Our Team

We hire only 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. 

Meet Our Home Office Team!

Jennifer Hartvickson

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


Hans Hartvickson

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.”

Zee Smith

Zee organizes and manages the recruiting process that brings together AIW Camp’s awesomely amazing team of instructors! As Senior VP, People and Innovation, she is also highly involved in identifying new opportunities to help students progress in their journies as writers.

Jonny D. Williams

Jonny is the musical director for Adventures in Writing Camp.

Caitlin Orr

Caitlin works individually with AIW students as part of AIW’s online tutoring program.

Zoe Bader

“Zany” Zoe leads curriculum and staff development for AIW’s online camps and after-school programs.

Sydney Guthrie

Sydney loves people! As the AIW HR Specialist, Sydney engages with new employees to help guide them through their first days with AIW and setting them up for long term success.

Alissa Watts

Alissa is the Parent/Teacher liaison for AIW’s one-on-one tutoring program. Before joining AIW, Alissa was an elementary school teacher for both English and Spanish immersion programs.

Blake Foss

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

Alison Gervais

A Colorado native, Alison began writing her very first story at the age of five about a daring frog prince on a quest to save his kingdom and has been in love with writing ever since.

Sam Korobkin

Sam otherwise known as Soo Sam, is a Los Angeles based actor, collaborator, and educator. Over the past two years he has helped bring the “technoverse” to life through his engaging lessons and zany videos. Sam is the lead Entertain Ranger for Adventures in Writing Camp Online and After-School Adventures and our head content creator, bringing writing to life through fun and engaging stories. “A Day without laughter is a day wasted”-Charlie Chaplin