Staff Profiles

Jon Allberry

Activities: Head Cook
Years at BRC: 6
Hometown: Canton, MA
Cabin: Albert’s
Certifications: Serve Safe
Education: Bridgewater College ’76 (Biology)
Favorite outdoor activity: hiking
Favorite indoor activity: playing cards
Favorite snack: peanut butter filled pretzels
Proudest accomplishment: owned and operated three restaurants
Spirit animal: castor Canadensis (beaver)
The weirdest thing I’ve ever seen is … the predawn sky in Florida after the Cassini Rocket launch

Jon hails from Sarasota, FL where he has been cooking and baking for years. With family in Poland, ME, Jon decided to come to Birch Rock a few summers ago and help us out by cooking many of our dinner meals. After two summers in the kitchen, he is now the Head Cook, and the community is looking forward to whipping up some new food and old favorite this summer.

Maverick Archer

Activities: Art & Nature
Years at BRC: 1
Hometown: Poland, ME
Cabin: Chipmunk Hole
Education: 3rd year at Cleveland Institute of Art, S.E.M.
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking
Favorite indoor activity: Art
Favorite snack: Humpty Dumpty chips
Favorite tree: White Birch
Spirit animal: Flying squirrel
The Meaning of Life is… having something to look forward to. Finding the awe factor in every day.
The weirdest thing I’ve ever seen is … Eastside Cleveland
My future aspirations are… Master Fabricator & Studio artist
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Traveling & visiting family

Peter Brewster

Activities: Archery, Basketball, Baseball
Years at BRC: 9
Hometown: Concord, NH
Cabin: Buzzards Roost
Certifications: Lifeguard, Archery certification
Favorite outdoor activity: Shooting hoops
Favorite indoor activity: Monopoly
Favorite tree: palm
Greatest fear: last day of camp
Spirit animal: my dog
The meaning of life is … Helping the Other Fellow
What I’m looking forward to most this summer: Giving out Junior Basketball badges

Peter is happy to be back for his ninth summer at Birch Rock and his third on staff. In the fall, he will be attending University of Vermont. His medium of choice is film photography and especially likes shooting landscapes in black-and-white and developing his own photos in a dark room. At home he has a four-year-old black lab named Bean.

Mike Bryer

Activities: Cook
Years at BRC: 2
Hometown: Newport, RI
Cabin: Yurt
Certifications: Serve Safe
Education: Oxford Hills Regional HS
Favorite outdoor activity: gardening
Favorite indoor activity: watching movies
Favorite tree: pine
My future aspirations are to … be the best father I can be.

Mike got his start in the restaurant business as a dishwasher at an Italian-Guatamelan diner in his hometown and has worked his way up to be a cook here in Maine, where he has lived for the past 25 years. In the off-season he works at Sudbury Inn in Bethel and spends time with his four-year-old daughter whenever he can. His favorite dish to prepare is baked stuffed shrimp, which we hope to taste sometime this summer. We’re looking forward to Mike’s culinary talent in the kitchen with Mike this summer.

Rich Deering

Activities: Alumni & Community Director
Years at BRC: 46
Hometown: South Portland, ME
Cabin: Onie’s
Certifications: American Camp Association Visitor, EMR & Real Estate Broker
Education: Colby College ’86 (Sociology) & Univ. of Southern Maine ’94 (M.S.)
Favorite outdoor activities: skiing & bicycling
Favorite snack: salty snacks on the Lodge porch
Spirit animal: otus jolandae (owl)
What I’m most looking forward to this summer is … celebrating 90 years of generating the future of BRC.

Rich started attending Birch Rock at the age of 9. His mother was sure that he would come running home; instead, he signed up for more, and was a camper for 6 summers before matriculating into the staff ranks. He worked his way up from swimming instructor to Waterfront Director to Head Counselor, and, after a few summers off, he returned as the Assistant Director for Brad Smith. He took over as Director in 1995 and held this position until 2001, during which time he used his business acumen to reorganize BRC’s structure. Thanks to him, the camp has never been so strong. A Maine native, he is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Southern Maine where he earned a Masters in Adult Education and Counseling. In his current role Rich is responsible for marketing, alumni development, and external affairs, and helps facilitate the Birch Rock community. A long-time member of the American Camping Association and past President of Maine Youth Camping, he is currently a Realtor with the Buckspan Deering Group at ReMax Shoreline in Portland. Wherever you find Rich be sure that his dog, Bella, is close behind.

