Our Staff

Pathfinder boasts a large staff of young men, homegrown from camper age, with canoe country expertise and a dedication to individual attention. A specialized complement of expert young women join in, creating a 1:2 staff to camper ratio unique in camping.

 

The position of Pathfinder counselor is one of caretaker, role-model and instructor focused on the campers. Pathfinder staff provide guidance and continuity of tradition. They share core Pathfinder values -- fraternity, service, teamwork, heritage, respect for the natural world, and personal goal-setting, achievement, and reflection.

Our counselors give their guys Pathfinder’s magic mix of challenges and encouragement. They reward each genuine camper effort and milestone. They possess that rarest ingredient - empathy – to blend with the excitement, skills and maturity carried forward from their own camper years.

 
 

Owners & Directors

GLENN ARTHURS

Owner

Youngstown, NY
St. Lawrence University

 

Glenn started as a camper at Pathfinder in 1960, serving as a staff member and

headman in the '70s, a parent through the '90s and 2000s, and a perennial volunteer supporter before joining with Sladds in ownership in 1999.

Glenn is Director of the Arthurs Malof group at UBS Financial Services in Buffalo, NY. He is a former vice president and group director at Morgan Stanley / Smith Barney since 1983. Glenn's sons Wyatt and Ryan were longtime Pathfinder campers and staff men, and his daughter Lindsay, a lifelong Northway camper / counselor also spent time on the Pathfinder staff.

Owner/Director

MIKE 'SLADDS' SLADDEN

Rochester, NY
Connecticut College

 

'Sladds' started as a Pathfinder Cree, a

third generation camper and staff man in the 1970s and '80s. 

Sladds' college studies led him to photographic history and graduate work at SUNY’s Visual Studies Workshop. He joined the education staff of the George Eastman Museum in 1986, becoming Curator of Education in 1989. Over the next decade he directed museum education programs, working as both a team member and manager on numerous exhibitions and public programs interpreting the history, art and technology of photography.

Sons Jack and Quin are longtime campers, now staff men. Sladds spends six months in residence at Pathfinder and the winter months working from Rochester. He is Camp's full-time Director. He maintains a ropes course certification and WFR status, and is a Director of the Ontario Camps Association, and a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Camp Directors.

Assistant Director, Operations

MARY CHESTNUT

Williamsville, NY
College of Wooster

Teacher, Wellsville Schools (ret)

Mary has been an invaluable part of the Pathfinder experience for four decades. Her dad Al was a staff man at Pathfinder where he met her mother Helen, the camp nurse, just after WWII. While Mary attended Oconto, her brothers also made their own mark on Camp over the years.

 

Mary came into the Pathfinder front office from a career as waterfront director and was the first female to hold a senior title. At camp today, she manages operations and finance.

Mary recently retired from a career in middle school math instruction in Wellsville, New York. Likely Mary's will be the cheerful voice on the phone during summers.

 

Ask her what any boy is doing at Camp that day, and she'll know!

BRENT HURLEY

Assistant Director, Staff

Dwight, ON

Queens University
Instructor & Advisor
Educational Technologies Coord.
Trinity College School

Brent is the Assistant Director at Camp, and was previously the Director of Tripping. From years as a camper to leading long expeditions as a headman, Brent's career at Pathfinder is a storied one. We are lucky to have him with us in a leadership role for our younger staff and campers.

RUSS HANSON

Director of Tripping (DOT)

Toronto, ON
Carleton College, Univ. Toronto

PAIGE CLARK

Program Director

Rochester, NY
Skidmore College

ALLY RAIL

Waterfront Director

Whitby, ON
University of Ottawa 

JACK SLADDEN

Director of Canoe (DOC)

Rochester, NY
Champlain College

RILEY HANSON

Director of Canoe (DOC)

