Menu

Our Directors

Year Round Leadership

Brian MacKenzie, Director

Education: M.Ed., BA Boston College

Years at Beaver: 22

What I love best about Beaver: I love how quickly someone can grow here at Beaver Summer Camp. Whether you are a camper spending your first summer here, or a staff member who has worked here for 20 years, there’s always a chance to learn something new, make new friends, and discover your talents.

Interesting fact: I have played pick-up basketball with a former NBA player who played with Dr. J.

susan-leip-02Susan Leip, Associate Director

Education: M.Ed., BA Boston College

Years at Beaver: 22

What I love best about Beaver: Camp is such a great experience for children and I love being a part of Beaver Summer Camp. The staff team that we form each summer is always such a caring and dedicated group of educators. I find it rewarding to work with people who love children and enjoy making a magical experience for our campers.

Interesting fact:  I taught in Laie, Hawaii for one year.  My classroom faced the ocean.  I still write to my co-teacher 3 times a year.  She is retired, but she is a great pen pal.  She does not believe in email.

eileen-mcgurn-02Eileen McGurn, Summer Programs Coordinator

Education: Bachelor of Science, Providence College, Business Administration

Years at Beaver: 11

What is the best part of working in the Camp Office?  We get to interact with so many different people, who call or come by the office.  It is great as we get to know campers, their families and staff, from all divisions and areas of camp!

Interesting fact:  My husband and I are each one of 6.  Each of our oldest brothers is Bill, each of our oldest sisters is Janet.

Seasonal Leadership

Lynne Strobl, Lower Camp Director

Education: I am pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Salem State University.

Years at Beaver: 17 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a 6th Grade Science teacher for Topsfield Public Schools!

Jill David, Assistant Lower Camp Director

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Wheaton College in Theater and Dramatic Literature.

Years at Beaver: 9 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a teacher in the Angier After school Program in Newton, MA!

 

Jessica MacKenzie, Middle Camp Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree from Boston College in Curriculum and Instruction.

Years at Beaver: 11 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a Math teacher at Blackstone Valley Technical and Vocational School in Upton, MA.

 

Christina Lozier, Assistant Middle Camp Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree from Boston College in Social Work.

Years at Beaver: 3 years

When not working at Beaver: I am an adjustment counselor at Walpole High School!

 

Joanna Murray, Upper Camp Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Salem State University.

Years at Beaver: 10 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a middle school English teacher in Everett, MA!

Nate Guevin, Assistant Upper Camp Director

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Bennington College in Education and Computer Science.

Years at Beaver: 9 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a teacher in Beaver Country Day School’s Research and Design Center during the school year.

Daniel Costigan, Senior Camp Director

Education: I have an MAT from Simmons College.

Years at Beaver: 6 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a log term substitute teacher at Amesbury High School.

 

Paul Kielb, Assistant Senior Camp Director

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UMass Boston.

Years at Beaver: 9 years

When not working at Beaver: I am the 2nd and 3rd grade Coordinator at the Mason-Rice Extended Day Program.

 

larry-mckinneyLarry McKinney, Aquatics Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University.

Years at Beaver: 25 years

When not working at Beaver: I teach Science at the Upper School at Beaver Country Day.

 

larry-mckinneyTom Manning, Director of Safety and Operations

Education: I have a Master’s Degree in Education from Tufts University.

Years at Beaver: 25 years.

When not working at Beaver: I am an Administrator and English teacher here at Beaver Country Day School.

Thomas Reid, Counselor-in-Training  Director

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology from Northeastern University.

Years at Beaver: 5 years

When not working at Beaver: I am the 4th-5th Grade Coordinator at the Driscoll Extended Day Program.

 

Allison Fisher, Counselor-in-Training Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree in English and Education from Georgia State University.

Years at Beaver: 2021 was my first summer!

When not working at Beaver: I am an 8th Grade English teacher at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham, MA.

Sean Curran, Trip Camps Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Northeastern University.

Years at Beaver: 9 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a Special Education teacher at Bowman Elementary School in Lexington, MA!

Dan Fellman, Extended Day Director

Education: I am a graduate of Beaver Country Day School!

Years at Beaver: 4 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a teacher in the Pierce Extended Day Program in Brookline, MA.

Alicia Ruth Jackson, Performing Arts Director

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance from Faulkner University.

Years at Beaver: 3 years

When not working at Beaver: I am the Kindergarten Coordinator for the Driscoll Extended Day Program in Brookline, MA.

Sarah Miller, Visual Arts Director

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Years at Beaver: 10 years

When not working at Beaver: I am a preschool teacher in Wellesley, MA.

 

Mark Evans, Design Lab Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory.

Years at Beaver: 5 years

When not working at Beaver: I work as the Registrar at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury, MA.

Pearl Laxague, Adventure Challenge Director

Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from UMass Lowell.

Years at Beaver: 7 years

When not working at Beaver: I was a middle school teacher in Lowell, MA this past year!

 

Zach Fraielli, Sports Director

Education: I have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from UMass Boston.

Years at Beaver: 4 years

When not working at Beaver: I teach Kindergarten at Brookline Public Schools.