Meet our team
Summer Waterfront Director & Master of Special Events
Gap Program Instructor
Maiya’s relationship with Glen Brook first began the summer of 2008 as an otter camper. After experiencing a summer filled with delicious food, extraordinary friendships, and plenty of outdoor adventures, she returned nearly every summer since. Studying Social Science at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Maiya spends her free time hiking in the Ramapo Reservations. She also comes to us, most recently, from REI where she outfitted outdoor enthusiasts with gear and apparel, making sure they were fully prepared for their nature exploits. Maiya is excited to return to Glen Brook, hoping to provide the same meaningful and educative practice she has received throughout the years.
Camp Nurse since 2019
Beth Gaby is a naturopathic doctor and home birth midwife from Concord, NH. Beth and her husband Alan have four children, all of whom have spent time at Glen Brook over the years. A native of rural NH, she grew up ice skating on her pond, tapping trees for maple syrup, and stacking wood for the winter. Being at Glen Brook brings back memories of childhood including the games, songs, and fun. Beth comes to Glen Brook excited to be both nurse and mother away-from-home for the campers. She loves reading, playing board games, dancing, and singing.
Assistant Summer Camp Director - Staff Since 2005
Katy has been part of Summer Camp’s staff since 2005. She was our camp nurse from 2005 – 2017, and has been an Assistant Director since 2018.
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 family live in Goffstown, NH.
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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Summer & School Program Director -Year Round Staff 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. Jake transitioned away from the Gap Program to take over running Glen Brook’s school programs in the fall of 2019. He enjoys nothing more than sharing the New England wilds with people.
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.
Culinary Director Since 2019
Robyn was born and raised in Texas, and moved to New Hampshire with his family at the end of 2017. He and his wife Jessie have five children, and they have been in the Waldorf community since 2007.
Robyn has been in the culinary world for 25 years as a certified chef and nutritionist. He looks forward to bringing fresh meals from farm to table to everyone who enjoys and loves Camp Glen Brook.
Gap and Marketing Director - Staff Since 2018
Shai first came to Glen Brook in August 2018 to work with our school groups as an Outdoor Educator. He was excited to come here and get away from the hustle of NYC where he had been creating intergenerational programs and using theatre in under-served communities. After summer 2019 he Joined the Gap at Glen Brook team and continues to serve as the Gap and Marketing Director.
Shai has been working as an experiential educator for over a decade, utilizing theater, nature, tabletop and role playing games as well as cooking and baking to engage people of all ages. His previous work includes curriculum design and facilitation to connect youth and families with seniors living in isolation at DOROT, fighting mental health stigma with Village Playback Theatre and leading young adults into the desert in the scouts and various other programs. A CUNY graduate with an MA in Applied Theatre and a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Theater. If you love playing games you can find him running Playhouse Gaming when he is not at Glen Brook.
Eileen first developed her love of the outdoors as a summer camper in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and on the rivers of northern Maine. While studying Classics at Williams College, she continued her outdoor pursuits as an executive of the college’s outdoor club, where she worked to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. Over her summers, Eileen leads backcountry trips for high school students, teaching leadership, outdoor skills, and environmental stewardship. Her adventures have brought her all over New England as well as through American and Canadian West, usually with a group of amazing teenagers. Eileen joins Glen Brook from the Alzar School, an outdoor-adventure oriented residential high school, where she taught history, led backcountry expeditions, and mentored students. Eileen is passionate about the learning and growth fostered by living in community and exploring the natural world, and she is excited to spend another semester with Gap at Glen Brook!
Executive Director - Year Round Staff 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 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.
Growing up, 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 his current job, 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, tracking animals, 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 & web designer, 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, gappers, and adults.
Mark can usually be found with his dog, Bodhi nearby. Click here to meet Bodhi.
Head Counselor & Administrative Staff Since 1982
Keith has passed his 25th summer at Glen Brook, so we’re starting to think he likes it here. The rest of the year Keith works in the Springfield Public School District where he’s been since 1984. He first served as a counselor for students with behavioral and academic issues, and since 2006 has been the Assistant Principal for Springfield Central High School (the Washington Post has named his school in the top 5% of public schools in the country.) While Keith loves his work during the year, he always looks forward to his time at Glen Brook each summer– he started coming to Glen Brook as a student of the Waldorf School of Garden City. We always love to have Keith’s enthusiasm for games played with good sportsmanship, and his genuine enthusiasm for everything that happens at Camp. Keith is joined by his son, Matthew, at Camp each summer, and his two older children attended the Camp for years, as well.