Meet the Farm Camp Staff

Introducing our 2023 Farm Camp Staff! We are thrilled to welcome another talented group of folks to our special campus to do the vital job of taking care of and teaching the next generation of food systems leaders. Learn more about our staff below!

Admin & Support Team

Melody Larson

Farm Education Coordinator
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Breton Lorway

Operations & Administrative Assistant
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Katie Williams

Farm Camp Manager
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Robin Wooster

Farm Camp Nurse
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Melody Larson

Farm Education Coordinator

Melody first came to Wolfe’s Neck Center in 2019 as a Farm Camp Counselor and has found it hard to wander too far ever since. After graduating from Colby College in 2020 with a major in Environmental Policy, she was an educator for our inaugural Farm Discovery School that fall. In order to become a better agricultural educator, she took an opportunity to be a Farm Intern at North Country School/Camp Treetops in the Adirondacks of New York for a year and a half. During this time she helped care for sheep, horses, goats, pigs, and various poultry, as well as five acres of fruit and vegetable production, all in addition to co-teaching Edible Schoolyard classes! She returned to Wolfe’s Neck in 2022 as the Farm Camp Assistant Director and is excited to follow that position as the Farm Camp & School Programs Coordinator.

Growing up as a 4-Her and with a large backyard garden, her career goal is to share her passion for agriculture and the environment with others. When she is not digging in the dirt or hanging with the animals in the barn, she loves to nordic ski, contra dance, play with her dog, Pip, and bake yummy treats.

Breton Lorway

Operations & Administrative Assistant

Originally from Massachusetts and a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Breton’s educational background is in Environmental Studies and Studio Art. From her experience as a Communications Manager at Living Observatory in Plymouth, MA, she found  purpose in serving environmental organizations from “behind the scenes.” She has done everything from art curation in museums to NRCS soil testing, and wants to use her wide range of skills to aid non-profits with important missions. Wolfe’s Neck Center is an almost unbelievably wonderful place to bring that purpose. Not to mention, she feels lucky to drive alongside the Atlantic to work every day.

In Breton’s free time you can find her printmaking and painting, spotting sea birds on the beach, or making dinner with her best friends in Portland.

Katie Williams

Farm Camp Manager

Born and raised in coastal Maine, Katie attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. During her four years, she ran after-school and educational programming for refugee children and families and earned a degree in International Relations. After graduating, Katie lived in Haiti for a year and a half working with students, teachers, agronomists, and entrepreneurs. While there, she saw firsthand the importance of education, food, nutrition, and farming. Returning stateside with an interest in food justice and teaching, Katie has spent the last few years leading experiential, farm, and garden-based education on a handful of farms and summer camps. When not teaching or farming, she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and painting.

Robin Wooster

Farm Camp Nurse

Robin and her family grew up in the Midwest before a job offer brought her and the family to Maine four years ago. She has fallen completely in love with the state. She is returning for her second summer as Farm Camp Medical Staff. She has been an EMT for over 20 years and has a vast array of experience with ambulance services, emergency departments, and fire departments, as well as being part of camp medical teams. She has a love for all things nature, camping, swimming. Recently she added Joy, a four month old mini schnauzer, to her world and is kept busy running after that fast small creature. She also enjoys cooking and making unique foods, and sharing her culinary delights with others! She is ready to build upon the success of last season and is delighted to be returning to a team with positive vibes and unique and diverse ideas. Her goal is to instill how prevention and preparedness can go a long way to help us all have a great summer with the campers!

Favorite farm animal: Mama Goat Wren
Favorite vegetable: steamed sugar snap peas
Favorite snack or beverage: all hot, cheesy dips with chips, iced coffee, ice tea
Favorite summer activity: swimming and hanging out around the water

2023 Counselors

Emily

Emily is from Portland, ME and is returning to Farm Camp after a great 2022 season. She grew up playing sports and loving the outdoors, with a special love for big hikes. She is currently attending the University of Vermont pursuing a degree in food systems with a concentration in agroecology, and also captains the women’s ultimate frisbee team. This summer, she is looking forward to playing beckon, hanging out with goats, and finally winning a game of poison dart frog.

