2018 Camp Pillsbury Staff

2018 Camp Pillsbury Staff

We are proud to announce the Camp Pillsbury staff for the summer of 2018.  We have many competent counselors with a wide range of talents and skills.  Take a minute to learn a bit about our staff and what their qualifications are.  We think you will be as impressed as us at the achievements within this group and their dedication to making the summer of 2018 a SUMMER OF A LIFETIME for all our campers! [divider]

Abbey Pollock

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Abbey PollockAbby comes to Camp Pillsbury from United Kingdom. She has been making and creating films for the last 5 years. Over the past 5 years she has used multiple types of editing software, and has created 2 short documentaries with teenagers. When in college she was part of a group of 4 second years who would help coach the younger students to create the best content possible for their College Digital Newspaper. Abby has been had experience with camera and video equipment since the age of 15. This has included interaction with several types of DLST Cameras and great big filming cameras that are used on movie sets. Abby has also has worked as a Youth Leader for a number of years. She believes that communication, patience and kindness are the perfect way to connect with people of any age, especially children. [divider]

Abraham Gilberto Hernandez Rivera

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Abraham Gilberto Hernandez RiveraAbraham comes to Camp Pillsbury from Mexico with an abundant background in Circus Arts. Some of his talents include Flying Trapeze, Static trapeze, Acro Portor, Hand to Hand, and German Wheel. Abraham has many years’ experience in teaching Circus Arts and is excited to share his talents with our campers. [divider]

Alex Hay

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Alex HayAlex Hay, from United Kingdom, is an advanced NPLQ Lifeguard. She also has experience in cooking and will be a great asset to our Culinary Department as well. Alex loves kids and is a very outgoing person. She is passionate about her hobbies and this positivity will definitely rub off on the campers. [divider]

Amy Dymock

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Amy DymockAmy is from Scotland and will be a strong team member of our Dance Department. Amy has been dancing since the age of 2 and has participated in exams for multiple years to be the best dancer she can possibly be. Her background in Dance encompasses Ballet, Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Highland, and Jazz. She also enjoys arts and crafts, and golf. [divider]

Andrew Billick

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Andrew BillickAndrew, from Iowa, will be part of our sports team of counselors. He has extensive background in weightlifting and soccer. Andrew will also be involved in Woodworking, showing his skills he learned from a very young age to our campers. [divider]

Ben Stevens

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Ben StevensBen Stevens, from United Kingdom is Camp Pillsbury’s Magic Counselor.  Ben is dedicated to magic as an art form.  He and his friend had a successful act progress to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent and Ben has a plethora of tricks at his disposal.  Ben is skilled in all aspects of magic and knows countless magic tricks and illusions that he is anxious to pass on to the campers.  He also has experience in ventriloquism, which he has been practicing and performing the past 7 years.  Bens interest in ventriloquism and magic work hand in hand as he has used both during live shows. [divider]

Bethany Hobbs

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Bethany HobbsBethany Hobbs comes to Camp Pillsbury from the United Kingdom. She is trained in Tap, Modern, Theater, Jazz, Disco Freestyle, Rock’N’Roll, Street and Slow Lyrical. Bethany also has experience in the performing arts and drama. She has attended Guilded School of Acting which enabled her to learn from experts in the performing arts industry. [divider]

 Craig Gilbraith

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Counselor - Craig GilbraithCraig’s main contribution to campers will be as the lead Drum Instructor. His passion in drums began when he was 12 years old.  He has played in hundreds of shows with various bands, playing around the country on United Kingdom tours, festivals, and playing alongside his favorite bands.  He has performed in the orchestral band, performing at prestigious events, including for Princess Anne.  He will bring his experience and knowledge to campers while maintaining a fun atmosphere. [divider]

Craig Whittington

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Craig WhittingtonCraig, from United Kingdom, has undertaken computer programming and is excited to share his skills with our campers. He has worked at a school in the I.T. Department. He is currently studying computing at the University of Portsmouth. His 4 year course is a full time course and consists of general programming using python and java, networking, website creation, databases, planning projects, various use of software, creating programs and ordering systems, mathematics and mobile applications, group software engineering, teaching skills to younger people and technology interaction, Craig also completed 1 year placement within IT support for 1000 students within a school. Craig will also be our RPG counselor and has background in that area as well. [divider]

