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Tom Madeyski – Executive Director

Tom has been the Executive Director of the San Diego YMCA Camps since 1990 and has worked full-time in overnight camping since 1980. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Recreation Administration and is a certified organizational leader with the YMCA of the USA. Tom’s two daughters grew up at YMCA camps. He witnessed his own children’s personal growth as campers, Leaders In Training and also as staff! Tom lives on-site at YMCA Raintree Ranch with his wife Dobbie, a career teacher and “Camp Mom”.

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Simon Hansen – Associate Executive Director

Simon Hansen’s been around camp since 1996. He now lives there with his lovely wife Kymm. He thinks camp is cool, camp is sweet and it can’t be beat. His favorite things at camp are hiking in the forest, canoeing on the lake and singing those crazy camp songs – I wish I was a buzzard!!

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Rich Krudner – Program Director - Outdoor Education

Rich has been working in Environmental Education full time since 2011.  He has worked at Frost Valley YMCA and Camp Jewell.  He Joined the Marston team in July 2018 and looks forward to getting the youth of San Diego County outside.  As a former NYC Biology and Chemistry teacher Rich brings the eyes of a teacher to camp Marston and is excited to maximize the educational value of our Outdoor Education trips.  Rich lives here onsite with his wife Emily and his menagerie of awesome pets!

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Ian McCrohan – Program Director - Summer Camp and Groups Services

Ian's been out leading camp groups on fun adventures and hasn't had a chance to update his bio yet! Trust us...he's awesome!

Lani Gough – HR & Member Experience Director

Growing up in San Diego meant Julian was always a very special place Lani loved visiting as a child. Lani brings over 15 years of Office Administration experience to the Mountain Camping branch and enjoys the process of assisting schools, groups and families make their camping experience the very best it can be. Overseeing the Camp Scholarship program is especially fulfilling to Lani as she herself was a recipient of financial aid when attending a summer theatre camp at The San Diego Old Globe. In her free time Lani enjoys hiking, creative writing, re-watching episodes of Twin Peaks with her husband, sewing and star-gazing. She believes every new day is a gift and she’s beyond thrilled to be part of the Y Family!

Kara Gentry – Food Service Director

Kara has been with us since 2010! She has a degree in Marine Biology, lives in Julian with her husband and daughter. She recently became a proud grandmother, and is excited about continuing to bring healthy, homemade meals to our campers and guests. Kara has a passion for people and is excited to grow her talented team of food service professionals.

John Smith – Facilities Director

John has been with us for 15 years, and in this position as facilities director for 2 years. John is a Southern California native, who comes with a wealth of knowledge in construction, particularly in masonry. He has a keen eye for high-quality maintenance systems as well as a creative flair for camp facilities. John’s love for camp can be seen throughout all our beautiful facilities.