MATT UNGER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

I’m lucky enough to call Camp Canadensis my home for the past 22 years! I was a camper for five summers and ultimately moved on to be a bunk counselor, work in Evening Activities, and then Operations. After going to college at The University of Albany, I joined camp full time in Operations before becoming the Director of Operations. I am responsible for everything you don’t see that makes camp run, from the Dining Hall and Health Center to maintenance, purchasing and the overall camp facility.

I live at camp for 5 ½ months and run our pre-camp and post-camp seasons. During the Winter, I live in Allentown, PA with my wife Melissa, who is a third grade teacher in the Allentown School District. She has spent the past 5 summers working at camp. In July, we welcomed our first child, Benjamin. I am so excited to become a father and share my love of Canadensis and the New York Mets with him, among a lot of other exciting things.

One of the best parts about working for camp is that every day is unique. While I’m no longer spending countless hours a week on an ambulance, I still maintain my certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. I also hold a ServSafe® Food Handler Certification and have a commercial driver’s license with school bus, passenger, and air brake endorsements. How many other people can drive a school bus, provide emergency medical treatment while making sure everyone’s food is being handled correctly?

Email Matt here!

FAF_9735CARLI “CJ” SUKONIK, FULL TIME STAFF AND
FUTURE CAMPER COORDINATOR

I started as a camper at Camp Canadensis in 2003, and since then have gone through our CIT program, have been a counselor, and a Group Leader. I am now thrilled to be a year round staff member, and to be able to help my family own and manage Canadensis on a full time basis.

I love spending my summers as the Tour Coordinator, where I oversee our tours for future campers and their families, and our Tour & More events. In the offseason, I have the pleasure of going on home visits to spend time with many of our new campers and their families. I also hire staff, work on our marketing, and oversee our tuition payments program.

Prior to working full time at camp, I graduated from Lehigh University where I also played Division I Lacrosse. I am now in the process of obtaining my Master’s Degree in Camp Administration and Leadership.

E-Mail Carli Here

AndrewANDREW GORDON, FULL TIME STAFF AND OPERATIONS

I joined the Canadensis team in the Operations department in Summer 2015. While growing up in Florida, I would head north every summer to a camp in North Carolina, followed by many summers working at sleep away camps. I’m a true “Camp Lifer”! Growing from camper, to counselor, to specialist, to head counselor, and now, as a member of the full-time staff, I believe deeply in the important role summer camp plays in youth development. My enthusiasm and passion for camp is contagious!

I graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Camp Administration and Leadership. I enjoy playing lacrosse, going to concerts, watching movies, exercising, making beef jerky and cruising around on my golf cart.
E-Mail Andrew Here

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WENDI RUTMAN,

Parent Relations
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HEATHER FISHER,

Camp Mom
E-Mail Heather Here

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SHARI TAVROFF,

Lower Girls Camp
Head Counselor
(Campers completing Grades K – 4)
E-Mail Shari Here

SANDY FRITSCH,

Middle Girls Camp
Head Counselor
(Campers completing Grades 5-6)
E-Mail Sandi Here

NICOLE DESZ,

Senior Girls Camp
Head Counselor
(Campers completing Grades 7-9)
E-Mail Nicole Here

LAUREN “L-MAC” McGUIRE,

CIT Leadership Head Counselor
(Campers completing Grade 10)
E-Mail L-Mac Here

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BRANDON HERDER,

Lower Boys Camp
Head Counselor
(Campers completing Grades K-4)
E-Mail Brandon Here

PETE TARNOFF,

Middle Boys Camp
Head Counselor
(Campers completing Grades 5-6)
E-Mail Pete Here

DAVE MALTER,

Senior Boys Camp
Head Counselor
(Campers completing Grades 7-9)
E-Mail Dave Here