Camp Leelanau Staff

Grayle Kendall

// HQ

Hi!  My name is Grayle Kendall and I am so excited to be coming back to Camp this summer!  This will be my 4th summer as a counselor and my 10th summer at Leelanau overall.  Something I am excited for this summer is being in HQ with one of my CT friends Landon Schabes.  I am from Atlanta, Georgia, and attend Principia College where I study Mathematics and Education.  I love sports, and I am an avid sports fan of the Atlanta Braves.  Finally, if I had to pick one spirit superhero to represent me, it would be Marvel’s Thin Man, for obvious reasons.

Landon Schabes

// HQ

My name is Landon Schabes and this upcoming summer will be my 7th at Leelanau and third as a counselor. I grew up in Tampa, Florida, and am currently a rising senior at Davidson College in North Carolina (Go Cats!) This summer I’ll be living in HQ and helping make sure camp is as fun as it always is! If I had to choose a spirit superhero, I would definitely choose Iron Man. I’m stoked to be able come back to Michigan and learn, grow, and push myself just like my past summers. I can’t wait to get up to Pyramid Point!

Dylan Hanser

// CTs, Trips

Hey everyone! I’m Dylan Hanser and I couldn’t be more stoked to spend this summer as the CT and Trips counselor! I graduated from NC State this past fall with a degree in Industrial Engineering and have been here at camp since January, working Winter and Spring LOC, as well as a few other odd jobs. If my count is correct, this will be my fifteenth summer at camp, which is pretty mind-blowing. I can’t wait for another beautiful summer on the shores of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior (come out for trips!) and beyond! I’ll leave you all with my spirit superhero: Batman – specifically Lego Batman voiced by Will Arnette from the Lego Batman movie. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. Can’t wait to see you all this summer!

Wyatt Dale

// Photos

Hi!  I’m Wyatt Dale and cannot wait to get home to Camp to take Photos of the kids in all of their activities.  Obviously, my spirit superhero would be Beast, I’m brilliant, powerful, and have an overabundance of body hair.  No joke, my beard, neck, and chest are really all one rug.  And now that I’ve graduated college things are migrating to my back too!

Luke McCutcheon

// Driver

Hello enthusiastic readers of this particular webpage. My name is Luke McCutcheon, but everyone calls me “Cutch.”  I am very excited to be returning to Leelanau for one more summer as the Waterski Van Driver.  I know, that job title has often meant that I’ll be out on the waterski boat offering very little insight or instruction.  Rest assured folks, not this year.  This year, I will actually be driving the waterski van exclusively; for both camps, no boat time, just all van time.  Seriously.  My spirit superhero would definitely be Groot

Luke Nutwell

// Waterfront Director

Hello my name is Luke Nutwell and I’m a rising junior at Principia College. I’m a political science and economics major and I’m super excited to be on the waterfront this summer! My spirit superhero would have to the Flash, because I think it’d be cool to zoom around getting things done faster!

William Johnson

// Trips

Hi folks, I’m William Johnson and I aspire to be a Trips Counselor this summer.  Fingers crossed, it could happen!  Pictured Rocks, the Pine River, one of the Manitous, Overnights, all of it!  I can’t wait.

Josh Sablan

// RCA

Hello all,

My name is Josh Sablan. I am incredibly excited to be returning to my workshop away from home: the RCA studio. I can’t wait to get up to Pyramid Point to see the familiar camp faces, make new friends, and escape the 110-degree weather from my home state of Arizona. Being on the Crib Team has been an absolute blast and I’m super excited to be going back for another year. If I were to choose my spirit superhero, I would have to choose the Winter Soldier because his left arm is more powerful like mine.

Ben Greenman

// Landsports

Hello! My name is Ben Greenman, and this will be my 3rd summer on staff. This summer, I am teaching Landsports for your boys. All the way from golf to soccer and basketball. I go to school at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. I joined our club Ice Hockey team this year, so I am excited to bring back street hockey, which used to be one of the most popular sports to play when I was a camper. My spirit superhero would probably be Selfless Man, my superpower would be finding people in need and being able to know what exactly they need to turn their frown upside down! I am so excited for this summer and I am grateful for each and everyone of you. This summer along with each summer is an amazing opportunity for growth.

