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Our Team

Camp Kandalore Staff

At Kandalore, we’re family. Many of our skilled and dedicated staff members are former campers who love sharing the experience with new generations. All of them are outdoor enthusiasts, with training and certification in their activities, and a minimum Bronze Cross in swimming and Standard First Aid/CPR certification.

Janice Greenshields
DIRECTOR
Janice Greenshields

Janice is a lifelong camp person, having spent over 23 summers at overnight camps. She believes in creating a camp community that is inclusive to all, where campers truly belong and can know and be themselves.

Janice holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from Trent University. She has worked for multiple overnight camps and has contributed generously as a volunteer, supporting not-for-profit camping associations such as Amici Camping Charity, Camp Oochigeas, and the Ontario Camps Association.

Dan Elia
Outdoor Education Centre Director
Dan Elia

Dan joined the Kandalore family through the Outdoor Education Centre in 2014. Dan started his career in the camp industry in various roles at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden and Zajac Ranch for Children. After completing his Master’s program in Environment and Sustainability from Western University, Dan pursued a full-time career working with teens at Enviros Base Camp – Wilderness Treatment. Dan guides whitewater canoe trips for Kandalore throughout the summer.

Jaime Anderson
Assistant Director - Camp Life
Jaime Anderson

Jaime has spent 15 summers with Kandalore and has experience in various leadership roles in both overnight and day camps. From a young age, Jaime has loved working in environments that fostered skill development and growth, such as coaching, teaching, and mentorship programs. Jaime studied environmental engineering because for her love of problem solving, working in teams, and affinity for nature, all of which she attributes to her impactful camp experience. Jaime’s goal is to connect with campers, families and staff and provide an inclusive and engaging camp experience that promotes confidence, community and skill-building in the outdoors.

Wes Parker
Assistant Director - Program
Wes Parker

Wes has been an incredible asset to Kandalore over the years. Wes has been a part of the Kandalore family for 22 years and has a passion for outdoor education, both in-camp and on river. Wes has worn many hats over the years as a camper, staff, Tripper, Trip Director and Outdoor Education Centre Director (to mention a few!).
Wes’ role oversees all of the programming in camp including activity staffing and facilitation, staff certifications and qualifications, special programs and all of the program supplies for our in-camp program and tripping department. Wes works directly with the Program Director, Special Programs Director, Regional Managers and Activity Heads.

Lesley Martel
Assistant Director - Operations
Lesley Martel

Lesley has a background in Human Resources, she has a desire to continue creating a community focused on helping others. Lesley’s role oversees the ‘brains’ of camp. She deals with all registrations, transportation, Tuck Shop, in-camp food, medical, cabin placements, staff paperwork, dining hall, lost and found, parent inquiries, mail, laundry… the list goes on. Lesley works directly with the Head Office Administrator, Summer Office Administrator, International Liaison, Driver, Nurses, Doctors and Lakeside Catering staff.

Nick McKnight
Outdoor Education Centre Program Director
Nick McKnight

Nick began his adventure in the camp world in 2012 at Olympia and Camp Tamarack. In 2019 he luckily arrived at Kandalore for the winter season and has not looked back since. Coming from an education background, working at a variety of camps has made Nick realize that the best type of teaching and learning is done outdoors. Specifically all things camp-fire related; His favorites are Little Red Wagon, Boa Constrictor, and the fan-favorite: Beans.

Andrew Graham
Site Manager
Andrew Graham

You will be hard-pressed to find someone who has explored Canada more than Andrew. After gaining extensive knowledge of all lakes and rivers in Haliburton County where he grew up, he continued on to Fleming College where he became a Fish and Wildlife Technician then a Forestry Technician. He spent years exploring the James and Hudson Bay lowlands. Traveling the Coppermine River, Horton River, Bluenose Lake, and Tree River watersheds in the NWT and Nunavut as well as on to the headwaters of Stewart River watershed and numerous other Yukon Rivers and Lakes. He also won’t forget his adventures in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

He now finds himself living on his farm in Minden with his partner Shannon and is Haliburton County’s largest food producer. Growing enormous volumes of Organic Nutrient Dense food. During most daylight hours you will find Andrew and his team somewhere around camp maintaining things to the best standards in the industry which keeps the “Kandalore Engine” running flawlessly.

Miller Lee
Prep/Jr Boys Section Head

Miller Lee

This will be Miller’s tenth summer at Kandalore! When he isn’t at camp, Miller loves spending his time in the great outdoors, kayaking, travelling, and playing the guitar. Miller is currently studying at Queen’s University.

Riley Couture
Inter Boys Section Head

Riley Couture

Riley is studying economics and business at Queen’s University. He loves kayaking, swimming, water soccer and skiing. This will be Riley’s fifth summer at Kandalore!

Saoirse Cobb
Inter & Prep/Jr Girls Section Head

Saoirse Cobb

Saoirse is currently studying at McGill University, pursuing a degree in Culture and Communications. This will be her ninth year at Kandalore! Saoirse is incredibly passionate about camp and can always be seen in costume and creating magical experiences for campers.

Max Shiff
Senior Boys Section Head

Max Shiff

This will be Max’s eighth summer at Kandalore. When he is not at camp, he is studying at Santa Clara University in California. Max is always at the centre of any camp fun event, dressed in costume and telling the best jokes. He can’t wait to work with our Senior Boys this summer.

Zoe Brenzel
Senior & Prep/Jr Girls Section Head

Zoe Brenzel

Zoe is in her second year at McGill University, majoring in International Development and minoring in Cultural Studies. This will be her twelfth summer at Kandalore. Zoe is looking forward to getting to know all of our Senior Girls this summer!

Zach Couture
LIT Director

Zach Couture

This will also be Zach’s first year running the LIT program! This will be his 5th year as staff. Previously Zach has been on staff as a counsellor, Pathfinder Director and Inter Boys Section Head.

Dale Tanglao
LIT Director

Dale Tanglao

Dale is a recent graduate of Queen’s University. This will be her 5th year on staff. She is looking forward to running the LIT program, as her experience as an LIT in 2015 means so much to her.

Mike Seaboyer
Trip Director

Mike Seaboyer

Mike is going into his ninth summer at Kandalore, fifth summer in the tripping department. He has also worked at Kandalore’s Outdoor Education Centre for ten seasons. Mike has led trips all over Ontario and Quebec, and is looking forward to working with our Trippers to develop numerous skills over summer 2021.

Stu Holden
Trip Director

Stu Holden

Stu is in his 22nd year at Kandalore. He has held many roles as a staff. Stu has led multiple Explorer trips and has paddled almost all of Kandalore’s rivers. Most recently he has helped to lead the trip department.

Sydney Brenzel
Special Program Director

Sydney Brenzel

Sydney is in her second year of studies at Queen’s University, where she is majoring in Biochemistry. This will be Sydney’s seventh year at camp. She can’t wait to spread magic and spirit throughout camp this year!

Greg Cargill
Program Director

Greg Cargill

Greg is currently completing an educational degree at the University of Victoria. This will be his second summer as Program Director at Kandalore. He has worked at camps across the country, running programs such as archery, climbing, art and more.