Our Leadership team is comprised of teachers, school administrators, collegiate coaches and youth development professionals. All have a passion for Nashoba North and desire to enrich every child’s camp experience. Click on a photo below to learn more about our amazing team!
It is with pleasure that I welcome you to Nashoba North. At Nashoba North we are passionate about youth development and the important role that summer camp can play in developing well-rounded young people. We offer our campers the opportunity to explore new activities, gain an appreciation for nature, make lifelong friendships and learn how to live and participate in a community away from the pressures of everyday life and school. We create an environment in which the kids have the freedom to choose their own activities and we provide the structure and support needed to allow them to succeed. A huge part of this is our staff. We hire older collegians who not only have an expertise in the activity that they teach but also the character and temperament essential to leading a cabin and making camp fun. After all, for kids, camp is all about having fun, learning life skills and making friends. Nashoba North is a great place to do all of these things and so much more.
Chris first began his Nashoba North journey as a camper in 2005. Throughout his years at camp Chris enjoyed a wide range of activities from performing in the musicals to running cross country. His diverse (blended) interests in camp offerings suits his programming career exceptionally well. An elite eight-year jacket member, Chris is excited to carry on the vast Nashoba North traditions while developing new and adventurous programs.
Kat first experienced Nashoba North in 2004. Her father, Bruce, served as Head of Boys for 3 summers while she and her two brothers enjoyed exploring all the activities camp offered. She remained a camper at Nashoba for 9 summers and still cherishes the memories and experiences she gained to this day. She returned to camp in the summer of 2021 and rediscovered the magic that is CNN. Prior to joining the Nashoba Leadership team full time, Kat worked as a Visual Arts Teacher and Dorm Parent at a private boarding school in Massachusetts. She holds a B.S. from Fisher College as well as years of experience working with kids in a residential setting. Kat is very passionate about visual arts; personally she focuses on pottery, silversmithing and glass work. She looks forward to continuing to guide and inspire counselors and campers in our arts offerings at CNN. There are many camp traditions that she looks forward to carrying on to share the valued life lessons and skills that she learned as a camper. Kat is joined at Nashoba by her rescue dog, Poppy who enjoys chasing chipmunks around camp all summer long. Both Kat and Poppy are looking forward to seeing you this summer at Nashoba North!
Head of Boys
Tim joined Nashoba North in the summer of 2013 as Head of Boys. Tim brings years of experience and instinct as an educator and parent to his role as well as enthusiasm and love for camp!
Tim began teaching in 1988 after attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. Since then he has been involved in traditional and experiential education. He currently works at Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ where he serves as the Language Department Chair as well as the housemaster of a dormitory. His wife, Ying, and children, Mary Clare and Finn, love their summers at Nashoba North and are looking forward to returning.
John is excited to join Camp Nashoba North as its Wellness Counselor this summer. While new to CNN, John has previously worked at a YMCA overnight camp, a day camp for kids with autism, and co-led multi-day wilderness trips with teens. John is a LICSW and counselor at Milton Academy, where he provides therapy for teens, as well as other smaller roles around campus, including coaching the Ultimate Frisbee team. He has a diverse experience of working in a variety of clinical settings, and also a diverse client population, whether that be one’s age or other personal identifiers. John has a Masters in Social Work from Simmons University, and is looking forward to being at camp with most of his family and Schuyler their dog.
Head of Girls
The 2021 season will be Anne’s seventh summer at Nashoba North, and she is excited to return to the shores of Crescent Lake. She has worn many hats in her time at Nashoba North, including one summer as a camper and five summers as a staffer, from 2008-2012, first as an activity counselor, then as Head of Girls and co-coordinator of the Junior Counselor program. A passionate educator in any setting, Anne is in her tenth year as a High School English teacher in the Philadelphia area. She holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, an interest which she first discovered while working at Nashoba North. In her free time, Anne enjoys spending time with her new niece, reading, sewing quilts, and hiking with her two dogs. Anne will be joined this summer with her dog Azzie.
Head of Girls
Bella is thrilled to be returning to Nashoba North in 2021 to reprise her role as Co-Head of Girls. Bella joined Nashoba North in 2017, spending her first 2 years in the theater department directing the musicals, then as Co-Head of Girls in 2019. Bella is an incredibly passionate teacher during the year; she will be graduating from Lesley University with an M.Ed in High School Education (History) in May and currently works as a high school history teacher, utilizing her theatrical flair to engage students so that they can learn from the past and engage in the world around them. When she is not in the classroom, Bella can be found in the theater department choreographing for the spring musical, reading, or sewing. Bella can not wait to reunite with her Nashoba family and welcome new campers to our community!
A Gorham, Maine native, Mark joined Nashoba North in 2010 as a waterskiing instructor. Returning for his 10th season Mark continues as Nashoba North’s
Boating Director on beautiful Crescent Lake. Mark is very excited to instill campers and staff with a passion for the great outdoors, while helping provide the endless opportunities that Nashoba North has to offer on our waterfront. Annually he and Waterski Works offer our boating staff members a hands-on safe boating practices course at camp. In the off-season Mark can be seen ice fishing and playing hockey.
Jenna Larrenaga is the Assistant Principal at the CT Douglas School in Acton, MA. Her career in education began at Camp Nashoba North in the summer of 1992 where she began as a tennis teacher and cabin counselor. Over the years Jenna has worked as assistant head of girls, the junior counselor coordinator, provider of counselor trainings, and has been an integral member of the leadership team. Currently Jenna coordinates academics and participates in leadership throughout the summer. Jenna’s three boys have all attended camp and have experienced the rich tradition of being a Nashoba Camper.
Amelia began working at Nashoba North in the summer of 2003 as a sports counselor. She returned for 5 more summers as a dance and sports counselor and director of “Arts Night”. Amelia then rose to the position of Head of Girls. She has served as Nashoba North’s New York City Alumni Director and Camper Advisor since 2009. Amelia brings a love for Nashoba North and a belief that all kids should experience camp to her advisory role in helping families understand what Nashoba North has to offer their child(ren).
Amelia lives in Brooklyn, NY and worked as the Senior Advisor to New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Amelia founded the government relations firm Adams Advisors in April 2018.
Doug joined Nashoba North in 2010 after 10 years with Boston University Sargent Center where he started as a counselor and worked his way up to Camp Director. Doug has dedicated himself to developing staff members to achieve their goals and also support the campers in their pursuit of a great experience. Doug believes Nashoba North provides the opportunity to be a part of an amazing community that seeks to develop the whole individual.
Doug lives in New Hampshire with Kate (wife), Della (daughter), Piper (dog), Ozzie and Magic (cats).