Robert Michael "Bob" Donahue

Activities: Head Counselor
Years at BRC: 15
Hometown: Geneva, IL
Cabin: Pete’s Palace
Certifications: Lifeguard
Education: University of Illinois ’17 (MS Mechanical Engineering)
Pets: Chris Cogswell
Favorite outdoor activity: Camping
Favorite indoor activity: Woodworking & Metalworking
Favorite snack: Nutter Butter- Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie
Proudest accomplishment: BRC plaques/ Master’s Thesis
Greatest Fear: Man with his eyes sewn shut
Spirit animal: sciuridae (squirrel)
The Meaning of Life is… Making a perfect 4!
My future aspirations are… Going to space
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Inspection! Imparting wisdom on senior campers.

Bob the Builder is back and beardier than ever for another summer as Head Counselor. In his long, illustrious career as a camper, he excelled in sailing and woodshop, and still proudly displays the model wood airplane he crafted back in the day on his bookshelf at home. Bob loves a nice piece of rough-finished cedar, crediting its durability out in the elements, and his favorite tool is something called a pickle fork. All in all Bob is a swell dude and is once again looking forward to bringing loads of fun and energy to Birch Rock every single day while making sure the cabins are kept squeaky clean. If you want to know how to make your bed properly, Bob will happily give you a free lesson.

Bob Dow

Activities: Nature Specialist
Years at BRC: 7
Hometown: N. Waterford, ME
Cabin: Nature Center

Birch Rock is delighted to welcome back Bob Dow as our Naturalist. We call him "Dancing Owl" due to his incredible wisdom, energy and sheer enthusiasm, and he brings experience, love of the natural world and his outdoor classroom to the boys of BRC. He has a degree in Environmental Studies, teaches and coaches locally in Fryeburg, and has worked at The Environmental Camp. It's great to have Bob back on the BRC team this summer.

Gabriel Dreyer

Activities: Junior Maine Guide program, Trip Leader & Videographer/Camp Historian
Years at BRC: 12
Hometown: New York, NY
Cabin: Owl’s Perch
Certifications: Maine Trip Leader, Wilderness First Aid & Lifeguard
Education: New York University ’16 (History & Documentary Film)
Favorite outdoor activity: chopping wood
Favorite indoor activity: standing in the BRC Kitchen with Don & Janice
Favorite tree: tamarack
Spirit animal: meleagris (wild turkey)

Gabe has run the gamut of camper accomplishments at BRC and is back after a few years away pursuing his passion of filmmaking, which he will be putting to work this summer as the camp videographer and historian. Last year he produced a documentary on BRC’s 90th season. Gabe will once again be heading up the Junior Maine Guide program, which is a rigorous examination of campcraft skills that many attempt but few pass. The weirdest thing he has ever seen is diet tonic water and he enjoys a stiff breeze on Lake McWain while piloting a Sunfish.

Brian Farley

Activities: Trip Leader & MWA
Years at BRC: 3
Hometown: Portland, ME
Cabin: Pat’s
Certifications: Maine Trip Leader, Wilderness First Aid & Small Craft
Education: St. Joseph’s College (Sociology) & University of Southern Maine (M.A. Counseling)
Pets: Rozzie (a perfect 1-year-old Golden doodle)
Favorite outdoor activity: hiking with Rozzie
Favorite indoor activity: spinning with Rozzie
Proudest accomplishment: drinking a gallon of milk in an hour & holding it down
Favorite place visited: Site 15 on Students’ Island
Spirit animal: canis Rozzieus goldendoodleus (Rozzie the Golden doodle)

A native Mainer, Brian grew up in York, earned a Sociology degree at St. Joe’s College in Standish and finished his Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Southern Maine two years ago. An outdoor enthusiast, he spent many summers at his family’s camp on Long Lake, is big into road cycling, snowshoeing, swimming, riding ATVs, and hiking, and once spent two weeks backpacking along the upper Amazon River in Ecuador. Most recently he has worked as a spin class instructor, loves turkey and dressing, and is a regular at his local Starbucks. He is happy to be back leading trips and MWA, and after the summer he will be returning home to York to be the school counselor in his alma mater.

