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2017 PLG Team

From All Corners of the World!
Our Staff for our PLG Brooklyn Day Camp
They Cannot Wait to Meet You!

KATIA

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello Everyone. My name is Katia, I am a born and raised Brooklynite and will be the Assistant Director for Trail Blazers PLG Day Camp. I started working in Trail Blazers after school and can’t wait for the summer to meet all of you and our campers. I love gardening, making my own hair products, dancing, reading and playing video games.

IZZY

AQUATICS DIRECTOR

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 2

Hi everyone!! My name is Izabella. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I graduated Binghamton University with two degrees: Anthropology and Psychology. This summer will be my 10th summer spent at a summer camp, so it’s safe to say that I love camp!! This year will be my second year at Trail Blazers working as a Waterfront Director and I can’t imagine spending my summer any other way. I can’t wait for another great summer and I hope that all the lifeguards are ready for an incredible summer at the waterfront!!

AMY

CAMP DIRECTOR

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

My name is Amy! I’m an organizer, social worker, community member and new addition to the Trail Blazers team. I’m so excited to be working with you all this summer! I came to Brooklyn by way of Massachusetts many years ago, and am thrilled to spend the summer in our community. In my free time, you can find me hiking, baking tasty treats, or exploring the neighborhood with friends. I’m really grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to meeting so many fantastic kids and staff, and to spending our summer together!

JANNEKE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

FROM: South Africa

YEARS AT TBC: 2

Hi Everyone! My name is Janneke and I am 26 years old. I will be the Programming Director of the PLG Day Camp for 2017. This will be my second year at Trail Blazers and I am beyond excited to be returning! I am from the wild and wonderful South Africa and a complete nature girl. I am a total people person and I’m very bubbly, outgoing and positive, and almost always have a smile on my face! I love to help where ever I can and brighten up those around me! I have a BA in Early Childhood Education and manage a Montessori Pre-school. I have a absolute passion for children and love working with them every single day! I love working for Trail Blazers and going on all the adventures they have planned on a daily basis! PLG Trail Blazers changed my life and I can’t wait for the summer to begin to embark on another adventure filled with fun, laughter and tons of great memories!

CAITLIN

ENABLER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

PASCALLE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: The Netherlands

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hi! My name is Pascalle, I am 19 years old and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m really looking forward to the camp and to meet you all. We’re about to have such a great time. I’m excited about being a part of the Trail Blazers team. I am training to be a daycare worker and I will be finished in 2 months. I can’t wait to make it an unforgettable summer! See you soon!

RYAN

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Scotland

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello!! My name is Ryan I am 21 years old and I will be working as a group leader for the PLG camp in Brooklyn. I have loads of experience in working with children and kids as I studied Coaching and Developing sport at the City Of Glasgow college, during my time here I coached children at different age groups and abilities and learned loads of fun games and actives for the children. I was also one of 8-12 coaches who helped organize and perform a sports day for over 200 children. I stay at home with my Mum, Dad, younger sister, older sister, brother in law and of course my two dogs Mickey (Yorkshire terrier) and Yana (husky) I know weird combination but they are great. During my spare time I play football (soccer) at a competitive level, I train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fight at a competitive level doing this too currently working towards my blue belt. My other hobbies are Swimming, hillwalking and spending time with family and friends. I am very excited to be working for camp trail blazers during the summer and I can’t wait to meet everyone. See you all soon!!! 🙂

ZOE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Scotland

YEARS AT CAMP: 1

Hello! My name is Zoe, I am 20 years old, and I will be working as a Group Leader for the PLG camp in Brooklyn. I am currently in my 3rd year of university, studying Sports Development – this field of study has provided me with a lot of experience coaching, organising sporting activities/events, and has developed my creativity. I currently live with my family – including my cute little cat Millie – within Glasgow City in Scotland. My favourite hobbies are dancing (mainly hip-hop), hill-walking, playing guitar, writing, and spending time with my family and friends. I also love watching the film series Harry Potter, Musicals, Disney and Marvel movies. I am extremely excited to be working for Camp Trail Blazers during the summer, and look forward to meeting everyone! (although I really am going to miss the Irn Bru back home!)

