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.
Michelle is the Birthday Party Coordinator at LINX and works with her team to provide the best birthday celebrations 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.
Heather brings valuable talent to her role as Dance Director at LINX camps. She has a Bachelor's in Dance from Adelphi, a Bachelor's in Exercise Science and has years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, yoga and many more. She has worked with unbelievably talented choreographers like Frank Augustyn, Leda Merdeith and David Parsons. Heather holds many regional and national awards in dance and has performed professionally across the country. Her expertise is unmatched and she is the perfect leader for Dance programs here at LINX.
Michelle has experience as a nanny and has aided in the development of a children's gym and indoor playground. Her passion of fitness has translated into a child development program designed to get kids excited about being fit, and her success helped her become assistant general manager at a children's gymnastics studio. Michelle is a valued member of the LINX organization and is working hard to provide the best birthday party experiences for the campers.
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.
LINX Director of Theater Programs
Theater and Voice Instructor
Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
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.
Sabrina is entering her third year of upper education as a Computer Science major and Criminal Justice minor at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. Her particular areas of interest are Cyber Security, Forensics and new technology. She is also a proud member of a Women's Rugby Team and various volunteer organizations. Sabrina plans to use her unique skills to connect with LINX campers.
Michelle is a 2015 graduate of Dover Sherborn High School and will be attending Boston University's College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Sargent College in the fall. As a coach/camp counselor for Needham Track Club's running programs for four years, Michelle has worked extensively with all types of children of varying ages. Michelle has held multiple high-honor leadership positions such as high school Peer Helper, MARC associate (Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center Anti-bullying) Ambassador for SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and has served as a Tri-Captain for her high school Cross Country, Track and Nordic Ski teams. Michelle is excited to be a part of the LINX staff community and looks to use her abilities to provide a memorable summer experience for LINX campers.
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!
Tanisha Arthur is a Dean College graduate with a degree in dance. She's been dancing since age five and continues to sharpen her craft every day by teaching dancing to kids. She's proud to be a member of a dedicated LINX staff and can't wait to help guide LINX campers to the best summer of their lives!
Melissa is a Spy Camp counselor at LINX Day Camp. She is a Psychology major with an Education minor at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Using her experience as a mentor, tutor and volunteer, Melissa can't wait to solve mysteries with campers at LINX this summer!
Victoria (Vicky) Awkward is a Natick High School graduate whose involvement in dance and art is always growing. Vicky has danced at Impulse Dance Center where she was an official member of Connecting Point Dance Company. She has trained in Urbanity dance, and even danced at the University of the Arts Summer institute. She started a visual art program called Splatter Love that helps young children express themselves and their imaginations. Vicky can't wait to bring her love of art and dance to the LINX community!
Laura is a dancing specialist who began her journey at just three years old. At nine, she began dancing competitively at Commonwealth Dance Academy in Walpole. She attended Dance Teacher's Club of Boston, where she trained in tap, jazz, ballet, ballroom, injury care, early education and dance history. She now has a teaching certificate and teaches both recreational and competitive dance courses to children aged 3-18 at MDA Studios in Medfield. Laura works hard to ensure that campers can achieve their full potential both inside and outside of the studio!
Isiah (Zay) is a Dance Instructor who works with dance teams, specializing in hip hop. Zay is known for his exceptional performance skills , his knowledge of choreography and involvement with the Phunk Phenomenon group. He earned 3rd place in the US at Hip Hop International, and has done freestyle work for Xbox's Dance Central 2 and 3. He has even participated in events such as First Night Boston, The Urban Nutcracker, the Boston Marathon, Disney World and the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. His experience in all realms of dance is unparalleled and his contributions to the LINX collective are always inventive.
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.
Dory Becker is a junior at Westwood High School. She has been playing volleyball for 3 years now and loves every minute of it. She participates on her school team as well as a club team during the offseason. Dory was previously part of an Early Childhood Education class as part of her 2014-2015 Junior courses. In this class she learned the basic fundamentals involved in the development of children. Thanks to this class, Dory is very well educated in the development of children in many different areas such as cognitive abilities, motor skills, and communication. She truly enjoyed the time she spent at the Tobin Preschool reading, working and playing with the kids. Previously she worked as an assistant for the Mini-Athletes program: a branch of Athletic Republic. In this role she interacted with the kids and helped lead group activities and games. Dory is also a proud alumni of Camp Pembroke. She attended for 8 years followed by a leadership program involving a 5 week trip to Israel accompanied by counselor in training and experience back at camp. She loves the camp environment, the ability to make great friendships, and now, as a member of the LINX swim staff, to help make a great summer for all of the campers!
Olivia is a student at Northwestern University loves to swim, to write and read, and even sings and performs. She can't wait to spend her summer with a strong LINX community!
Jeremy is a 19 year old who just finished his first year at Umass Amherst. He grew up in Ashland and played baseball his whole life. Jeremy loves sports and is a fan of the Red Sox and Patriots. He also loves Duke basketball. Jeremy is from Ashland and is also a student at UMass Amherst. He's a baseball fanatic, and eager to share his love of sports with the LINX campers this summer.
Erin will be entering her fourth year at Boston College in the fall. She studies Elementary Education and General Science, hoping to one day become a middle school science teacher. Erin is incredibly excited to share her life-long passion for science! This is her second summer with LINX Camps and can't imagine being anywhere else! Erin studies Elementary Education and General Science at Boston College. She wants to use her passion for the science and mother nature this summer with the LINX campers!
