Debbie has been coming to Lake Winnipesaukee her entire life and has even spent a few years on Sandy Island with her family. After spending 23 years in Acton, MA, she now calls Gilford her home. She enjoys spending time outdoors on the lake and in the mountains.
I have worked at camp almost my whole life, and still love coming to the office everyday. Email: MMcCarthy@ymcaboston.org
Jen GrandeDirector of Outside Sales, Community and Alumni Development
For nearly 7 years, I have committed my career to fundraising for the YMCA and now I am overjoyed to be serving the Overnight Camp Community as I help continue to support the magical traditions of camp while engaging a new generation of potential campers. Email: JGrande@ymcaboston.org Phone: 617-939-5103
Angelo FirenzeSandy Island Director
As a life-long Sandy-ite, it is my privilege to serve the YMCA as the Director of Sandy Island and to follow in the footsteps of so many stewards of this magical place.
Leah TinstmanSandy Island Registrar
Leah Tinstman is a long time Sandy Island Week 3 camper. She is a retired Coast Guard Officer who served on Active Duty for 26 years before retiring in 2015. She is currently residing in San Ana, Costa Rica with her husband Commander Lance Tinstman who is serving at the United States Embassy in San Jose, and her son Lance Junior who is in 4th grade. While living in Costa Rica they enjoy hiking in the jungle, traveling, surfing and learning Spanish. Pura Vida!
Mark StraubelAssociate Executive Director
Mark is in his 30th year of working within the YMCA movement. During his career, he has served in several leadership roles with YMCAs in five different states. Mark has been a part of our camps since 2014. He and his family moved to NH in 2021 and he is excited to be working on Lake Winnipesaukee year-round.