st

JACK

Counselor

Westborogh, MA USA

Check back soon to learn more about me!

Years at Howe: 1st

JERRELL

Counselor

Fairport, NY USA

Hi my name is Jerrell, but I go by Jelly! I’m from Fairport New York, and this will be my third year at Camp Howe and I couldn’t be more happier to be back at my second home for the summer. So when I’m not working at camp I’m a before and after school counselor as well as a swim teacher for the YMCA. My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is writing about anything and everything. My favorite thing in the world and always will be is DONUTS mainly Jelly glazed! Well, Can’t wait to meet everyone this summer! 

Years at Howe: 3rd

JESS

Volunteer

Springfield, MA USA

Hi Everyone! My name is Jess. This is going to be my 7th year at Camp Howe and I am SO excited to be back, even if its only for a week. I am a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying biology and I hope to be a doctor some day. Some things I like to do in my free time include hiking, running, cooking and baking. I look forward to meeting you all!!

Years at Howe: 5th

JORDAN

Aquatics Counselor

Stoke-On-Trent, England

Hello everyone! I'm Jordan from Stoke, England. I'm currently a chef, studying to become a personal trainer and at camp I will be spending my time at the waterfront with everyone. In my spare time I like to train at the gym, play football, see live music and travel. This year will be my second year at Camp Howe and to say I'm excited would be an understatement. Bring on June! So I can finally meet you all and make it a summer to remember.

Years at Howe: 2nd

KADISHA

Counselor

the Hague Zuid,Netherlands

Hi everyone I'm Kadisha! I'm from the Netherlands and this will be my third year and I'm so excited to be back! I studied social work special needs and I'm currently working in a orphanage with mentally disabled children. When I'm not working I sing A LOT,(also do that during work ) write and I love to color mandalas! I also love long walks in nature, especially on the beach, watching the sunrise/sunset and taking pictures ! I cannot wait to meet you and create some awesomely beautiful times with you!  SEE YOU SOON!

Years at Howe: 3rd

KATIE

Counselor

Lancing, England

Hi all! I am looking forward to spending a summer with you. My name is Katie and I am a women of many talents. My favorite hobbies include Music, Dance and Sports! I adore Music Performance and can play the guitar, drums and piano! I love Dance and Choreography, and specialize in Contemporary and Street dance! I have previously participated in Martial Arts, Karate and was awarded my Black Belt. l very much enjoy Water Sports and can Kayak, Paddleboard, Wakeboard and Kite Surf. I also just got my lifeguarding cert. Last summer I worked at a camp for youth with special needs and this year I am excited to work in an inclusive community. 

Years at Howe: 1ST

KERRIE

Counselor

Newcastle, England

Hiyaaa! My name is Kerrie, I’m 28 and live in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England. This year will be my second year at Camp Howe and I will be volunteering for the last two weeks of the summer. I cannot wait to get back !!!
At home, I teach children with special needs and also do some respite work to support families at home and in the community. My favourite things to do are travelling, singing, dancing, yoga, sign language and anything arty. I’m learning to play guitar now too, which is fun. I also love to meet new people and visit friends around the world. Last year at camp I ran ‘Glee Club’(singing and dancing) and taught sign language, which I hope to continue when I return this summer. I was amazed by the natural talent, hard-work and super effort I seen in all of our campers. I can’t wait to see you all again and meet some new faces too.
Hope everyone is doing great and I’ll see you if you’re there for week 6 and 7. Camp Howe has really changed my life for the better and is such a super-special place filled with incredible people. I hope your summer is as amazing as mine was last year and can’t wait to see you soon. Kerrie/Kezzah :) xxx <3

Years at Howe: 2nd

KIMI

RN

Chesterfield, MA USA

Hey y'all,” my name is Kimi. This will be my 14th summer working at Camp Howe. I love nothing more than spending the summer at camp.  I have done a little bit of everything at camp. This year I will be the Week One nurse. I have recently moved from Beaufort, South Carolina, where I worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room, to a nursing position in Hawaii.  I love my job, but I am so looking forward to a peaceful and fun-filled week of camp. Can't wait to be back home at camp even if only for two weeks."

