Meet our 2021 Head Staff
The OFFICE Staff
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!
The Head Staff
Redwood's 2021 head staff have over 80 years of combined experience! Let us introduce you to the people who really help to make it all happen at Redwood, the Head Staff.
Phil Dunn - Head Staff Team leader
This will be Phil's 13th summer at Redwood and his 5th year as Head Staff. He has previously enjoyed being a camp counsellor and as part of the swimstaff. He is a recent graduate from Concordia University and holds a B.A. degree in Leisure Sciences as well as a graduate diploma in Business Administration. When not working at camp, he designs and builds websites. He is a self-taught web developer and has always been fascinated with websites from an early age. Through teaching himself, he has gained knowledge and great satisfaction in problem solving and seeing the end results. He is looking forward to welcoming back all of the new and returning campers as well as the staff.
Ruby O'Brien - Head Staff
This will be Ruby's 6th year on staff at Redwood. She started out as a camper back in 2007, went through the C.I.T program, and then continued to work in both the Gremlins and Smurfs units. She is currently in school at Lasalle College studying Interior Design and hopes to be a real estate investor one day. On her spare time she loves to dance and has toured with the Nutcracker and competed for many years. She is now a dance teacher and still loves to dance when she has the time. She also loves to travel and spend time with her friends. She is so excited to be back at camp this summer as a section head and cannot wait for the summer to start!
Katelynn daigle – Head Staff
Katelynn’s been working at Redwood since 2016! She was a Gremlins counsellor for 3 years and then a Smurfs counsellor for 1 year. Katelynn just finished her first year at John Molson School of Business. She’s majoring in marketing and minoring in finance. In her spare time she loves travelling, and being with friends and family. Her favorite thing to do is go to a new restaurant or coffee shop! She can’t wait to get to know all the staff and campers and is excited to have an amazing summer all together!
Sam Reiskind – Head Staff
This is Sam, she has been working at Redwood for 5 years and is very excited to be on our Head Staff team this summer. She’s currently enrolled at Concordia University in the Early Childhood & Elementary Education Program. She has always been interested in child development and the education system. In her free time she enjoys being with friends and family and spending time outside. She is looking forward to learning and creating new memories this summer!
Emma De Pippo- Head Staff
This summer will be Emma’s 1st summer at Redwood, however she is no stranger to camp having been a counsellor for several years at various other camps. She’s very excited to spend the summer with all our campers while soaking up the sun and having fun! She is currently a student of Interior Design at the University of Montreal. When she’s not busy with schoolwork, she enjoys painting, spending time with family and being outdoors!”
Sally Cohen– Swim Head Staff
This is Sally. She is part of the head staff team at the pool. This will be her 3rd summer on swim staff at Redwood and was also part of The Adventure Club last summer. She is super excited to be leading the swim staff at the pool this summer. During the school year she studies at Vanier College and she is planning to attend Ottawa U in Psychology next year. On her free time she enjoys cheerleading and baking with her family. Sally's experience & excellent skills will ensure your child will have a fun filled summer!