Our team are the heart and soul of the South Mountain YMCA Camps. Our services and programs are about developing people, and it takes a dedicated and passionate team make them happen.
Registrar & Service Coordinator
Tracey joins us on the mountain after serving in the U. S. Coast Guard for 30 years. She is a graduate of Trident University International with a degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, she is currently working on her Master’s degree in Medical Administration, Human Resources. Tracey is the voice of camp she can help you with any questions that you may have about our programs. Tracey lives in Denver with her husband Norm and their daughter Emily along with their Dog and Cats.
CFRE, Director of Development
Michele is an honors graduate of Albright College and has over 15 years experience in fundraising, marketing and communications. 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.
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.
Camp Conrad Weiser 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.
Bynden Wood Day Camp Director
Ally is a born and raised Berks County native from Birdsboro. Since 2012, Ally has worked with the South Mountain YMCA Camps as a camp counselor, and has served over the years as an educator in our Outdoor Center, as well as with programs like Homeschoolers Big Day Out, School’s Out Day Camp, and Parents’ Night Out. She graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA with a degree in Biology. Ally’s passions are working with children and animals. She is excited to use her skills in both these areas at camp!
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.
Outdoor Center Director
Greg comes to the mountain with over a decade of camp experience. Greg graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Business Administration. He has worked in several different capacities in both OE and summer camp roles at YMCA Camps in New Jersey and Connecticut. Greg is originally from New Jersey and is very proud to call the Garden State his home, however is very excited to live, work and provide excellent programs here on the mountain.
The South Mountain YMCA 2017 Board of Directors
Like all YMCAs, the critical work we do with children, families, businesses, schools, and other community groups would not be possible without the work of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in serving as a policy, sub-committee, or program volunteer please contact our CEO at your convenience. If you have it in your heart to serve, we have valuable work for you to do.
- Adrian Grieve – President
- John Hampson, VMD – Vice President
- Amy Leibenguth – Treasurer
- Steve Bobick – Secretary
- Jacob Bausher
- Michael J. Caron
- Raynaldo Crespo
- Conor Delaney
- Steven M. Gerhard, Ed.D
- James Hagn
- Tom Hubric
- Daniel B. Huyett
- Robyn Jones
- Timothy Kraft
- George B. Loughery, Ed.D.
- John McCloskey
- John McHenry
- Jennifer Mikes-Mullen
- Ermete Raffaelli
- Jennifer Savarese
- Michael Scarborough
- Hile Trotman