Our Core Staff
Kitchen Assistant Since 2017
Kate first heard of Camp Glen Brook after working at Hawthorne Valley Farm's Visiting Students Program. While at Hawthorne Kate led farm chores, cooking activities, gardening, and bread baking to students visiting the farm. She also spent several years as a summer camp counselor and village director at Camp Puh'tok in Maryland.
Kate graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with majors in Economics and Public Policy with minors in Religious Studies and Environmental Studies. During her time there she volunteered on the Campus Farm, served as a new student Orientation Leader, and was elected as President of the Student Government Association.
Kate is very excited to work in such a close-knit community and learn more about cooking techniques as well as how to utilize fresh, local ingredients.
Facilities Director Since 2003
Grant, a 1985 graduate of the Waldorf School of Garden City, NY, has been a camper, counselor, and staff member intermittently at Camp Glen Brook for over 30 years. He earned his bachelor’s in geography from the University of New Hampshire and worked as a stage production carpenter and residential contractor before achieving his master’s degree in Waldorf education at Sunbridge College. Subsequently, he and his wife moved to Pennsylvania where he taught first through fourth grade at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia. As facilities director at Camp Glen Brook, Grant brings enthusiasm for the work projects as a way to teach students self-reliance and community-building values. Says Grant, "Glen Brook fosters positive social forces for people striving to work in harmony towards responsible social awareness."
Registrar & Administrative Assistant Since 2014
Tom, or "Tommy D" as he is known here, attended the Waldorf School of Garden City and first visited Glen Brook on his third grade school trip. Tom earned a B.A. in History at Elon University while spending summers working at Camp. Most recently, Tom spent three years working as an office manager in midtown Manhattan for a consulting firm. He now brings that experience to us as Glen Brook's Office Manager. Over the years "Tommy D" has enjoyed every aspect of working at camp: from teaching wood working to making the occasional music night cameo. Tom says, "Camp Glen Brook is a place where work and creativity thrive in unison."
Camp Nurse Since 2005
Katy is a 1984 graduate of the Waldorf School of Garden City, NY and has been a student or staff member at Glen Brook intermittently for 35+ years. She earned her Bachelor's in Nursing from Adelphi University, NY and has worked in many areas including hospital based acute care, community health nursing, insurance case management, and most recently, camp nursing. Katy also is a professional musician and is currently a faculty member of Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH where she leads a chorus for adults with disabilities. Katy and her husband live with their four homeschooled children, dog, cat, and rabbits in Goffstown, NH. As Glen Brook's camp nurse, Nurse Katy brings her knowledge of Western medicine and blends it with herbal, homeopathic and energetic modalities to care for the campers and staff in a way that best fits each individual. Katy is usually accompanied in her work by her dog, Isabella. Katy says, "Camp Glen Brook continues to demonstrate to the world that responsible stewardship of land and all that inhabits it can be a joyous rewarding experience, and can build lifelong connections."
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Shelley Goguen Hulbert
Executive Director Since 2012
Shelley Goguen Hulbert comes to Camp Glen Brook from nearby Peterborough, New Hampshire, where she and her family have resided on their small, diversified biodynamic farm since 1984. Her children, now grown, attended the Monadnock Waldorf School, where she served as a class parent and a board member. Shelley holds a masters degree in social work from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a certificate in Biodynamic Agriculture from the Pfeiffer Center at Sunbridge College. She brings a great diversity of relevant work experiences to her leadership at Camp Glen Brook, including camp directing, management training, clinical social work, community organizing, fundraising, sustainable development and biodynamic farming. She was co-founder of Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm, a socially and environmentally sustainable intentional community in Peterborough, New Hampshire and served as Interim Executive Director of The Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics. She is passionate about building community, spending time in the natural world, working with children and teens, weaving, painting, gardening and raising animals.
Gap Program Director &
Outreach Director Since 2014
Jake first came to Glen Brook for Winter Camp in 2007. After spending four consecutive summers leading our Falcon Outdoor Leadership Program, Jake began developing Gap at Glen Brook in 2014, and launched the program in fall of 2015. He enjoys nothing more than sharing the New England wilds with people.
