Leadership and Staff
Year Round Staff
JODY HUTCHINSON SKELTON, Executive Director
Originally from Maine, Jody began her Huckins career as a camper in the Junior Division in 1970 (and never left!) and this will be her 50th consecutive summer.
Growing up at Huckins nurtured her love for children and she later earned a degree in Elementary Education from Springfield College. She has had several jobs at camp before taking the helm, including camper, CIT, Counselor, Waterfront Director, Small Crafts Director, Program Director, Leadership Division Leader and Assistant Camp Director.
Jody resides at camp year round with her husband and puppy and has two grown children. She enjoys outdoor activities, including swimming, skiing, and hiking and is an active member of the local community and sits on several local non-profit boards.
KARA SMITH COUTURE, Director of Community Outreach
As the Director of Community Outreach, Kara provides many programs for youth and families throughout the community. During the summer, she oversees the 9th and 10th-grade Leadership Program.
This is Kara’s 25th year at Camp Huckins. She began as a camper in 1989 and was a Cabin Counselor in the Senior Division in 1996 and 1997. She returned to Camp Huckins full-time in 2004. She spent two summers as the Waterfront Director and 13 summers as the Leadership Division Leader.
Kara holds a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated in 2001. Kara resides in Center Conway, New Hampshire with her husband, 3 daughters, and 2 dogs. She is an active member of the Mount Washington Valley community and sits on several non-profit boards.
SUSAN “SUE” FULLERTON, Administrative Assistant
Sue started her career at camp in 1995 as the Registrar and in 2000 became the Administrative Assistant. Sue maintains database and software programs related to financial aspects of camps operation and is our QuickBooks expert!
Prior to camp, Sue spent nineteen years in a bank as a Teller, Head Teller, Customer Service Representative and assisting Management. Sue resides in West Ossipee with her husband, Peter. They have three adult children and five Grandchildren who they love spending time with and adore.
ANGELA LAVOIE, Registrar
Angela is typically the first voice you hear when you call the office and the first face you see when visiting. She processes all camp enrollments and assists with the entire registration process. She is an expert with our web-based management software and is eager to answer any questions you have.
Angela attended college in Boston. Before joining the Camp Huckins staff in 2001, she worked at a local bank. Angela resides in Tamworth, NH with her husband and in her free time she enjoys spending time in the woods and maple sugaring.
STEPHANIE PAINE, Director of Advancement
Originally from North Conway, NH, Stephanie has been involved with Camp Huckins as a camper, counselor, staff member, parent, staff-parent, Board member and now a year-round employee for almost 30 years.
Stephanie has a BA from Emory University and an MS from Northeastern University. Her hobbies include yoga, walks in the woods and traveling. Stephanie and her husband, John Pier, live in South Freeport, Maine, and have three grown children- Sarah, Eli, and Jay.
Mike Pfluger, Director of Maintenance
In 2011, Mike and his wife, Carleen moved to New Hampshire from New Jersey. While in New Jersey, Mike was a partner in the family landscaping business for over 20 years. Mike has three children and two grandchildren. In 2018, Mike joined the Camp Huckins team. When Mike is not working, he enjoys fishing and hunting. Mike currently resides in Madison, NH. Mike has great patience and enjoys working collaboratively with others to problem solve as it pertains to given situations.
MIKE ST. ONGE, Year Round Maintenance
Mike joined the Camp Huckins maintenance staff in 2011. Prior to him joining the Huckins team, he was self-employed in the property maintenance business for 30 years. Mike lives in Effingham, New Hampshire with his wife, Sandra. When he is not fixing or building things, he enjoys traveling to warmer climates.
JOEL WEEMAN, Director of Food Services
Joel celebrated his Huckster summer in 2017. Joel came to Camp first as husband to Smackie, Senior Division Leader, and then became Food Service Director in 2013. Prior to joining the Camp Huckins staff, he spent 15 years cooking professionally in many venues from restaurants to private schools, from Maine to Florida. A native of New Hampshire, he resides in Freedom with Smackie and their three children. He is constantly looking for ways to get youth excited about real food, not just “kid” food, as well as ways to get local food onto our plates at Camp.
TATUM CORDY, Social Media Virtual Intern
Tatum celebrated her tenth summer at camp in 2018. She has been a camper and a counselor at camp. Her favorite camp activity is crafting in the craft shop! She now lives in Newbury, Massachusetts but grew up in beautiful New Hampshire. Tatum is currently studying English at Pace University in New York City. You can find her, reading, writing, hanging out with her cat or enjoying the outdoors! She is super excited to be the social media intern and looks forward to reading all your comments on our social media pages!
Jody Hutchinson Skelton, Camp Director
Beth Coffee McKay, Assistant Camp Director
Mark Cadman, Assistant Camp Director
Kara Smith Couture, Leadership Division Leader
Sarah Mackie Weeman, Senior Division Leader
Alisson Borowski Kolodner, Middler Division Leader
Jess Brandt Eisner, Junior Division Leader
2019 Carroll County YMCA/Camp Huckins Board of Directors
Eleni Eliades, Pres.-Nashua, NH
Anne Depew, Vice Pres.-Brookline, MA
Elizabeth Ventre, Treasurer- Cumberland Foreside, ME
Karen Greene Shackford, Sec.- Freedom, NH
Sarah Bird- Summitt, NJ
Francia Colmes Davis-Manchester, ME
Ian Dowe- Andover, MA
Chris Duprey-Portsmouth, NH
Richard Fleming-Alton Bay, NH
Leslie Guenther- Hebron, ME
Brian Kelsch-Center Conway, NH
Heather Daley Lamberton- Bronxville, NY
Robin Cranage LaPoint-Freeport, ME
Kathleen Mulkern- Glen, NH
Nat Peirce-Fryeburg, ME
Tracy Purinton- Arlington, MA
Leslie Hughes Smith- Boston, MA