The Summer 2018 Staff Preview
Only those that have returned their signed contract are listed below.
If you think your name should be here and it isn’t, be sure you’ve returned your signed contract to GFC.
Questions? Contact Jessica Dangott.
|First Name||Last Name||Bio|
|Abby||Glantz||Abby Glantz is from Dallas, TX and has a background in dance, choreography, teaching, and managing dance camps. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Behavior Analysis and Psychology from the University of North Texas, and was a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. When she's not managing camps, Abby appears in movie and television productions, and works as a choreographer and dance judge. This is Abby's first summer at GFC, however, she spent several summers as a camper in Oklahoma and Colorado. Abby is extremely excited to be serving as the Activities Director and is looking forward to her first summer at Greene!|
|Abigail||Kerner||Abigail Kerner will be graduating high school and going to Texas Tech in the fall after being a camp counselor. She will be focusing on a dual program in psychology working on a bachelors and masters at the same time within a five year frame. She will be a first year counselor this summer and will be a farm specialist as well. She looks forward to being a counselor for the campers and working on staff. She has been a part of the Greene family for eight years as a camper and she still considers it her second home.|
|Alexa||Brown||Alexa Brown will be spending her 11th summer on camp, but 4th as a staff member. She is majoring in special education. She loves reading and Netflix. She is excited to return for Summer 2018 and looks forward to building new relationships and rekindle old ones!|
|Aliah||Kauffman||Aliah Kauffman graduated from Plano Senior High School in June and will be attending the University of Missouri in the fall. She plans to major in pre-Occupational Therapy with a possible minor in child development. When Aliah is not nannying, she spends her time playing sand volleyball, going to school sporting events, shopping, and trying new restaurants with her friends. This will be Aliah's 9th summer at GFC and 1st on staff! Last summer she was an Avodah for Melachim and loved the bonds she was able to create with the older kids. After being a camper for so long, Aliah cannot wait for all the new memories she will make as a counselor at GFC!|
|Angela||Glaser||Angele is finishing up her second year of community college in Dallas, TX. She is working towards her Bachelors in social work. After the summer she will be traveling and in Israel for a year! She loves photography and reading! Her favorite color is blue and her favorite camp meal is Italian night. This is her 2nd summer on staff and 9th at camp. She can't wait to spend the summer at GFC again!|
|Anna||Sheinberg||Anna Sheinberg graduated from St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas in May of 2018. She will be attending Elon University this fall to pursue studies in International Relations. Prior to working on staff, Anna was a camper for 8 years - she is thrilled to be back!
Anna enjoys playing soccer and lacrosse and spending time with her friends outside. She is looking forward to having a great summer.
|Audrey||Zane||Audrey Zane is currently attending Texas A&M University's Department of Visualization studying graphic arts and animation, and hopes to one day work at Disney Pixar. Audrey enjoys spending time with her friends, going on adventures, and doing any type of art. This will be her 2nd summer on staff, and overall 11th summer at camp!|
|Brian||Lovelace||Brian Lovelace graduated in 2017 from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Criminal Justice. He's been coming to camp for about 13 years, camper, Avodah, counselor for three years, Assistant Ropes Course director and now is the Ropes Course Director. Brian enjoys hanging out with friends and being active in anyway. Which is why he is super excited to be on the ropes course again this summer.|
|Caelin||Olson||Caelin Olson just finished her first year at Clark University in Worcester, MA studying International Development and Social Change. She was a camper for three years at GFC before moving to Massachusetts, and is excited to be back as a counselor this year! She loves all kinds of arts and crafts, especially painting. In her free time she can be found hanging out with friends or volunteering in her community. Disney movies (especially Moana and Coco) are always something she will be happy to watch or talk about. Caelin can't wait to have fun in the Texas sun and a great summer at GFC!|
|Carlos||Allende||Arturo Avalos was born in Puebla, Mexico and he is now studying fora Bachelor's degree in music production. He really loves to fly on airplanes. He is passionate about animals and t roller coasters.
