Meet the SRDC Leadership Team

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:  Heather Pack is originally from New Jersey and considers herself to be lifelong summer camper!   As a child, she attended Pine Grove Day Camp, where her mother worked for many years and then attended Timber Lake West Overnight Camp for two summers.  After graduating with her B.A. from Indiana University, Heather moved to Washington, DC to work on Capitol Hill.  In 2001, she moved to Las Vegas and worked for United States Senator Harry Reid.  She married Edmond Pack in 2003 and in 2005 daughter Ellie was born.  It was a lucky coincidence in 2009 when Heather’s twin boys, Ari and Henry, were born within a month of SRDC Founding Director Lisa Bienstocks third son.  The two women (and the three boys) quickly developed a lasting friendship and their shared love for summer camping brought Heather straight to Summit Ridge Day Camp.  Heather officially joined the staff in 2012 as SRDC’s first Registration Coordinator and in 2014 she became the full-time Executive Director.  Heather also sits on the Board of Directors at Midbar Kodesh Temple and is active in other community outreach and fundraising programs within the Las Vegas community. 

Program Director - Amanda Campbell  Hello old-timers and new-timers, my name's Amanda and I LOVE camp! I started at SRDC opening day in 2011 and grew from counselor to program director. I love planning the activities at SRDC because it makes camp a special place to go every day! We literally have so much fun, the staff and the kiddos!   I grew up here in Henderson and now I work for CCSD as a 4th grade teacher. I love working with children and watching them grow. Camp is a place where kids thrive! The Spirit we have at SRDC is truly A-MA-ZING!

Camp Director - Lizette Fiumara   Lizette is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she studied International Relations and Italian. She is a PreK and Spanish teacher at the Henderson International School. Lizette is one of the original SRDC staff menbers dating back to 2011. Both of her sons, attneded and have been part of the SRDC staff.  She  is an avid runner/fitness enthusiast  and travels yearly to run marathons with close friends. Lizette loves working at SRDC because she feels it’s a “summer extension” to her career as a teacher. She always makes sure questions or concerns are addressed with campers, parents and staff. It is her ultimate goal every camper has a happy, safe and engaging experience at SRDC

Specialist Activity Director - Rina Sterling Ever wonder who makes all of those lanyards with your campers?? Rina Sterling is the specialist director and arts and crafts teacher. Rina has a bachelors degree in religion/fine arts and a masters degree in early childhood education. Rina has also been a ccsd art teacher for the last 16 years. Rina's roots in camp are deep...she attended day camp and sleep away camp throughout her childhood. And now, for the past 6 summers she has continued the tradition by working and sending her own two children to camp! 

CIT Director/Behavior Specialist - Lauren Vogel Freedman is committed to supporting children as a  former special education teacher and now a behavior specialist and certificated life coach. She directs the C.I.T program works with any special needs including behavior support, and is the reigning Rainbow Queen during Color War.   With her  degree in psychology and Masters in Education Lauren was able to implement a program of goal setting, self esteem building, and accountability that is fun & interactive.   Chances are you’ll find her on campus in a wig and costume on our many dress up days while coaching and mentoring our 8-10th CIT grade staff.  

Aquatics Director - Gail Shire grew up in South Jersey and has been involved in Aquatics her entire life. She was a competitive age group swimmer, collegiate swimmer, raised two swimmers of her own and even married a swimmer. She currently coaches for Bluefin Aquatics, a year round, nationally ranked age group program, competing in the Southern California region here on the campus of Henderson International School. She is certified by the American RedCross in life guarding, CPR, First Aid and AED administration. Creating a safe, fun and engaging environment at our pool where safety always comes first is her number one priority.

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