These days it’s all-gap-all-the-time, but prior to coming here Jake helped to launch the Pasadena Waldorf High School in Los Angeles, California. As High School Assistant Director, he helped prepare for the school's opening, then worked on a variety of projects, including outreach, curriculum development, and schedule planning. He also coordinated the high school's trips program, bringing classes to amazing wilderness areas in Southern California. A Bates College graduate with an Environmental Philosophy major, he loves to travel and has visited various parks, cities, and surf breaks around the U.S., Europe, and South America.
Farm Director Since 2016
Sadie grew up in Minneapolis and attended a Montessori school that owned a large organic farm in Wisconsin. The seeds of her love of farming were sown at this 'land school' through many trips during her elementary years, and a summer during college when she worked on the farm's CSA. She graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts with a concentration in creative writing and organic agriculture. During her college years, she worked on farms in California, Alaska, Wisconsin, and Ireland, and wrote about those communities.
She spent a year at the John C. Campbell Folk School in the mountains of North Carolina. While working in the gardens, she also took classes in blacksmithing, using natural dyes, spinning, weaving, quilting, folk dancing, wood-working, and cheese-making. She loves to make music, grow food, and laugh.
Sadie comes to us most recently from the Orchard Hill community where she grew an acre of vegetables, co-managed a pastured meat CSA, and worked at the Breadworks wood-fired baking operation. Sadie is thrilled to bring her skills and excitement to the farm at Camp Glen Brook.
Gap Program Co-Director Since 2016
Alison is a native New Englander, having grown up in Massachusetts with roots in the mountains of Maine. She has led, designed, and developed culturally immersive programs for groups of high school and gap year students in Central America, South America, and East Africa. Coming home to New England to facilitate place-based programming at Glen Brook was an important shift towards a more rooted and community-oriented lifestyle and vision. She dreams of creating environments for youth to connect across cultural borders at the intersection of experiential education, civics, and human ecology. A graduate and former Outing Club leader of the University of Vermont, she feels at home in nature and loves to hike, bike, ski, surf, and bask in its awesomeness.
Program Director Since 2011
Mark's good humor and enthusiasm for working with young people in the outdoors are trademark qualities of his work here at Camp.
A cum laude graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Mark majored in philosophy with a focus on ethics and morality, which speak to the very heart of summer camp living. While at Bates he was a leader in many clubs and acted as an outing club expedition leader. He was recipient of the Barlow Enrichment Grant for travel in India, and is a student in the Kamana Naturalist Program for naturalist skills and wilderness awareness.
Prior to working here, Mark spent most of his summers attending and working at a camp closer to his hometown, Buffalo New York, where over different summers he was the nature teacher and taught horseback riding. Before he was Program Director, Mark worked summers here at Camp Glen Brook as a Trip Leader and leading the Falcon Outdoor Leadership Program. Mark came to us most recently from the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, Maine, where he was an outdoor educator.
Mark loves to learn new skills, and especially loves the outdoors: exploring and wandering in the woods, climbing trees and rock climbing, playing in streams, building fires, chopping trees, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, running, and biking. Mark is certified as a Ropes Course Instructor, a Lifeguard Instructor, and as a Wilderness First Responder. Mark often serves as the camp photographer, and loves taking photos of children, wildlife, and the natural world. Mark maintains a regular yoga and meditation practice, which he cites as a source of his boundless energy, enthusiasm, and patience. Mark is always looking forward to his next opportunity to share these joys and skills with students, campers, and gappers.
Mark can usually be found with his dog, Bodhi nearby. Click here to meet Bodhi.
Culinary Director Since 2017
Taylor studied Tourism at Arizona State University. Upon graduating he focused his interests towards cooking, travel, and community. Over the past four years he has traveled the U.S and the globe cooking at eco-retreat centers, farm-to-table kitchens, and off-the grid sites. In 2016, he completed a certificate program at Cook Street Culinary School in Denver, Colorado. He’s inspired by being closer to the source of food and connecting the farm to the fork. His travels have taken him to Northern California at a Eco-retreat farm cooking for an array of nature lovers and food enthusiasts. He has volunteered his hands on an off-grid permaculture farm and a kitchen in Costa Rica. He recently volunteered at Standing Rocks Rosebud camp. Last year he was at Mayfair Farms, a local farm-to-table initiative in Harrisville, NH.
Food has been a compass for Taylor, navigating him into lush gardens, like minded communities, and a closer connection with nature. Taylor feels cooking is the best way he can be of service and it’s his gift that he loves to offer to the global tribe.