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 is the owner and founder of LINX, LLC. Before starting LINX, Joe worked as a financial consultant for KCI (acquired by FTI) and worked for McKinsey & Co in Boston; he was the COO/CFO of an eldercare startup and did some turnaround work as well. Drawing on his business experience, his passion for teaching and desire to help children expand their interests, in LINX Joe has created an innovative enrichment environment of classes and camps 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. Joe is a board member of Camp Casco, which provides free camp experiences for children with cancer. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S.in Management, with a minor in Computer Science, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Joe is married and the proud father of two daughters.
Vice President and Executive Director of LINX Camps
Josh is the Vice President of LINX and the Executive Director of LINX Camps. He has worked in the camping industry his entire career, managing and directing programs designed to help children thrive, and has received national recognition for the staff training and character development he designed. He is a published author on character development. Josh holds a B.S. in Economics and Business. He is a proud husband and father of five.
Melissa Habersaat is the Vice President of Operations for LINX and skillfully handles many of the day-to-day operations. She has extensive experience developing programs and systems to help staff and children succeed. Melissa has led the G.I.R.L. Power and Entrepreneurs Club, two classes that teach children how to become more confident leaders. She has a B.S. from Babson College in Business and Marketing.
Lisa is a Class Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, Lisa worked with younger children and their caregivers in discussion groups, directed child development programs at Isis Parenting, and worked as a Child Life Specialist at Boston Children's hospital. Lisa graduated from Wheelock College with a bachelor's in Human Growth and Development.
Michelle is on the Customer Service Team at LINX. Before coming to LINX, Michelle worked as a nanny. She also aided in the opening of a children's gym and indoor playground and designed a kid-fit program for the gym, and was an assistant general manager at a children's gymnastics studio. Michelle is a graduate of Framingham State College.
Heather is the Dance Director at LINX and the Director of Dance Programs at LINX Camps. Her unmatched expertise and training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, yoga, and award-winning performances across the country make her the perfect leader for Dance programs here at LINX. Heather has a bachelor's in Dance and a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Adelphi.
Jessica is a Dance Instructor at LINX. Before coming to LINX she competed and performed in local community and charity events throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, and choreographed award-winning competitive dance routines on a regional and national level. Jessica served as Dance Coordinator at the Old Colony YMCA in Taunton. She currently teaches at local dance studios, summer camps, workshops, and after-school programs, and is a dancer in the Larkspur Dance Company and continues her dance education through instructor workshops in Boston, New York City, and Orlando. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dean College with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Business.
Dannea is a Dance Instructor at LINX. Before coming to LINX, she was the captain of her college’s Competitive Dance Team and has danced and choreographed professionally, including for the UFL Hartford Colonials Cheerleaders and the WNBA Connecticut Sun Dance Team. Dannea is a Boston Celtics Dancer, and a former member of the MLL Boston Cannons Dance Team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.
Kaely is a Dance Instructor and part of the Customer Service Team at LINX. Before coming to LINX, Kaely participated in many competitions, including at ACDA Nationals in Washington D.C and has worked in dance studios throughout Florida. She is a graduate of BAK Middle School of the Arts and A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Kaely is a graduate of Florida State University with a BFA in Dance.
Todd is the Creative Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, he produced original plays and adaptations for performers in elementary, middle and high school. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.
AnneMarie is a Theater Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, she taught and directed at theaters, schools, and camps across Massachusetts. AnneMarie also serves as the Director of Development and Media to The FUDGE Theatre Company. She is a graduate of Emerson College with a B.A. in Theatre Education and an emphasis in Musical Theatre.
Akshay is part of the Technology department at LINX. Before coming to LINX, He had an internship with Defense Research and Development Organization and work at Tata Consultancy Services as a System Engineer. Akshay is a graduate of George Mason University, Virginia in Information Systems after completing his undergraduate work in Computer Science from Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering, India.
Dave is the Director of Finance at LINX. Before coming to LINX he was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of both very large public companies and successful "start-ups" throughout New England. Dave is an MBA graduate of Dartmouth College and has his undergraduate degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Francisco Barani works in the Maintenance Department at LINX. Before coming to LINX he was a housekeeping supervisor at the Boston Center Rehab and a custodian at Harvard University.