Boys' Summer Camp Staff

We are pleased to introduce our Camp Staff. If you'd like to meet the Camp Counselors, follow the paddle icon below.

Henry R. Kennedy - Executive Director
Henry Kennedy has served as Executive Director at Kieve since 1991 and is the third generation of his family at the helm. Henry graduated from Colby College in 1980 then worked as a Certified Public Accountant in California and Portland, Maine. His non-profit experience includes 2 terms elected to the Cumberland, Maine school board, member of the Colby College Board of Overseers, appointment to the Great Ponds Taskforce by Governor King, past president of the Maine Youth Camping Association, past member of Allagash Wilderness Waterway advisory committee, founding board member of the Family Ice Center in Falmouth, Maine, member of Equity in Education taskforce for Governor Baldacci, and member of Maine Huts and Trails board.

He was a Kieve camper from 1967 through 1972 and a counselor from 1973-1980. He lives in Cumberland and Nobleboro, Maine with his wife, B.J., and their 2 children, Sam and Blair.

Charlie Richardson - Director of Education and Operations
Charlie has been an integral member of the Kieve-Wavus family since 1983, first as an intern in Kieve\'s Leadership School program then as a counselor, and ultimately as C0-Director of the Boys\' Camp. He currently is involved in helping to provide the best educational experience for each and every person and group that comes to our incredible campuses. In the community Charlie has been a board member at the Central Lincoln County YMCA and board member and chairman of the Nobleboro, Maine School board. His teaching and administrative experience have taken place in the Hull Public School in Massachusetts, the Linsly School in Wheeling, WV, and McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD. He now resides year round at Kieve with his wife Annie and their two children Laurie Beth and C.J.

Tom Hartenstein - Assistant Director
Tom was a camper in the 1980s to early 90s and was a counselor from 1997- 2005. He became an Assistant Director of Boys Camp in 2007 and oversees the day-to-day operation. Tom spent 8 years in South America where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. His family then settled in Coral Gables, Florida. Currently Tom and his wife Terrill reside in Raleigh, North Carolina with their twins, Jake and Andy. Both teach at Riverside High School in Durham, NC where they both received the honor of Teacher of the Year (Tom in 2008 and Terrill in 2011). During the off season Tom spends much of his time mountain biking and trail running.

Reid Anderson - Wilderness Tripping Director
Originally from the Main Line of Philadelphia, Reid began at Kieve as a camper in 1992 and never left. He was a camper for five years (1992-1996), a counselor for five years (1998-2002) while attending Hamilton College, and then became a director in 2003, spending summers at Kieve and teaching the rest of the year at Pomfret School in Connecticut. In 2010 Reid, along with his wife Jess, fulfilled their lifelong dream of moving to Maine to work full time at Kieve. Reid is a Registered Maine Guide, avid whitewater paddler, and general outdoor enthusiast. Reid also volunteers as a firefighter with the Dresden Fire Department and is an active member of a local snowmobile club. Reid, Jess, and their son Peter live in nearby Dresden, ME during the year and on site at Kieve during the summer.

Sam Kaplan - Junior Kieve Director
Sam, a 3rd generation Kieve man, was a camper from 1998 through 2001, then again in 2003 for Maine Trails and in 2004 for Kieve West. He returned as a counselor in 2006, became an Assistant Tripping Director in 2009, and finally arrived at his current role in the summer of 2011. Sam is a 2009 graduate of Bates College and an Upper School History Teacher, Grade Dean and Head Varsity Hockey Coach at St. Paul\'s School in Baltimore, MD.

Jess Anderson - KW Health Care Manager
Originally from the Adirondack region of New York State, Jess began working at Kieve in 1999 while attending Hamilton College. After graduating in 2002, Jess became the Kieve Infirmary Director in the summers while teaching the rest of the year at Marianapolis Preparatory School in Connecticut. In 2010 Jess, along with her husband Reid, fulfilled their lifelong dream of moving to Maine full time. Jess is an EMT, Red Cross Instructor and also volunteers in a local church. She loves her current roles as The Leadership School Program Director and KW Health Care Manager, having the opportunity to appreciate the big picture impact of the TLS experience on schools and the everyday details of student and camper wellbeing. Jess, Reid, and their son Peter live in nearby Dresden, ME during the year and on site at Kieve during the summer.