Jake Sablan

// Swimming, Horses

Hello from Arizona. I’m Jacob Sablan, but I’ll gladly go by Jake if that’s easier. I’m a rising Junior at Principia College and I’m an Education Major. I am looking forward to taking on Lake Michigan as the Swim counselor and getting back in the saddle as the Horse Counselor for Leelanau. I’m a big superhero fan, but if I had to pick my spirit hero it would be Shazam. Really excited for the summer and I hope to see you in Michigan!

Japhet Hoff

// Nature, Tennis

Hello Camp Family! My name is Japhet Hoff and I’m 19 years old. I’m going to be a Sophomore at Principia College but will be in Ecuador and Galapagos for most of the first semester on an abroad. This summer I will be one of the Waterski counselors (seriously, this is happening!) and I’m extremely excited for this new opportunity! I can’t wait to see all of you this summer!

Jack Hansen

// Riflery, Music

Hi! I’m Jack Hansen, I grew up in San Francisco, California. I’m studying mechanical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. I lived in Ireland for most of the year, but I’m excited to be back teaching Riflery and Music for my 9th summer at camp!

Joe Coolidge

// Border Camp

Hello all! I’m Joe Coolidge, and I’m totally fired up about teaching Border Camp this summer! This fall I’ll be a sophomore at Colgate University in beautiful upstate New York, studying biology and economics. I’m so excited to dust off my chacos and get my shorts out of storage to enjoy some fine summer weather on our wonderful beach, too! My spirit superhero is Snapper Carr of the Justice League. He’s just a regular guy that can sometimes teleport, and I think that would be a cool thing to do.

Liam Hubbard

// Waterskiing

Hey everybody! My name is Liam Hubbard and I’m thrilled to be back at camp this summer!  I live just outside Chicago in a suburb called Gotham City.  I tend to fight crime here and there and I also wear an intimidating black suit.  Technically I don’t know how to fly, but I make up for it by making my voice unnaturally low.  Anyways, I’m taking a break from the whole “bat-man” thing (honestly it’s a bit tiring) to teach Water-skiing this summer.  This will be my seventh year at Leelanau and I can’t wait to get back to the early-morning sunrises over Port Oneida.  Assuming that the Joker lays low, I’ll be attending Northwestern University after camp as a journalism major.  Looking forward to seeing you all!

Jacob Warrick

// Rock Climbing

Hi, I’m Jacob Warrick and I’ll be the Rock Climbing counselor this summer at Camp Leelanau. I’m currently a senior in high school and will be attending Principia College next year where I hope to major in engineering. I’m looking forward to experiencing the camp environment again and being surrounded by strong metaphysicians and loving brothers all summer long. Most importantly though, my spirit superhero would probably Captain America because I admire his rule abiding nature.

Ben Poznick

// Silversmithing, Sailing

Hi, I’m Ben Poznick This is my 10th year at camp and my first year on staff. I’m teaching sailing and silversmithing this summer. Next semester I will be attending Princia College where I’ll major in business.  I’m really excited for this summer and to get back out on the water!

Everett Poznick

// Blacksmithing, Sailing

What’s up! My name is Everett Poznick and I am from Newport Beach California but currently reside in Missouri. I will be attending Principia College as a freshman next semester. It’s a great day to be a Panther! I am super excited to be going back to my California roots and teaching sailing this year at camp as well as blacksmithing.  I am also excited to compete with Wyatt for the best beard at camp although he does have a few extra years of experience on me. Lastly my spirit super hero would have to be Thor just because he is a stud and very good looking like me.

Alex Reyes

// Canoeing

Hello, Alex Reyes here, your Camp Leelanau Canoeing Counselor.  I am so excited to be back at Camp!  My spirit superhero is Drax the Destroyer

Jordon Cranford

// Kayaking

Hi, I’m Jordon Cranford, and I get to be the Kayaking counselor this summer! I’m a Sophomore at Principia College majoring in education and minoring in religion. I’m incredibly excited to be a counselor for the first time at Leelanau and help provide the Christian Science experience that I’ve learned to value so much! Also, if I had to pick my spirit superhero it would be Doctor Manhattan, simply because he is all-powerful.

Luke Greenman

// Archery

Hello! I am Luke Greenman and this summer I will be the Archery counselor. Currently I am a freshman at Miami University studying Sports Leadership and Management. I am incredibly excited to be back at camp and make so many amazing new memories with all the new and returning campers and staff! If I had to choose a spirit superhero I would have to go with Moon Knight, who in my opinion is a very underrated superhero.