Camp Daggett Staff


Nathan Fleshman, Summer Camp Director                                                                                                                                                              Nathan has been at Camp Daggett for 20 years in some way or another. Nathan was a camper for four years before becoming a volunteer staff member for the next three. After serving as a counselor and the waterfront director, Nathan has been a member of the summer camp leadership for the last eight years. During the rest of the year, Nathan teaches science at East Jordan Public Schools. Nathan also met his wife, Bridget, at camp. Bridget also calls camp home, serving as Camp’s Assistant Summer Director. Nathan and Bridget recently moved to Boyne City and enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, especially going on long hikes with their dog, Daisy.

Julie Guirey, Summer Camp Registrar and part of the Administrative Assistant Team
Julie is connected to Camp Daggett from having worked as counselor and area director in the early 80’s and 90’s.  Julie Guirey manages camper registration throughout the year, and in the summer, she handles the purchasing of supplies, the budget, and the operation of the Camp Store.

Karen Marietti, Adventure Center Director
Karen joined the Camp Daggett family in 2004. As an avid outdoor enthusiast and traveler, Karen can often be found hiking the trails, kayaking the pristine waterways of Michigan or off on an exciting adventure somewhere around the world. Her infectious laugh and smile make her a welcoming presence to all who visit Camp Daggett and the Adventure Center.

Drew Baar, Assistant Adventure Center Director
Drew joined the Camp Daggett family in 2008. His enthusiasm for the outdoors and adventurous situations, as well as his experience working with groups across multiple populations, is a compliment to the experiential programs offered through the Camp Daggett Adventure Center. When he is not sharing his passion for experiential education, Drew enjoys playing music with others, and spending time with family and friends in this great Northern Michigan community.

Edward Leverenz, Facilities and Office Manager  and Maintenance Director
Ed has been our Facility Manager since 2003, but he has a long history with Camp Daggett. Ed first set foot at Camp Daggett on the shore of beautiful Walloon Lake in 1975 and has helped at camp over the years including a position as a summer camp counselor. Ed hails from the Chicago South Suburbs. He attended Northern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Accounting and Computer Science plus a Masters Degree in Computer Science. In addition, he has passed the Certified Public Accounting exam. Ed originally started working as a computer consultant for a variety of companies including Argonne National Laboratory and the Annual Chicago Marathon Race. Before coming to Camp Daggett, he operated his own Shell Service Station for 13 years. Ed’s interests and hobbies include scuba diving, snowmobiling, travel, maple syrup production, and running. He has run the Chicago Marathon four times and has always finished in the top third. In 1995, Ed was instrumental in starting Camp Quality Illinois, serving as its first director. This one week camp for children suffering from cancer is still going strong some 15 years later.  For several years he has also served as the Office Manager and Maintenance Director.

Grace Ketchum, Development Director and part of the Administrative Assistant Team
Grace has a BA from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been involved with Camp Daggett for over 30 years as a volunteer due to her husband’s commitment to Camp Daggett which evolved from his being a camper as a child and later an active board member and volunteer. She has been employed at Camp Daggett as the Development Director for the past 10 years.  Grace’s career in government and with non-profits has been focused on advocacy for children and youth. She has worked in including as executive director of several non-profits in Indiana. Finding resources to operate these programs was part of her responsibilities; she is excited to be at Camp Daggett where she has the opportunity to work on behalf of an organization that she passionately believes in.

Camp Daggett Board of Directors

Margaret Bowers, Community Member
Scott Byrd, Community Member
Susan Capaldi, Community Member
Corbin Donaldson, Community Member
Ben Doornbos, Community Member                                            Rick Gross, Community Member, Interim Director
Grant Martinchek, Community Member (Treasurer)
Nik McLane, Community Member (Vice President)
Becca Nelson, Petoskey Noon Kiwanis (Secretary)
David Snyder, Little Traverse Kiwanis
Mark Tarquini, Petoskey Area Jaycees
Justin Weisler, Boyne Valley Lions (President)

Emeritus Board Members
Shirley Butcher, East Jordan
Bob D’Alcorn, Charlevoix
John DiMartino, Boyne City
Jerry Donnelly, Petoskey
Bob Esford, Petoskey
Mike Farrimond, Petoskey
John Hess, Charlevoix
Pat McFall, Petoskey
Jock Rader, Boyne City

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