Great Camp Sagamore is managed by a combination of full-time and seasonal staff with oversight from a Board of Trustees. Dedicated term-limited Trustees may remain as Emeriti. Sagamore is also supported by dozens of committed volunteers who make the work of the camp possible.
Emily recently joined Sagamore as Executive Director, bringing a strong background in nonprofit administration, and history and economics education. Most recently, she directed operations and finance at Adirondack North Country Association in Saranac Lake. Emily earned her doctorate in History at the University of Delaware and has taught at Paul Smith’s College and Clarkson University. Prior to graduate school, she spent over a decade working in investments in the Pacific Northwest and Boston, MA. Sagamore combines Emily’s passion for history, education, and the Adirondacks, and she loves helping others enjoy the rejuvenating powers of the outdoors. Whenever possible, Emily is out hiking, canoeing, skiing, or shopping locally.
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Jen Maguder started working at Sagamore in 2018. She grew up in West Seneca, NY and moved to the Adirondacks to study Environmental Science at Paul Smiths College. Jen has been working in the environmental education field since graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science. Jen is an Adirondack 46er and New York State Certified Outdoor Guide. She lives near Saranac Lake when not at Sagamore and spends her time skiing, kayaking, hiking, and fishing.
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Eliza started at Sagamore in 2018 as an intern and fell in love with the camp and the area. She is a recent graduate of SUNY-ESF with a degree in Environmental Education and Interpretation and a passion for teaching people about the environment and outdoors. She has experience teaching Environmental ed in elementary schools and also competes in lumberjack shows across the north east. Eliza hopes to one day complete in the Stihl Timbersports Series.
Vicki Jourdan started as Lodge Manager at Great Camp Sagamore in 2018. Originally from South Louisiana, she spent over 20 years in the Atlanta, Georgia area as owner operation of a catering/event company. Vicki has a lifelong association with the hospitality industry. At 20 she became the youngest Innkeeper for a National motel chain. Vicki is well traveled, having lived and worked in areas such as California, Colorado, and Wyoming. She says, “I drove onto the grounds of Sagamore, and fell in love.” Her love of history, antiques, and nature have found a home in Great Camp Sagamore.
315.354.5311, ext. 1023
Robert's great grandparent's, Richard and Margaret Collins, were the original caretakers at Sagamore. For 20 years he was a museum curator and director before returning to school for a diploma in wine and spirits. He and his wife Judy split their time between Manhattan and their 1870s farmhouse on the backside of Gore Mt.
This is Joanne’s fourth season at Sagamore, where she is managing the Gift Shop and upper complex as well as helping in the Registrar's Office. She spent two seasons working at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake, as Assistant Manager of the cafe. A native of Saratoga Springs, where she resided until six years ago, she relocated to Raquette Lake where Joanne and her boyfriend live year round at Great Camp Uncas, as caretakers. Many wildlife photos on Sagamore's Facebook page are courtesy of Joanne!
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Heidi has been working at Sagamore for over 20 seasons. She has assisted many chefs throughout her time in the kitchen, making sure the historic dining hall stays clean. She washes endless amounts of dishes, pots and pans to insure a quality eating experience for all our guests and staff. In her free time Heidi enjoys Trout, Bass and Bull Head fishing as well as snowshoeing in the winter.
Photo credit: Susan Gatti
Board of Trustees
Matthew Melewski (Chair)
Eva Rodriguez-Greguski (Vice Chair)
Richard Comstock (Treasurer)
Martin Daley (Secretary)
Alfred G. Vanderbilt