Our Staff

About Our Staff

Accepting Summer 2020 Applications

We’re accepting applications for Summer 2020 – click below to apply!

Meet Our Team

Get to know some of our great staff members!

Ryan Bird

Director of Auxiliary

Ryan Bird oversees all of the EAGLES/EDGE programs. A hands-on leader with coaching experience at the youth, high school and college levels, he likes to create opportunities for young people to try new adventures and improve their skills. “Knowing that you can impact their lives in those important developmental years is very rewarding,” says the North Andover native and University of Maine graduate. He’s always up for a game of pick-up basketball with his son, and loves spending time with his family, working out, and hiking with his dog.

Laurel Grady

Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs

Laurel Grady has joined the EAGLES/EDGE family as the new assistant director of auxiliary programs, concentrating on Camp Christopher day camp and enrichment opportunities. Ms. Grady comes to Camp Christopher with more than 25 years of making camp magic happen for children. And, here’s a fun fact for you! Ms. Grady worked for Semester at Sea and took 650 college students by ship around the world, visiting nine countries in four months.

“I am thrilled to join the EAGLES/EDGE team at St. John’s Prep,” said Ms. Grady. “I am looking forward to continuing the tradition of providing quality summer programs to campers of all ages, and I am eager to bring new ideas and activities to our already excellent program.”

Jeff Fiore ’08

Aquatics Coordinator

Jeff Fiore joined the Camp Christopher team in 2019 after six years as aquatics director at Charles River Aquatics in Boston. “I’ve really enjoy working with kids in the pool. I’m all about making it fun, and they always make me laugh during the process, too,” says the Peabody native. At St. John’s, he set new school records in the 200 and 400 free relay before going on to the University of Tampa, where he was a NCAA Qualifier in the 200 free and 200 IM. When he’s not in the pool or at the beach, you can find him taking his dog, Rocko, on fun adventures.

Heidi Rubin

Stop by camp nurse Heidi Rubin’s office and you’re likely to see a big vase of colorful flowers, fresh from her garden at home. Heidi joined the Camp Christopher and EAGLES/EDGE family eight years ago and loves being a resource for campers. “I am constantly impressed by the way campers bounce back, and then head out to have more fun,” she says. Heidi holds a B.S.N. from Simmons College and an M.S.N. from the University of Pennsylvania. A big fan of running in the great outdoors, she trains for at least one half-marathon a year. When she’s not logging miles, she likes to knit, crochet, and bake her signature chocolate chip cookies.

Thomas O’Neil

Thomas O’Neil comes to Eagles Edge by way of Merrimack College and Colorado Springs, Colorado, his hometown. Coming into his inaugural year as a multi-sport coordinator at camp, Thomas loves working with young people because “every day they always look forward to having fun!” As for himself, Thomas is happiest when he’s outside, hiking with his pup, and playing lacrosse.

Eleni Goddu

There’s a lot Eleni Goddu loves about being a senior counselor at Camp Christopher, but it’s the opportunity to be a positive role model that truly inspires her. “I love being a good influence for campers, and I also love their excitement and energy. Working with campers make every day interesting and new,” says the Georgetown resident. When she’s not at camp or studying marketing at Saint Anselm College, she’s spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog, writing, playing volleyball, skiing, volunteering, cooking, or going to the beach.

Michaela Quimby

Coming back for her sixth summer at Camp Christopher, Michaela Quimby is a special education teacher during the school year for youngsters in kindergarten through grade 5. “As a special educator, I know how challenging school can be for children. Camp is a place for all kids to feel included, to grow socially, and to find new interests and strengths during the summer,” she says. A Middleton native, she majored in psychology at Westfield State University and holds a master’s in special education from Fitchburg State University. “My goal is to help make every child’s camp experience fun and memorable!”

Diane Hasting

You could say that music makes Diane Hasting’s heart sing. When she’s not teaching strings and chorus in the Middle School at St. John’s, she performs professionally on the violin with local orchestras, her band, Vintage String, and with her husband’s original band, the Mike Hastings Band. She excited to join the staff at Camp Christopher because of the energy and creativity young people have for music. “Making music with kids is always fun because of their spirit,” says the native of Findlay, Ohio. She’s earned her B.A. at Bowling Green State University, and her master’s in music education at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Camp Staff

Our staff includes teachers, graduate students, and college students, many of whom are pursuing degrees in education, as well as high school students. All staff are carefully screened through a process of interviews, reference verifications, and background checks. All staff attend pre-camp training and meetings. A registered nurse is on duty during regular camp hours. The nurse oversees medication required by campers and contacts parents if a child becomes ill during the camp day.

Accepting Summer 2020 Applications

We’re accepting applications for Summer 2020 – click below to apply!