LINX Leaders are proudly committed to each child's intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. LINX Leaders are carefully selected among the best candidates based on their teaching ability, creativity, energy and ability to create and facilitate programs designed to help kids thrive!
Kids and safety always come first for all of our LINX Leaders as they all have extensive backgrounds and training in their respective fields of expertise. Within each class, our LINX Leaders are also able to incorporate a focus on inclusion, cooperation, respect and a sense of community.
All LINX Leaders are personally interviewed by a member of the executive team, reference checks are completed, CORI and SORI background checks are done and each member of our team also takes part in extensive LINX Leadership Training.
Owner and Founder
Joe Kahn is the Founder and Owner of The LINX Enrichment Club for Kids. He is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School and has his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. Joe believes that he has found a way to bring together his passion for teaching and desire to help children expand their interests. Through LINX, Joe has created an innovative enrichment environment in which children explore and experience new things and learn along the way. He has proven that children learn and retain experiences most notably in a fun based environment, which is the hallmark of LINX.
Vice President/Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer CampsJosh serves as the Vice President of LINX and the Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer Camps. With over 20 years of experience managing and directing programs designed to help children thrive. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of a varied program that serves our community and families. Josh prides himself on his ability to assemble a team that puts children first. Josh’s staff training and character development programs have received national recognition. Josh holds a B.S. in Economics and Business.
Melissa Habersaat is the Vice President of Operations for LINX and skillfully handles many of the day-to-day operations. Melissa has her BS from Babson College in Business and Marketing. She has spent the past 7 years developing programs and systems to help staff and children succeed. Along with her unmatched attention to detail, Melissa has led the G.I.R.L. Power and Entrepreneurs Club, two classes that teach children how to become more confident leaders.
AnneMarie has been performing since age three- and it remains her passion ever since. She graduated Emerson College in 2006, earning a Bachelor's in Theatre Education with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. She went on to teach and direct at theatres, schools and camps across Massachusetts including Stoneham Theatre, Kidstock, Runkle Extended Day, The Brooks School and Beaver Summer Programs. She is also a Director of Development and Media to the FUDGE Theatre Company. Her biggest strength is igniting a fire within her students to uncover their love of performing arts. AnneMarie is already using her substantial experience in theatre to inspire LINX campers!
Meesh has a true passion for working with children and is excited to bring that passion to work everyday! She a is teacher for Treehouse and LINX Enrichment Classes, as well as the Birthday Party Coordinator. She works her best to provide an environment that is safe, fun, and warm for children to explore and learn. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business and is certified in group and children’s fitness. She designed and implemented a kid fitness program at children’s gym and playground and has been an assistant general manager at a children’s gymnastic studio. She looks forward to seeing you at LINX!
Lisa is an integral figure in the LINX community; she is a Class Director that has worked with younger children and their caregivers in discussion groups for over twelve years. She has directed child development programs at Isis Parenting, worked as a Child Life Specialist at Boston Children's hospital, and graduated Weeklock College with a Bachelor's in Human Growth and Development. Lisa's knowledge and passion for child development is unparalleled and she brings this passion directly to the LINX campers every day.
Matt, a philosophy major at the University of Vermont, is channeling his passion for music as a member of the theater program. His number one goal is to encourage campers to pursue all of their theatrical ambitions. Using his experience in musical theater and extensive training in violin, Matt looks forward to sharing both his knowledge and enthusiasm for the arts with the campers so that they too can discover their potentials.
Michelle is a Customer Service Expert at LINX and works with her team to provide the best customer service experience possible for our LINX community. She works as the Assistant Director of Customer Service and understands the ins and outs of day to day operations here at LINX. Michelle has a Bachelor's in Women Studies and Education from Wellesley College and has another degree in Music with a concentration in Cello from the Manhattan School of Music.
Tatiana is an operational assistant at her school and plays on three varsity teams; soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She wants to use her athletic prowess at LINX to help motivate the campers to unleash the athlete within.
Carissa graduated Boston University with a Master of Science in Human Physiology and will be continuing her education Dedicated to imparting her knowledge, she is equipped to make science fun and engaging for the entire LINX community.
Danielle is studying Elementary/Special Education at Providence College and wishes to become an ABA therapist. She's a part of our LINX staff as an Assistant Counselor and absolutely adores working with children of all ages. Danielle looks forward to working with the LINX campers this summer.
