Following positions as a sports writer, middle school teacher and youth sports coach, Christine earned her MBA and pursued a sports marketing career, focusing on developing women’s sports. While raising her three children, Christine served as a board member and founder/facilitator of the parent support group at their inclusion preschool and facilitated other community support groups. She continues to volunteer in these and other various roles, including as a volunteer youth nature educator and substitute teacher. Christine received a BA from Harvard college and MBA from UCLA.
Renat is a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart, a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in wealth management and advises high net worth clients and charities. Renat is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He and his wife have two young daughters, who can’t wait to go back to summer camp!
Alyson has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 20 years, focusing on communications strategy and board governance for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, local farms, the Sustainable Weston Action Group, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and AANE (Asperger Autism Network), where she serves on the board. Alyson is a film and commercial actor, and the mother of four kids, one of whom is on the autism spectrum – and all of whom love camp! She attended Macalester College, studying Environmental Studies and Political Science. She is committed to making environmental and social change in her local community, and improving access to services and opportunities for neurodiverse children and adults from all backgrounds.
Brian is the CEO of House of Moves, a motion capture and animation studio in Los Angeles, California. His professional expertise is the end-to-end production of games and cinematics, and Brian’s work can be seen in franchises and popular titles such as Tron, God of War, Call of Duty and Halo. Most importantly, Brian is a husband and father. He and his wife have two amazing kids, including a son with a non-verbal learning difference.
Eric has over 40 years of camp experience, at some of the Northeast’s finest camps. He has been a full time camp professional for over 25 years and is an active member of the American Camp Association. Eric earned a BA in Math from Haverford College and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. In 2008, Eric and his wife, Debbie, started Camp Akeela, a community designed as a second home for "quirky" campers to thrive socially.
Linda has spent her 30-year career helping young people recognize and meet their potential. Following college and a life changing thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, she started out working with struggling youth in a therapeutic wilderness program. As executive director, and now co-owner, of Talisman Programs, she has developed and led summer camp programs and a residential school especially for children and young adults with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Linda earned a BA in Religion from Davidson College and an MS in Child and Youth Care Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She considers camp an ideal place to learn and grow, and works to make it possible for all children to attend.
As an early adopter of connecting social media strategy with audience engagement, Jodi has been called the “social media go-to” by busy executives and overloaded marketing teams in New York, Boston, and Dallas. Jodi and her spouse are proud parents of an amazing neurodiverse child. She is passionate about growing neurodiverse awareness on behalf of children leading to successful new experiences, including the magic of camp.
Jeffrey is a former senior global strategist at Goldman Sachs and managing partner at Buttonwood Capital Partners, a London investment firm. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1970 and in 2003 gave back to the school by helping to establish the Weingarten Family Program for Student Disabilities Services. He is passionate about helping young people with learning differences and social challenges.
Elise has more than a decade of experience working with the neurodiverse population, their families, and professionals in both the public and private sectors. Elise currently serves as the Program Manager for Child Services with MGH Aspire, a program within MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Elise oversees services and supports for individuals ages 5-16, including group programming, parent coaching, school consultation, and professional development for providers. Elise received her Master’s from Lesley University and continues to find passion for building inclusive communities that foster self-awareness, social competency, and stress management for all.