Staff 2017

Click on our staff profiles to get to know our 2017 team!

In-Camp (Basecamp) Staff

 Brian, Director

Brian grew up in southern New Hampshire. He attended Bates College and during his summers, he worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) hut system. He worked at Lakes of the Clouds, Madison, Greenleaf and was hutmaster at Galehead. Currently during the school year he works at the Outdoor Academy, a semester school in North Carolina. There he teaches an Environmental Seminar course along with Appalachian Crafts (click here for more…).


Max, Assistant Director
fullsizerenderMax has spent his entire life exploring the mountains. He grew up in New Hampshire, was a camper at Cragged Mountain Farm from 2000-2008, and worked as a maintenance boy, a camp counselor, staff on the Allagash, a trip leader, and is now the assistant director, which will make summer 2017 his 17th year at the farm (click here for more…).

Maddie, Kitchen Manager
fullsizerender-3My name is Maddie and I am from Barrington, Rhode Island. My first experience at Cragged Mountain Farm was the age of five years old. I am now twenty and I still feel the magic I felt during my first summer at the Farm all those years ago. Freedom is profoundly significant to me because it represents a place where I have the opportunity to be my true self  (click here for more…).

Hogan, Digital Marketing Manager/Activity Leader
hogan-picHi, my name is Hogan! I’ve been spending my summers at Cragged Mountain Farm since I was a 5-year-old camper in 2001. I am now 20, and I have been working as staff since 2013! This camp session will be my 16th summer spent at the farm in total—wow. I grew up in Cumberland, Maine but I currently live in Burlington, Vermont (click here for more…).

Jenny, Waterfront Director
jennyJenny Prescott attended Cragged Mountain Farm as a child, following in the family tradition of her older siblings. She returned for several summers in her early 20s to become a counselor and eventually a Wilderness Trip Leader, before taking a hiatus to start a family. Jenny’s three sons (now ages 13, 11, and 8) are now just as devoted to CMF as she is,  (click here for more…).


Josh, Camp Doctor
15310620_10211162011188744_972767930_nMy name is Josh Parker and Cragged has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old. I went to Cragged from 1984-1988 and the connections I made there have been a part of my life both at camp and out in the ‘real world’ for most of my life now. Cragged is truly one of the most special and important places in my life (click here for more…).



Tripping Staff

Derek, Head of Tripping
Derek grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and the surrounding mountains, where he gained a love for exploring the outdoors with his family. He moved to New Orleans in 2011 to study economics and the environment at Tulane University. After graduating, Derek embarked on a Year of Discovery, upon which one of the many things he Discovered was the wonderful Cragged Mountain Farm (click here for more…).



Zane, Trip Leader
profile-picOutdoor extraordinaire! Experienced river man! Loves nature and music, from the air to the land! But seriously, once I came to Cragged, I was hooked! (click here for more…).






Lael, Trip Leader
dsc_1487-1Though new to the Cragged team, I am no stranger to camp life! Both that of remote, wilderness locations, and sunny-beach-day summer camps as a counselor.  I never truly uncovered my love for the outdoors, as I have been long rooted in it, but what came with age is my undying passion for teaching and working with youth in outdoor settings (click here for more…).

Zac, Trip Leader
FullSizeRender (4)Howdy! I am currently a snowboard instructor at Park City Mountain Resort in Utah and a recent college graduate. I grew up hiking, surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking throughout the great states that make up New England. In 2016 I graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Civil Engineering (click here for more…).


Cabin Staff

Kendall, Counselor
image1Hi I’m Kendall! I am 19 years old and I have been going to Cragged Mt. Farm since 2007! I learned about camp from my dad, who was a camper and long time employee. I live for the outdoors and leap at every chance I get to go wandering into the wild. The Pacific Northwest is the place I call home, but currently I am attending Elon University in North Carolina (click here for more…).





Sophie, Counselor
Sophie.jpgSophie grew up in Greenfield, a small town in Western Massachusetts. She is a classical violinist, soccer player, ultimate frisbee player, and nature enthusiast. Sophie will be attending Colorado College next year. She first came to Cragged Mountain Farm as a toddler in 2002 (click here for more…).


George, Counselor

georgeGeorge grew up in Portland, Maine, only an hour away from Cragged Mountain. George began his Cragged journey at age 10 in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the camp and the New England wilderness. After being a traditional camper for three years, George completed the culminating Allagash canoe trip, which is still to this day the highlight of all his nature-based and spiritual experiences (click here for more…).





Sam, Counselor
SamI am Sam Naumann! My family has been invested in Cragged Mountain for nearly a century now. My Grandmother is good friends with the founders of the camp and attended when she was a kid. My mom and all her siblings went to camp. In addition all of my 13 cousins,  of which I am the fourth youngest, have attended camp. I have a long legacy to live up to (click here for more…).

Ahrdy, Counselor

I grew up in Takoma Park Maryland and I turn 19 on July 3rd. I am a 2nd year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology studying Industrial Design. I spent 3 years as a camper and than went on to do the Allagash and Penobscot trips as a teenager (click here for more…).



Miya, Junior Staff/Counselor
Miya grew up in upstate New York in the town of Ithaca, and is currently a junior at Ithaca High School. She learned about Cragged Mountain Farm from her parents who worked at Cragged while she was still a toddler. At the age of nine she began attending Cragged along with her sister, and immediately fell in love (click here for more…)!


Connor, Junior Staff/Counselor
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My name is Connor. I am a Northern California native who has always enjoyed backpacking around the state as well as hiking during my travels with my family. I participated in robotics during my time in high school and will be attending the world championships with my team this year. For the past 3 year I have taught at different summer camps (click here for more…).





Darby, Junior Staff/Counselor
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Hi, I’m Darby! I’m from Sag Harbor, NY, and I’ve gone to Cragged since I was nine years old. Every summer it has been the highlight of my year, so I’m super excited to be working here this summer! I just graduated high school and will be attending Georgetown next year (click here for more…).




Cora, Junior Staff/Counselor
Hi, I’m Cora! I’m from Exeter, New Hampshire and am currently finishing up my junior year of high school. I started going to Cragged when I was nine years old and loved it, especially the wilderness trips spent hiking and canoeing. I have been going back every summer all the way through the Allagash and Penobscot (click here for more…).






Allagash Canoeing Adventure Staff

Caroline, Wilderness Trip Leader
Caroline currently works at the Outdoor Academy, a semester school in North Carolina where she leads high school sophomores on rock climbing, canoeing, and backpacking trips. Caroline loves empowering young adults to discover they are capable of more than they expected and hopes to foster in participants a love of the natural world. (click here for more…).


Allie, Assistant Wilderness Trip Leader
allie-dulles-cmf-bio-pictureI am Allie and I am so excited to be an Assistant Trip Leader this summer! I am a Midwest girl with Boundary Waters Canoe Area canoeing experience and I’m pumped to expand my horizons by paddling farther east than I ever have before. I have always loved being in nature and growing with a group of people as we explore a new space (click here for more…).





Jamie, Allagash Wilderness Counselor
1800180_10206276870867746_849430742209856074_n.jpgMy name is Jamie Stratton and I am from Trumbull CT and recently graduated from Eastern University in PA with a degree in Communication. My favorite sport is soccer and my favorite food would have to be a  good bacon egg and cheese (click here for more…).