Meet Our Year Round Staff
Our greatest asset is our staff. We strive to hire and promote the best camp professionals available. Read about our key staff and feel free to contact any of them with questions.
Pam Caldwell Nootbaar
(With her husband Joe, and daughters Natalie, Taylor and Tori)
Pam Caldwell Nootbaar has spent most of her life at Kennolyn. Today, as our General Manager she oversees all of the camp and event operations on both of our properties. She pays special attention to ensuring that our programs stay relevant in today's world while remaining true to the vision of her grandparents, Uncle Max and Aunt Marion. Pam is a graduate of UC Berkeley and has an MBA from Georgetown. She lives in Menlo Park.
Pam Nootbaar: 831.479.6714 ext.400
(With his wife Brenda and children Samantha, Mitchell and Grace)
Andrew has been a part of Kennolyn since 1985. Like so many people before and since, he found Kennolyn to be a destination rather than a stop on a journey. In that first summer he met his future wife Brenda and Kennolyn became their summer home. In 1993, Andrew and Brenda moved to Kennolyn full time and over the next few years Andrew became the Director of all our camps. With their three children, all committed Kennolyn campers of course, Andrew and Brenda continue to live on site. Andrew served two terms as President of the American Camp Association (ACA), Northern California and is a past board member of the Western Association of Independent Camps. He also served on the Board of Directors of Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz. During the summer, Andrew is very much hands on as Director of Resident Camp and provides daily oversight and support to our Day Camp Directors. Brenda Townsend is the Director of our Family Camp programs and our Day Camp Office Coordinator.
Andrew Townsend: 831.479.6714 ext. 444 - email@example.com
As a young boy growing up in Northern Ireland, Chris wanted to be a police officer, teacher, lawyer and actor. It became increasingly difficult for him to settle on one career choice and on the advice of his parents chose to take a GAP year before making a decision. Chris heard of an international staffing agency which placed college kids in camps all over America and decided to give it a go, after all he was still considering teaching. Summer 2001 was the first year Chris spent at Kennolyn and unbeknownst to him at the time, the decision had been made. It was camp which was to be his perfect career choice. Chris was accepted to multiple theatre schools in the UK and USA however only one was close to Kennolyn and so he studied theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts during the school year and returned to camp as a counselor, Waterfront Coordinator and Head Counselor before joining the year round staff as Program Director in 2006.
Chris Woodrow: 831.479.6714 ext. 448 - firstname.lastname@example.org
(With her husband Evan and children Addison and Max)
Allison Lloyd first came to Kennolyn in 1988 as a camper, and returned as a counselor in 2000. With a Master’s Degree in special education, Allison was a teacher for 10 years before joining Kennolyn’s year round staff. She has held different positions at Kennolyn’s Resident Camp, and in 2011 became Director of Day Camp. She has enjoyed being a part of such an enriching experience for children.
Allison Lloyd: 831.479.6714 ext. 449 - email@example.com
Alisha Dias joined Kennolyn Camp in 2012. Previously, she coached volleyball for Palo Alto Elite Volleyball Club and worked as a clinical aide at the Pediatric Therapy Center in Aptos. In May, she graduated from San Jose State with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She is excited to be a part of the Kennolyn team and looks forward to answering your questions throughout the year.
Alisha : 831.479.6714 ext. 440 - firstname.lastname@example.org