Staff Updates

By Sandy Schenck

Following the close of our 2010 summer season, we bid farewell to camp directors, Beth and Paul Bockoven. Also, our summer camp coordinator, Pam Ritchie, took a position with SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort, NC the beginning of November. All of them will be missed and we wish them well in their new adventures.

Please join us in welcoming to the Green River Administrative staff, Katharine Festner and Jane Izard. Katharine has a Masters in Education and has devoted her life to working with children. She has a genuine love of nature and creating outstanding educational and recreational programs within it. Katharine will be our new Assistant Director and her primary role will be as Summer Camp Director. On the side she will dabble in human resources, marketing, and school programs. Jane has a graduate degree in photography and graphic design. She will be our new Marketing and Creative Director and will work with all of us to enhance our marketing presence and communication outreach. Both Katharine and Jane have years of camp experience and are looking forward to wearing multiple hats at GRP.

Patti Rissman, who has been helping out in the office since June, has joined our staff full time as an assistant office administrator. She has a background in marketing, retail, accounting and more.

Missy and I are excited to bring such creative, outgoing, talented leaders to Green River. Already, we see their enthusiasm, fresh energy, and remarkable talents advancing the Green River mission to new levels. We are looking forward to summer camp with them and the inspiration they will bring to all of us.

Also on the news front, the 2011 summer staff is beginning to take shape with new and returning staff. Visit our blog for updates and news about this.