Meet the 2017 Camp Northwoods Staff!
Dominic Gina – Camp Co-Director
Education: SUNY Albany, Class of 2015; Obtained a Literacy M.S. Degree
I have worked 8 years as a summer camp counselor. I also worked at an after and before school program with elementary age children. I have classroom experience with elementary students as a substitute teacher in Saratoga Springs City School District. I was the site supervisor for an enrichment program at the YMCA.
During my free time, I like to challenge myself at new activities, I play tennis, racquetball, and the acoustic guitar. My favorite sport to play is basketball, which I play regularly. My favorite hobby is drawing or anything related to arts and crafts. I'm looking forward to another fun-filled summer experience at Camp Northwoods.
Rachel Mohr - Camp Co-Director
Rachel is excited to join the Camp Northwoods staff this summer. This will be her first year as Co-Director of the camp. Though new to Camp Northwoods, Rachel joins the team with over six years of camp experience, which includes water front experience as a swim instructor and lifeguard. She has worked as a public school teacher for the last 12 years and just recently moved with her husband to the Saratoga area. Rachel is currently working in the Saratoga Springs City School District. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Rachel is looking forward to meeting all of the new and returning families to camp and can’t wait to get the summer fun started!
Patrick Broderick – Counselor
Education: Lake Placid Class of 2016, currently attending HVCC, transferring this year, pursuing a degree in biochemistry
Experience: Babysitting for various family members and neighbors, math tutor for 1st-5th graders at Lake Placid Library
Interests: Outdoors enthusiast. Skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, camping, and more. I have been on skis since I was 2 years old.
Marissa Folts – Counselor
Education: Saratoga Springs High School Class of 2015, Skidmore College Class of 2019-pursing a degree in psychology
Experience: Babysitter for family members, neighbors, and family friends, Member of Big Brother Big Sister club at Skidmore, Volunteer at Saratoga Youth Field Hockey Camp each summer since 2012
Interests: I am extremely interested in sports. I love to play field hockey especially with my team at Skidmore! I enjoy playing all other sports and outdoor games as well including baseball, soccer, and swimming. In addition to sports, I love nature and spend a lot of my free time going on hikes in the Adirondacks, particularly in the Lake George area. To distress, I enjoy participating in yoga, I am in the yoga club at Skidmore. One of my favorite hobbies is baking!
Grace Goliber – Counselor
Education: SUNY Cortland class of 2018 pursuing a degree in Community Health with a concentration in Allied Health.
Experience: I have worked as a counselor for 4 years. I babysit for multiple families in the community. I also volunteer at Lake Avenue Elementary.
Interests: I love the outdoors. I enjoy backpacking and camping in the Adirondacks. I'm also a huge hockey fan. My favorite subject is biology. In my free time I enjoy giving back to community through volunteering.
Nick Green – Counselor
Education: Binghamton University class of 2019, pursuing a degree in Graphic Design
Experience: Worked 3 years at Youth Challenge Outdoor Adventure Camp as a camp counselor of children ages kindergarten to 8th grade. Also worked at an art camp at Shenendehowa for 2 years teaching kids art and graphic design.
Interests: I was very involved in track and field in middle school and high school and I am now a collegiate thrower in college. I have been very interested in art and drawing since I was very young. I also love to snowboard, travel with my family.
Ariel Mroz-Brewer – Counselor
Education: Graduated from Castleton University with a Bachelor in Sport Administration (class of 2016), currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Utica College.
Experience: Coach’s field hockey at Utica College, Camp counselor at Camp Loads of Fun in Killington, VT, Recreational gymnastics coach for children ages 3-6 in Rutland, VT, Volunteered as an elementary school mentor at the Castleton Elementary School for 3 years.
Interests: I love sports! I hope to be a head coach for field hockey someday. Staying physically active is super important to me. In my spare time, I like to hike, read, and participate in arts and crafts.
Alex Shaw – Counselor
Education: Hobart and William Smith college class of 2019; pursuing degrees in Political Science and History.
Experience: Returning Camp Northwoods Counselor (3rd year). Prior to joining the CNW staff, I Spent 12 years in the Boy Scouts. One of my roles in this organization was serving as our Troop Guide to help educate the younger groups on basic scouting and camping skills. Currently, I am a collegiate runner at Hobart College. I also serve as our student government secretary. I am looking forward to another great summer at camp Northwoods.
Interests: Cross Country, Track and Field, hiking, adventuring, learning, volunteering
Larissa Skaradosky –Counselor
Education: Hadley-Luzerne High School class of 2016, SUNY Plattsburgh class of 2021-pursing a degree in Childhood and Special Education with a concentration in English
Experience: In high school I was in Math, French, and National Honor Society, Key Club, S.A.D.D., and I was the secretary and treasurer of my class. I was a part of my schools chorus and band for eight years. I also played three sports soccer, basketball, and softball and on Saturdays throughout high school I would teach kids how to play the three sports. I previously worked as a lifeguard for four years at The Great Escape and Entertainment for two years, I was an assistant Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for five years, and I was also a Girl Scout myself for eleven years. I was a part of many afterschool programs in high school and I am currently a part of an afterschool program through SUNY Plattsburgh called Project Connect.
Certifications: CPR, Lifeguard, First Aid, Babysitting
Interests: I really enjoy sports, especially soccer, basketball, and softball. I’m big into music, arts and crafts, and writing. I love working with kids and volunteering, as well as, swimming, going on adventures and traveling.
Susannah Throop – Counselor
Education: Saint Michael’s College Class of 2019; currently pursuing a degree in Anthropology with a minor in English.
Experience: I was president of my class junior and senior years of high school and was involved in activities such as Student Council, Teen Council, FBLA, and was a captain of the girl’s varsity soccer team. I interned as an elementary art teacher my senior year of high school and worked at an after school program for elementary age kids my freshman year of college.
Interests: Photography, travelling, hiking, playing piano, politics, soccer, volunteering, discovering new music, writing, and just hanging out with friends.