Our skilled staff are dedicated to providing Maine kids facing economic hardship with a transformative camp experience. Learn more about our team below.
Terri has been the Director of Camp Susan Curtis since 2010. She joined the team after a long career with the YMCA in Boston, Providence, and Alabama. Raised in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York, Terri has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and for sharing that connection with youth and families.
Terri earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and began her career as a Cabin Counselor and Ropes Course Manager at Camp Hazen YMCA during her college years. As a Senior Program Director and Camp Director with several YMCAs, she was able to incorporate intentional curriculum, trauma-informed behavior management, and social-emotional experiential learning for thousands of campers and their families.
Terri is active in the American Camp Association serving on the New England Conference Committee and as a Lead Visitor. She is also a member of the Executive Committee on the Maine Summer Camps Board. She and her husband, Jay, live in Naples with their rescued pets, Theo the Dog and Tasha the Cat. They are over halfway through their personal lifetime mission to explore all the National Parks, camping and backpacking at each one.
Alaena brings nine years of development experience to her role in donor relations. She is inspired by caring people (like you!) who give transformative camp experiences to hundreds of kids every summer.
The focus of Alaena’s career has been on helping kids. She’s always enjoyed connecting donors with youth serving organizations she believes in – including Amani Children’s Home in Tanzania, Make-A-Wish Minnesota, and most recently at Ketcha Outdoors. She lives in Scarborough with her two kids, Fiona (11) and Silas (8) and loves getting outside and exploring with them. She also enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and traveling in her free time.
If you’d like to learn more about how your gift impacts kids in need, or if you’d like to share more about your own connection to Camp Susan Curtis, please email her anytime at email@example.com.
Development and Communications Manager
Emily joined the Camp Susan Curtis team in 2021. Emily was raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina. She received a B.A. in Literature and Education from the University of North Carolina Asheville and an M.A. in Literary Criticism and Textual Analysis from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Emily began her career as a development professional at NC State University, supporting major gifts work for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Before joining Camp Susan Curtis, Emily worked as the Special Assistant to the President & Campaign Coordinator for the University of Southern Maine Foundation. Emily brings a wide range of strategic development knowledge and a passion for creating transformational change for underserved populations through meaningful writing and effective communication.
Emily lives in Brunswick with her husband, Eric, and their two cats, Fig and Kahlo. In her free time, she enjoys reading, rock climbing, traveling, and practicing her skills as an amateur printmaker.
Andrew joined the Camp Susan Curtis team in December of 2022. He was born and raised in Rye, New York where he attended Rye High School, and then moved to Maine to attend Colby College. After graduating in 2019 with a degree in American Studies, Andrew pursued his interest in Outdoor Education. He has worked as a Field Teacher at the W. Alton Jones Environmental Ed. Center in Rhode Island, as an assistant teacher at the Pine Grove School in Falmouth, and most recently as a Kindergarten teacher at Ketcha Outdoors in Scarborough. Through these positions, he saw the many positive impacts that exploring the outdoors can have on kids, and believes that these experiences should be accessible to all.
Andrew currently lives in Portland with three roommates, and loves to surf at Scarborough Beach, play Left Field on his slow pitch softball team, and play music with his friends.
OUR CAMP STAFF
Camp wouldn’t be possible without the incredible camp staff team who provides meaningful support and fun, engaging programming for campers.
Camp Leadership Team
Our Trustees are dedicated volunteers, engaged in making life-changing experiences for Maine children possible.
Chair: Nolan Reichl, Pierce Atwood LLP
Vice Chair: Elyse Corbett, Bella Vita Counseling
Clerk: Lisa Drew, Retired, MaineHealth
Treasurer: Laura Huddy, Bangor Savings Bank
Past Chair: Kylie Mason, Sebago Technics
Kini Ana-Tinkham, Maine Resiliance Building Network
Todd Beacham, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brian Deveaux, Hussey Seating Company
Ted Hall, Retired, Great Schools Partnership
Denis Landry, Retired, Landry/French Construction
Chris Norton, Rogers Norton Wealth Mgmt Grp of Raymond James
Michael Norton, Writer and Marketer, Self-employed
Colin O’Neill, Tri-County Mental Health Services
Pat Skall, L.L. Bean, Inc.
OUR HONORARY TRUSTEES
Our Honorary Trustees served as Trustees for at least one term. We appreciate their continued support for our mission and for a future where all Maine children feel valued and have the opportunity to thrive.
Patrick C. Coughlan
George W. Crockett
John W. Fridlington
Richard A. Giles
John W. Gulliver
Andrea Cianchette Maker
James E. McKusick, P.E.
David J. Ott
Randy D. Reynolds
Phillips H. Sargent
Samuel D. Shapiro
Michael R. St. Clair
Robert E. Stevens
Denise R. Taaffe
William B. Williamson