Meet Our Summer Camp Staff! Most have videos, the rest will be posted shortly 🙂
Robert Danzi – Program and Academic Director
Bobby has worked as Camp Director or other camp positions for the last 16 years and is beloved by both students and staff.
During the year, Bobby is a member of the Academic Faculty at The Greenwood School, a boarding school for boys with learning differences in Putney, Vermont. At Greenwood Bobby teaches US Government, Economics and is the College Counselor.
Bobby holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Transformation from the SIT Graduate Institute, in Brattleboro, Vermont, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the City University of New York at Hunter College, and is an alumnus of the Semester at Sea program.
Prior to teaching Bobby spent many years in the field of international development and humanitarian assistance specializing in post-conflict development, serving as a Program Analyst & Logistician for numerous non-profit organizations.
Meagan – Residence Life Director
Hello! My name is Meagan. I am super excited to be your Res-Life Director this summer! I am originally from Connecticut where I studied chemistry at the University of Saint Joseph. After college, I moved to Vermont to earn my masters in teaching from The University of Vermont. During the school year I am a health educator in Milton, Vermont! When I’m not teaching I am either reading, camping, or planning my next adventure. My most recent trip was to Tokyo where I spent my time eating sushi and exploring cat cafes. I can’t wait to meet you all!
Laura – Vet Science Teacher
I graduated from veterinary school at Colorado State University in 2013. Since then, I’ve been in practice as a small animal veterinarian in Portland, Oregon, and am about to start a PhD in Epidemiology–so I’ll be working on the health and diseases of populations (think Ebola and Zika virus!) in addition to dog and kitty patients. When I’m not working, I love trail running, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors!
Amanda – Culinary Arts Teacher
Hi my name Amanda and I was born and raised in New York City. A place where you can get inspiration on every block, from all walks of life. I graduated from Queens College-City University of New York, where I received a bachelor’s degree in food management studies. I am currently a Special Events Chef at Brooklyn Winery, where we focus on fine dining weddings, upwards of 150 guest. I also have a small business I operate from home, selling custom cakes and other confectionary goodies. My goal is to one-day turn this into a storefront bakery and provide customers with fresh baked goods made with seasonal and locally sourced produce.
I’ve been passionate about food and the science behind it for as long as I can remember. To this day I am still mesmerized by all the things one can make, with a few simple tools and a basic understanding of ingredients and their relationship with one another. I love working with my hands and being crafty. On my downtime I’m constantly looking to satisfy my itch for creativity, whether it be by throwing clay on the potter’s wheel or testing out new recipes in kitchen.
Zanie – Psychology Teacher
I am the youngest of six children born and raised in Batangas, Philippines but moved to New Jersey in 2004! I enjoy reading, filmmaking, going to the gym, and discovering new music!
Judy Hugentobler – Studio Art Teacher
Judith is a Brooklyn-based arts educator who received a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Sculpture from the SUNY at Albany. She currently works as an Adjunct Professor, teaching introductory courses in 2Dimensional and 3Dimensional Design and Digital Imaging at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in Manhattan. With a core training in 3Dimensional fabrication with various materials such as plaster, metals and clay she continues to advance her knowledge of digital art while assisting students at the International Center for Photography in the Digital Media Lab. During residencies in 2016 and 2010-2013 she offered programs in Ceramic Sculpture, hand building and tile making through grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. A Su-Casa 2016 residency at the Senior Center on the Square by Washington Square Park, provided a tile making program over 12 weeks with a culminating exhibition. She has also worked as a ceramic technician with the Educational Alliance, conducting hand building workshops. She loves kayaking, travel and learning new languages.
Erin – AP Bio and Pre-Med
Hi! My name is Erin and I am very excited to be starting my first year as a member of the summer camp staff as an AP biology/Pre-med teacher at Green Mountain College. I have lived in Vermont since 2012. I moved to Burlington Vermont to begin my graduate studies in biology at the University of Vermont. I spent three years working with embryonic zebrafish in a high tech biology laboratory. I worked specifically in trying to understand the development of the zebrafish retina and its corresponding blood supply. This research has direct connections to human developmental eye diseases. After graduating with my masters in science in biology, I continued my education at UVM and earned a master in arts in teaching. I plan to continue to teach at the college level and at the middle/high school level in the future. I love to teach and have experience teaching college laboratory classes as well as middle and high school biology.
Vermont has offered me a great home and a great many new interests. Since moving here I have been able to enjoy kayaking, swimming on Lake Champlain, hiking, snowshoeing, and plenty of cheese eating! In my spare time I also love to read and play the viola in my church choir. I am looking forward to this summer and the many exciting experiences and learning opportunities! I hope you are too!
Sam – Residence Assistant
Hey! My name is Sam. I am a born and raised Vermonter from West Rutland. I graduated from West Rutland High school as Salutatorian. I am currently going into my junior year at Champlain College where I am a Criminal Justice major with a minor in Legal Studies. I hope to go into Law Enforcement after college and maybe adventure away from the cold for a bit. In my free time you’ll probably find me watching Disney movies, painting something from Pinterest, or out with a group of friends. I am excited to be a member of the summer camp staff!