Alex is a Business Administration major at the University of Rhode Island. She's a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a former teacher's assistant at the Circle of Friends childcare center and studied ballet for 14 years. She's also traveled all over the world! Alex loves the camp atmosphere and is a proud member of the LINX staff!
Ashleigh is a dance instructor who has trained at New England Dance Academy. Her passion is dance and ballet; she has performed in numerous Nutcracker plays and was an American Dance Awards "Dancer of the Year" runner up. She has a college degree's in both Dance and Special Education, and is currently a first grade special education teacher for a charter school in Boston. She can't wait to share her love of dance and skills as an educator with the LINX campers.
Katie Canavan is currently an undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago. She has a passion for trying and learning new things. Once acquainted with these things, she loves to share her passion with others and teach others about her passions. Her desire for discovery, learning, and teaching is what drove her to go to college in Chicago, try many different sports and activities through out her life, and work at Linx as a lifeguard. Katie is excited for the opportunity to teach swimming and share her passion for swimming and summer camp with the campers. Katie swam through out her entire childhood, from ages 6 to 16, and cannot wait to see others find joy in swimming and have fun while doing it.
Cassie is a student at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia studying Social Justice. Her bubbly personality and attention to enforcing positive vibes is a welcome addition to the Spy Camp. She is looking forward to exciting the campers this summer!
Tess is a graduate of University of New Haven with a Bachelor's in Chemistry and a Bachelor's in Forensic Science. She also has a Master's Degree in Secondary Science. Tess is a Chemistry teacher at Dedham High school. When she's not in the classroom, Tess spends time outdoors and is excited to be dedicating her summer time to teaching Science classes at LINX Camps!
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.
Juliet is a hard worker. skilled athlete and a dedicated jack-of-all trades. She partakes in a variety of extracurricular activities such as Chinese, piano and violin. She will be playing Division 1 Lacrosse for Winthrop University in the fall. Juliet can't wait to to work with the LINX team this year.
Pauline has a degree in Management from Simmons College. She enjoys cooking, yoga and hiking and has been a Food Service manager in the Elementary School in Wayland for over five years.
Jaey is a Nursing major and varsity volleyball player at Regis College. He was also the captain of his high school swim team. Jaey is excited to bring his mastery in aquatics to LINX and help all campers grow into strong and confident swimmers.
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!
Morgan studies at the University of Vermont and worked at LINX for over four years.
Emma is a lifeguard and swim instructor for LINX camps. She studies Psychology at UMass Amherst and has worked at LINX for over four years. Emma holds certifications in lifeguarding, CPR, AED and first aid. She hopes to apply her prowess in the water to help kids develop their swimming skills this summer.
Heather studies Health Science at Quinnipiac University and plans to be a physician's assistant in pediatrics after school. She's happy to bring her positive energy to the LINX community this summer.
Naomi is an East Asian Studies major at Wellesley College and was born in Japan, but grew up in Vermont. In addition to dedicated her skills to the LINX campers, Naomi will be interning for the Tomodachi Initiative in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo in the near future. She can't wait to make memories at LINX!
Victoria studies psychology in pre-medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans and is entering her fourth year as a member of the LINX staff. She loves the outdoors, tennis, and sight-seeing in New Orleans. Victoria is invaluable to the LINX foundation and is excited to be sharing more experiences with us this summer.
Ingrid holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration with a minor in Art History from Stonehill College, and also has a Master's in Children and Family Studies from Wheelock College. She worked for seven years as a Child Life specialist in Boston's Children's Hospital and has taught art and music for over five years at ISIS Parenting. Ingrid is looking forward to extending her enthusiasm for helping children develop with the LINX community as an Early Childhood Specialist.
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.
Megan graduated from Boston College with a double major in Elementary Education and Math/Computer science, with a minor in Special Education. She has taught across Boston for K-5 kids and loves helping children learn to problem solve. She studied alongside a math professor in the Lynch School and studied methods to enhance students mathematical learning in an elementary setting. She also loves to zip-line and has worked as a Challenge Course instructor for over three years. Megan looks forward to sharing her dedication to learning with the children and LINX family this summer!
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Jeff, a father of five, 9 nine time marathon runner and teacher and coach at Marlborough High School, is a pivotal piece of the LINX organization. He has been the Archery Instructor at LINX camps for over four years and wants to continue his hard work as a key player in the LINX community this summer.
Chris has been a dedicated member to the LINX team for years, and currently works as the LINX Leader and Summer Chief Motivator. He excels at getting kids fired up for fun and for learning the science center, Sports Zone and on the LX sports fields. Chris even holds a professional teaching license from Framingham State University and has taught at three different high schools in Massachusetts. He is currently working on a Master's in Special Education and strives to be the best motivator possible every day.
Sarah is a student at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA studying psychology. She is a 2013 graduate of The Dana Hall School. She lives in North Andover, MA with her family and enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends on the weekend. She has taught swim lessons since the 7th grade at various swim camps in Massachusetts. This is her third year joining the LINX team for the summer!
Kathryn is a Dance Instructor who specializes in Ballet & Modern dance. She's a strong educator for LINX and throughout the Boston area, where she has worked as a dancer, instructor, and yoga coordinator. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Dance from Hamilton College and is a graduate of the Trinity/La Mama Performance Arts Program in New York City. Outside of the classroom, she dances for Ego Art Inc. and the Lorraine Chapman company. She has worked with many experienced choreographers and is thrilled to share her expertise with the LINX camp.