DERVAL

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 2

Hello there! My name is Derval. I’m a Jamaican native that moved to Brooklyn a few years ago. I have been working with Trail Blazers for the past year and it has been a great experience so far. I am no stranger to working with children, I have worked with children and after school programs for a number of years prior to Trail Blazers and I truly love it. I enjoy providing the children with new experiences and watching them learn new things. I am looking forward to doing my second summer at day camp and meeting all the new campers!

WOUT

GROUP LEADER

FROM: The Netherlands

YEARS AT TBC: 1

HII! My Name is Wout Gebbing and I’m 20 years old. This will be my first time at a TBC and I will be working as a Group leader.I’m soooo excited about this opportunity! In the Netherlands I’m a youth worker so I hope to bring a lot of good ideas and experience to the camp! In my spare time I work at a bar as a bartender. I studied to be a social / youth worker and finished it three months ago. My hobbies are playing soccer and tennnis, listening to good music and doing fun and silly things with my buddies. See you guys soon!🙌

KHADIJA

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hi, I’m Khadija! I’m currently a junior in college, studying English Education. I’ve always loved working with young children and being of help to others. Working at Trail Blazers is amazing because every day is filled with laughter and fun activities. Here, there’s always a song to sing and game to play. My daily goal is to send a student home happy and eager to come back the next day.

JAKE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Australia

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hey there, my name is Jake, I come from Melbourne, Australia. I recently completed
High School, this will be my first TBC and am very excited to meet everyone and see what the summer camp tradition is all about. I currently have a casual job
working with kids at a Trampoline Arena. I love being outdoors, playing sport, going to the beach. I am very sporty and love my Aussie Rules Football! See you all soon!

LOUISE

LIFEGUARD

FROM: Scotland

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello! My name is Louise Dorman, and I’ll be working as a lifeguard for the PLG Brooklyn day camp. I’m 21 years old, and currently a full time student studying pharmacology. I live in Scotland with my parents and sister, and our cat Millie. My favorite hobbies are swimming, cooking, camping and reading. I’m a massive Disney fan, Beauty and the Beast being my favorite film of all time! I enjoy going out with friends to the cinema or bowling, and love travelling to new places! Super excited to start at camp and meet everyone! 🙂

RUTH

LIFEGUARD

FROM: Ireland

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hi everyone, my name is Ruth, I am 19 and I am from Dublin, Ireland. This will be my first year at Trail Blazers. I love working with kids, I volunteered with children in India for 2 weeks in 2014 and  I also work as a babysitter when I’m not in college. My hobbies include swimming, cycling and meeting up with my friends. I am an enthusiastic and active person who loves a new adventure. I cannot wait for the summer to start! I am so excited to meet you all!

AI

GROUP LEADER

FROM: United Kingdom

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hi, everyone! My name is Ai and I’m from U.K. I am a first year university student and currently I’m studying Mathematical Sciences. This is my first time being a camp counsellor (whoop!) and I am very excited to meet you all. I have at least two years of experience with children, having taught them Maths at Kumon, and I love spending time with children in general. I am very enthusiastic and enjoy outdoor activities. I’m also a member of Quidditch society at my university and a bit of Harry Potter nerd (surprise surprise!). I can’t wait to see you all and I am looking forward to spend the best summer holiday together 😀

TASHA-GAYE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Jamaica

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello ! My name is Tasha-Gaye Largie. I’m from the beautiful country of Jamaica. I am a very honest, loving and caring individual who strives to achieve the best  in everything I  do. I’m super excited about being a part of the Trail Blazers team. It’s my first time and I can’t wait to start having fun at our outdoor activities, camping, cooking etc. which I enjoy doing  – yeaaaah!!! I love working with kids, and I’m looking forward to working with the Trail Blazers family this summer !… Omg I’m super excited and can’t wait to meet you guys !

NIKKOLE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

Bio coming soon!

ANOUK

ENABLER

FROM: The Netherlands

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello! My name is Anouk, I am 27 years old and I am from The Netherlands. I am so excited about being a part of the Trail Blazers team. Five years ago my sister was part of the Trail Blazers team and had an amazing summer. It is my first time at Trail Blazers and I am looking forward to give the kids a summer to remember. I currently work as a marketing freelancer for several events, festivals and theatre. My hobbies are dancing (hiphop), reading and spending time with my friends and family. See you all soon!

