Meet the LINX Camps Staff
The LINX Camps Staff is proudly committed to creating the most memorable camp experience, instilled with friendship, spirit and camaraderie, for each and every child! Our full time, year-round team of LINX Leaders is comprised of professionals who are carefully selected based on maturity, creativity, energy, and an ability to develop and facilitate programs designed to help children thrive! Our LINX Camps Summer Staff members are highly qualified and held to the same standards.
All LINX Camp Staff members are put through a series of personal interviews with our Executive Team, are CORI and SORI background checked, and take part in our LINX Camps Leadership Training. We proudly maintain the highest standards of professionalism and leadership, along with unparalleled attention to individual care, and are fully commmitted to helping your child succeed at camp and throughout the year.
If you are interested in working at LINX Camps, please visit our employment page.
Katie has participated in musical theater since the age of 6. She also studies voice, piano, guitar, music theory, and has dabbled with other instruments such as saxophone and viola. She graduated from Walnut Hill High School in Natick, MA, a private school for the arts where she majored in theater. She then went on to study in New York City and earned her B.A. from a local university. Today Katie can be seen performing in and around the Boston area with groups such as ImprovBoston and at professional venues like the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown.
Miss Heather Emley has a BFA in Dance from Adelphi University, a BS in Exercise Science, and professional training in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, salsa, yoga and pilates. While at Adelphi, Miss Heather worked with and performed for many talented choreographers including Leda Meredith, Trebien Pollard, David Parsons, Frank Augustyn, Nicholas Seligson-Ross, Aylene Liberona, and Aszure Barton.
Miss Heather began her dance career at an early age and has received numerous regional and national awards. She attended the American College Dance Festival annually, where she performed and studied with choreographers from around the world.
While in the greater Boston area, Miss Heather has performed with Adagio Dance Company, the Boston Blazers Sparks Dance Team, and Boston Dance Alliance. She currently dances with the Boston Cannons Dance Team and Danny Swain Dance Company, and is the Artistic Director of Enigmatic Contemporary Dance.
Todd is an accomplished program leader and has his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. Todd has over 10 years of experience running his own theatrical production company and has instructed students all across the Boston area, including those at the Concord Youth Theater, Kidstock, Beaver Country Day and the Theater in Winchester. Todd is an expert at making children a part of the acting process. While he has mastered green screening and film editing, Todd has also written and directed several original shows and movies that have all helped develop the acting skills of the children in his program.
Brian Donnelly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has been involved in music and movie production since he first entered a film festival while still in high school. He currently teaches at Winthrop High School as the Digital Video instructor, where he has created a curriculum that student production produce everything from documentaries to original movie trailers. Brian has over five years experience working with different age groups of children in summer camps. He has worked for the Boston Public Schools extended year summer program, as well as co-directed a multilingual summer camp in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. Brian continually strives to grow as both an educator and film-maker through his interactions with both his co-workers and students.
Joe Kahn is the Founder and Owner of The LINX Enrichment Club for Kids. Joe is a 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. Joe has proven that children learn and retain experiences most notably in a fun based environment, which is the hallmark of LINX.
BS in Economics and Business
Josh Schiering serves as the Vice President of LINX and the Executive Director of LINX and LX Summer Camps. Josh has 20 years of experience managing and directing programs designed to help children thrive. He is responsible for the day to day operations of a varied program that serves over 1000 children in our community and close to 700 families. Josh leads his team as a professional, while always seeing things through the eyes of a father as he has four children who also enjoy the many services provided by LINX. Josh is also a former Health and Fitness Director and he brings his proven track record of successful program design and development, staff recruiting and training and marketing concepts to LINX.
Josh prides himself on his ability to assemble a team that puts children first. His personal motto as it relates to staff recruiting is, "We find the best of the best and then train them to be even better!" His staff training and character development programs have received national recognition. Josh's bullying prevention programs have been featured in the American Camp Association's national publication and been used in college courses throughout the country. His unique Same Team approach to staff management fosters an environment in which staff put children first as they work together to help children excel, while pursuing their passions and becoming a part of the larger community.
BS in Business and Marketing
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.