We Love What We Do – And It Shows!
The staff at YMCA Camp Letts live for the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the life of each camper and guest. Our executive and administrative team are the most skilled, responsible and enthusiastic bunch you’ll find. They have years of experience in leading Summer Camps, Special Events and Specialty Programs.
Dave Boyle - Executive Director
Dave joined the Camp Letts family in July 2013, after 10 years as a wilderness and adventure instructor with VisionQuest. Even after all that time, he couldn’t resist pursuing his true passion – camp. “There is something about the energy of the camp that once you have experienced it always pulls you back,” explains Dave. ”Camps create a safe environment where the campers can make mistakes and solve their own problems.” He has extensive experience and dedication to working with youth and helping others grow. Dave believes that defining new traditions and helping Camp Letts provide excellent programs will make us the ultimate location for campers of all ages!
Kate Dadourian- Associate Executive Director/Camp Director
Kate joined Camp Letts in March 2016 after working in the camp industry for over 10 years. Since she was a young camper herself, Kate knew camp was what she wanted to do. From being a camp counselor to specialist and having a variety of leadership roles, Kate’s dream was always to be a Camp Director. This dream came true with her first role at the YMCA years ago. Kate loves Camp Letts for many different reasons and hopes campers will gain the same appreciation that she has from many years at camp.
Roni Alonso – Retreat Center Director
Roni joined Camp Letts in June 2018 after completing three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay where she focused on health education, community development and programing. Roni came to Camp Letts as a retreat guest throughout high school and is excited to be back as a staff member. Roni spent her summers in high school and college working at different youth camps on the east coast and understands the value of the “camp experience”. Roni brings with her experience in event planning, food service, community engagement and her passion for people, cultures and building relationships. In her free time Roni enjoys spending time outside, cooking and drinking tea.
Meryl Pisarz - Business Services and Registration Director
Meryl joined Camp Letts in March 2016. Meryl has worked in several fields throughout her professional career but has always been dedicated to customer service and helping others. Her role is key to making Camp run smoothly and her behind the scenes efforts are an essential asset to Camp Letts. Meryl enjoys interacting with families and assisting parents and guardians provide a life-changing summer camp experience for their campers!
Brent Murphy – Assistant Retreat Center Director
Brent joined Camp Letts in December 2017. He has worked in YMCA Camping for over 7 years. Originally from Pittsburgh, Brent has worked as a Unit Director, Program Instructor, and Outdoor Education Coordinator at two other Y Camps. He is excited to work with all the guests and groups that come to camp! Brent enjoys watching hockey and hiking when he isn’t at camp. He is ecstatic and ready to create an unforgettable experience for all of camp’s guests!
Andrew Post – Program Director
Andrew joined Camp Letts in December 2017 to continue his pursuit of a career where he can share his passion for the outdoors and create unforgettable experiences. Over the past 6 years, Andrew has developed his love for teaching and connecting kids with nature while working at summer camps, outdoor education centers, and educational farms across the country. While away from work, Andrew can be found rock climbing, gardening, and riding his bike.
Alejandra “Alex” Abella – Equestrian Center Director
Alex joined Camp Letts in 2017 and is an ARIA-certified riding instructor and stable manager. She has over two decades of experience in the horse industry, including several riding disciplines as well as in equestrian facility and land management, marketing and brand building. She has also been a teacher of several self-designed courses on animal behavior and inter-species communication. She is passionate about nature, horses, art, travel and languages. Alex won the American Riding Instructors Association Instructor of the Year Award in 2004 and she speaks five languages fluently.
Mike Sipple – Food Services Director
Michael Sipple joined the Camp Letts organization in December of 2017. He worked for Bayside Bull BBQ/Catering By The Bay in Edgewater, MD as General Manager and Executive Chef for 25 years. Prior to coming onboard, Michael also spent a year as a consultant and Executive Chef at St. Mary’s High School in Downtown Annapolis creating a fresh food program for 1400 students and 160 faculties. Since joining the Camp, he launched his signature Letts Eat Program, a customized food service guide for Camp Letts. In his spare time Michael has a passion for archeology, hunting for Native American artifacts as well as fossils and digging up old bottles.
Dan Randall – Facility Engineer
Dan has been with Camp Letts for over 20 years and he knows camp inside and out! According to Dan, “seeing campers who first arrive at Camp a little unsure leaving wanting to come back again next year,” inspires Dan’s resourcefulness and passion every year. His commitment to Camp Letts and its continued success is evident in all he does. He loves to see the children having so much fun, and prides himself in providing a facility that enables kids to be kids and grown -ups to be kids again.
Jimmy McCune – Maintenance
Jimmy has been with Camp Letts for 14 years. Whatever needs to be done, he is always able and willing to help. Jimmy’s commitment to providing a clean camp for our guests speaks to his dedication and commitment to delivering the best experience. He loves working with a team that all have the same goals in mind, namely providing a clean, safe facility where people can learn and grow.