Meet our Management

Counselors by First Name

(Head Counselor)

Bachelor of the Arts in Philosophy and German, Wheaton College, Norton, MA; Masters of Social Work, Boston University; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts; clinical focuses include working with LGBQ/T community, social justice in clinical practice, and family therapy; current member, steering committee of Boston Liberation Health; 4th summer at E/C.

Riley McCurdy
(Waterfront Director)

Waterfront Director. Master of Music in Music Education, Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Syracuse University, Bachelors in Music Education, Syracuse University; Secondary Vocal Music and Piano teacher, Sparrows Point High School (Sparrows Point, MD); member, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Maryland Music Educators Association, Sigma Alpha Iota; certified lifeguard, CPR, AED, waterfront safety, first aid, stop the bleed; 6th summer at E/C.

Sarah Tobin
(Head Counselor, Viola)

Head Counselor. Master of Music in Music Theory candidate, Michigan State University, Teaching Assistant. Bachelor of Music in Viola, McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Montreal, QC, Canada; Studied with Frederic Lambert and Andre Roy. Performances with McGill University Beethoven Orchestra, McGill Concert Choir, and Les Muses Chorale. Admitted into the National Youth Orchestra of Canada 2022. CPR certified. 10th summer at Encore/Coda.

Melissa Birkhold
(Operations Manager, Bassoon)

Faculty Member. Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD; studies with William Kaplan, Phil Kolker, John Hunt; performances with Washington Chamber Orchestra, Classical Revolution Baltimore, Symphony Syracuse, Syracuse Opera Company, Orchestra of Northern New York, Eastern Music Festival Orchestras; general music and modern band teacher, Crescent Park School (Bethel, ME) and Woodstock Elementary School (Woodstock, ME), former bassoon teacher, Baltimore School for the Arts, former bassoon teacher, TWIGS program, former instructor, Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids Program, former musicianship instructor, RocMusic (Rochester, NY); Vision Team Leader, Maine Arts Education Partners in Leadership, Advocacy Chair, Maine Music Educators Association, member, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society; 12th summer at E/C.

Josh Faison
(Registrar, Oboe)

Registrar. Undergraduate study in Music, University of Maryland, Prince George’s Community College; studied with Mark Hill, Noelle Drewes; Private Instructor at Expressions Music Academy, Music for Life; 5th summer at E/C.

Tanya Belcheff, RN
(Day Nurse)

Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Frontier Nursing University. Masters of Science in Nursing, University of New Mexico. Batchelor’s of Science in Nursing,University of Arizona. Registered Nurse Multi-state license, Certified Nurse Midwife Arizona
Deep commitment to advocacy and action for health equity and social justice.
1st summer at E/C.

Lisa Morgan, RN
(Night Nurse)

BSN, Indiana University; member, Indiana University Alumni Association; registered nurse; 9th summer at E/C.

Gayle Hicks
(Day Nurse)

28 Years of nursing. Grew up in New England and has been coming to Stearns pond since the first man landed on the moon! (July 1969). Lives in Florida now, and works with foster children in different homes. Hope, my dog, will be with me this summer! I love a campfire, I loved to hear the music across the lake, and look forward to relaxing and listening to you talented people during the session. 1st summer at E/C.

Cory White
(Head Chef)

Head Chef. Culinary/Restaurant Management Degree, Art Institute NYC. Executive Chef, Galangal, St. Croix. Executive Sous Chef, Babbo, NYC. Chef de Cuisine, The Four Seasons Restaurant, NYC. Chef de Cusine, The Oakroom@The Plaza Hotel, NYC. 1st summer at E/C.

Rodrigo Dominguez
(Prep Cook)

Prep Cook. Studies bilingual international business at UAEMex University. University Mentor. Sportsman, swimming, American football, and taekwondo; linguistic practitioner: (beginning student) of French, Portuguese and Italian; Has worked at restaurants. 1st summer at E/C.