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Meet Our Professional Staff

Dave DeLuca, CEO/Executive Director

Dave DeLuca
CEO/Executive Director

Dave arrived at Camp Mason in 2007, having previously directed YMCA resident camps in western Massachusetts and Vermont. A YMCA professional for almost 30 years, he brings a wealth of experience, proven leadership skills, and an authentic love of camping to his role at Mason.

Alison Fisk, Outdoor Center Director

Alison Fisk
Outdoor Center Director

As director of the Outdoor Center, Alison oversees the staff and programming for more than 8,000 visitors to Camp Mason throughout the year.

Bernie Sulzer, Facilities Director

Bernie Sulzer
Facilities Director

Bernie rejoined the full-time staff here at Camp Mason in 2009, and manages the entire camp facility, as well as the staff who maintain it. They're the reason the grass looks great, the hot water flows, and the roofs don't leak!

Shani Kately, Registrar

Shani Kately

Shani is the first voice you hear when you call the camp, and knows the answers to almost every question about registering for all of our programs.


Maryanne Ledder
Food Service Director

Maryanne joined us in 2012, and manages the kitchen and dining hall staff here at camp. She and her staff are responsible for the delicious camp cooking you find here all year long!

Jackson Patterson, Associate Summer Camp Director

Jackson Patterson
Summer Camp Director

Jackson joined Camp Mason in the winter of 2013 as part of the summer camp team. He’s been working at YMCA camps since 2005 in America and Australia and loves all things summer camp.

Erin Sipley, Business Manager/Administrative Assistant

Erin Sipley
Business Manager/Administrative Assistant

Erin joined our administrative staff in September 2012. Her main responsibility is to provide Dave assistance in running the camp so he has time to go out and play.

Erin Sipley, Business Manager/Administrative Assistant

Anna Bilton
Summer Camp Program Director

Anna spent the 2013 summer as our Iroquois Village Leader and in March 2014 was hired as our Summer Camp Program Director. She will oversee all summer camp programs and activities as well as our twelve seasonal program staff. Anna is from Newbury, England and brings a great amount of energy and a love of the outdoors to her position.

Erin Sipley, Business Manager/Administrative Assistant

Kelli Varon
Outdoor Center Program Director

Kelli has previously worked as a naturalist and senior naturalist and in March 2014 became our Outdoor Center Program Director. She will work with schools, retreat groups, our family camps and other special programs. Her experience – both at Camp Mason and at other outdoor centers – will serve her well in her role here.


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