Rob Reilly - Director of Adventure Programming
Rob is a native of Manchester, England where he started rock climbing at the age of 13. He moved to the US in 1993 and has been working in the field of outdoor education for over 15 years with groups ranging from corporate managers to adjudicated youth. Rob joined the Kieve-Wavus team in the spring of 2010 as a Leadership School teacher and Challenge Course Manager. Rob is a nationally certified challenge course & adventure program manager and a certified AMGA (American Mountain Guides association) rock climbing instructor He lives in Hope, ME with his wife of 20 years, Sarah, and their three children.

Faye Woodman - Administrative Assistant, Summer Camp for Boys
Faye began her career with Kieve in 1995 as the Executive Assistant to Henry Kennedy and the Administrative Assistant to the Kieve Summer Camp for Boys and the addition of the KW West Program. She diligently works to support all the parents by comforting them with a myriad of requests, unraveling any issues and melting any potential crisis areas with effortless expertise. She attended the University of Maine at Augusta for Computer Science. In her off time, Faye works with her husband Wayne to provide assistance to his Ministry and the Parishioners of the West Waldoboro Community Church in Waldoboro, ME. She also works with the From our Hearts Organization creating beautiful designer cards for all the service men and women who are deployed, providing them with multiple all-occasion cards to send home to their loved ones. For pleasure and relaxation she is learning to skillfully play the piano and delights in communicating and spending time with all her children and grandchildren.

Tyler Pace - Assistant Wilderness Tripping Director
After Tyler graduated from Connecticut College in 2007, he spent a year working as a Student Services Assistant at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. He then spent some time back home in Kentucky before heading to graduate school in Boston. A veteran Kieve camper, counselor and teacher at The Leadership School and KW West Trip Leader, and co AD of the CIT program, we are glad to have Tyler back in the Trip Shack this year. Tyler has his Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications and is a Certified Maine Guide. In his spare time, Tyler loves to play Ultimate Frisbee, make friends with dogs, read Dante and Wendell Berry and listen to all kinds of Bluegrass music.

Will Hackett - Assistant Wilderness Tripping Director
Will is an native of Belle Meade, NJ and spent six years as a camper at Kieve. During his seven years as a counselor for Kieve Boys Camp, Will worked with children ranging from 8 - 16 years and led several extended trips into the Maine Wilderness. He is a 2010 graduate of Muhlenberg College and has been on the staff of The Leadership School since the fall of 2011. Will loves watching and playing sports, especially football and getting out into the Maine Woods.

Taylor Boucher - Environmental Educator
Taylor was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She was a camper for two years as well as a Wavus Counselor for the past two summers. She studied Biology and Environmental Studies at Earlham College where she found passions for many things, such as environmental justice and conservation. She loves adventuring outside, the ocean and traveling near and far. Taylor is so excited to be living back in Maine and exploring her passions of experiential education at TLS where she started in the fall of 2015. She is excited to welcome campers to Hog Island this summer.

Katrina Smith- Assistant Infirmary Director
Katrina grew up in coastal Maine, and attended the Leadership School as a student in middle school. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Anthropology/Sociology. Katrina started at the Leadership School in the fall of 2015. She loves animals, crafting, and exploring new places. Katrina is excited to join the Kieve camp for Boys team this year, and get to know both the campers and the staff!

Russ Williams - Development & Communications Director
In addition to being the Development & Communications Director, Russ coordinates all the the program brochures, newsletters and website updates. For Boys Camp specifically, he oversees the design and implementation of the Camper Connection, a very popular website function, updated daily during camp and that allows parents to stay updated on some of the happenings around camp and view thousands of camper pictures all year round. Russ is also the 9/11 & Family Camp Director.

Betsy Lee - Camp Staff & Store Administrator
Betsy joined us after six years as the Administrative Assistant for The Wavus Foundation and brought a wealth of experience in the areas of development, accounting and event planning. Betsy manages the Camp Store on both campuses and is the administrator for the Summer Camp Staff. Betsy is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in Animal Medical Sciences. Her two daughters, Anna-Marie and Laura are former Wavus Campers and Staff members.

Bill Chapman - Snow Goose III Captain
Bill holds a Coast Guard boat license and has worked as a commercial fisherman for more than twenty years. He brings a wide range of experiences and talents to Kieve all year long. He has always had a mechanical bent, working as a maintenance mechanic in a local hospital while attending Northeastern University. He is a jack of all trades, able to handle a wide variety of projects on his own. In the past he has served as a law-enforcement officer in Washington, D.C., worked with Project Leap in Massachusetts , and overseen a number of properties in Coastal Maine. Bill is also a licensed Maine Guide, specializing in hunting expeditions both for upland birds and Sea Ducks.