Darcie Lipsett

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Darcie LipsettDarcie comes to Camp Pillsbury from United Kingdom. From the age of 8 she has played the violin. She began lessons in primary school and continued lessons through high school. From a young age, Darcie developed her skills in Violin and working her way up to Grad 7 as well as attaining an intermediate 2 qualification at school. She played the violin in various orchestras and was also given the opportunity to teach and assist with younger musicians helping them to play the violin and also read music. Darcie also participates in and has a passion for Yoga. Her Yoga skills will enable Darcie to create and lead activities at camp to encourage mindfulness and health and well-being which would be particularly effective when working with kids from diverse backgrounds. [divider]

Dave Fildes

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Dave FildesDave, from United Kingdom, brings his passion and experience in extreme sports to Camp Pillsbury. He has 5 years’ experience as a skateboard coach at his local skate park in United Kingdom. He has taught skateboarding to ages 4 – 50 the important skills that they need to become a skateboarder. He also has background in training BMX, Scootering, and Long Boarding. [divider]

Freya Edwards

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Freya EdwardsFreya Isobel Edwards from United Kingdom has a passion for creativity and she will head up our Art and Woodworking Department. [divider]

Hayley Matear

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Hayley MatearHayley, from Scotland, has always been interested in photography. She has studied photography in her college courses and has vast knowledge of Photoshop. She has learned how to sharpen colors and really make the photos stand out and is excited to share her passion with our campers. She is a previous scout and has experience with building camp fires. [divider]

Holly Smith

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff - Counselor Holly SmithHolly Smith comes to us from the United Kingdom and brings her credentials in lifeguard and swimming. She has acquired her certificates in NPLQ and AED to carry out her duties in rescue techniques, Emergency First Aid, and CPR. Since the age of 4, she has been swimming and has continued her education through training sessions and competitions. She has enjoyed volunteering as a “Student Listener” in her High School and took part in a Bullying Campaign at her local primary school, and then became a “Reading Coach” to help students with difficulties. She also enjoys painting and drawing and is excited to begin working the campers. [divider]

Israel Munoz Paz

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Israel Munoz PazFrom Mexico, Israel has years of experience teaching kids unicycle, balancing and juggling. He has given many workshops to children and adults alike. He enjoys working with children in outdoor games, juggling, unicycling and balancing. He has been teaching for 13 years and has worked with people of all ages. [divider]

Jake Holland

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Jake HollandJake Holland, from the United Kingdom, comes to us with his passion in Game Design. He began teaching himself at age 15, decided to study it at a University, and feels he’s ready to teach others his skills in game development, game play, environment, storyline, characters, post/pre game production, programming, and game mechanics. He enjoys surfing and, since he has a certificate in lifeguarding and has coached 12 year olds in training sessions, is able to teach and improve campers’ abilities in swimming. [divider]

Jake Powell

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Jake PowellJake Powell, from the United Kingdom, is bringing his experience in Rock Band and Guitar. He started playing in his teens, began in a band when he was 16, and holds a HND and Bachelor’s degree in Popular Music Performance. His specialized instrument at his University is the bass guitar which he attained a grade 7 Rock school certificate. Having setup his own little home recording studio, he taught himself how to use the software while attending the University back in 2012. He is part of the local Amateur Dramatic Society since birth aside his parents and has now been teaching songs to a variety of age groups from ages 8-60. [divider]

Karolina Skowerska

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Counselor - Karolina SkowerskaKarolina Skowerska comes to us from Poland. Her passion is Photography.  Her talents are also in sculpting, painting, woodworking, and computer graphics. [divider]

Kathryn Evans

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Counselor - Kathryn EvansKathryn of the United Kingdom is currently working towards a degree in Multimedia Journalism.  She will be great with our camp newsletter, podcast, radio broadcasting and social media.   Katheryn will also share her skills in the arts, such as Fashion Design and Tie Dying. [divider]