Liam Feeney

Activities: Canoeing and Tennis
Years at BRC: 7
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Cabin: Hilton B
Certifications: Lifeguard
Education: AIM Academy, about to start senior year
Pets: Cat named Cat- she has green eyes
Favorite outdoor activity: Mountain Biking
Favorite indoor activity: Hanging out with my cat
Favorite snack: Honey BBQ Fritos
Favorite place visited: Red Woods
Proudest accomplishment: Advanced Canoeing Badge
Greatest Fear: Glowing eyes
Spirit animal: Centipede
The Meaning of Life is… Try not to die until you’re dead
My future aspirations are… have enough money to own a tiger
What I’m looking forward to this summer: walking up and down the hill

Gordon Hargraves

Activities: Bushcraft, Woodshop, MWA
Years at BRC: 10
Hometown: Concord, MA
Cabin: Buzzards Roost
Certifications: Junior Maine Guide and Lifeguard
Pet: Boarder Collie- Indie
Education: Bates College ’20, Political Science
Favorite outdoor activity: Skiing, Mountain Biking
Greatest fears: Rodents
Spirit animal: vulpes vulpes (fox)
What I’m looking forward to most this summer: MWA trip

Just finished his freshman year at Bates College, Gordo is an all-star member of the Bates crew team. Gordo is back for more fun with knives, blades, hatchets and saws as a bushcraft and co-leading the MWA trip with Brian Farley. He is fond of the guitar and banjo, either of which may be found in his hands at Campfires once again this summer. Outside of camp he love hanging out with his border collie named India and five unnamed chickens and living in constant fear of falling prey to one of King’s diabolical pranks. He hopes to be a trophy husband someday and can’t wait to see what crazy stuff will come this summer.

Kerry Hewson

Activities: Assistant Camp Nurse
Years at BRC: 2
Hometown: Negley, OH
Cabin: Brewster Lodge
Certifications: Nursing, Wilderness Advanced First Aid
Education: Wayne State University (BA – Biology & Nursing, MS – Basic Medical Sciences)
Pets: Figaro (cat – Maine coon) & Kailua (dog – mutt)
Favorite outdoor activity: kayaking
Favorite indoor activity: fermenting
Favorite snack: peanut butter chocolate ice cream & blueberry ginger kombucha (separately)
Favorite place visited: Kerry, Ireland
Proudest accomplishment: earning master’s degree in Medical Science
The meaning of life is … being kind.

Kerry is excited to be here at Birch Rock for her second summer as a camp nurse filling in for Cathy a couple of times per week. An Ohio native, she attended college in the Detroit, Michigan, area and now lives in Maine. She is looking forward to getting to know all the campers here as she dispenses meds and attends to the usual scrapes and bruises that accompany boys at play. She hopes to become a nurse anesthetist in the future.

Erik Joelsson

Activities: Program Director
Years at BRC: 19
Hometown: South Portland, ME
Cabin: Deneault's Den
Certifications: Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, Motorboat Safety, Sailing
Favorite outdoor activity: Skiing and Sailing
Favorite indoor activity: New York Times crossword puzzles & Board games
Favorite snack: Ice cream
Favorite tree: White Pine
Favorite place visited: Costa Rica
Proudest accomplishment: My beard
Greatest Fear: McWain Monster
Spirit animal: ramphastos (toucan)
The meaning of life is … being excellent to each other.

Erik was introduced to Birch Rock by his longtime friend Mark Sutherland at the age of 15, and, during his only summer as a camper, he tried to experience everything Birch Rock had to offer. He has never left. After several years of teaching Sailing he became the Waterfront Director in 2007, thus earning the radio handle “Captain Nemo,” and in 2013 he transitioned onto land to become Program Director. When not skiing and conquering crossword puzzles he studies Childhood Education at the University of Southern Maine and dog sits Bella.

Noah Keates

Activities: Swimming
Years at BRC: 9
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Cabin: Buck’s
Certifications: Junior Maine Guide & Lifeguarding, WSI
Education: Bowdoin College ‘20
Pets: Sebastian the turtle
Favorite snack: hummus
Greatest fear: boneless chicken wings
Spirit animal: trippus hippeus furreus (Chris Cogswell)
What I’m most looking forward to this summer is … the woods.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and where there’s fire you’ll probably find Noah Keates. He once lit a fire on the bottom of Lake McWain with only a moldy fuzz stick and a piece of lint just to prove that he could. The first of many to come to BRC through the Bancroft School pipeline, Noah became a Junior Maine Guide in 2013, a CIT in 2014 and joined the staff two summers ago. He enjoys going to coffee shops for tea, spicy tuna sushi, and aspires to become a hockey arena organist.