Favorite farm animal: goats
Favorite vegetable:
 sweet potatoes
Favorite snack or beverage: strawberries and blueberry kombucha
Favorite summer activity: spike ball on the beach

Laney

Laney is from Yarmouth, ME, and this is her first year working at Farm Camp! She attended Farm Camp as a kid and is so excited to be back. She is studying biology and public health at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she also plays on the rugby team. She loves the ocean and Maine wildlife, especially birds. This summer, she is looking forward to meeting new people with similar interests and spending time outside.

Favorite farm animal: sheep
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite snack or beverage: peanut butter
Favorite summer activity: swimming in the ocean

Stella

Stella grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she found a great love for being outside, getting muddy, and spending time with young kids while working as an instructor at a summer gardening program for four to six year olds. She is in her final year at Bates College in Lewiston, ME studying American Studies and Spanish. She loves living in Maine, embracing the seasons, learning about the diverse land and ecosystems, and working on farms. This summer Stella is excited to spend time with kids learning about land, befriending animals, and enjoying nature!

Favorite farm animal: goat
Favorite vegetable: zucchini
Favorite snack or beverage: toast with jam
Favorite summer activity: it’s a tie between sea kayaking and trail running!

Piper

Piper was born and raised in Cambridge MA, and is a rising senior in high school. She is on the Cross Country and Track team at her school and loves running outside. She enjoys history classes and going for hikes in the White Mountains. She is returning to Farm Camp this summer and is very excited to be a counselor. She is excited to be back at Wolfe’s Neck Center and the beautiful Maine Coast, getting to teach others about the beautiful farm!

Favorite farm animal: sheep!!
Favorite vegetable: red bell peppers
Favorite snack or beverage: popcorn
Favorite summer activity: swimming

Vivienne

Vivienne grew up in Santa Monica, California, where her love for the earth was fostered through hiking in the mountains, swimming in the ocean, and helping her mom in their vegetable garden. Vivienne spent a semester in high school working on a farm and living on the Maine coast learning about the intricate, beautiful ecosystems that surround us, which solidified her love for Maine. She graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME last spring, and has been living in Mount Desert Island working and teaching at an elementary school ever since.

Favorite farm animal: cows
Favorite vegetable: fresh, ripe tomatoes
Favorite snack or beverage: carrots and hummus and fresh squeezed lemonade
Favorite summer activity: swimming in the ocean!

Patsy

Patsy loves water, nature and gardening. She grew up vacationing in the back woods of Maine. Working at Wolfe’s Neck Farm Camp has united many of her passions in one place. She previously worked as a therapist with children where she frequently brought kids on hikes in the woods, out to the ocean, and into the garden. Presently, she is teaching regenerative gardening online. She is happy to be returning to camp this year and is looking forward to learning and laughing outdoors all summer again.

Favorite farm animal: goat
Favorite vegetable: broccoli
Favorite snack or beverage: guacamole, chips and soda water
Favorite summer activity: gardening

Zoe

Zoe grew up in Chester Springs, PA, a small town named for the winding streams she grew up exploring. The childhood garden, a family tradition, showed Zoe the wonder of growing food at a young age. Nowadays, Zoe is a student at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, where she majors in Environmental Studies and Visual Arts. While at school, Zoe loves working at their community farm, painting in her studio, instructing yoga classes, and kayaking, sailing or swimming with friends. She was lucky to have the opportunity to study community and permaculture in Costa Rica in 2022, and is excited to return to Costa Rica this fall semester to continue her studies. This summer, Zoe is looking forward learning, teaching, and exploring with the next generation of tree huggers!

Favorite farm animal: cow
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite snack or beverage: any fruit, hummus, chips and salsa, kombucha, herbal teas
Favorite summer activity: going for a cool swim after a warm hike

Keely

Keely currently lives in Blacksburg, VA, and is a Junior at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she studies Environmental Studies and Management. Prior to college, she took a gap year, where she worked on ranches and family farms around the United States. She’s spent her spare time away from school working as a trail guide and a dog musher in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. When she isn’t outside, she can be found learning the guitar, reading, and embroidering things. This summer she is most excited to live near the ocean, and have her hands in the dirt!

Favorite farm animal: goats – they are so curious!
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite snack or beverage: I love sparkling water, coffee, and munching on Aldi’s trail mix
Favorite summer activity: swimming in any body of water – lakes, oceans, streams, anything!

