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Meet the LINX Camps Staff

   
 

Joe Kahn

Owner and Founder

Joe is the owner and founder of LINX, LLC. Before starting LINX, Joe worked as a financial consultant for KCI (acquired by FTI) and worked for McKinsey & Co in Boston; he was the COO/CFO of an eldercare startup and did some turnaround work as well. Drawing on his business experience, his passion for teaching and desire to help children expand their interests, in LINX Joe has created an innovative enrichment environment of classes and camps in which children explore and experience new things and learn along the way. He has proven that children learn and retain experiences most notably in a fun based environment, which is the hallmark of LINX. Joe is a board member of Camp Casco, which provides free camp experiences for children with cancer. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S.in Management, with a minor in Computer Science, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Joe is married and the proud father of two daughters.


 

Josh Schiering

Vice President and Executive Director of LINX Camps

Josh is the Vice President of LINX and the Executive Director of LINX Camps. He has worked in the camping industry his entire career, managing and directing programs designed to help children thrive, and has received national recognition for the staff training and character development he designed. He is a published author on character development. Josh holds a B.S. in Economics and Business. He is a proud husband and father of five.


 

Michelle Farrell

Associate Director of LINX Camps

Michelle (Meesh) Farrell is the Associate Director of LINX Camps. Meesh has been at LINX for over 4 years and brings her extensive background in directing children’s enrichment programs and passion for delivering superior customer service to the team. Meesh is a proven leader in youth services and loves on-boarding and training new team members to be strong, encouraging and supportive role models for our campers. Everyday Meesh brings her creativity and drive to create inclusive programs designed to unite and empower a diverse camper population


 

Mark Waldeck

Mark is a Camp Director for LINX Camps’ Dana Hall Campus. When camp is not in session, he works as a middle school science teacher in Lexington, MA.


 

Lisa Gatto

Executive Coordinator

Lisa is a Class Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, Lisa worked with younger children and their caregivers in discussion groups, directed child development programs at Isis Parenting, and worked as a Child Life Specialist at Boston Children's hospital. Lisa graduated from Wheelock College with a bachelor's in Human Growth and Development.


 

Robert Murphy

Rob is the Dana Hall Site Supervisor for LINX Camps. He is previous roles at LINX include Sports Camp Supervisor and Operations/Busing Supervisor. During the school year, Rob teaches math at Needham High School and coaches baseball.


 

Monique Marshall Veale

Monique is a Counselor at LINX Camps. Monique has worked with children, adolescents, and families. She continues to lead youth and family centered programing that provides academic enrichment, social emotional development, recreation, and after school care and education.


 

Heather Emley

Dance Director

Heather is the Dance Director at LINX and the Director of Dance Programs at LINX Camps. Her unmatched expertise and training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, yoga, and award-winning performances across the country make her the perfect leader for Dance programs here at LINX. Heather has a bachelor's in Dance and a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Adelphi.


 

Todd Morse

Creative Director

Todd is the Creative Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, he produced original plays and adaptations for performers in elementary, middle and high school. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.


 

Dannea Reali

Dannea is a Dance Instructor at LINX. Before coming to LINX, she was the captain of her college’s Competitive Dance Team and has danced and choreographed professionally, including for the UFL Hartford Colonials Cheerleaders and the WNBA Connecticut Sun Dance Team. Dannea is a Boston Celtics Dancer, and a former member of the MLL Boston Cannons Dance Team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.


 

Jennifer Downin

Jen is the Junior Camp Director at LINX Camps. She has worked as a nanny She is EEC Director certified, a children’s certified yoga teacher, and former pre-school owner. Her professional background includes teaching at preschools, private elementary schools, libraries, and daycare facilities, and the development of a gross motor movement program for a daycare. Jen is the mother of 5 children.


 

Nick Raponi

Nick is a supervisor at LINX Camps after having worked as a counselor and team leader. He has performed in musicals and productions and directs or designs shows for many local theaters, high schools, and universities. He has held roles as Drama Director and Technical Director for schools and organizations, and is currently the president of the Winthrop Playmakers. Nick is a graduate of Salem State University with a degree in Theater Performance and a minor in Education.


 

Paul Melicharek

Paul is the Sports Supervisor at LINX Camps. After playing professional football he is an Elementary Physical Education Teacher in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Paul is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Exercise Physiology.


 

Arielle Chernoff-Lamb

Theater Director

Arielle is a Theater Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, she worked as an actor, educator, director, and designer. Arielle founded the off-Broadway indie-theatre company Wyrd Theatre, and had a management and teaching position at The Viera Studio for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida. She co-authored and published the bi-lingual play "Excuse My French: a One Woman Show." Arielle has a BFA in Acting from Emerson College.


 

AnneMarie Alvarez

AnneMarie is a Theater Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, she taught and directed at theaters, schools, and camps across Massachusetts. AnneMarie also serves as the Director of Development and Media to The FUDGE Theatre Company. She is a graduate of Emerson College with a B.A. in Theatre Education and an emphasis in Musical Theatre.


 

Jake Haas

Chief Technology Officer

Jake Haas is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of LINX. Jake has been at LINX for more than 5 years and is a graduate of WPI. Jake helps make the magic happen at LINX!


 

Carrie Klimeczko

Carrie is an Instructor at LINX where she incorporates the elements of music, movement and theatricality to create a magical musical experience for children. She received a Masters of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with an emphasis in Theatre and Dance.


 

David Gerth

Director of Finance

Dave is the Director of Finance at LINX. Before coming to LINX he was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of both very large public companies and successful "start-ups" throughout New England. Dave is an MBA graduate of Dartmouth College and has his undergraduate degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


 

Megan Mountzoures

Megan is a Freedom Supervisor at LINX Camps. During the school year she is an Elementary School Teacher while also helping in the LINX Camps department.


 

Caitlin Morton

Caitlin is a returning Counselor at LINX Camps, and works at LINX during the school year. While in college, she worked part-time at a preschool, and served with City Year in a fourth grade classroom at a Boston Public School. She is a graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in Classics, and attends Boston University School of Social Work, where she is earning her MSW.


 

Samantha Kirk

Samantha is a Theater Instructor at LINX and a Counselor at LINX Camps. She is a student at Merrimack College studying Elementary Education.