Years at Howe: 15th

KYLIE

Counselor

Greenfield, MA USA

Hello! I'm Kylie. I grew up in Greenfield, Massachusetts, but I currently go to school in Southeastern Mass where I am studying music and creative writing. I love art and I love having fun. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and creating incredible memories at camp this summer!

Years at Howe: 2nd

LAUREN

Program Coordinator

Christchurch, New Zealand and London England

Hello family Howe 🍀 I'm Lauren from England/New Zealand and I am very happy to be coming  back to Camp Howe for my fifth Summer on staff. I'm currently working as a zipline guide and Zumba instructor in New Zealand and will be coming back to Howe as Program Director this year. I look forward to working with you all to make crazy and exciting ideas reality and creating an energetic and wonderful season happen together! My hobbies include anything dance fitness (Zumba, aqua aerobics, Latin dance etc), water related activities, travelling anywhere, singing and helping people achieve what they didn't before think possible. (Im)patiently waiting for US Summer 2018

Years at Howe: 5th

MAARJA

Counselor

Tabasalu, Estonia

Hi everyone!! I am Maarja and come from Tallinn Estonia. It is my first year in Camp Howe and I am really excited about that!! I have a degree in Romance studies and Psychology. I worked at a US camp in 2015 and am looking forward to a new experience. I work as a yoga teacher and am pursuing my dream of becoming a writer. So that’s definitely what I am going to do with the kids as well, along with teaching maybe some table tennis which I have played for 7 years and I also have some other cool ideas in mind:) I am also a big traveler and right now I’ve been on the road already for two months visiting Indonesia, India and Nepal. Can not wait to meet you all and have an incredible summer with the kids and each other!! See you soon :)

Years at Howe: 1st

MADDIE

Counselor

Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

Hi everyone! My name's Maddie and this will be my tenth summer at Camp Howe but first on staff and I could not be more excited! I live in Chapel Hill, NC but I go to school in Deerfield, MA. I'm really big into theater and performing arts in general, as well as soccer and other sports! I can't wait to meet you all and have a great summer!!

Years at Howe: 10th

MADISON

Counselor

Amherst, MA

Hi everyone! My name is Madison and I am so excited to be at Camp this summer! This is my third summer at camp, as I was a camper in the past. I love playing soccer, dressing in bright colors, throwing frisbees and laughing. I am in my first year of college and I am a possible gender studies major. I am beyond excited to meet everyone and to have a great summer at camp :) See you there! 

Years at Howe: 3rd

MARGARET

Volunteer

Westfield, MA USA

Hello all, I can often be found behind the scenes year-round helping out any way I can. I assist doing all sorts of things, from training our archery instructors to stuffing envelopes and  shuttling staff. I am currently the Executive Director of Dress for Success Western Massachusetts. I am an avid quilter and full time adventurer. I’m looking forward to a great summer.

Years at Howe: 16th

MARIE

Maintenance

Easthampton, MA USA

Hello everyone, I am Marie and I am excited to be spending a 6th summer at Camp Howe. I love the sense of community and the amazing things Howe does for our campers. When not at Camp Howe, I am a personal assistant for the elderly, mother to two of the Camp Dogs Jamieson and Remington. I am an avid outdoors woman.

Years at Howe: 6th

MEGAN

Activity Counselor

Northampton, MA USA

Hey guys. My name is Megan and I'm only about half an hour from camp actually. I am currently studying nursing at Westfield Sate University. I just wanted to get on here and say I'm excited to see everyone again and meet all of you new guys. This is my 9th year at camp but 5th on staff. I have spent most of time on waterfront teaching swimming and boating as well as lifeguarding! See everyone soon!

Years at Howe: 9th

MIKE

Counselor

Longmeadow, MA USA

Heya! I'm mike, and I'm from Longmeadow MA. I'm a junior, and a political science major at the University of Massachusetts. This will be my second year on staff at Camp Howe. I love music, comedy/improv and sports. Absolutely cant wait to get to know all of you better in the coming season!

Years at Howe: 2nd