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.
Garet joined Sagamore as executive director in 2013. For 25 years, he led museum education efforts at The Farmers; Museum and New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown and the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. His Sagamore position combines his lifelong passion for history, the Adirondack backcountry, and museums. He first came to Sagamore in 1988 with his wife, Mary, for cross-country skiing, and has returned in a number of roles including board member and volunteer. When not at his desk in the Conference Building, Garet can be found walking the Sagamore trails, camera in-hand.
(315)354-5311, ext. 1022
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.
(315)354-5311 ext. 1034
Jon’s number one passion in life is the outdoors. Ever since he was old enough to hold a fishing rod he has spent as much time as possible fishing, hiking, hunting, and paddling in the woods and waterways of his home state of Maine. It was this passion that led Jon to pursue a career in conservation and in 2017 receive his B.S in Wildlife Ecology with a minor in Forest Recreation Management from the University of Maine. After interning at here last season, Jon is excited to return to Great Camp Sagamore where one can always learn more about the incredible world of nature, recreate in the fresh air, and swap a few good yarns by the fire.
315.354.5311, ext. 1021
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.
(315)354-5311, ext. 1026
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!
315.354.5311, ext. 1029
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)