Ceanne

Ceanne grew up in Yarmouth, ME, a twenty minute drive from Wolfe’s Neck Center. She recently graduated from Haverford College near Philadelphia, PA, with a degree in mathematics. She became involved with Wolfe’s Neck Center when she was still in high school, volunteering as a Junior Counselor at Farm Camp for three summers. After finishing high school, she became a Farm Camp Counselor, and this will now be her eighth summer spent at the farm in some capacity. She is super excited to spend another summer out in the sun with some amazing people!

Favorite farm animal: cows, and also goats!
Favorite vegetable: asparagus
Favorite snack or beverage: sharp cheddar cheese
Favorite summer activity: swimming

Maya

Maya is from Portland, ME, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors building fairy houses and gardening with her family. She is currently studying creative writing and education at Oberlin College in Ohio. At college, she is part of a co-op where she and her community cook meals and live intentionally together. This is her first year working at Wolfe’s Neck Farm Camp, but comes with five summers of camp counselor experience. This summer she is most excited to use her experience with arts and crafts to plan exciting projects and spend time near the ocean getting to know some wonderful kids!

Favorite farm animal: goats
Favorite vegetable: brussel sprouts
Favorite snack or beverage: thai tea
Favorite summer activity: reading in a hammock

William Dunham

Will

Will is from Freeport, ME, but has lived all over the world, from D.C. to Bulgaria. His appreciation for nature and the wilderness was forged in his numerous hiking trips as a kid as well as his participation in Farm Camp years ago. When he isn’t learning about the the outdoors, Will is studying International Relations at Pomona College in Los Angeles. Recently he has been setting up a composting system at his school and is really excited to continue composting this summer! This will be Will’s third year as a counselor at Wolfe’s Neck Farm Camp.

Favorite farm animal: goats
Favorite vegetable: asparagus
Favorite snack or beverage: fresh strawberries
Favorite summer activity: swimming in the ocean

Stellan

Stellan was born in Asheville, NC, and moved to Maine seven years ago. He’ll be participating in a global citizenship program in Denmark for his gap year, then attending College of the Atlantic the following fall. He loves snowboarding, art, paddle boarding, and skateboarding. He spent last summer with Wolfe’s Neck Center as a Junior Counselor and is excited to be back to Farm Camp this summer!

Favorite farm animal: the cats, hands down
Favorite vegetable: gimme some kale or spinach
Favorite snack or beverage: probably a chai tea latte
Favorite summer activity: Skateboarding, I love cruising down hills!

Lily

Lily grew up in neighboring Pownal, ME raising chickens, gardening, and exploring the woods around her house. She loves trail running, hiking, and paddle boarding. She’s currently studying Art History and Italian at Mount Holyoke College, but always looks forward to coming home to Maine in the summer. She’s been a track coach for many years and loves guiding kids as they learn new skills. This summer, she’s excited to be a new addition to Farm Camp and spend time exploring the outdoors with kids who share a passion for nature.

Favorite farm animal: cows
Favorite vegetable: cucumbers
Favorite snack or beverage: goldfish
Favorite summer activity: swimming

Molly

Molly was born into a Central Jersey family with two big brothers and a golden retriever named Sadie. Growing up, she quickly came to love all things sports. Her hours stretched into years spent tossing baseballs and shooting hoops, and before she knew it, she was off to college. After graduating high school last spring, Molly’s parents made the move to Maine which she has been dreaming of her whole life. This coming summer, she is thrilled to spend her days biking, running, reading, and getting to know Wolfe’s Neck Center community!

Favorite farm animal: sheep
Favorite vegetable: brussel sprouts
Favorite snack or beverage: chips and hummus
Favorite summer activity: reading in the sun

Ella

Ella grew up in Northampton, MA and currently goes to school at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. At school she studies Data Science and Biology and is a member of the varsity rowing team. Ella was raised gardening and growing food on her community farm to donate to local survival centers. She is passionate about environmental sustainability and food justice. Ella also loves the outdoors (especially hiking and backpacking) and crocheting. This summer she is most excited to live in Maine, hang out with farm animals, and get to share her love for the outdoors and farming with all her campers!

Favorite farm animal: goats
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite snack or beverage: probably just vegetables!
Favorite summer activity: swimming

Sabie

Sabie grew up in the town of Cumberland, ME, where she has loved exploring the outdoors from a young age and enjoying all aspects of the seasons. Whether it be skiing, kayaking, swimming, reading, doing yoga, or cooking, she has a blast embracing what’s around her. Sabie graduated from St. Lawrence University in May 2023 with a degree in Global Studies & Public Health. This summer, she is most excited to spend time outside, cook with fresh summer veggies, and explore with some cool kiddos at Farm Camp, who are just as pumped to do the same!

