Mike grew up in Corning, NY, has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Bluffton College, and taught for six years. He is certified in Camp/Retreat Ministries in The United Methodist Church and has over 26 years of camp leadership experience. He and his wife, Kari, make their home at Casowasco with their children, Ethan and Sydney. Kari, a former staff member, volunteers as the Casowasco store manager. They both grew up attending camp at Casowasco and at Aldersgate, and Kari's grandparents directed Aldersgate.
Dave joined the year-round team at Casowasco in 2014, after 6 seasons on summer staff serving as a Kitchen Assistant, Counselor, and Counselor Coordinator. Originally from Liverpool, NY, he is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam, with a B.A. in Communication, and brings many gifts and talents to his position. Dave and his wife, Rebecca, were married at Casowasco in October of 2017.
Donna is originally from the island of Guam. She has a degree in health care administration and has worked in a variety of settings over time, including a TV station, insurance company, and a medical clinic. Donna has four sons and two daughters.
John grew up in Savona, NY. He has worked in a variety of restaurants and food service establishments over the past few decades. When not at Casowasco, John enjoys spending time swimming, fishing, and playing with his daughter.
Nairobi has been involved with Casowasco seasonally for almost 15 years. An experienced stage performer with the Young Americans and a drummer and guitarist by trade, Nairobi’s passion is rooted in music.
Iain has joined our year-round team recently, but he is no stranger to Casowasco - Iain was a camper for seven summers and then served on staff as a counselor for the last four. We're excited to have Iain's gifts on our year-round staff.
Betsy grew up in Gouverneur, NY and has a degree from Houghton College. She has been a camper at Aldersgate for over 30 years, served 6 years on summer staff, was interim assistant director and CRM program director, and served in a volunteer role for CRM for many years. She brings 8 years of experience in medical reception and administration. She also teaches swim lessons at the local YMCA and leads the nursery care team at her church.