Gabe Kolbert

Activities: Sailing, Kayaking
Years at BRC: 9
Hometown: Portland, ME
Cabin: Hilton A
Certifications: Lifeguard, U.S. Sailing
Education: Champlain College, Filmaking, 2nd year
Pets: Maggie, Beagle-lab dog, Eddy, Bunny
Favorite outdoor activity: Sailing, Skiing
Favorite indoor activity: Floor hockey
Favorite place visited: Florence, Italy
Proudest accomplishment: Swimming my whale
Greatest Fear: McWain Monster
Spirit animal: Black Bear
The Meaning of Life is… 42
My future aspirations are… to be a National Geographic Filmmaker
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Being on the water all day

Logan Landry

Activities: Office Manager
Years at BRC: 2
Hometown: Poland, ME
Certifications: Teacher
Education: University of Maine at Farmington- Elementary Education, 2010- Currently working on my Master’s at University of Southern Maine in Educational Leadership
Favorite outdoor activity: Spending time down by the lake
Favorite food: Chinese food!
Proudest accomplishment: Getting my dream teaching job!
My future aspirations are… completing my Master’s program
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Working in the office again and getting to know all the new campers/staff.

Logan is returning for his second summer on staff as the Office Manager. He is a 7th grade teacher at Whittier Middle School in Poland during the school year. He also coaches Middle School Cross Country. He is currently studying for his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership to someday become a school principal. He is a big Patriot’s fan and looks forward to watching them win another Super Bowl.

Zach Lashley

Activities: CIT Director/Riflery/BB Guns
Years at BRC: 5
Hometown: Durango, CO
Certifications: Riflery Instruction
Cabin: Omars
Education: In Progress History Major
Favorite outdoor activity: Skiing, Biking
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite place visited: Kyoto, Japan
Proudest accomplishment: Grand Canyon- 50 mile Hike
Greatest fear: Waterfront Emergency Drill… Just the drill
Spirit Animal: Wolf
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Being back at camp

Eduardo "Lalo" Lopez Sotomayor

Activities: Soccer & Mountain Biking
Years at BRC: 2
Hometown: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Cabin: Munn
Education: ITESO ’14 (Communication)
Pets: Nedved (golden retriever)
Favorite tree: bonsai
Favorite place visited: Canada
Spirit animal: carcharhinus (shark)
The meaning of life is … be someone and be happy.

Lalo comes from Guadalajara, Mexico, and is excited to be spending the summer at Birch Rock with the boys of Munn and those he will be teaching on the soccer field and on mountain bikes. He is keen on sports journalism and hopes to keep learning and get his masters degree in the near future while keeping touch with his new friends here.

Charlie MacDonald

Activities: Maintenance
Years Experience: 13
Hometown: Waterford, ME

Charlie is a true Maine-uh and is the mechanical genius around these parts. He is the hardest working gent on campus and cannot be stopped. He loves to keep us laughing and is usually busy at work before anyone on camp wakes up.

Mike Mattson

Activities: Camp Director
Years at BRC: 35
Hometown: Portland, ME
Cabin: Chief's
Education: 30+ years of summer camping
Pets: Ollie (miniature Australian shepherd) & Percy (mutt)
Favorite outdoor activity: baseball, volleyball, hanging at firepit
Favorite indoor activity: Reading, painting, arts & crafts
Proudest Accomplishment: soon to have a baby boy
Greatest fear: really high heights
Spirit animals: canis lupus (wolf) & lutra canadensis (otter)
My future aspirations are… be a great dad!
The meaning of life is … laughing

Mike has been a member of the Birch Rock community since he was a young lad of 12. As a camper, his highest honor was getting the 15th Archery badge, an accomplishment that has only been achieved around ten times in the history of Birch Rock. Once on staff, Mike taught many seasons on the field before moving to the waterfront and teaching swimming for many more. He moved up the ranks to Waterfront Director and then Head Counselor, joined Rich Deering as Associate Director for 6 years, and finally became Camp Director in 2002. Mike attended Towson State University in Maryland but feels his primary education in camping comes from a lifetime of leadership in a place he loves and calls home. He is a long-time member of the American Camping Association and his dogs, Oliver and Perseus, are camp staples.

