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Meet our 2024 team!

The admin team

"We have the answers you want to the questions you ask....we are the people who work behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly and everyone has a great summer!"

We look forward to speaking with you and making new memories together!

Joetta Hausmann is the director and owner of Redwood with her husband, Mark Hausmann. They began their relationship the first year that camp opened in 1974 and have shared the journey of family and camp for 50 years. Mark dedicated the first years to creating the foundation of the camp, building new and exciting activities for the campers every summer while Joetta followed her love for education, completing a BA at Mcgill in Educational Psychology, and teaching certificates in Elementary Education, Special Education and Reading Instruction, and teaching for 5 years before becoming a full time director in 1990. Committed to the development of learning, personal growth, creativity, respect and kindness for their campers, Joetta and Mark have designed every part of Redwood to care for the health and safety of every child as if they were their own.

Mary Ellen Brugaletta is our Assistant Director and all-around Camp Mom.  She is the person who receives the registrations from our families, answers all their questions, and organizes the groups and staffing.  This will be her 17th summer at Redwood.  She is energetic and a determined individual who handles all the challenges that camp life brings and does it in a caring and sympathetic manner. Having also worked in the restaurant industry and being a Mom of 2 children, she understands the importance of working cooperatively with others and knows how to give special attention to children and staff who need a bit of extra TLC. We are very lucky to have Mary Ellen to navigate us through the summer months and into every new year!

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Madison Weidner is Redwood's Office manager and Head of Overnights. Along with handling the day to day operations that help the camp run smoothly year round, she is also responsible for interviewing and hiring all of the programming staff. Madison has been working at camp for 6 years. She began as a Senior Counsellor, and worked her way towards office staff in 2020. This year, Madison will be planning and overseeing all of the overnights, ensuring campers have the best sleepover experience filled with fun and games! Having just graduated from McGill with a bachelor's degree in Kindergarten and Elementary Education, Madison is passionate about working with kids and creating  a camp environment where everyone feels comfortable and included.

CATALINA RUIZ
BUS CO-ORDINATOR
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jason goodman
social media marketing &
Logistics specialist
The Head Staff team

Redwood's 2024 team have over 148 years of combined experience!  Let us introduce you to the people who really help to make it all happen at Redwood, the Head Staff.

catherine meloche-camp supervisor & inclusion co-ordinator 

Catherine has been a part of the Redwood family for over 20 years. Having always called Redwood her summer home she is very excited to be back again this summer. Throughout the year, she works in a Resource department at a private elementary school in Montreal. She holds a BA in Child Studies and a Masters of Educational Psychology.  She is looking forward to working with the section head team, staff members and directly with the campers to ensure that each child has an unforgettable camp experience.  She truly enjoys getting to know each camper and working hands-on with the staff to ensure that all of our campers are well-integrated and creating strong connections with their bunk mates and counsellors.  Every child is unique and camp is an amazing place for them to grow, and develop confidence, independence and strong relationships. She can't wait  to greet each camper on the their first day of camp! 

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Ruby O'Brien - Senior Head Staff 

Meet Ruby!  She has been at camp for 17 years now, from camper to staff to this being her 4th summer as head staff. In the off season, Ruby is responsible for interviewing and hiring all of the programming staff. She has recently graduated from Interior Design and finished her Real Estate course. Ruby absolutely loves working with children and hopes to open her own dance studio in the future! She is the head of our youngest campers and takes pride in creating a safe and nurturing environment for them to have fun and experience camp the way she herself did.   She is so excited to be back at camp for another amazing summer!

jesse sugar- Head Staff

This is Jesse and this will be his 5th year working at Redwood. He is currently studying Sport Management at Brock University. Jesse is beyond excited to take on this new role as head staff. He has always been able to establish meaningful connections with his campers and tries to go above and beyond to enhance their camp experience.  Redwood is like a second home to him and he can't wait to create new memories with everyone!  This summer can’t come soon enough!!

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Sophie menard – Head Staff

Introducing Sophie. This summer will be her 3rd year at Redwood.  She is currently doing her undergraduate degree in psychology through Laurentian University. Sophie's dream is to be a child psychologist.  She has always loved working with the youngest campers because being attentive and caring comes very naturally to her. Sophie has always been a positive role model for her campers and staff alike. She is very excited to make many more amazing memories at camp this summer!

Louis-Carl maugan-assaf - Head Staff

Say hello to Louis-Carl! He is very excited to be part of the head staff team. He is studying education to be a history teacher at the high school level. He has worked at Redwood for 3 years and loves being outdoors, working with an amazing team and, most of all, seeing the kids grow throughout the summer. Being a big sports fan he loves to participate in all of the activities with the campers and encourage them to try new things to make their day the most fun possible. Louis-Carl always has a smile on his face and is very easygoing and approachable. He hopes to make this summer a fantastic one!

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Jamie Rikley-Krindle– Head Staff

This is Jamie! This will be her 4th year at Redwood and her 2nd as co-head of swim. This fall, she will be starting her second year studying biology, mathematics and statistics at the University of Victoria in BC.  She grew up spending every summer at the pool and her goal is to foster an environment where our campers learn to swim safely and love it at the same time. When Jamie is not at camp, she spends her free time playing rugby, paddle boarding and spending time with friends. She can't wait to jump into this summer and create a bunch of amazing memories with all of you!

emily latour– Head Staff

Let us introduce Emily. She is currently studying Sciences at John Abbott College and hopes to become a Physiotherapist one day. Going on her 3rd summer here at Redwood, she feels that her ability to handle situations in a mature and calm manner will create a safe and fun environment at the pool for all of the campers.  Emily is looking forward to building new friendships and creating new memories with everyone this summer!

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