Leadership and Staff

Year Round StaffSummer LeadershipBoard of Directors

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.  [email protected]

Mark Cadman, Associate Executive Director 

Mark originally hails from Telford, England, but has spent the last decade working and living in New Hampshire. He first joined the Huckins staff in 2005 as a Staff Kids Counselor and has since held numerous leadership positions including Sportsfield Director, Director of Operations and Assistant Camp Director.  Prior to re-joining the year-round team, he spent four years as the Director of Camping Services with YMCA Camp Lincoln in southern New Hampshire.  Mark is a Standards Visitor for the American Camp Association (ACA) and currently serves on the NH Camp Directors Association (NH Camps) Board of Directors. Mark spends his summers on the shores of Lake Ossipee and then calls Wolfeboro home during the colder months. Mark holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Wolverhampton and is a certified Multi-Team Leader with YMCA of the USA. Mark is married to Maxine (a Huckins Alumni) and has three children, Mae, Hattie and Oscar. Mark and his family enjoy hiking, skiing and pancake breakfasts.   [email protected]

 

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.  [email protected]

 

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.  [email protected]

 

 

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. [email protected]

 

 

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.  [email protected]

 

 

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.  [email protected]

 

 

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.  [email protected]

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Leadership

Jody Hutchinson Skelton, Camp Director

 

Beth Coffey McKay, Assistant Camp Director

A native of Massachusetts, Beth started as a camper in Cabin P in 1979.  She earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Education from Wellesley College.  Over the years, she has held many jobs at camp including counselor, Waterfront Director, Program Director, Junior Division Leader, Director of Operations, and Middler Division Leader before becoming the Assistant Camp Director in 2007.  This will be her 30th year at camp.

As a military spouse, Beth has lived around the world.  She currently resides in Gig Harbor, Washington with her husband and yellow lab. She has two college-aged sons who grew up at Huckins. Beth is an active community volunteer and enjoys baking, traveling, and rooting for her hometown sports teams.

 

Mark Cadman, Assistant Camp Director

Mark originally hails from Telford, England, but has spent the last decade working and living in New Hampshire. He first joined the Huckins staff in 2005 as a Staff Kids Counselor and has since held numerous leadership positions including Sportfield Director, Director of Operations and Assistant Camp Director.  Prior to re-joining the year-round team, he spent four years as the Director of Camping Services with YMCA Camp Lincoln in southern New Hampshire.  Mark is a Standards Visitor for the American Camp Association (ACA) and currently serves on the NH Camp Directors Association (NH Camps) Board of Directors. Mark spends his summers on the shores of Lake Ossipee and then calls Wolfeboro home during the colder months. Mark holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Wolverhampton and is a certified Multi-Team Leader with YMCA of the USA. Mark is married to Maxine (a Huckins Alumni) and has three children, Mae, Hattie and Oscar. Mark and his family enjoy hiking, skiing and pancake breakfasts.   

 

Kara Smith Couture, Leadership Division Leader

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.

 

Sarah Mackie Weeman, Senior Division Leader

“Smackie” is a second-generation Nellie girl who has been attending or working at camp since 1990. She was a counselor in the Senior Division in ‘97 and ‘98, the Small Crafts Beach Director for three summers, and has returned to her home in the Senior Division for the past 11 summers as Division Leader.  She also happens to be married to Joel, the Director of Food Services.

Smackie graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 2003 with a B.S.  in International Business and Logistics. She bides her time between summers at camp by substitute teaching, volunteering at the local school, and swimming competitively (but mostly for fun) with Great Bay Masters.  She lives in Freedom with Joel and their three children, where they enjoy traveling together, reading by the wood stove, eating good food and game nights!

 

Alisson Borowski Kolodner, Middler Division Leader

Alisson, known at camp as Borowski, started as a camper in 1988 and spent 13 summers at camp—as a senior division counselor, W counselor, CIT counselor and the hiking director. She returned with her family in 2012 to become the Middler Division Leader. Alisson graduated from William and Mary in 2001 with a BA in Psychology and in 2008 received her Master of Education in Middle School Math.

When she is not at camp, she lives in West Mt Airy, Philadelphia with her husband, four children and dog. She is the co-founder of a national company that trains teachers to bring new parent classes to their community. She is a runner and avid sourdough bread baker.

 

Jess Brandt Eisner, Junior Division Leader

Jess has been involved with camp as a camper, counselor and program staff member since 1992. 2019 was her 5th summer as the Junior Division Leader and 20th summer at Huckins. She is a school psychologist in Belmont, Massachusetts during the school year and shares her clinical expertise with camp staff during the summer. Jess holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a MA/CAGS in school psychology from Tufts University. She lives in Bedford, Massachusetts during the year with her husband and three young children. Jess loves spending time outdoors with family and friends. She feels so lucky that she gets to share her summer home with her family each year.

 

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