General Manager – Jane LaMonica
I have been working here since 1989, when I first started as a camp counselor. Over the years I have watched Genesee Valley flourish into the amazing program it is today. My favorite part is the joyful sounds of Genesee Valley. Outside of working at The Valley, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, enjoying the sun, and rock climbing.
Favorite Quote: “Discovery insists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.”
Challenge Course Manager – Scott Gray
My favorite part of work is making a difference in the lives of young people. I really believe in our Mission to help people grow. Outdoor Education played a positive role in my childhood and I am honored to be a career professional in the field. Outside of working at The Valley, I enjoy hiking, American history, visiting museums, and I am also a HUGE Disney nerd!
Favorite Quote: “The pragmatic survive, and the determined thrive, but Faith Manages.”
Summer Camp Director – Zoe Jack
Zoe Jack grew up a mile and a half from the Genesee Valley property and was a camper, junior counselor, summer camp counselor, and facilitator before her current role as the Summer Camp Director. Before this, Zoe focused her pursuits on growing and learning through being outdoors, both as a wilderness therapy field guide with adolescents on the autism spectrum in Utah and as a behavior interventionist with children exposed to early traumas at an outdoor, alternative school in Vermont. Just this past August, she completed hiking the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 150 days, giving her even more time to experience the nourishing and healing power of nature. In addition to her role at the valley, Zoe is working on her Masters in Social Work at the University of MD and is training for her first 50 mile ultra marathon.
Favorite Quote: “To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield” – Ulysses, Alfred Lord Tennyson