Favorite farm animal: duck
Favorite vegetable: beets
Favorite snack or beverage: goldfish & kombucha
Favorite summer activity: swimming

Lily

Lily will be joining Farm Camp for the first time this summer as part of their human ecology studies at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME. They are originally from Santa Rosa, CA where she grew up surrounded by great big redwood trees, colorful vineyards, and the beautiful Bodega Bay. She spent some time in the Pacific Northwest in recent years, where she studied briefly at Reed College in Portland, OR — and there became really interested in garden education. Lily loves spending as much time outside as possible, and is always up for a cup of coffee in the warm sun of a garden. They are so thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with others, together in nature, and be inspired by this shared curiosity and connection.

Favorite farm animal: cow
Favorite vegetable: brussel sprouts
Favorite snack or beverage: coffee
Favorite summer activity: reading a book while laying in the sun

Sofia

Sofia was born in Tucson, AZ and spent her early life in the desert, but moved to North Yarmouth, ME, where she fell in love with skiing, swimming, and spending time in the woods. She is currently studying math and environmental studies at Fordham University in New York City and spends her free time painting, reading, taking photos, and exploring the city. She had worked at a sleep-away summer camp for the past three summers but is excited to be closer to home and continue to be outdoors, make art, and hang out with the farm animals and kiddos at Wolfe’s Neck Center!

Favorite farm animal: piggies!
Favorite vegetable: sweet potatoes
Favorite snack or beverage:Apples with peanut butter and yerba mate tea
Favorite summer activity: swimming

Mel

Mel is from Fort Collins, CO and moved to Maine for an organic farming apprenticeship in 2021. This will be her first year of Farm Camp and her first year at Wolfe’s Neck Center. Mel has a bachelor’s degree in Art Education and two seasons of organic farming experience. She has experience working with kids in public and private schools as well as in volunteer settings. In addition to farming and education, Mel loves drawing, natural dyeing, playing and listening to music, cooking and baking, admiring cool rugs, and going to used book stores. She is very excited to share her love of the outdoors, farming, and animals with lots of awesome kids this summer!

Favorite farm animal: goats
Favorite vegetable: garlic
Favorite snack or beverage: hummus, peanut butter, earl grey tea, and anything ginger
Favorite summer activity: Going swimming on really hot days

Maddy

Maddy grew up in Maine and has felt tied to the coast since she began exploring the rocky beaches as a young child. Now, Maddy is graduating from Colby College and looking to pursue a career in outdoor education. She has been privileged enough to grow up sea kayaking along the Maine coast, hiking all over New England, and participate in an outdoor educator focused NOLS trip based in Lander, WY. Someday, she hopes to return to mountains as big as these, but for now she is super stoked to be working at Farm Camp, interacting with the more-than-human world in a new way. Maddy is a certified Wilderness First Responder and possesses many other technical skills when it comes to living outside. She cannot wait for the opportunity to share it with all the participants this summer!

Favorite farm animal: Goats are my favorite farm animal!
Favorite vegetable: I love red bell peppers and tomatoes so so much!
Favorite snack or beverage: If anyone offers me a Diet Coke I would not say no 🙂
Favorite summer activity: I love to spend time on the coast, exploring and tide pooling, sea kayaking, and playing in the waves.

Mia

Mia grew up in Yarmouth, ME, where her passion for the outdoors was sparked by exploring the neighboring islands of Casco Bay, and discovering the treasures of the dense forests in Northern Maine with her family. Mia’s parents decided to enroll her in Wolfe’s Neck Farm camp as a child, and she loved it so much that she has now returned as a counselor! Since August of 2022, Mia has been traveling, and recently returned from Southern Spain, where she spent three months studying abroad and developing her Spanish language skills. Mia is stoked for a summer spent at Wolfe’s Neck Center, but is especially looking forward to spreading the knowledge of the outdoors with campers, taking part in forest scavenger hunts, and making more amazing memories with campers who are just as excited as she is for this camp season!

Favorite farm animal: the bunnies
Favorite vegetable: brussel sprouts
Favorite snack or beverage: A bowl of fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
Favorite summer activity: Searching for sea glass on the beach and ocean dips

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