Ellen is a graduate of Natick High School Class of 2015 and will spend a gap year in Belgium and then attend American University in Washington, DC. She has gone to summer camp her entire life and understands the positive benefits camp can have on kids. Ellen's passions include running cross country and track, playing the flute, and making art in her free time. Ellen looks forward to spending the summer sharing the beauty of art with her campers.
Amy has trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and lyrical at various studios across the region for over thirteen years. She has worked in over 100 Nutcracker performances primarily with Jose Mateo and also with the Boston Ballet. She is a graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston's three-year dance teacher training program, and received the Gold award for highest performance and test scores, as well as the Moore Sisters award for excellence in ballet. Amy is thrilled to be able to bring her love of dance and theater to the LINX community.
Anastasia is passionate about dance. For the past 14 years Anastasia has been a student, an assistant teacher and most recently a part time faculty member at Paulette's Ballet Studio in Medfield, MA. She has been trained in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip hop, lyrical and modern. In the fall Anastasia will be attending Oklahoma City University Ann Lacy School of Dance to earn her BFA in dance performance. Last summer, Anastasia graduated from the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Education Training Course earning scholarships in jazz and tap. Over the past three years, Anastasia has auditioned for and been accepted in to the Rockette Summer Intensive Invitational Week in New York City and has performed on stage at Radio City and NYU's Skirball Center. Anastasia performed for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as a prima ballerina in their Holiday Pops Concert and has been a solo artist in dance competitions such as Showstopper and IDC. Anastasia loves to choreograph. She has created dance numbers for her students at PBS as well as for her annual showcase competitions. Anastasia is looking forward to working with LINX dancers and sharing her love for dance.
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!
Leah is very excited to spend her summer with the Linx Theater Camp! During the school year, Leah is a drama teacher at the Wellesley Middle School where she has been teaching drama classes and directing plays and musicals for the past 5 years. Prior to her Wellesley teaching position, Leah ran the Community Academy of Theater at the Walnut Hill School in Natick. She has directed over thirty plays and musicals with middle and high school students. She recently directed over 100 students in "The Little Mermaid, Jr. at the Wellesley Middle School. In her "spare" time she also performs. Most recently she played Anita in Woodland Theater Company's "West Side Story". Leah holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Theater Education from Emerson College.
Charlotte studies at Miami University and in her high school years developed a program for children with disabilities called Connection. She has volunteered and participated in various art programs focusing on working with children and is happy to bring her talent back to LINX camp for a fifth year!
Madeline is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting for theater technique and has performed in many plays and short films. Madeline's focus is acting through improvisation and is more than ready to share her passion for the dramatics with the LINX community.
Rebecca was a captain of the sailing team and coordinator for the environmental club in Dover-Sherborn High school. She currently studies Molecular biology and Biochemistry at Middlebury College where she is further sharpening her seaworthy skills for the school sailing team as is also a member of GlobeMed club, the Mountain club and the Hillel. Rebecca loves working with kids and is glad to bring her sense of leadership to the LINX mission.
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.
Ben comes to LINX with an enormous background in both camps and education. He has a Master's in Education from Wheelock College and has been working in public education for nearly two decades. As a classroom teacher, Vice Principal and Assistant Director at the SPACE summer program in Newton, Ben is a highly qualified member of the LINX foundation and has the expertise to work with children of all ages.
Sydney studies at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where she is the Vice President and Social Chair of the volleyball team, a member of the University a cappella group and a Kappa Delta sorority sister. Sydney is excited to bring her diverse skill set to LINX this summer and create memories with the entire community.
Will is a graduate of Thayer Academy and a member of the lacrosse and hockey teams. This fall, he's excited to play lacrosse at the University of Chapman. Will has worked with children, especially younger children in sports environments, and is thrilled to channel his love for athletics into education for the LINX campers!
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.
Jenna is studying Marketing and French at Bucknell University. She swam on the swim team all four years of high school, and is currently a member of the Bucknell Equestrian team. A proficient swimmer, she has worked as a lifeguard at both pools and ocean beaches, and loves teaching swimming young children at LINX in the summers!
Stacey studies at Middlebury college and was a proficient high school athlete athlete; she played volleyball, hockey and tennis. She returns to LINX camps this year and hopes to forge new experiences with all the campers and with the LINX staff.
Corey studies Exercise Science and Business Administration at Endicott College where he also plays for the Ice Hockey team. He is a dedicated member of the Exercise Science club and participates in numerous community service efforts. His hard work and commitment to excellence extends to his experiences at LINX, where he is excited to spend another summer with our vast community.
Jeremy is a graduate of Boston University where he received a Master's Public Health & Behavioral science. He has worked as intern at Cressey Sports Performance and works as a personal trainer while pursuing a second graduate degree in Physical Education. Jeremy works hard to empower children and teens to become more physically active, advising with his expertise the whole way.
Emily Griffin graduated from Wellesley High School and now attends Sacred Heart University as a nursing major. This will be her fourth summer working at LINX, and she's dedicated to making it her best yet!
Brenna is from Needham and is happy to be returning to LINX for another summer. She studies Accounting and Finance at the University of Delaware. During the year, she works as a Business Development and Marketing assistant. She loves running, swimming and playing field hockey- her multitude of passions fits well with the go-for-it attitude of the LINX collective.