He is very excited to be at camp again because he loves Greene.
|Caroline||Mellow||Caroline Mellow is attending Tulane University beginning in Fall 2018, and is planning on studying architecture. In high school, she was a Girl Scout and an active member of her school's Science Olympiad team. She loves to read and spend time with friends and is looking forward to another great summer at GFC, and her first summer on staff. This is her 11th summer at GFC|
|Clio||Christie||Clio Christie is a full-time student studying dance at De Montfort University in the UK. She also performs at small theaters in drama and dance productions. She spends her spare time with her friends and sisters doing anything and everything; and when she's not at work or Uni, traveling over Europe.
This is her first time as a camp councillor and in the USA, so she's extremely excited to see what summer 2018 at GFC has in store for her!
|Dara||Kaiser||Dara Kaiser graduated from Cy-Fair High School. Dara did Avodah the previous summer and fell in love with being around kids and seeing them happy at camp. Dara enjoys playing sports and being outdoors. This will be Dara's 11th Sumer at camp, but the first as a counselor. Dara is ready to have an awesome summer at GFC!|
|Lainey||Komerofsky||This summer will be Lainey's 12th summer at GFC. She loves Reform Jewish youth engagement and is a proud alum of NFTY-TOR. She'll be a freshman at the College of Charleston in the fall of 2018 and will be majoring in Jewish Studies. She's beyond excited for what this summer has in store!|
|Ethan||Benenson||Ethan Benenson lives in Dallas, Texas, and after this summer, he will be attending the University of Indiana Bloomington. Ethan has been going to camp his whole life, and loves making friends and participating in camp activities. He loves basketball, ultimate frisbee, and hanging out with campers. This is his 11th year at camp, and his 1st year as a staff member (he was an Avodah last summer).|
|Evan||Cote||Evan Cote is going into his sophomore year at the University of North Texas study biology. Evan enjoys cooking and photography in his spare time. He is very excited to be a counselor and archery specialist for the first time at Greene!|
|Gretchen||Englander||Gretchen currently attends the University of North Texas and studies psychology with a minor in philosophy. During the school year, Gretchen works as a supervisor for UNT's climbing wall and the Outdoor Pursuits Center. In her free time she loves to climb, set climbing routes, go hiking, practice aerial acrobatics, read, and make art! This summer Gretchen is excited to return as an art specialist while also helping out with logistics. Gretchen has been coming to camp since 2007, making this her 11th summer!|
|Hailey||Newman||Hailey Newman just graduated from the Emery/Weiner School in Houston as part of the class of 2018, and will be attending Indiana University in the fall! She will be studying media, and is very excited to be a Hoosier! When she was in fourth grade, Hailey's best friend decided to go to GFC for the summer, but she was too scared. On a school trip to a different summer camp, she had so much fun she decided she would give GFC a shot. Her mom called, and there was one spot left in her unit and she took it. She had so much fun that she never looked back and has spent 6 summers as a camper at GFC and is very excited to start her first summer as a staff member!|
|Jake||Gabel||Jake Gabel is currently a student at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas pursuing a degree in secondary education. He enjoys spending his time playing video games, doing Krav Maga, and playing tennis. Jake is super excited to return for his fourth summer at GFC, and also to be the self-defense specialist, and will be bringing some new material in his lessons this summer.|
|Jay||Seline||Jay Seline is a rising Junior at the University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. At UIW, he is currently majoring in Sports Management. Outside of the classroom, Jay is in his 3rd season of managing the Womens Basketball team. When not studying or on the bench, he loves cheering on his San Antonio Spurs and his UIW Cardinals at all sporting events. Jay is very excited to be the co-Basketball specialist for the summer, and return to the place he's been lucky to call home for the last 2 summers!|
|Jenna||Mark||Jenna recently completed her first year of cantorial school at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. She is a native Houstonian and received her BFA in Theatre Performance at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. After college, Jenna spent five years in New York City acting, and later teaching in various Jewish communities. There, she spent two years as a full-time educator at Central Synagogue in Manhattan, where she oversaw the Shabbat, t'filah, and music program for the religious school. After camp, Jenna will return to NYC for the following four years of Cantorial school and will assume the role of cantorial intern at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey. Jenna is thrilled to return to GFC and cannot wait for a fun summer in Bruceville!|
