Cabin Counselors

2022 Staff

We are well underway for hiring our 2023 counselor staff. We will debut the ’23 bio page as we get closer to camp!

Counselors by First Name

Brett Donshik
(Jazz Piano, Voice)

Senior Counselor; Sophomore, Amherst College, studying mathematics; Hometown: Simsbury, CT; Amherst College Route 9 Acapella and Glee Club. Voice, Jazz Piano. 1st summer at E/C.

David Lehrer

Senior Counselor. Freshman, Jazz Studies, New York University; studies with Rich Perry; 1st summer at E/C.

Ben Kofman

Senior Counselor. Sophomore, Northwestern University; studies with Angela Gosse; performances with Bronx High School of Science Jazz Band; trumpet; 4th summer at E/C.

Brady Barre

Senior counselor, waterfront. Senior, University of New Hampshire, studying Social Work, Music, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Durham, NH; studies with Elizabeth Gunlogson; performances with the University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony, Wildcat Marching band, and Beast of the East Pep Band; Brother of the Iota Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi national honorary band service fraternity; certified lifeguard, first aid CPR, lifeguard instructor; 5th summer at E/C.

John Tedeschi

Senior Counselor. 5th Year Senior; Western Connecticut State University, Music Performance in an Emphasis in Classical Percussion. Studies with Doug Perry, and Greg Haynes. Performances with multiple WCSU Ensembles. Music Director and Bass/Baritone/VP in Play it By Ear A Cappella, primary arranger for group. Student member in WCSU’s ACDA and NAfMe chapters. Freelance Percussionist and Composer. Performed with or mentored by Geoff Keezer, Christian Sands, Albert Rivera, Pat Smith, and Jimmy Greene. Former RA at Litchfield Jazz camp, Current Staff at Laurel Music Camp. Specialize in Timpani and ethnic hand drumming. Proud Eagle Scout. 1st Summer at E/C. 

Lindsay Gassman
(Clarinet, Piano, Voice)

Senior Counselor. 5th year, Music Education and Performance Majors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; studies with Mitchell Estrin; Priscilla Heffield; Dan Ferri; performances with the University of Florida Wind Ensemble (Gainesville, FL), University of Florida Symphony Orchestra (Gainesville, FL), FMEA All State Intercollegiate Band (Tampa, FL), University of Florida Gator Band (Gainesville, FL), University of Florida Symphonic Band (Gainesville, FL), private instructor; member, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, National Association for Music Education, certified CPR; clarinet, piano, flute; 2nd summer at E/C.


Senior Counselor. Senior, Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Double Bass Performance, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, OH; studies with Gerald Cannon, Peter Dominguez, Gary Bartz, Billie Hart, Jay Ashby; 2nd summer at E/C.

Madelein Beaubien
(Visual Arts, Lifeguard, Guitar)

Senior Counselor, Waterfront. Senior, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Illustration, Boston MA; certified lifeguard, CPR; guitar; 1st summer at E/C

Jason Sluder
(Bassoon, Jazz Drums)

Senior Bachelor of Science in Music Engineering, Frost School of Music;
Studies with Gabriel Beavers; Performances with Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Band of the Hour; Member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority; Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity
1st Summer at E/C.

Laura Caldwell
(Theater, Lifeguard, Drumming)

Senior Counselor. Freshman, Psychology Major, Kenyon College. Member of Taiko Center of Los Angeles, studied under Maceo Hernandez. Former member of Village Dance Arts, studied under Denise Donovan and Miki Amen. 1st summer at E/C.

Morgan Calverley
(Voice, Theater, Visual Arts)

Senior Counselor. Freshman, Wheaton College, studying Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance, Norton, MA; studies with Ashley Yarnell; performances with The Minuteman Players (Drama club at Minuteman High School); voice; 4th year at E/C.

Madison Whatley
(flute, choreography)

Senior counselor. Hometown: Bowie, Maryland. Loyola University New Orleans class of 2024. Studying Music with Elective Studies concentration in flute performance with a minor in women studies. Currently studying flute performance with Patti Adams. 1st summer at E/C. 

Nathan Vondergeest
(Piano, Lifeguard)

Waterfront, Senior Counselor. Senior, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; studies with Mayron Tsong, Stephen Taylor, Alan Rudell; certified lifeguard, CPR; piano; 2nd summer at E/C.

Sebastian Son
(Voice, piano, composition)

Senior Counselor; Amherst College Class of 2022, studying English and Music, home town: Fort Lee, NJ; DQ Acapella, Mr. Gads Improv at Amherst; voice, beatbox, piano, guitar, composition, 1st summer at E/C.