Erin graduated from Needham High School and is now attending college. In high school she was on the Field hockey team and track team. She was a member of the National Honor Society and is returning to LINX this summer to continue her dedication to working with campers of all ages.
Lou has been a part of the LINX community for years; he started as a camper and is now a part of our staff. He's an excellent and uniquely skilled role model and his knowledge of the outdoors and wilderness is extensive; he is certified in Wilderness First-aid and loves to hike. He is currently attending Mass Bay Community College and is excited to spend his summer at LINX this year.
Erika attends Wellesley High School and runs for the cross country and track teams. She loves to write music, and has performed originals at many open mic events, including some at the Berklee School of music. Erika's diverse interests make her a welcome addition to a LINX community that encourages optimism.
Carol is from North Carolina but moved to Boston for graduate school, where she earned a Master's in Occupation Therapy from Boston University. She has trained in many areas of dance including ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. Performing in numerous musicals, she discovered a passion for theater and choreography. Carol has choreographed a production of "Kiss Me, Kate" and has worked with children of all ages and ability levels, working at LINX as a special education camp counselor. She is excited to combine her experience working with a diverse range of campers with her knowledge of the performing arts as a theater counselor this summer!
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.
Ally Hickey will be entering her senior year at Needham High School and has been a varsity athlete since her Freshman year in both Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Her favorite sport is Lacrosse and she is committed to play Division I at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She lives in Needham with her parents, 2 brothers and her dog, George. She loves kids, her friends and is really looking forward to being a Linx Sports Asistant this summeer. Ally has represented Lower New England on the number #1 team at the US National Tournament for the past two years.
Craig is a graduate of SUNY Cortland where he received a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. He works as an editor for the camps and enjoys bringing his rhetorical vision to an already forceful LINX mission.
Erin is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Fine Art and Art History. She also holds a teacher's license in Secondary Art Education from Framingham State University. She is a former New York resident, but do not fret, she is a Red Sox Fan! Erin is a huge LINX supporter, and adores bringing her energy to the community each year.
Logen studies Biology at Becker College and is thrilled to be working as a Science counselor this summer. She works within labs, and outside the lab she loves spending time in the outdoors. Energetic and always looking to bring her admiration for science into the atmosphere, Logen is excited to work at the LINX science camp where she can create valuable learning experiences for both herself and the campers.
Joe holds a BS in Kinesiology with a Minor in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Joe is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Bridgewater State University where he is a candidate for Massachusetts initial teaching in Physical Education and Health. Joe has a real niche in health & wellness, physical activity, recreation, coaching, and also loves to teach. He has worked as a youth sports coach and participated in played organized sports throughout his entire life which include ice hockey, golf and baseball. His vast experience working with children translates perfectly to LINX, where he engages campers every single day.
Nick is invested in LINX, and loves sports and outdoor activities. His focus is on developing team work with campers and loves to collaborate on group projects. He loves to play golf, hockey and even lacrosse. Nick can't wait for another summer with the LINX community!
Dylan studies Engineering at Tufts University. He loves to run, and has ran for the track and cross country team at Natick High School. Dylan is an active community volunteer, and has worked at the Spellman Stamp museum. He is also a skilled lifeguard, previously working at the Rivers School and Nonesuch Pond association. Dylan looks forward to another year at LINX.
Michael is pursuing a Bachelor's in Sports recreation Management with a minor in General Business. A dedicated life-long basketball player, he has played AAU basketball through high school and has coached children from the ages of 7-16. He also has experience working as a student manager for the JMU women's basketball team. Michael has a mission helping kids develop real skills on the court and is more than ready to work with the LINX campers.
Tim studies Accounting and Sports Management at Merrimack College. He's an elite track athlete, running on the team throughout high school and continues his mastery on the track as a member of the Merrimack Cross Country team. He has worked with children in a variety of setting, including a Senior Service project at the Adirondack Club in Franklin. Tim wants to share his love of athletics with the entire LINX collective.
Carrie teaches young children at the Wellesley Tree House and has been teaching for over twelve years. During her time as a teacher, she discovered the magic of Family Music Makers. Within the FMM platform, Carrie incorporates her knowledge of theater and performance to create a unique musical experience for children of all ages. She has a Master's degree in Music and Musical Theater, and is dedicated to using her years of expertise to help make LINX as strong a community as ever.
While growing up in Newton Massachusetts, Sarah began performing and dancing at a young age, and is currently studying Environmental Studies, Literature, philosophy, and Dance at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her specialties are contemporary dance and improvisation, but her training includes everything from dance history and anatomy to ballet, tap, jazz, and African dance. While in school, Sarah has been involved in the creation of choreographic works by numerous graduate students and classmates. She has also worked with members of the Alvin Ailey company to perform excerpts from Ailey's "Revelations." Sarah is inspired by insects, the smell of crayons, and the feeling of slate on her calloused feet. She loves working with children, and is very excited to be joining the LINX team!
Jenna grew up in Dover, Massachusetts and attended Dover-Sherborn High school. Jenna is currently a student at Providence College, going into her senior year. She is studying Elementary/Special Education. After graduation, she hopes to continue school and receive her masters in education. When done with schooling, Jenna wants to be a first grade teacher.
Ally graduated from Natick High School last spring and currently studies advertising and marketing at Syracuse University. In her free time Ally loves to dance, run, spend time with friends and family, and travel. Ally is passionate about helping children grow as dancers and giving them the best camp experience. This is Ally's second summer as a dance counselor at Linx and she is looking forward to another fun and exciting summer!