|Jennifer||Daum||This will be Jenni Daum's third year on staff at GFC and her overall 14th summer on camp or participating in camp programs. She is currently going into her junior year at The University of Texas at Austin as a studio art major! She is very excited to get to know all of the campers this summer and continue relationships she has already made!|
|Jennifer||Sands||Jennifer Sands is a fourth-year student at TWU where she is studying EC-6 Education. Jennifer is involved with her sorority at school as well as North Texas Hillel. She is originally from Plano but is currently living in Denton, Jennifer cannot wait to be a third-year bunk counselor this summer at camp!|
|Jude||Sloter||Jude Sloter is spending her ninth summer at GFC. She is your Summer Assistant Director working closely with the unit heads and counselors. During the school year, Jude has over 20 years teaching children from preschool age to teens. Jude is excited to once again spend the summer with her three children at camp. This summer is extra special as her oldest daughter will begin her career as a GFC staff member.|
|Kenna||Ashen||Kenna Ashen lives in Austin, TX, and will be attending her first year at Texas A&M this upcoming year for mechanical engineering. She is a huge Harry Potter geek who enjoys art, color guard, and playing oboe and piano. She has attended camp for seven years as a camper and is super excited for her first year on staff. She is looking forward to having a ton of fun and helping everyone create lasting memories at camp!|
|Kira||Rapp||Kira Rapp is a sophomore at University of Miami studying marketing and business technology with a minor in psychology. She is from southern California but always loves to come back to Texas for the summer. It will be her 9th summer at camp and 2nd summer on staff. Her hobbies include baking, photography, going on adventures, painting, watching Netflix, and playing the piano. Her favorite camp activities are playing softball, horseback riding, going on the zipline, and making tie dye shirts. Also, her favorite camp meals are mac n cheese and french toast sticks.|
|Maddie||Newman||Maddie Newman is wrapping up her Freshman year at the University of Oregon studying Public Policy and Non-Profit Management! She spent the year becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, UO's Camp Kesem Chapter and the Jewish Student Union. She is ecstatic to head home to GFC as a Kibbutz Counselor for her 11th summer at camp! Her favorite moment as a kibbutz camper is the last day of ropes where we overcame the wood wall; a memory she can't wait to make with her campers! Maddie can't wait to meet everyone and share another magical summer with all of camp. See you soon!|
|Margo||Wagner||Hey Greene Family Camp ! I am so excited to experience my first summer at Greene Family Camp. I have just finished my 3rd year at Indiana University studying Jewish Sacred Music as a pre-cantorial program. Next semester I am heading to Israel to study abroad at the Jerusalem Sounds Music Academy. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, I love to snow ski, along with swimming, waterskiing and, and playing Tennis. I am very excited to be part of the Greene Family Camp songleading team this summer!|
|Marissa||Mackler||Marissa Mackler went to University of Arkansas ( Go RAZORBACKS) and also attended grad school at University of Texas at Arlington for social work. Marissa has her Bachelor's and Master's in social work. Marissa loves watching The Greatest Showman as much as she can. She loves spending time with friends and family. She is very excited for camp this summer. This is Marissa's first time working and attending GFC summer camp and is very excited.|
|Maya||Milsom||Maya Milsom, coming all the way from Orlando, FL, graduated from Lyman high school in 2017. She is currently attending Seminole State College as a music major. Maya loves birds, art, music, and being around great people. This is her second summer at GFC and she is so looking forward to reuniting with campers and making new connections this summer!|
|Melissa||Essler||Melissa is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of North Florida. She holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a masters degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. She runs an academic school for competitive gymnasts, teaching all subjects to 3rd-8th graders. She also teaches 5th grade Judaica at Adat Chaverim. She loves rowing, dance, and spending time with her 2 kids and her husband. She is very excited to spend her summer as the Assistant Education Director at Greene Family Camp. This will be her very first year at Greene, and she is looking forward to many more!|
|Michelle||Renfrow||After 18 years of working with NFTY you would think y'all could scare me away somehow, nope. I'm still here. I'm still loving it. I am called 'camp mom' by staff and my son likes to bring me campers who are missing their moms and lets them adopt me for the summer.