Chris "Cornbread" is a Business Management major at Mass Bay Community College and has been working with LINX for over five years. He has become a legend within the LINX community and remains popular with the campers. He's worked as a counselor, birthday party leader and both a science and sports instructor. Cornbread is an essential piece of the LINX collective, his contributions and enthusiasm to our mission are always valuable.
Kelly is super-mega jacked up to be spending her fifth summer at Linx and her first summer as a Freedom Camp Supervisor. During the school year, Kelly teachers Spanish at Blessed Sacrament School to students in Pre-K all the way up to the 8th Grade. Kelly received her bachelors degree in Spanish and Psychology from Providence College. Kelly's favorite ice cream flavor is moose tracks.
Gage Condon is a student attending Medfield High School. He will be entering his Junior year of high school in the fall of 2015. Gage plays many sports such as baseball, soccer, skiing, and golf. Of all these sports baseball comes out on top for Gage. Gage will be an assistant sports counselor for the baseball program at LINX. He believes that he can put his knowledge and skill of the game to work and teach kids the great game of baseball. Gage Condon attends Medfield High School and enjoys playing sports like soccer, golf and baseball. Baseball is his specialty and he wants to use his expertise as an assistant sports counselor for the baseball program at LINX. Gage looks forward to helping the campers enjoy the great game of baseball this summer!
Rebecca is studying Biology and Dance at Bucknell University and has attended dance intensive programs in New York, Vermont and Boston. She has performed in the Nutcracker, and even acted in various plays. Rebecca is happy to returning to LINX this summer to share her passion for performing arts with the campers.
Chris is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the LINX team and is currently in his 7th year with LINX. In his role as Chief Motivator, he excels at getting kids fired up for fun and learning in the science center, Sports Zone, or at a Birthday Party. In addition to LINX, Chris currently works in the special education department at Wayland High School. Chris holds a professional teaching license and is currently working on a Master's of Special Education. Chris is exceedingly serious about having fun while fostering development.
Emma studies Computer Science at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. This summer, she will be working with both the App Design and Movie Making camps, using her technological skills to help the campers into the digital age. Emma is excited to share her love for computing with the LINX collective!
Nancy is a dedicated Early Childhood Specialist and graduated from Yale. In England, she trained and worked the National Childbirth Trust as a childbirth educator. She has taught pre and post-natal classes for ISIS parenting and has a CAPPA certification. A loving mother of two and an immensely experienced childbirth educator, Nancy brings indispensable experience to the LINX atmosphere.
Madi is a lead Movie Making counselor at LINX in Wellesley. She grew up in Natick and is studying at Wheelock College. She has worked as an assistant teacher at Weston Public Schools, a CIT at Wizards and Warriors camp and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, appearing in both television and film. Madi is looking forward to bringing her skills to the LINX community this summer.
Elizabeth teaches young children at the Wellesley Tree House, specializing in early childhood art programs. She has an extensive background in child development, and holds a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Clark University and a Master of Social Work from Boston University. Elizabeth is certified as a lead preschool teacher, and her work experience includes teaching preschool to two and three year olds as well as leading "mommy and me" developmental playgroups. Elizabeth also has over eight years of experience providing therapy to young children and their families and is looking forward to imparting her experiences to the campers at LINX.
Katie grew up dancing at the Diane Kelley Dance Studio in West Boylston, Massachusetts. During her time there she received many awards and acknowledgements including American Dance Awards Dancer of the Year at the 2013 regionals. She has taken class from and performed in a show with various dance choreographers such as Teddy Forance, Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Kyle Robinson, and many more. Katie is currently a student at Dean College in Franklin Mass, where she studies dance as her major. She immensely loves the art of dance and is so happy to be a part of the LINX dance staff.
Lily is a graduate from Phillips Exeter Academy and is both an academic and a devoted athlete. She plays on Exeter's women's squash team, is a member of the Student Council and tutors community children. Lily is thrilled to bring her array of enthusiasms to LINX again this summer.
Wellesley Tree House and LINX Dance Instructor
Melissa has a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and a Master's in Special Education Teaching from Simmons College. She has worked for more than a decade as a special education teacher and counselor, and now, during the year, works as a substitute in the Needham Elementary School system. A true classroom enthusiast, Melissa is proud to expand on her skills and integrate her current experience into the LINX community to make this summer the best yet!