Lindsay is graduating from Marlborough High School and will be attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She will be going for ultrasound and her dream job is to work at Boston Children's Hospital. Lindsay has a love for swimming and was in swim team for 8 years. She also loves to play field hockey and has played for Marlborough for the past 6 years.
Sarah Lagan is a graduate of Natick High School and will attend Harvard University in the fall. Working as a Camp Arrowhead volunteer, Irish Step Dancing instructor, and running coach has given her valuable experience in working with children, and she is very excited to begin her tenure at Linx as a lifeguard this summer.
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!
Memphis a a graduate of Wellesley High School and currently studies history at the College of Wooster in Ohio. She loves culture and traveling, and is overjoyed to study abroad in Spain in the fall. Memphis hopes to share her enthusiasm for diversity with the LINX campers.
Isabelle returning to the LINX team this summer as a tennis counselor. In addition to her love of tennis, she enjoys traveling and the outdoors. She will be studying at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the fall. Isabelle can't wait to play tennis with the LINX campers all summer long!
Anita loves sharing her passion about the sciences and the performance arts! After graduating from Weaselly College with a double major in Biochemistry and Music, she will attend medical school while continuing her dance and music hobbies.
Jared studies English concentrating in technical writing at UMass Amherst and has experience with the equipment and software used in video, film and music production. He has played guitar for almost a decade, and was successful in school as a video production specialist. Jared is ready for another awesome summer at LINX where he can share memories with each and every person!
Josh is a hardworking member of the LINX team and has tons of experience in movie-making platforms, science and team-building exercises. He studies Business at Wake Forest University and worked as a high school tutor in math, science and english, so working with and teaching young kids is something he's had much experience with. Josh has worked in other camps teaching a range of topic from science to sports and is a highly qualified member of the LINX staff.
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.
Chris is a graduate of Wellesley High School where he participated in the Varsity Football program playing starting at various positions including linebacker, nose-tackle, and long snapper. Chris also participated in the Varsity Wrestling program in Wellesley and now attends UMass Amherst and is majoring in Finance. Chris is entering his third year as a Linx Employee leading Flag Football, All-Star Sports, and Freedom Camps at Elm Bank and Dana Hall. Chris looks forward to spending another great summer with LINX staff and campers!
Valerie earned has worked in 'Mommy and Me' classes at the Wellesley Tree house, has taught at the Boston ballet and its Citydance program and recently directed the ballet division at the Tony Williams Dance Center in Jamaica Plain. With her vast experience in teaching theater and danc, She also helped create the Teambuilding Movement Workshop, a program conducted by dancers for both corporate and educational settings. Valerie also holds two college degrees, and given all accomplishments, somehow finds the time to dedicate her skills in theater and performance to LINX in the summers.
Paul has a Master's in Physical Education from Boston University and has worked as a Wellness teacher in Taunton Public schools for nearly a decade. He's also a dedicated football coach and has coached high school football for almost ten total seasons. In addition to his involvement in education, Paul is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Paul has a true passion for health and wellness, plus years and years experience in different fields, and looks forward to bringing his expertise to LINX for another awesome summer!
Pete is an accomplished singer, guitar player and skilled musician who is a real Rock Star to the campers at LINX. He has taught pre-school, in after school programs, and has worked as a classroom music teacher. He's also a professional performer and has played thousands of clubs across the country. Pete is an advocate for sustainable living, and created a "Clean Green Music Machine" show for kids, featuring a bike-powered sound system. He is excited to bring his own brand of "Kiddie" Funk to LINX as an Early Childhood Music Specialist.
Rocky is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business Management Information systems and has been a self-professed computer nerd nearly his whole life. He plans to enter a career within the IT field. Rocky is also a tennis fanatic and played throughout high school. He hopes to continue to grow his tennis skills while being an influence to the LINX campers on the court.
Ben is a second year LINX tennis counselor. He is a current senior at Needham High School and is waiting to hear from colleges for next year! Ben loves teaching tennis and coaching youth basketball. He loves movies, mixing music and eating pizza! Ben loves mentoring kids and really enjoyed his sumer at LINX last year, making great new friends every week!
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.
Emily studies math and physics at Vassar College and comes to LINX camps this summer as an assistant Science Camp counselor. Her love of hands-on science learning motivates campers to dig deep into all elements of the science world. She's also interested in dance, but excels at both math and science and is excited to use her skills at both to inspire campers this summer.
Jodie is studying Psychology at Clark University, and has studied abroad in England at the University of Sussex. A well-rounded student and leader, Jodie is excited to be back at LINX for another summer of endless joy!
Gilang is studying Computer science at the University of Massachusetts and is thrilled to join LINX this summer, where she will be coaching tennis and teaching app design. He was a two time varsity starter for his high school tennis team and was a GBL All-star his senior year. Gilang even programs in java and is working on building game apps for both iOS and Android. The tech savvy Gilang is looking forward to bringing his passion for both new media and for tennis to LINX!
Julia is a student at Needham High School. She has been a camper for 14 years and was certified as a lifeguard last summer. She loves to swim and play tennis in the summer time. She is also on the softball and volleyball teams for her high school. Julia is looking forward to work as a swim instructor at LINX this summer!
This is Megan's second year with the summer camp. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. She has worked for the past 14 years as an Emergency Room Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center. Megan is delighted to spend another summer with the LINX community!
