Our Team

We hire only the most energetic, innovative, and CREDENTIALED teachers to ensure that campers learn from the best.

We hire credentialed teachers from local schools to provide project-based, common core-aligned curriculum. These teachers are supported by college-student “Adventure Guides” (counselors) that assist campers and teachers while contributing their creative, zany personalities to the camp experience.  The day-to-day operations are overseen by a Site Administrator, who is typically a current or retired teacher or school administrator. 

Think you’ve got what it takes to join the team? Click here to learn more and apply!

The profiles below cover our “home office” team. To see profiles for staff members who will be working at a particular site, use the location finder to visit the location-specific page.

Meet Our Home Office Team!

Jennifer Hartvickson travels the country speaking to schools, art associations and after school programs about the importance of setting goals and making plans.

Hans is the author of books including the award-winning “Mister Lemur’s Train of Thought” and “It Will Take a Lot of Us to Lift a Hippopotamus,” and the founder of the educational band “The Scheming Lemurs.”

Jonny D. Lemur is the musical director for Adventures in Writing Camp.

Andy McClelland is the former Director of Operations for smartschoolsplus, a provider of educational staffing services to public school districts and charter schools.

As an experienced elementary school principal, and a former district assistant superintendent, Kevin Keegan brings the public school administrator’s perspective to Kids Love Writing’s board of directors.

Beth Sutkus Thompson brings substantial experience in educational non-profit operation to the board of Kids Love Writing.

“Electric” Erica has been delighting and and inspiring AIW Campers for years. Having started as an Adventure Guide, Erica has worked in almost every camp position and now shares her enthusiasm for and knowledge of AIW Camp with parents through phone and email correspondence. Erica is an operations ninja, and her super-power is bringing a smile to your face on even the most challenging of days!

Blake manages the web presences, handles IT needs, and generally oversees all things technical in the organization.

Sami creates video content and graphics, works on web design and development, and assists with other administrative tasks as an intern at the AIW Camp office.