Camp is 'my place' and I am so very blessed that every year I get to come home and be with so many awesome kids.
This past year I have been working in Houston as a Disaster Case Manager with Jewish Family Services. I have had the humbling provledge to work with families who were impacted by hurricane Harvey and I have truly loved my time there.
I am looking forward to another glitter filled, artistically messy summer in art!
|Morgan||Ducar||Morgan Ducar is a 2018 graduate of Ryan High School in Denton Texas. She will be attending the University of North Texas for Music Education in the fall. Morgan enjoys playing with her guitar, singing, and hanging out with friends. During the 2017-2018 school year, Morgan was a Varsity Women's Basketball manager, the president of the Varsity Mixed choir, and the Programming Vice President of NoTTY (North Texas Temple Youth) at Congragation Kol Ami in Flower Mound Texas. Morgan is obsessed with her impressive crazy sock collection, and also enjoys knitting. This is Morgan's 4th year at GFC and is excited to see everybody's smiling faces!|
|Paige||Goodman||Paige Goodman graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2017 with a B.S. in Psychology. Since then, she has been assisting with research in a school psychology lab, nannying, and spending time with friends down in the Big Easy. She misses Texas though (since she is from Dallas) and is extremely excited to be back at camp for her 10th summer and 3rd year on staff. She can't wait to see what the summer brings!|
|Rayna||Saltzman||Rayna Saltzman is a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Molecular Biology and minoring in Chemistry. She enjoys all things science, spending time with kids, and knitting scarves to donate to children in need. In her free time, Rayna enjoys watching hockey, running, and spending time with family and friends. She is ecstatic to be a part of staff at GFC and ready for the new experiences this summer holds. This is Rayna's 1st summer on staff and it will be her 8th summer at GFC!|
|Robin||Kohnhorst||Robin Kohnhorst is a rising senior at Texas A&M University studying Nutrition. She is so excited to be spending her second year on staff and third year overall at GFC this summer! When she is not at GFC, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her sorority sisters. When she is at GFC, she loves to go swimming in the lake and pool! Robin cannot wait to help her campers have the time of their lives, while forming life-long friendships.|
|Shira||Karp||Shira Karp is going to be a sophomore at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida this coming fall. She is studying Special Education with a minor in teacher leadership. She is involved in several clubs on campus including Best Buddies, her sorority Sigma Delta Tau, and an on-campus job. In Shira's free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends at the beach or just watching Netflix.This will be Shira's 13th summer on camp and 2nd on staff! Her favorite thing about being a camper was finding life long best friends and her favorite thing about being a counselor is watching her campers find their life long best friends! Shira cannot wait to be at summer camp and is already counting down the days!|
|Tal||Graff||Tal Graff is 22 years old from Alon HaGalil in North Israel. It's his 1st summer on staff at GFC.
In 2012, Tal was a counselor of 30 sixth grade kids for a year (They had weekly sessions and overnight camps). For the past months, Tal has been working on his family's farm. In his spare time, Tal like to swim, play basketball and be with friends and family.
|Truman||Katz||Truman Kohler-Katz graduated from the University of North Texas this spring with a degree in Media Arts. After this summer Truman plans to do freelance work out of Los Angeles. Truman is excited to work as a Media/Video Specialist this Summer. This is Truman's 12th summer at camp and third summer as a member of staff.|
|Wells||Goetzmann||Wells Goetzmann graduated from Booker T. Washington HSPVA in June of 2018, and will be attending Rhode Island School of Design in the fall. She loves making art, playing volleyball and watching movies. She's been a camper since Bonim and loves camp! She's excited to have another great summer at GFC!|