Kayley McGonagle is a current student at Williams College, where she competes in track and field and is considering studying Biology and/or Studio Art. In her free time Kayley loves to be outdoors and enjoys doing activities like hiking, riding her bike, swimming, and running among others. Kayley's brings enthusiasm to her role as a counselor and loves sharing her passion for life with others.
Christy studies Graphic Design at Keene State College and is gymnastics enthusiast, as well as a softball vet of nearly fifteen years. She has played softball for junior Olympic teams and for her college team. Christy was also a Girl Scout for 13 years and graduated with both a bronze and silver award. She's happy to spend another summer at LINX!
Holly McHenry is a current second year student at Lake Forest College in Chicago, Illinois and is majoring in Sociology and Anthropology with a Communication minor. She works closely with the schools the admissions office as a student ambassador giving tours to students and their parents as well as making phone calls to prospective students. Next semester she is set to become the Tour Coordinator on the student tour guide executive board. She has previously been a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Woodstock in Connecticut for three after attending as a camper for seven years. She believes that a summer camp experience is one of the most special and important experiences a child can have and is so happy and excited to help create those memories with her campers this summer.
Jennifer is a graduate of Saint Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing. She has been working in the pediatric field, specifically in school nursing for more than 10 years. She has spent the last five in the elementary setting. This is her third summer with LINX, and her second summer heading up our Nursing team. She is excited to spend another summer with your children!
Katherine grew up in Natick where she fell in love with everything tennis! She has worked as an assistant tennis for grades 2-8 and is studying at Hamilton college. In high school, she was the co-captain of the Girls varsity tennis team. Katherine is glad to be back at LINX where she can teach tennis to campers!
Rachel studies at UMass Amherst and is looking forward to her third summer as a swim counselor at LINX. She loves working alongside her fellow swim counselors to give campers a thrilling yet safe experience whenever they are in the water.
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.
LX Sports Head Soccer Coach
Tucker will be entering his third summer at LINX Camps. He is excited to be working as a head sports counselor once again. Also, he will be entering his junior year this fall at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Caitlin currently attends Middlebury College as part of the class of 2016. A Classics major and English minor, she spent the fall of her junior year studying abroad in Rome. As the oldest of nine children, Caitlin has lots of experience with children of all ages. During the school year, Caitlin works part-time at a preschool. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and photography. This is Caitlin's third summer working at LINX, and she is thrilled to be back!
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!
Shayla is a graduate of Needham High School and studies Early Education at Saint Anselm College, aspiring to one day teach elementary school. Shayla works in the LINX birthday party division and is passionate about making each and every birthday celebration special for the campers.
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!
Mira attends Wellesley High School and is a leader in the Sprague Elementary Peer mentoring program and peer tutors sciences for fellow high school students. Mira is looking forward to a fantastic summer at LINX camps!
Emma is a graduate of Needham High School and is studying Musical Theater at Marymount Manhattan. Emma is a bright, energetic young woman who loves the summertime. What better way to spend your summer than with the campers at LINX?
Jack studies Sports Management at UMass Amherst. He graduated from Needham High School in 2013, where he played soccer and basketball for the Needham Rockets. He's glad to be able to spend his summer at LINX and share his love of sports with incoming campers.
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!
Hannah is a current sophomore at Concord Academy, and is sixteen years old. Hannah is a dedicated athlete, she plays soccer and lacrosse at Concord Academy. In addition, Hannah plays guitar and piano and sings in acapella groups. She has also acted and performed in musicals throughout her life. She is thrilled to work at LINX this summer!
Melissa has a Studio Art /Graphic design degree and a Pre-K through 12th grade Visual Art Teaching Certification. Melissa wants to use visual arts as a positive force for children, and LINX is the place that will help her achieve this goal.
Alana is a student at Stonehill College pursuing a degree in Foreign Languages, which include Mandarin Chinese, German, Arabic and more. Alana has been deeply involved in theater throughout her whole life and particapted in productions such as Legally Blonde, Once on this Island, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Wizard of Oz and many more. She's glad to be working to her strengths as a Theater counselor this summer.
Anna is a graduate of Natick High School and looks forward to attending Syracuse University in the fall. This is her third summer at LINX Camps, and her second year as an Outward Adventures counselor. Anna hopes this summer will be the best one yet!
Ashlee Pechulis grew up playing lacrosse and is going on her 10th season as an active team player. Ashlee studies Fashion and Retail Merchandising at Lasell College. She hopes to someday own her own sportswear brand and have it grow into a successful business. For now, we welcome her as she explores new avenues in the LINX community.
Justine Picarello graduated and received her BFA in Dance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS) in 2012. She has been dancing for 17 years and teaching for the last 6 years. Justine is an alumna of Academy of Dance Arts and was part of the two-time national champion competition team. She also studied at Paula Meola Dance & Performing Arts Inc. in Sterling, MA for 8 years under teachers such as Michelle "Meeshi" Edgar and Nicole DiCcico Cavalloro. Justine has won numerous dance and choreography awards at regional and national competitions such as Dancers Inc., American Dance Awards, Hall of Fame Dance Challenge, New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA), Sophisticated Productions, and Sheer Talent Competiton. Her choreography has received the Teen Critics' Choice Award and the National Entertainment Award at Onstage New York regionals and nationals with her small group jazz, "In the Beginning". She also received the only Solo Choreography Award at Sheer Talent Competition in NYC with "Medicine" danced by Marina Papic. She has attended numerous summer intensives and conventions such as The Pulse, Broadway Dance Center Summer Intensive, NYCDA, and Artists Simply Human where she took classes from Sonya Tayeh, David Moore, Mia Michaels, Desmond Richardson, Dave Scott, Nick Bass, Misha Gabriel, Tokyo and many more. Justine has worked with guest artists at UMASS such as Charles "Chuck" Davis, Adrienne Hawkins, and Kim Bares. She has also performed professionally in New York City at both the Flea Theater and the 92nd St Y, where she performed an original Pearl Primus solo entitled "Strange Fruit". She continues to teach and choreograph all over New England and New York. Justine wishes to share her passion and knowledge to help produce the new generation of artists.
