Meet the LINX Camps Staff


Joe Kahn

Owner and Founder

Joe Kahn is the Founder and Owner of The LINX Enrichment Club for Kids. He is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School and has his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. Joe believes that he has found a way to bring together his passion for teaching and desire to help children expand their interests. Through LINX, Joe has created an innovative enrichment environment 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.

Melissa Habersaat

Melissa Habersaat is the Vice President of Operations for LINX and skillfully handles many of the day-to-day operations. Melissa has her BS from Babson College in Business and Marketing. She has spent the past 7 years developing programs and systems to help staff and children succeed. Along with her unmatched attention to detail, Melissa has led the G.I.R.L. Power and Entrepreneurs Club, two classes that teach children how to become more confident leaders.

Josh Schiering

Vice President/Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer Camps 

Josh serves as the Vice President of LINX and the Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer Camps. With over 20 years of experience managing and directing programs designed to help children thrive. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of a varied program that serves our community and families. Josh prides himself on his ability to assemble a team that puts children first. Josh’s staff training and character development programs have received national recognition. Josh holds a B.S. in Economics and Business.

Todd Morse

Todd has 20 years of experience producing original plays and adaptations for performers in elementary, middle and high school. He brings out creativity and confidence in all and especially loves when shy students discover their great potential. He believes in learning through laughter and that theater is a means of accessing literature, history and philosophy. Todd began the LINX Theater program with Joe Kahn in 2006 and is always searching for ways to raise the bar. His immense experience and love of teaching is invaluable to LINX. He not only loves to light the creative spark in young performers, he loves to teach others how he does it. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.

Heather Emley

Dance Director
LINX Camps Director of Dance Programs

Heather brings valuable talent to her role as Dance Director. She has a Bachelor's in Dance from Adelphi, a Bachelor's in Exercise Science and has years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, yoga and many more. She has worked with unbelievably talented choreographers like Frank Augustyn, Leda Merdeith and David Parsons. Heather holds many regional and national awards in dance and has performed professionally across the country. Her expertise is unmatched and she is the perfect leader for Dance programs here at LINX.

Lisa Gatto

Lisa is an integral figure in the LINX community; she is a Class Director that has worked with younger children and their caregivers in discussion groups for over twelve years. She has directed child development programs at Isis Parenting, worked as a Child Life Specialist at Boston Children's hospital, and graduated Weelock College with a Bachelor's in Human Growth and Development. Lisa's knowledge and passion for child development is unparalleled and she brings this passion directly to the LINX campers every day.

Chris Dumais

In his 8th year at LINX, Chris continues to bring innovative leadership, motivation, and new curriculum. Chris leads all of Adventure Camp: Outward Adventures, Spy, Spy 2.0, Double Dare Squasher, Ninja Warrior, Zombie-Dragon-Alien Extreme survival camp. When not at camp, Chris works as a guidance counselor at Wayland High School. Chris' unflappable positivity and energy make him a LINX legend and all around hero.

Akshay Gupta

Akshay has graduated from George Mason University, Virginia in Information Systems after completing his undergraduate work in Computer Science from Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering, India. His prior experience includes an internship with Defense Research and Development Organization and work at Tata Consultancy Services as a System Engineer. Apart from this, he has been playing soccer, volleyball and handball since the age of 12.

Carrie Klimeczko

Miss Carrie has been actively teaching for the past 15 years. She received Masters of Music Degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with an emphasis in Theatre and Dance. She expertly incorporates all of the elements of music, movement and theatricality to create a magical musical experience for everyone! "I cannot say enough about Carrie...there needs to be a rating higher than "excellent" because she exudes everything you want in your child's music teacher. You can just see how much she's enjoying what she does & it makes for a wonderful, welcoming, energized environment. You can tell she has a great command of music knowledge, and her pep & energy are infectious and rare. She literally glows when she teaches." ~Maria D., mother of two

Chris Coimbra

Hello there, Cornbread is my name and camp is my game! I've been working with LINX for 5 years and it never gets old. Even though I'm a counselor I wake up everyday like a camper, pumped for whatever may be ahead. I'm just a big kid who wants to go crazy at camp everyday all day!

Megan Mountzoures

Megan graduated from Boston College in 2016 with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Applied Psychology & Human Development. In May 2017, she earned her Master's Degree from BC as well, in the Curriculum and Instruction Program. She is excited to return for her 5th summer at LINX as the Freedom Supervisor. Megan also works year round at LINX in the Camp and Dance Departments.