Todd (Mr. T) has a background in martial arts, with black belts in both Kempo Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. He studied for almost two decades under Master Nelson Chan in Wahlum Kung fu. He has an excellent relationship with the campers, and focuses on making martial arts fun for all, while helping to truly refine the skills of those are deeply invested in the craft. An outstanding teacher and essential member of the LINX collective, Todd is going to continue to share his love martial arts with the LINX campers this summer.
Marykate graduated from Ursuline Academy and will be studying at Santa Clara University in the fall. She has worked as an assistant coach for her high school's junior varsity lacrosse team and has played a multitude of organized sports including soccer, ice hockey, lacrosse and basketball. She has worked as a CIT in an overnight camp and loved working with young kids in a camp atmosphere. Markyate is always excited to try new things, and looks forward to spending another summer of adventures at LINX.
Brock attends Medfield High School. During the fall Brock plays soccer and in the spring he plays track. Brock loves to hang with friends outside and play sports with his friends too. He likes to meet new people and make new friends.
Dance InstructorSpecialties: Tumbling, Jazz
Alyssa has been dancing since the age of 3 at a studio in North Chelmsford. She was a member of her school Dance Team. She started training with competitive faculty to become a better dancer and choreographer. She started as a teachers assistant and has evolved into a well rounded teacher. Alyssa took to the training and fast became a beautiful performer and technician. She has a bubbly and fun personality, which makes her a great teacher. She understands the struggle of learning proper technique a little later in her career and brings this understanding into the studio! She is always working to improve and gain more knowledge, which makes her an amazing staff member! She is balancing nursing school and teaching!
Nichola has a massive amount of experience in dance, theater and teaching both. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a Bachelor's in Dance and Arts Management, and has worked as a professional dancer in many theaters and for multiple organizations. She has taught dance at public schools to both boys and girls clubs and returns to LINX this summer as a specialty teacher for dance technique.
Megan is a double major at Boston college where she studies Elementary Education and Applied psychology/Human development. She's a big advocate of outdoor activities and is thrilled to spend another summer as the CIT Coordinator at LINX!
Rob has over 20 years experience working in various summer camps and has been a proud member of the LINX community since 2012. During the school year, he teaches math at Needham High School and coaches baseball. He's thrilled to be back for yet another summer!
Zachary, also known as Zack, is currently attending Clark University. He plans on becoming a high school English teacher, and eventually teaching at a performing arts school. He loves dance, theater, and working with kids- he'll fit in perfectly here at LINX!
Gigi studies Engineering at the University of Michigan where she plays for the women's Lacrosse team. She played varsity soccer throughout high school, and has been a dedicated athlete for years. Gigi is a welcome addition to the thriving LINX community!
Cate is a member of the swimming and track teams at Milton Academy where she'll graduate from in 2017. She was also on the Longfellow Stingrays swim team for eight years, and she briefly coached the younger children on the team. Cate adores swimming and all things aquatics, and she loves to help campers to find their own joy in the water.
Callie attends Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School and has been a CIT at LINX for three years; prior, she was a theater camper. She fell in love with the atmosphere at LINX and enjoys guiding campers down the same paths she took as a camper. Callie has participated in many LINX theater production and is happy to be moving on to a leadership role.
Talia is a 2015 graduate of Needham High School and will be attending Connecticut College in the fall. She is very excited to be back at LINX Camps for her third summer of fun! Talia spent many years going to LINX's after school programs and works there now. In her free time, Talia enjoys singing a cappella music, walking her dog Charlie, and working at LINX during the school year.
Gabe is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies at Skidmore College and has studied abroad in England. This is Gabe's second semester at LINX, where he will again be working as a theater counselor. He loves playing theater games with all the campers and is glad to be pursing his passions within the workplace. Gabe is more than ready for another fun filled summer at LINX!
Marketing Team Member
David is a graduate from Wayland High School, he loves sports and outdoor activities. He is currently pursuing a double degree from Stonehill College in Business Management and Psychology. He is an active member of the Stonehill Men's Rugby team and is looking forward to an epic summer working with the campers at LINX.