University of Vermont, Division 1
Rivers School, Weston, MA
Ally is a Senior at Lesley University. She is studying Early Childhood Education and Creative Writing. She enjoys working with children and is excited to become a full time teacher in her future. She loves soccer, swimming, skiing, tennis and spending time with family and friends! She can't wait to get to know her campers this summer and make it a fun filled experience!
Acro Tumbling Instructor
Christine has a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. After interning at Newton Wellesley Hospital, she discovered a passion for nursing. She currently is studying at a Nurse Practitioner school and is excited for another summer at LINX.
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.
Claire studies Psychology and Anthropology at Kenyon College in Ohio. She has worked as a camp counselor at many summer programs since age 15 and also volunteers tutoring first grade students in both math and writing. She loves to incorporate her own experiences into teaching young kids, and is a welcome addition to the Spy camp this summer.
Emily holds a B.A. in Spanish and Education from Stonehill College. During the school year, she is a middle school Spanish teacher. Emily is currently pursuing her M.Ed from Framingham State University. Emily grew up playing field hockey and basketball and values the importance of working together as a team! She has a passion for working with children and she is looking forward to a fun summer at LINX!
Cooper is a rising sophomore and is studying Mechanical Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His family has recently moved to the Wellesley area from London, England. He has a passion for athletics, particularly baseball, basketball, and football. He looks to inspire campers this upcoming summer.
Olivia is a graduate from Providence College with a Bachelor's in Elementary and Special Education. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Special Education from Salem State University. Olivia has worked at LINX for four summers and knows her fifth summer has the potential to be the best yet!
Alanna is returning to LINX this summer for the fifth year in a row. She studied Clinical Psychology at Boston College and received a Master's in Social Work from Salem State University. She has a lot of experience working within LINX and hopes to focus on interpersonal skill building with campers of all ages. Alanna is ready for her best summer at LINX!
This is Mike's third summer at LINX, where he dedicates his skills as a free agent counselor, mostly working with soccer and All-star sports campers. During the school year he works at the Wayland School Community programs. Mike is dedicated to helping kids, and feels at home doing it at LINX.
Anna is an incoming junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where she is a double major in Civil Engineering and Professional Writing. She is a member of the Varsity Field Hockey Team, the Club Women's Lacrosse Team, and serves as Parent Relations Chair for the Gamma Iota Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma. She is an avid hiker/backpacker, has volunteered for the Appalachian Mountain Club in the past, and has also backpacked the entire Massachusetts section of the Appalachian Trail and hopes to one day complete the trail in its entirety. She loves to be outdoors, to sing, animals, and to spend time with family and friends.
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.
Alaina is an enthusiastic Spanish teacher with a passion for learning and travel. She teaches grade 7 in Millis, MA and has worked at various summer camps and programs since 2008. She's counting down for another amazing summer at LINX!
Emily Shanno graduated from Natick High School this year. In high school, she was a member of the ski team and she also played soccer and softball. In the fall, she will attend Boston College where she will major in biology. She is a new addition to the LINX collective and is excited to be a spy counselor. Emily looks forward to sharing many spy adventures with campers.
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.
Dan returns to LINX Summer Camp for his second year as a counselor. He began as a LINX Gladiator in the after-school program and also spent two years as a CIT at Linx Summer Camp before becoming a camp counselor. Dan is a member of Needham High's T-10 Robotics team and and plays frisbee in his free time. He also plays baseball in the spring at Needham High and in the summer with his AAU team, the Tigers. Dan is overjoyed about spending another summer at LINX!
David studies Business and Marketing at St. Michael's College where he also plays lacrosse. He also played for his high school's varsity team all four years. He is even bilingual...fluent in Russian! David hopes to bring his diverse range of abilities to the help the LINX campers have the best summer of their lives!
Isabel is currently attends Needham High School. This will be her first year being a LINX Camp Councilor but has attended several different camps over the past eight years. She will be an art councilor and is involved with photo community at her school. She remembers how she loved and cherished her summers as a camper and is counting down the days to give that same experience to campers at LINX!
This is Mark's second summer returning to LINX, and is even more excited than he was last summer. Mark will be graduating Wellesley High School this June, and attending Colgate University in Hamilton, New York this fall. Mark believes LINX is a camp where both his leadership capabilities and desire to have fun can coincide and is excited for another summer with us.
Sam is entering into his Junior year at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. He was a graduate from Wellesley High School, class of 2013. He played football, soccer and wrestled in high school and enjoys being active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sam also sees himself as an outdoor enthusiast, and had the privilege of gaining certification as a Wilderness First Responder. He looks forward to working at Linx, and hopes to become a valuable member of the LINX organization.
Julia is a current student at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. She plays volleyball and enjoys singing. Julia is ready to begin her third summer at LINX!
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!