Nema Robinson

Senior Counselor. Freshman, Music Education Major, Elementary General Music concentration, University of Baltimore County; studies with Hana Morford; performances with Baltimore Symphony OrchKids Program, Peabody Preparatory Tuned In Program, Collective Conservatory, Archipelago Project Summer Music Camp, El Sistema National Take a Stand Festival, Interlochen Intermediate Concert Orchestra, Patapsco Center for the Arts School Orchestra, Peabody Preparatory Jazz Ensemble, El Sistema USA East Coast Seminario Performance in NYC; member, National Honors Society/Tri-M National Music Honors Society; violin; 5th summer at E/C.

Spencer Robinson
(Theater, Writing)

Senior Counselor. Freshman, studying drama, film, and creative writing; Kenyon College, Gambier, OH; studies with Benjamin Viccellio; performances with Flight Jazz Choir, Eagle Ascent Chamber Choir, and Kenyon College Dance, Drama, and Film Club; CPR; 1st summer at E/C.

Sarah Tobin

Senior Counselor. B.Mus Faculty Program, McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Montreal, QC, Canada; Graduate, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA; studies with John Ziarko, Andre Roy; McGill Symphony Orchestra of Schulich School of Music, McGill string quartet program, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (touring orchestra) of NEC Prep, Wellesley High School Honors Chamber Orchestra; viola; 9th summer at E/C.

Sya Mingo
(Oboe, Flute)

Northern Kentucky University class of 25, studying biological sciences;
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio; Oboe, Flute, Voice; 3rd summer at E/C.

Yaffa Segal
(Voice, Cello)

Senior Counselor; Brown University Class of 2025, studying biology; home town: New Rochelle, NY; Director of DQ Acapella at Amherst; voice and cello; 6th year at E/C.

Counselor Archives by First Name

Browse through the tabs to see who was on Counselor staff during summer 2021

David Fowler
(Waterfront Co-Director)

Senior Counselor. Bachelor of Music in Music Education, York College of Pennsylvania, studies with Langston J. Fitzgerald III; performances with Penn State Blue Band, Penn State Symphonic Band, Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Penn State Inner Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, Penn State Trumpet Ensemble; trumpet Section Leader, Penn State Blue Band 2017-2019; certified lifeguard, CPR; trumpet; 4th summer at E/C.

(Trumpet, Sports)

Senior Counselor. Senior, Williams College; studies with Zaccai Curtis, Mike Piepman, David Wharton, Kris Allen; performances with the Berkshire Symphony, Williams College Jazz Ensemble, Williams College Wind Ensemble, MMEA Senior District Jazz Band; certified CPR; trumpet, piano, voice; 6th summer at E/C.

Lindsey Boran
(Viola, Lifeguard)

Waterfront, Junior Counselor. Freshman, Aerospace Engineering Major and Japanese Minor, Penn State, PA; studies with Yuki Hasegawa, performances with Langley High School ensembles; certified lifeguard, CPR; viola; 4th summer at E/C.

Eliza Stokes
(Horn, Tennis)

Senior Counselor. Sophomore, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; French horn; 4th summer at E/C.


Bronwyn Chochinov
(Violin, Lifeguard)

Waterfront, Senior Counselor. Junior, Barnard College of Columbia University; studies with Elizabeth Faidley, Evelyn Petcher, Peter Clark; performances with various school ensembles and ISO symphony; certified lifeguard, CPR; violin; 9th summer at E/C.

Elizabeth Teklu
(Waterfront Co-Director)

Senior Counselor. Graduate, Bachelors in Government and Psychology, Connecticut College; Graduate, Brimmer and May School (Chestnut Hill, MA); performances with New England Conservatory Preparatory Orchestras; certified lifeguard, CPR, WSI; viola; 8th summer at E/C.

Lily Cui
(Voice, Sports)

Junior Counselor. Freshman, Psychology Major, University of Maine Farmington; studies with Yang Kexuan; voice; 8th summer at E/C.

(Saxophone, Sports)

Senior Counselor. Sophomore, Music Education Major, University of West Florida Pensacola; studies with Alexander Kelsh, Jennifer Wisdom, Brittain Braddock; performances with UWF Symphonic Winds, UWF Jazz Band, UWF Marching Band (Pensacola, FL); private online saxophone teacher, certified CPR; multi-instrumentalist, saxophone primary; 1st summer at E/C.

(Cello, Yearbook)

Senior Counselor. Senior, Criminal Justice Major; MNR Management, Fisher College, Boston, MA; studies with Amy Miller, Mark Churchill, Aristides Rivas; performances with New England Conservatory Preparatory School (Boston, MA); Project STEP (Boston, MA); certified CPR; cello; 7th summer at E/C.

(Trombone, Arts/Crafts)

Senior Counselor. Senior, Art Education and Studio Art Majors, Chemistry and Art History Minors, University of Maine, Orono, ME; performances with the University of Maine Marching Band; member, Kappa Kappa Psi, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter; flute, trombone; 1st summer at E/C.


Senior Counselor. Sophomore, Psychology Major, Columbia University, NYC; certified lifeguard, CPR; voice; 1st summer at E/C.