Nathan Brant, CEO
Nathan, a Pennsylvania native, has worked with YMCA Camping his entire professional career. Beginning in Carlisle as the Director of YMCA Camp Thompson and more recently serving as Executive Director of Camping Services for the Akron Area YMCA in Ohio, he has witnessed the positive power of a camp or conference center to transform children, families, business teams and communities. Nathan, his wife Kristi, and their 3 daughters are thrilled to be part of the magic on the mountain.
Sue Williams, Associate Executive Director
Sue has been involved in camping and outdoor education for the past 15 years. Initially as a naturalist and educator, she has worked with children and staff instilling a sense of wonder and appreciation for working and playing outside. Sue has been a Camp Director in both 4-H and YMCA programs before joining the South Mountain YMCA team. She lives at camp with her 2 Labrador Retrievers, Cricket and Dixie.
Jennifer Beck-Hill, Comptroller
Jennifer Beck-Hill is a native New Yorker and has lived in Pennsylvania since 1992. She has been employed by South Mountain YMCA as the Comptroller since 2006. She lives in Shillington with her husband, Steve and her 3 children, Emily, Ben and Bryan along with 2 dogs, Ava and Lyla and 2 cats, Bob and Fang.
Sue Kiscadden, Registrar & Service Coordinator
Sue has worked at South Mountain YMCA for 5 years. Before coming to the Mountain, Sue was a Special Education Aide at the local middle school. Sue is the friendly voice you hear when you call camp! Sue runs our Camp Store and can help you with any question you have about our programs. Sue and her husband Clint have 3 children. Sue loves to read and spend time caring for her 3 cats.
Michele Reinert, Director of Development
Michele is an honors graduate of Albright College and has over 15 years experience in fundraising, marketing and communications. Michele iMMM Michele is actively involved in the community as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an Officer on the Board of Directors for the Berks County Chapter of AFP, and a member of the Ambassador's Committee for the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She resides in Reading with her husband Brad, son Alec, and their three Labrador retrievers Nikko, Cyrus and Chase.
Dale Kuntzman, Director of Facilities and Maintenance
Dale comes to the mountain with over 12 years experience in property and grounds maintenance. Dale’s background includes overseeing budgets, capital improvements, energy conservation, safety, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment. Dale is responsible for the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and aesthetics for 90+ buildings and over 600 acres for programming at the South Mountain YMCA Camps.
Jeff Henry, Camp Conrad Weiser Director
Jeff, a native of Ireland, spent his first summer on the mountain in 2008 as a counselor working with campers in the shooting sports programs offered at camp. As CCW Director Jeff will supervise 10 weeks of resident summer camp and 80 summer camp staff. He will be responsible for the hiring and training of summer camp staff as well as program development, quality control and youth development.
Cory Evans, Adventure Program Director
Cory hails from upstate New York and comes to the mountain with 11 years of professional camping experience ranging in the fields of Aquatics, Archery, High Adventure, Teambuilding, Outdoor Science, Trip Leading, Day Camp, and Camp Programming. Cory oversees the Adventure program and is always planning new and exciting activities to serve the members of our community. Cory lives on the mountain with his wife Sarah and dog Olive. You may find Cory sailing, paddling, hiking, or climbing all around the east coast.
Amanda Griffith, Youth and Family Director
Amanda grew up working in a family owned business. Her first experience with the Y was at a summer camp teaching ballet. Amanda previously held positions here at SMYMCA with the Leadership and Outdoor Center staff. She will serve as the Bynden Wood Day Camp Director during the summer. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace Studies from Goucher College. While attending Goucher Amanda volunteered in the Baltimore City schools as both a mentor and tutor and was promoted to Student Director for the program. Her passion is working with children to foster excitement and curiosity about the world. She has a black cat named Bmo and an albino corn snake named Indy who keep her company on the mountain.
Mark Glossick, Director of Dining Services
Mark comes to the mountain with over 25 years’ experience in the food service industry. He started his career in small family style restaurants and fast food chains. Mark went on to work for the Marriott Hotel chain where he completed the management training program and was awarded Purchaser of the Year honors in 1989. He has held positions in nursing homes and private restaurants; however his most fulfilling position was as the Executive Chef for his church in Decatur, Alabama. Mark has always enjoyed camping, Sea Scouts and the 4H Club. He is excited about this new chapter in his life and looks forward to enriching the food quality for the campers, counselors and staff. Mark lives in Hamburg with his wife of 30 years, Jodie and their two daughters Jennifer and Kaitlyn.