Drew McLaren

Activities: Trip Leader
Years at BRC: 1
Hometown: Harrison, ME
Cabin: Dogpatch
Certifications: WFA, Trip Leader, Small Craft
Education: BA History, University of Maine at Farmington
Pets: Baxter (Boxer)
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking
Favorite indoor activity: Table Tennis
Favorite place visited: The Bold Coast, Cutler, Maine

Alyssa Morin

Activities: Kitchen Steward/Dishwasher
Years at BRC: 2
Hometown: Waterford, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: softball
Favorite indoor activity: softball
Favorite snack: Chex Mix
Greatest fear: snakes
Spirit animal: picidae (woodpecker)

Alyssa is a lifelong resident of Waterford and a recent graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, where she exceled at soccer and softball. An avid outdoorswoman, she enjoys hunting deer, turkey and moose, the biggest of which was 800 lbs. She loves country music and hanging out with her dog Tanner.

Nick Musciano ‘Musc’

Activities: Nature, Field
Years at BRC: 17
Hometown: Falmouth, ME
Cabin: Lion’s Den
Certifications: CPR, Teaching (2-6)
Education: Masters in Education from USC
Pets: Live with cat (Gremlin) and dog (Flapjack)
Favorite outdoor activity: Driving the Birch Rock Truck
Favorite indoor activity: Lodge Cleanup with 90’s playlist
Favorite snack: Flavor Blasted Gold Fish
Favorite place visited: Florence, Italy
Proudest accomplishment: Teaching my first year of 4th grade
Greatest Fear: Getting out in quorum
Spirit animal: Moose
The Meaning of Life is… warm fuzzies
The weirdest thing I’ve ever seen is … King’s shaved face
My future aspirations are… writing a comedy screenplay on a typewriter in a coffee shop
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Evening activity and Gage’s announcements

John Reisert

Activities: Swimming
Years at BRC: 7
Hometown: Waterville, ME
Cabin: Buck’s
Certifications: Lifeguard
Education: Finished Jr. Year of High school
Pets: Archimedes, a leopard gecko
Favorite outdoor activity: Swimming
Favorite indoor activity: Swimming
Favorite place visited: Paris, France
Proudest accomplishment: Completing my whale
Greatest Fear: The unknown
Spirit animal: Bill Murray
The Meaning of Life is… 42
The weirdest thing I’ve ever seen is … a movie called, “The Holy Mountain”
My future aspirations are… college, probably
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Hanging out on the waterfront

Cathy Roland

Activities: Camp Nurse
Years at BRC: 15
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
Cabin: Brewster Lodge
Education: Arizona State University ’15 (PhD in Nursing & Healthcare Innovation)
Pets: Jinx (cowdog) & Shadow (cat)
Favorite outdoor activity: running & swimming
Favorite indoor activity: knitting
Favorite snack: dates
Favorite place to visit: Arizona

Cathy has been the camp’s nurse and health administrator for 15 seasons. During the winter she works in a middle and high school clinic in Lewiston in addition to teaching pediatric nursing for the University of Southern Maine. A certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, received her Masters from Arizona State University and earned her PhD from there last summer. Cathy likes to keep moving and will surely be seen biking or kayaking with the boys this summer. Her favorite ice cream flavor is sunscreen.

Drew Robbins

Activities: Art, Woodshop
Years at BRC: 4
Hometown: Poland, ME
Education: University of Southern Maine

Drew is returning for his 4th summer on staff here at Birch Rock. He will be working in the art room as well as the woodshop. During the school year he is an Ed Tech at Whittier Middle School in Poland. He also has a graphic design business that he owns.

Sara Roderick

Activities: Library
Years at BRC: 1
Hometown: Norway, ME
Cabin: Allen Kearns Library
Certifications: Teacher

Sara is joining us in the library for her first summer at Birch Rock. She is an elementary teacher in Oxford Hills School District.

Matt Rotman

Activities: Swimming
Years at BRC: 8
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Cabin: Hornet’s Nest
Certifications: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR
Favorite outdoor activity: Swimming
Favorite indoor activity: Woodshop
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Getting lots of sun

Robert “Bobby” Stafford

Activities: Bushcraft, Archery
Years at BRC: 8
Hometown: Belmont, MA
Cabin: Owls Perch
Certifications: Small Craft safety, United States Quidditch Head Referee
Education: Johns Hopkins: Earth and Planetary Science and Global Environmental Change and Sustainability- graduated
Pets: 2 Bernese Mountain dogs, Oberon and Titania
Favorite outdoor activity: Geologic Field Mapping
Favorite indoor activity: X-Wing
Favorite snack: Utz Red Hot Chips
Favorite tree: Maple
Favorite place visited: Rwanda
Proudest accomplishment: graduating college
Greatest Fear: BEARS!!!
Spirit animal: Wolf
The Meaning of Life is… to love and be loved in return.
My future aspirations are… to teach
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Tree talk