Toronto, ON
Boston College

PETER KOCH &

JACK BROWNRIGG

CIT Directors

Peter - Squamish, BC
Quest University

Jack - Burlingame, CA
Yale University

In-Camp Staff

Waterfront, Medical, Culinary & Facilities

ALLY RAIL

Waterfront Director

NELL BRUCKNER

Waterfront Staff

ANN BOYER

Waterfront Staff

SAVANNAH FRENCH

Head of Sailing 

AARON ORKIN, MD

Pathfinder Medical Director

JULIA ORKIN, MD

Pathfinder Medical Director

ESTHER HAINES

Waterfront/Nursing  

GENEVIEVE BLANCHARD

A Session Nurse

CHANTAL ST. JULES

B Session Nurse

ALEXANDRA OLIVER

C Session Nurse

SHELLY LI

D Session Nurse

DAVE STATTEN

Canoemaker

GONZALO PANTOJA

Head Chef

OMAR TERRAZAS

Sous Chef, Baking/Pastry

TERRY SNIDER

Camp Cook

ROSIE PATTERSON

Assistant Cook

 

Headmen

The title of Pathfinder Headman is hard-earned. A Headman has apprenticed for 3-years after his camper career and is fully qualified for the responsibility of leading canoe trips.

 

A Headman is the lead on trips ranging from 1-40 days. Navigation, strategy, food planning, medical care, camper-care, and morale are just some of the roles taken on by a Headman.

ARCH FRASER

Senior Headman

TIMO KRAPF

Senior Headman

SAM EGAN

4th Year Headman

OREN KARP

4th Year Headman

DYLAN MOESER

3rd Year Headman

ETIENNE DEMERS

3rd Year Headman

SIMON MCNAMEE

3rd Year Headman

AIDAN FITZGERALD

2nd Year Headman

ADDISON EGAN

2nd Year Headman

GABE IRELAND

2nd Year Headman

RUPERT FRENCH

2nd Year Headman

CHRIS O'BRIEN

2nd Year Headman

ANDREW BEECHER

Rookie Headman

ALEX IRELAND

Rookie Headman

EVAN ENSMINGER

Rookie Headman

WILL KEETON

Rookie Headman

SAM HAMLETT

Rookie Headman

HAP PIERSON

Rookie Headman

IAN HANSON

Rookie Headman

LUCAS REEBER

Rookie Headman

MATT WESORICK

Rookie Headman

PIERRE ROY

Rookie Headman

 

Secondmen

The summer following CIT year our staff become Secondmen, when they take on duties such as finding and chopping wood on trip, assisting their Headmen, and taking care of campers.

 

Staff are Secondmen for 2 years - rookie and veteran - giving them time to learn and develop skills necessary to becoming a Headman.

HENRY CLARK

Veteran Secondman

OREN FORGETTE

Veteran Secondman

SAM LAEMMLE

Veteran Secondman

SIMON JEENS

Veteran Secondman

ELY MILLER-WILSON

Veteran Secondman

AIDAN MCPHAIL

Veteran Secondman

HUGH RUBERY

Veteran Secondman

CHRISTIAN PIZZARELLI

Veteran Secondman

IAN ZOHN

Veteran Secondman

CAM SILLS

Veteran Secondman

TYLER WALDVOGEL

Veteran Secondman

NICO BUSTAMANTE

Rookie Secondman

SIMON COUSINEAU

Rookie Secondman

CHRISTIAN KOLOGA

Rookie Secondman

BEN KELLY

Rookie Secondman

CJ LENAHAN

Rookie Secondman

ROHAN KRISHNAN

Rookie Secondman

GABE MYRICK

Rookie Secondman

NOAH LINFOOT

Rookie Secondman

ALEX NORTON

Rookie Secondman

BJORN NORDENFLYCHT

Rookie Secondman

MAX SAPERSTON

Rookie Secondman

TATE PIERSON

Rookie Secondman

AIDAN WALTERS

Rookie Secondman

 

CITs

The Counselor in Training group is made up of our 16 year old boys who have completed their AA camper year at age 15, their amazing whitewater AA canoe trip, and extensive staff training before the CIT summer begins.

AUGUSTIN CABY

BENJI PIAFSKY

BEN MILLER-WILSON

DAN BUNDGARD

DECLAN EADY

GABE LEVY

GRAHAM HALL-KEOUGH

HENRY HOUSTON

JACOB SIEFRED

JAMES FAIR

JAMES HERRON

JAMIE SILLS

JEREMY JEENS

KIERAN WALTERS

LUCAS LI

LUKE BODO

NICO IRELAND

OLIVER ALLSHIRE

PETER FABENS

SAM GILBERT

TADG O'HARE

 
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