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

Palm Caldwell Nootbaar and family

(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


Andrew Townsend

Andrew Townsend and Family

(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 -


Allison Lloyd & Family

Allison Lloyd

(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 -


Katrina Ricca

Katrina RiccaKatrina has been working with camps and outdoor schools for the past 10 years, starting out on her home turf in the Midwest, and working throughout the Bay Area, her new home, since 2006. With a degree in Education from Xavier University and a passion for all kid-related learning that takes place outside of the classroom, she’s excited to join the Kennolyn family as Program Director and experience the magic that she’s heard so much about.

Katrina Rica: 831.249.6714 ext. 440 -