Ashley Wieher

This will be Ashley's fifth summer as a dance counselor here at LINX Camps. Ashley began dancing at the age of three, and was quickly recognized for her love of dance. Ashley entered the competitive field of dance at a young age specializing as a tap soloist, winning many elite awards in her division. Ashley has spent most of her life devoted to dance and has gone on to achieve numerous awards for her performances competing at both local and national levels. Ashley enjoys sharing her love for dance and can't wait for another dance filled summer at LINX!

Caitlin Morton

Caitlin currently attends Boston University School of Social Work, where she is earning her MSW. She graduated from Middlebury College in 2016 with a BA in Classics. As the oldest of nine, Caitlin has lots of experience with children of all ages. While in college, she worked part-time at a preschool several days a week. During the 2016-2017 school year, she served with City Year in a fourth grade classroom at a Boston Public School. She would ultimately like to be a school social worker in an elementary school. Caitlin has worked in Junior Camp for five summers, and she also works at LINX during the school year.

Anna Pearson

Anna just finished her third year at Syracuse University in the School of Management. This is her fifth summer at LINX! In her free time, she loves to dance and go on hikes. She works at a preschool during the school year and spent a semester Strasbourg, France this fall. She is so excited to be back at LINX and make it the best summer yet!

Isiah Beasley

Dance Instructor
Specialties: Hip Hop, Breakdancing

Isiah (Zay) is a Dance Instructor who works with dance teams, specializing in hip hop. Zay is known for his exceptional performance skills, his knowledge of choreography and involvement with the Phunk Phenomenon group. He earned 3rd place in the US at Hip Hop International, and has done freestyle work for Xbox's Dance Central 2 and 3. He has even participated in events such as First Night Boston, The Urban Nutcracker, the Boston Marathon, Disney World and the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. His experience in all realms of dance is unparalleled and his contributions to the LINX collective are always inventive.

Matthew Agranat

Matt is a musician and a playwright, and will be returning for his fourth summer at LINX Camps. Aside from directing drop-off traffic, Matt has two dreams: To ensure every camper's experience is memorable, and to make each day outshine the last.

Gage Condon

Gage is a senior at Medfield High School. He has worked at LINX for over two years. He has worked as a camp counselor as well as a sports instructor during the school year. He always brings enthusiasm to the table and believes that he can use his skills to work and develop similar skills among kids. He thoroughly enjoys interacting and collaborating with others to create the best environment for kids to learn and grow at LINX.

Daniel Merriam

Dan (Lt. Dan) is a leader in the Obstacle Course arts. He has completed 13 Spartan Races and achieved 2 Spartan Trifectas including the World Championship. He ran the 2015 Boston Marathon to benefit Children's Hospital, and is the founder and lead bootcamp organizer of a corporate fitness program called YOLO. His passion for Health and Wellness is only rivaled by his dedication to achieve goals through inspiration, motivation and determination. His leadership style is a partnership with his team to cultivate the "no one left behind" attitude. Lt. Dan is ready to Get After It. How about you?

Stephen Behan

A native New Yorker, Stephen James trained at School of American Ballet in New York City and American Dance Theater in Herricks, NY. He studied at Ailey School as a fellowship student and graduated from the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) Purchase College in White Plains, NY with a B.F.A. in Dance. Stephen spent summers training with Miami City Ballet, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Dance International New York in Spain and New York. He performed with Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, apprenticed with Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballett in Nürnberg, Germany and danced as a member of the second company at Ballet Hispanico “BHdos”. Stephen has also performed with the Eglevsky Ballet, RG Dance Project, and company dancer with Verb Ballets of Cleveland, OH, and company dancer with Ballet Nebraska of Omaha, NE. This is Stephen's second season with José Mateo Ballet Theatre.

Jennifer Downin

Jen was a nanny for 10 years and a preschool teacher for 3 years before starting a family of her own. Jen is a mother of five children, ages 5 to 13. She loves to watch her kids play soccer, run cross country, play deck hockey and flag football. If she gets a minute to herself she loves to walk, read and travel.

Isabella Reeve

Isabella attends Wellesley High School and is the co-captain of the WHS Varsity Dance Team. She has been a dancer at LINX for ten years and is currently on Elite Company. She has been a regional and national competitive dancer for eight years. Over the past four years, Isabella has enjoyed being a teacher's assistant in the dance program at LINX and is excited to spend another summer as camp counselor!

Maddie Shultz

Maddie attends Wellesley High School where she is co-captain of the Varsity Dance Team. For the past ten years she has danced at LINX Dance Studio where she is now an Elite Company member as well as a Teacher's Assistant. She enjoys helping out in her high school Child Lab and is a tutor at Sprague Elementary school. Maddie cannot wait to teach at LINX dance studio and combine her intense training with the fun LINX environment!