Full Time Staff

Willowgrove Full Time Staff

Miriam Reesor, Willowgrove Executive Director and Day Camp Director

    Miriam Reesor joined Willowgrove in August 2012, although her roots in the organization extend back to the seventies when she was camp staff, including the Director position, at both Fraser Lake Camp and Glenbrook Day Camp. For the past thirty years Miriam has worked at a children's mental health centre in both direct service and management positions. Miriam is excited to again be part of the Willowgrove family.
    To contact Miriam: miriam@willowgrove.ca

Laura Yakutchik, Outdoor Education Center Director

    Laura, who is also a Day Camp program support person in the summer, brings many years of education and programming experience to the Willowgrove team. On staff at Willowgrove since 2008, Laura is a mother and certified teacher who understands the value of programs that are interactive, age appropriate, challenging and promote heathy activity. Laura incorporates her love for the outdoors and her passion for teaching in all her programs.
    To contact Laura: laura@willowgrove.ca

Kristen Berg, Fraser Lake Camp Director

    .Kristen Berg is the Fraser Lake Camp Director. Kristen has two children and is married to Bryan Berg, a high school teacher. Kristen has a long Fraser Lake history. Her parents met while working at Fraser Lake camp and she has been a camper and senior staff at Fraser Lake. Kristen also spent two summers as kayaking director and counselor at Camp Moose Lake in Manitoba and has volunteered at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Kristen is excited about the opportunity to give leadership to Fraser Lake and sees a lot of possibilities for the future of the camp. She is committed to providing a safe and fun summer camp experience for the children and youth at Fraser Lake Camp. [/p]
    To contact Kristen: kberg@willowgrove.ca

Brian Drudge, Facility Director

    Since taking over as Facility Director in 2003, Brian has overseen the construction or refurbishment of many of the key buildings on both Willowgrove properties. Brian grew up, and continues to live, on a farm adjoining the Willowgrove property and worked that farm for many years in addition to building custom wood furniture.
    To contact Brian: brian@willowgrove.ca

Shirley Gilham, Program Assistant

    Shirley first joined the Willowgrove team as a part-time Outdoor Education instructor in 1988. Since then Shirley has become a vital part of the Willowgrove staff team, giving leadership assistance to both the Outdoor Education program and Day Camp and wherever else she is needed.
    To contact Shirley: shirley@willowgrove.ca

Julie Reesor, Bookkeeper

    Julie works in the Willowgrove office three days a week. When she is not wowing the staff with her delicious cakes on their birthdays, she is busy taking care of all things financial.
    To contact Julie: julia@willowgrove.ca

Michal Pickard, Office Assistant

    In addition to office assistant, Michal has worked at Willowgrove for one year in a variety of roles including Director of the Day Camp Waterfront and as a teacher our the Outdoor Education program.

    To contact Michal: mpickard@willowgrove.ca