Edward Stafford

Activities: Soccer
Years at BRC: 9
Hometown: Belmont, MA
Cabin: Walker
Certifications: Lifeguarding, First Aid/CPR
Education: Belmont High ‘17
Pets: Titania & Oberon (Burnese mountain dogs) and Andre (common cat)
Favorite outdoor activity: soccer
Favorite indoor activity: acting & singing
Favorite place visited: Rwanda
Spirit animal: canis lupus (wolf)
Proudest accomplishment: performing at Symphony Hall in Boston

Edward is a longtime standout Birch Rocker and is eager to get his second summer as a staff member underway. He brings a bevy of athletic and performing talent to the hillside and will be found doing a little of everything to bring his boundless energy and enthusiasm to the hillside. He loves meeting new people and teaching them fun new activities and hopes to someday become a materials engineer or stage actor. Or both.

Pamela Stock

Activities: Library & Tutoring
Years at BRC: 20
Hometown: South Paris, ME
Cabin: Allen Kearns Library

We are pleased to welcome back Pam to the Allen Kearns Library and BRC. Pam has worked with us for 20 seasons and is carrying on the longstanding tradition of tutoring those who need a little extra help with math, reading, English as a second language, and study skills. She is a special education teacher with a wealth of experience, certified in elementary education and as a reading specialist. She has taught in the Australian outback, a one room school house in Vermont, a special education school for the learning disabled in Virginia and a grade 4-6 resource setting in Maine. She is now retired and recently went on an epic road trip to numerous National Parks throughout the west.

Andy Ussher

Activities: Mountain Biking, Rugby, Soccer
Years at BRC: 1
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Cabin: Munn
Education: Dublin City University, International Relations
Pets: Cat, Nala
Favorite outdoor activity: Rugby
Favorite indoor activity: Reading
Favorite snack: Brownies
Favorite tree: Oak
Favorite place visited: Victoria Falls
Proudest accomplishment: Passing school
Greatest Fear: heights & spiders
Spirit animal: Monkey
The Meaning of Life is… have fun, work hard, dream big
My future aspirations are… travel the world
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Meeting new people and having fun on the lake.

Janice Walker

Activities: Grounds & Landscaping
Years Experience: 32

Janice is Birch Rock’s matriarch and Queen Mother, and what she says goes around here! Her green thumb and Walker riding mower keep camp trimmed and beautiful all summer long. If you want something done correctly, you go to Janice.

Gage "The Gage" Wheeler

Activities: Tennis, Kayaking
Years at BRC: 10
Hometown: Meredith, NH
Cabin: Eagles Nest
Certifications: Small Craft Certification
Education: Drew University (International Relations) sophomore
Pets: Artie (black Labrador)
Favorite outdoor activity: underwater basket weaving
Favorite indoor activity: A rousing game of Chutes & Ladders
Favorite snack: Hot Pockets
Proudest accomplishment: was complimented by Janice for my mowing skills
Spirit animal: Monte Baas-Baas
The meaning of life is … Beating Erik Joelsson in a game of chess
What I’m looking forward to this summer: Campfire and Tree Talk!

Once upon a time in New Hampshire, a spaceship from a distant galaxy crashed into Lake Winnipesaukee and from it emerged a man-child that called himself The Gage. This walking enigma has been baffling and amusing humankind ever since. Gage has just completed his first year at Drew University in the hinterlands of New Jersey. In his spare time he rocks an impressive collection of tank-tops and DJ’s weddings and funeral wakes. He is undefeated at the Frisbee game Kan Jam and his favorite invertebrate is still the starfish.

Curtis Whiting

Activities: Waterfront
Years at BRC: 12
Hometown: New York City, NY
Cabin: Cabin 8
Certifications: Water Safety Instructor, Real Estate License, Food handling
Favorite outdoor activity: swimming
Favorite indoor activity: Library and Nature
Favorite snack: goldfish (the cracker)
Spirit animal: Bonobo
What I’m most looking forward to this summer is … becoming one with the community.

Curtis is pumped about being in Cabin 8 and sharing the love for nature he developed in his many summers as a camper. He loves all things natural, including everything from honey badgers to Siberian tigers to bees, and is planning to have a variety frogs, crayfish, praying mantises, lake fish, and mussels living down at the Fish Hatchery this summer.

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