Jen plays varsity lacrosse at Medfield High School, runs on the winter track team and has played basketball.She works as a soccer coach at Forekicks in Norfolk on the weekends. Jen has spent many summers at day and sports camps and is thrilled to be able to share the best of both experiences with the LINX team.
Allison grew up dancing at Rosemary's School of Dance Education in Warren, RI training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop. She danced there for a total of 12 years and competitively for 9 years. Allison graduated the Dance Teachers Club of Boston Dance Education course in 2010 and immediately started teaching dance. She has recently graduated Stonehill College with a B.A. in Mathematics. Through out her four years at college she has been member/choreographer of the Stonehill College Dance Company as well as a member and captain of the Stonehill College Dance Team. Allison is very excited to share her passion for dance and to be apart of the Linx team this summer!
Mackland Steele is currently a rising senior at University of Miami. He is a biology major on the pre-medicine track. He loves all Boston sports teams and enjoys playing basketball, football, and tennis. He is so excited to be working at LINX summer camps again because he loves to spend most of time outdoors!
Danielle is extremely excited for her first summer at LINX this year. She will begin studying in the fall at the University of Maryland where she will be majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Being actively involved in her high school's television studio, Danielle loves how being on camera has made her a more confident, outgoing person. Danielle loves to sing and is part of an a cappella singing group, playing field hockey, waterskiing and wakeboarding, and making people laugh with puns! Danielle loves when people are spirited and enthusiastic about activities and cannot wait to bring her own energy to the camp this summer!
Sam is currently a high school junior at Natick. Sam not only strives to do well in school but also in the community he lives in. Being apart of the National Honors Society Sam has learned many ways to help out not just the community of Natick but also the ones around it. Sam has had a long line of experience with aiding to special needs adults and children. During the year Sam works part-time at LINX. Come spring time Sam also plays on the varsity lacrosse team at Natick High Shcool. In the free time that Sam gets he likes to surf, longboard, and travel to new places.
Tamika grew up in Brockton and is pursuing a degree as a pediatric nurse. She was brought up in a huge household with a big family and thus loves to work with kids and help them forge new relationships with each other, and is excited to begin her first year at LINX working in the bonus sports field.
Samantha is a graduate from Natick High School and a rising freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. She plans to pursue a career in pediatric medicine. Outside of school, she enjoys singing in musical theater, choral groups, and a student-run a cappella group. She also enjoys playing softball. She loves spending time with children and hopes to continue to do so throughout her life!
Aidan Sullivan is a lifeguard and swim instructor at Linx camp. She along with the other lifeguards helps kids to learn to swim and to improve their swimming skills with fun games and friendly competition. She has also worked with children as a counselor at a horse back riding camp and a girls leadership camp.
Emily Temkin, an energetic and positive Newton native, is thrilled to be joining the LINX team this summer. Emily has attended summer camp for a total of 14 summers and credits her fondest memories to her times at camp. Emily is excited to have the opportunity to help the campers at LINX have an amazing summer as her counselors did for her. Emily will graduate from high school this May and will attend Lafayette College in the fall to study math.
Rod has both a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Education. Dedicated to mastering as much as possible, Rod has pursued various careers in visual arts, music and teaching. He worked as a freelance illustrator for fifteen years, and ten as a master picture-framer. He's also obsessed with physics and always engages the campers with whacky experiments!
Haley returns to LINX for a third year this summer!. She holds a degree in Psychology from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Haley currently works as an elementary school paraprofessional while studying for an M.Ed. in Moderate Disabilities. She was also a varsity athlete, and her diverse range of interests makes her the perfect fit for a summer at LINX!
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Hilda van der Schijff
Hilda has a Bachelor's Psychology and a Master's in Elementary Education from Lesley University. She works as a head counselor for the Junior camp and teaches science during the year. She has also worked as a paraprofessional in first and second grade classrooms. Hilda is ready for a phenomenal summer at LINX!
Jill teaches classes at Wellesley Tree House and runs popular workshops and lectures on a variety of parenting topics. She has a graduate degree in Social Work and is a licensed social worker, developmental specialist, certified infant/toddler teacher as well as an avid writer and blogger. With nearly fifteen years of early childhood experience, Jill brings insight to LINX and offers her knowledge every day!
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.
Ben is studying at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where runs for the cross country and track teams. This is Ben's first year working at LINX, third working as a camp counselor. He is looking forward to making a name for himself within the expansive LINX community!
Ashley is returning to LINX for a third summer as a Dance counselor. She began dancing at age 3 and has competed and trained in tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz and lyrical. She has worked as an assistant dance teacher specializing in working with children ages 4-13. Ashley is excited to motivate campers at the dance studio for a third summer!
Greg is an Outward Adventures Specialist at LINX summer camp. He has undergraduate degrees in both Elementary Education and Exercise Science from Westfield State University. He has been working with children in a multitude of different environments for over eight years. He is passionate about outdoor activities, and loves to motivate campers to gain an appreciation for the natural world.
Julia graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in Therapeutic Studies and will continue her education to receive a Master's in Occupational Therapy. Julia has been in summer camp nearly her whole life, and is excited to show the campers at LINX how invaluable a great camp experience can be!
Nicole, a Wellesley native, just finished her sophomore year of college at Clemson University. She is a Marketing major with a minor in Communications. She had the opportunity to study abroad in Brussels, Belgium last summer and traveled to 7 different countries. Nicole loves watching the Patriots, playing softball, Taylor Swift, dark chocolate, and going to the beach.