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.


 

Jake Haas

Chief Technology Officer

Jake is the Chief Technology Officer at LINX. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


 

Meesh Farrell

Associate Director of LINX Camps

Michelle (Meesh) Farrell is the Associate Director of LINX Camps. Along with her years of experience at LINX, Meesh 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. Meesh is a graduate of Framingham State University.


 

Lisa Gatto

Executive Coordinator

Lisa is the Executive Coordinator 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

Campus Director

Rob is the Dana Hall Site Supervisor for LINX Camps. His 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.


 

Ben Gatto

Camp Regional Director

Ben is the Regional Camp Director for LINX Camps. He has been working in public education. As a classroom teacher, Ben taught first through fourth grades, and most recently worked as a Vice Principal in an elementary school. Prior to LINX, Ben was an Assistant Director at the SPACE summer program in Newton. Ben has three wonderful children who keep him busy and entertained. (e)


 

Todd Morse

Creative Director and Campus Director

Todd is the Creative Director for LINX and LINX Camps. After graduating from Boston College and establishing a reputation for innovative work in youth theater and camp, Todd joined LINX in 2006. He helped shape the LINX Theater formula of allowing all actors to shine on stage by producing small cast shows that allow greater one-on-one exploration with the director. In his current role as Creative Director, Todd helps develop and supports many LINX and LINX Camps initiatives. During the school year, Todd also instructs programs that focus on teaching creativity. When camp is in session, Todd works as the Site Director of the Linden Street Campus.


 

Nick Raponi

Assistant Campus Director

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.


 

Jennifer Downin

Junior Camp Director

Jen is the Junior Camp Director at LINX Camps. Before coming to LINX, she has worked as a nanny. Jen is a children’s certified yoga teacher, and former pre-school owner. She has taught at preschools, private elementary schools, libraries, and daycare facilities, and has developed a gross motor movement program for a daycare. Jen is the mother of 5 children.


 

Rhys Thomas

Web Designer and Camp Coordinator

Rhys has been a Resident Assistant and Soccer & IT Camps Coordinator at LINX Camps since the summer of 2017 and works year round in the LINX Tech department as a web designer. He has played soccer since the age of six and has led many training sessions and competitions at school. He was the captain of his team for many years through what players and fans both described as “the Golden Age.” His technical experience includes working as a project manager in a large team of web designers and developers in the UK. Rhys is a graduate of The University of Sheffield with a BA in Business Management with Employment Experience.


 

Kaely Schuh

Dance instructor and Customer Service Specialist

Kaely is a Dance Instructor, Dance Administrator, and Customer Service Specialist at LINX. Kaely was a competitive dancer growing up, attending BAK Middle School of the Arts and A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a specialization in dance. Kaely graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Dance. While attending FSU, Kaely taught at many dance studios throughout Florida and had the opportunity to perform in the ACDA Nationals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. during college.


 

Megan Mountzoures

Freedom Camp Team Leader

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.


 

Monique Marshall Veale

Camper Care Director

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.


 

Pattie Finocchiaro

Nursing Team Leader

Pattie is the Nursing Team Leader at LINX. As a registered nurse for over 13 years, she has experience in surgical and emergency room nursing. Children are her favorite age group to work with. Pattie also works at a local nursing school training nursing students as she has a passion for teaching. She received her ADN from MassBay Community College and her BSN from Fitchburg State University.


 

Chloe Norris

Customer Service Specialist

Chloe is a leader on the Customer Service Team at LINX, providing exceptional service and communication to all members of LINX and LINX Camps. She also teaches science classes at LINX during the school year to help children learn and explore the world around them, and crafting classes that build creativity and unique problem-solving skills in young artists. Before coming to LINX, Chloe worked at the YMCA where she led her own enrichment based before and after-school program during the school year. During the summer she spent her time as the STEAM Director within the YMCA summer camp programs. Chloe holds a BS in Youth Development.


 

Paul Melicharek

Sports Camp Team Leader

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.


 

Alexandra Cadete

Customer Service Team and Theater Instructor

Alexa is a Theater Instructor and a member of the Customer Service Team at LINX. Alexa has professional experience in acting, props, costuming, stage management, directing, and performing. Alexa attended the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and graduated from Green Mountain College with a BA in English and Performing Arts.


 

AnneMarie Alvarez

Theater Team Leader

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.


 

Jeff Downin

Camp Operations

Jeff is an Archery Instructor at LINX Camps. He also manages transportation and other camp-wide logistics. Jeff teaches high school mathematics and coaches Track & Field and Cross Country. He is married and the father of five children.


 

Dannea Reali

Dance Teacher and Camp Leader

Dannea is a Dance Instructor at LINX as well as a Boston Celtics Dancer. 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 former member of the MLL Boston Cannons Dance Team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.


 

Brittany Irish

Theater Team Leader

Brittany is thrilled to be returning to LINX as Assistant Director of Theater Camps! Brittany graduated from Shenandoah University with a BFA in Musical Theater and currently attends Emerson College, where she is earning her Master’s in Theater Education. She has toured as performer and assistant director with Theater Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility (TIGER), an Educational Theatre Program based out of Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, spent time teaching and interning at The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has taught several workshops at The Massachusetts Thespian Festival.


 

Carrie Klimeczko

Music and Movement Specialist

Carrie is an Instructor at LINX. She received a Masters of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with an emphasis in Theatre and Dance.


 

Brianna Kahn

Team Leader

Brianna is a team leader at LINX Camps in the Sports Divison. She is excited to return to work at camp again this summer. Going from camper, to counselor, to team leader, Brianna has unique perspective on camp and is very passionate about what the experience of going to LINX Camps has to offer. She can’t wait for an entire summer of “Best day evers!”


 

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.


 

Kurtis Sherry

Swim Supervisor

Kurtis is a Swim Instructor at LINX Camps. He has worked as a Lifeguard while at school. Kurtis is a Geography student at the University of Dundee in Scotland.


 

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.