Krzysztof Wieckowski

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Counselor - Krzysztof WiekowskiKrzysztof Wieckowski comes to us from Poland. He is a graphic designer with a love of music and sports.  His background covers Graphic Design, Website building, Videography, Music Mix and Bass Guitar. [divider]

Kyle Tomlinson

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Kyle TomlinsonKyle Tomlinson is from the United Kingdom and his skills are in Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Soccer. Lacking friends nearby, he picked up the guitar and began teaching himself the talent, as well as regularly playing at many open mic nights. When he was 12 he received his first electric guitar for Christmas and started lessons in high school, and has played for crowds as much as he could in concerts, lunch breaks, after school, and any where he could. Soccer is a huge part of his life since he was young, playing competitively, which made him pursue a degree in Business and Marketing degree around soccer that his is currently taking. [divider]

Luke Eaton

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Luke EatonLuke of United Kingdom, has been a sports counselor for many years. His vision is to ensure an engaging, fun and educational environment created by his lessons and to make sure all campers are receiving the guidance and support they need when taking part. Luke is an experienced sports coach who teaches a large variety of sports from Soccer, Cricket, Hockey, Gymnastics and many more. [divider]

Marco Arrighi

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Marco ArrighiMarco Arrighi comes to us from the United Kingdom. His passion is soccer, and has extensive background in play and coaching. His soccer background and skills will benefit many campers. Marco also has advanced skills in tennis, baseball, and volleyball and also plays badminton. [divider]

Mauricio Segura

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Mauricio SeguraMauricio from Mexico is an experienced, long time instructor of circus arts. His skills range from Flying Trapeze, Single Trapeze, Spanish Web, Aerial Hoop, Lines, and Platform. Mauricio has been instructing people of all ages for several years and is excited to bring his talents to our campers. [divider]

Peter King

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Peter KingPeter, from United Kingdom, started his acting career at the early age of 6. He has been a part of several productions throughout the years including Romeo and Juliet in which he was cast as Romeo. In order to expand on his passion, he joined ABOP, an elite theatre company and he is currently studying for a Degree in Performing Arts at Bath Spa’s Weston-Super-Mare campus. He has been a teaching assistant at the local theater school. Peter also has been playing Clarinet since the age of 8. [divider]

Rachel Patterson

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Counselor - Rachel PattersonRachel Patterson joins us from the United Kingdom. Her skills are in woodwind instruments, such as: the Clarinet, Baritone/Alto/Tenor/Soprano Saxophone, and Flute.  Rachel has played as part of her school concert band for 12 years, and was the head of the school orchestra. Rachel has had many singing and vocal experiences through her involvement with the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, this includes singing at the BBC Proms and the Royal Albert Hall and Singing at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.  Rachel has achieved Grade 8 Classical Singing with Distinction and has recently earned her Performance Level 4 Diploma in Performing arts. [divider]

Sarah McCann

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Sarah McCannSarah McCann is from the United Kingdom, and her abilities in dance, gymnastics, and circus has earned her a spot in our camp. She has been dancing since she was 16 all the way through college studying ballet, contemporary, jazz, street, tap, improve, and choreography. She has been in many dance groups, has taught others, and worked with professionals. She has experience in girl guides such as Rainbows and Brownies, and volunteered for events like planting or morning coffee in her local community. She has 11 year experience in gymnastics competing, artistry, bars, beams, tumbling, trampolining, and a member of her senior team while helping coach younger gymnasts. [divider]

Sebastian Nice

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Counselor - Sebastion NiceSebastian Nice joins us from the United Kingdom. He studied Music Technology in college. He has played the electric guitar and bass for the last 10 years in his band. He also studied Photography at an A level standard and has experience in Film and Digital cameras. [divider]

Susan Penman

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor

Camp Pillsbury Staff – Counselor Susan PenmanSusan Penman is from the United Kingdom and her skills will help instruct in singing, vocals, acting, drama, and arts & craft. She’s had various experiences in music since she was in high school singing, playing the trumpet in the band, and being casted in musicals having roles such as Rizzo in Grease and Ellen in Les Miserables. She also has a creative side demonstrating it in arts & crafts.