SOPHIE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Ireland

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Helloo! my name is Sophie and I am 19 years old from Ireland!! This is my first year with Trailblazers and I will be working in the PLG day camp in Brooklyn. I am a huge lover of all things outdoors and enjoy spending my time off hiking mountains and seeing all the amazing sights that are right on my doorstep in Ireland! I’m a super enthusiastic and outgoing person that’s always full of energy. I enjoy being on the go always looking for my next adventure. I’m from a big family of 6 and really enjoy working with children. I have worked with kids for many years and believe that the outdoors is the best and most fun way for anybody to spend their day. I am super excited to start my time with Trail Blazers and can’t wait to meet everybody there!!

TIES

GROUP LEADER

FROM: The Netherlands

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello, my name is Ties. I am 18 years old and I live in the Netherlands. I have a big love for all sports but gymnastics is without doubt my favorite. I am in High School right now but next year I will go to college and will study to become a geography teacher. I am really looking forward to camp and I hope I will be thinking about these two months for the rest of my life as the best experience I have ever had. I will do my best to create a good time for everyone, in which we will all learn a lot and will all have an amazing experience.

SHADAI

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 2

Bio coming soon!

KITTISHA

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

ESTHER

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 2

Hi my name is Esther, I am currently a senior in High School looking forward to going to college. I am a compassionate, loving, patient young woman who adores children. I absolutely love working with kids and discovering their unique personalities. I really enjoy sharing my creativity and love for nature and the outdoors with children. Allowing them to explore and learn is a very rewarding experience.

NICK

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Dobs Ferry

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hi I’m Nick! I’m 22 years old from Dobbs Ferry, New York.  I was a student at Oberlin College and I am currently completing my undergraduate degree at Purchase College.  I’m currently working with a group called Arch for Kids, to help kids learn through various building activities, and previously I interned at P.S. 316 in Brooklyn, N.Y.  This is my first summer with Trail Blazers and I’m looking forward to the experience!

KIMBERLEY

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

WILLIS

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

DOMINIQUE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello! My name is Dominique I’m 19 years old. I will be working in the PLG day camp in Brooklyn as a new group leader.( I’m nervous and excited at the same time) I’m a freshman in college and my major is culinary. I love the outdoors, trying new things , being different and giving off positive vibes. I started working with children when I was a sophomore in high school. I enjoy working with kids, I believe they keep you young. Knowing that I’m being a positive influence in a child’s life brings me joy. I’m also a huge Alice in Wonderland Fan so I’m ready for any adventure!! Can’t wait to meet everyone!!!!

RHONDA

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Bronx

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hi my name is Rhonda Fleming and I am 20 years old. I am currently a rising junior in college who majoring in criminal investigation and I am from the Bronx. I always been passionate about taking care of kids. I found that love from always being around my niece and nephew. I also did a mentoring program in high school that had me working with incoming freshmen and my job was to help them adjust to being in high school. This will be my first summer working with the Trail Blazers Camp and I am very excited to be working with the kids and making sure that they have the best summer and for them to be eager to comeback next summer.

NAEEM

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

JAYLENE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Queens

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

JESSICA

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

CAMILA

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Argentina

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello! My name is Camila, I am 22 years old and I’m from Argentina. I am currently in my third year at university studying business administration. I will be working as a Group Leader for the PGL Camp in Brooklyn for the first time. I am very anxious to meet everyone! I love working with children because they make you relive your childhood again and again. I really enjoy spending time outdoors because I love nature. I hope to spend the best summer with everyone!

JAMES

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Bio coming soon!

ALBA

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Spain

YEARS AT TBC: 1

Hello! My name is Alba, I am 26 years old and I’m from Barcelona. I’m pedagogue and I have worked with children since I was 17 years old. Currently, I’m working as a school support and also in a school canteen. My main hobby is working with crafts and I love traveling too. I’m very excited about next summer. I’m sure that I will enjoy my time in Brooklyn with all my friends and children. See you soon J!

EVE

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 1

I’m Eve! I’m originally from Maryland and began working with Trail Blazers this fall when I moved to Brooklyn to work on my Masters in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. I love working with kids and enjoy spending time outside exercising or just soaking up the sun.

ROBERT

GROUP LEADER

FROM: Brooklyn

YEARS AT TBC: 2

Hello. My name Is Robert and I’m a group leader at 705. I like to shop, play basketball & just have fun with friends and family. I have been working with Trail Blazers for almost a year now. I enjoy working with kids and plan on coming back for the summer!!!!!!!!! SEE YA SOON

MORE STAFF COMING SOON!