Meet our Management

Counselors by First Name

Ceci Cipullo
(Head Counselor, Theater)

Voice, Head Counselor. Senior, Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst; performing member, Mission:IMPROVable Short Form Improv Troupe, UMass Comedy League; creating an Honors Thesis project in comedy television and screenwriting; performances and training with Wheelock Family Theater (Boston, MA), Harwich Junior Theater (Cape Cod, MA), UMass Theater Guild (UMass Amherst); member, Actors Equity Association; 13th summer at E/C.

Eustaquio Dones
(Head Counselor, Trombone)

Candidate, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Bachelor of Music Education, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; K-5 General Music teacher, Band and Chorus director, North Berwick Elementary School (North Berwick, ME); member, National Association for Music Education, Maine Music Educators Association, Kappa Kappa Psi; trombone, euphonium; 5th summer at E/C.

Riley McCurdy
(Waterfront Director)

Waterfront Director. Master of Music in Music Education, Syracuse University, Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Syracuse University, Bachelors in Music Education, Syracuse University; studied with John Warren, Hillary Ridgely, Jose (Peppie) Calvar; performances with Syracuse University Crouse Chorale, Syracuse University Singers, Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel Choir; member, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Sigma Alpha Iota; certified lifeguard, CPR, AED, waterfront safety; 5th summer at E/C.

MAYA MILIC-STRKALJ
(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; 3rd summer at E/C.

Melissa Birkhold
(Office 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; 11th 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; 4th summer at E/C.

Jura Finn, RN
(Day Nurse)

ASN, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN. BA, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Registered Nurse. First summer at E/C.

Tanya Belcheff, RN
(Substitute 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.

Mary Ann Watson, RN, ADN
(Night Nurse)

Studied applied music, nursing and fine arts at University of South Carolina, Southwest Missouri State University, University of Akron (OH), Midlands Technical College (Columbia, SC), Augusta State University (GA); nursing experience in pediatrics (1 yr.), emergency services (15 yrs.), camp 14 (yrs.), school (5 yrs.), utilization management/case management (5 yrs.); solo, chamber and orchestral performances throughout the southeast, mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast US, Colorado; private cello studio, co-founder/co-director of Homeschool Strings and Carolina Arts Academy, instructor of cello, bass, musicianship, jewelry making, K-12 music, music history, Multiple Intelligences, writing composition, social skills; Adjunct Professor of cello, Columbia College (South Carolina); cello; 16th summer at E/C.