Meet the Farm Camp Staff

Introducing our 2024 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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Elena Ardell

Farm Camp Medic
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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, bird watching, making dinner with her best friends in Portland, or reading a book with her cat Fauvette.

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.

Elena Ardell

Farm Camp Medic

Elena is from Houlton in Aroostook County, Maine, where most of her summers were spent at either her family’s orchard and tree farm, embarking on hikes in Baxter State Park, or playing soccer. Elena is pursuing a double major in History and Computer Science with a minor in Urban Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. At Bowdoin, when she’s not in class or studying, she is a trip leader for the Outing Club and volunteers her time as a mentor at Bowdoin Central School. In the fall, she spent her fall break on a five-day canoe expedition, exploring the North Maine Woods and the Penobscot River, fueling her passion for outdoor adventures. This summer she looks forward to getting to know new people and animals, learning more about coastal farming, and having fun in the sun!

Favorite farm animal: goats
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite snack(s) or beverage(s): Mocha ice cream and a London Fog
Favorite summer activity: Canoeing or just being out on the water!

2024 Counselors


Ocean is from the cheesy state of Wisconsin and despite having a fabulous time growing up, living, and working on the mighty Lake Superior, she’s so excited to be by the ACTUAL OCEAN! Since studying Geology and Education at Beloit College she’s been immersed in the fields of youth work and environmental education- working as a naturalist, science educator, and substitute teacher. She loves food more than anything else and can usually be found cooking and sharing a meal with friends. She is so excited to explore the farm, forests, food, and beyond with campers this summer. If someone has a campfire going, you can find her there!

Favorite farm animal: Cow
Favorite vegetable:
Favorite snack or beverage: Cheese, crackers, and kombucha
Favorite summer activity: Outdoor watercolor painting


Colony is from Topsham Maine and grew up spending most of her time outside! During the school year she attends University of Maine at Farmington studying Outdoor Recreation and Business while also working as a lift operator at Sugarloaf and snowboarding all winter! Before camp Colony is walking the Camino de Santiago! She is so excited to get to know everyone and meet lots of new friends this summer!

Favorite farm animal: Chickens!
Favorite vegetable: Brussel sprouts
Favorite snack or beverage:Carrots and hummus, salami and cheese!
Favorite summer activity: Swimming in the river after a long hike


Alycia grew up in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the natural world often has to be sought out to enjoy. Through summer camps, clubs, A.P. Environmental science in high school, and being an environmental educator last summer at Blandford Nature Center she truly found her love for the outdoors and preserving the natural world. Alycia just graduated this Spring with an undergraduate degree in Applied Ecology and environmental science. She plans to return to Michigan Technological University in the fall to pursue her master’s degree in Geographic Informational Systems, to hopefully further help the environment. This summer she is very excited to experience Maine for the first time, swim in the ocean, make new friends, and of course share her love for nature with the kids at camp!

Favorite farm animal: Goats or cows, I really can’t choose
Favorite vegetable: Brussel Sprouts
Favorite snack or beverage: Iced coffee and beef jerky
Favorite summer activity: Hiking or tubing


Piper Ullmann grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A recent Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School graduate, Piper will be starting at Colby College next fall! She loves hiking outside and recently finished all 48 of the NH 4,000 footers. She recently became an Eagle Scout in the Scouts BSA program, one of the first females to do so, and can’t wait to share her outdoor skills with the campers this summer. She is super hyped to return to beautiful Maine this summer for her third summer at Farm Camp! She is excited to spend all day outside, see the animals, and eat fresh veggies!

Favorite farm animal: Sheep and farm cats
Favorite vegetable: Bell peppers
Favorite snack or beverage: Popcorn and lemonade
Favorite summer activity: Running and hiking


Anna lives in Watertown, Massachusetts where she spends time going to the beach in the summer, hanging out with friends, and taking her dog for long walks! In the fall Anna plans on attending American University where she will major in communications with a minor in photography. She has always loved coming to Maine as she started going to Farm Camp when she was five years old (a pea pod). In the past she has had a lot of experience working with children such as volunteering at a daycare, and being a junior counselor here at Wolfe’s Neck in the summers of 2021-2022. This summer she is most excited for being by the beach, hanging out with the animals on the farm, and meeting fun kids that share her same passion.

Favorite farm animal: A goat.
Favorite vegetable: asparagus
Favorite snack or beverage: Cheese and crackers and lemonade
Favorite summer activity: watching beach sunsets.


Chloe was born and raised along the coast of Southern California, where her love of marine ecosystems grew from many tide pool visits and summers spent on the beach as an LA County Junior Lifeguard. She recently graduated from Franklin University (a small liberal arts school in Switzerland) with a degree in Social Justice & Sustainability. During her junior year of college, she spent a semester in Costa Rica studying sustainable development. While there, she participated in a research project on food security that sparked an interest in sustainable agriculture. She looks forward to working on such a beautiful farm and can’t wait to meet all the wonderful campers (and farm animals!)

Favorite farm animal: Cows
Favorite vegetable: Zucchini
Favorite snack or beverage: Cabot cheddar cheese popcorn
Favorite summer activity: Ocean swimming


Daisy grew up in New York City and is currently studying at Bates College in Lewiston Maine, majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Educational Studies. She has previous experience working at a different farm camp during the summer of 2022 and has been volunteering in Lewiston/Auburn schools as part of her education minor at Bates. Last summer, she also worked on a production fruit and veggie farm in Vermont. In her free time, Daisy loves to spend time outside, going on adventures, and finding time to relax in a hammock. Daisy is excited to join the Wolfe’s Neck farm camp team this summer, and is especially looking forward to getting to know the campers, meeting all the farm animals, eating fresh food, and getting to know the beautiful Wolfe’s Neck farm!

Favorite farm animal: Sheep!
Favorite vegetable: Cucumber or Arugula
Favorite snack or beverage: Iced dirty chai, matcha, and kombucha
Favorite summer activity: Beach reading, and swimming


Fiona Mann is from Georgetown, Maine, and is currently studying life science at Landmark College in Vermont. While this will be her first time at Farm Camp, Fiona is no stranger to outdoor adventures, having explored various landscapes and ecosystems. With a passion for nature and teaching, she’s excited to share her knowledge and learnings with campers, fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment and sustainable living practices. Farm Camp presents an opportunity for Fiona to immerse herself in nature while engaging with others in hands-on learning experiences.

Favorite farm animal: Highland cows
Favorite vegetable: Sugar snap peas
Favorite snack or beverage: Little lads popcorn
Favorite summer activity: Stargazing


Sam is from Rochester, New York and spent most of her summers as a kid in State College, Pennsylvania attending Shaver’s Creek Summer Camp, where she learned of her passion for environmental education and all things outdoors. Sam recently graduated from Penn State, earning her degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. Sam loves to learn and teach about ecology all over the country. She spent this past spring seeing how life is in the south an an environmental educator with Georgia 4H! Sam looks forward to diving into a completely new setting on the coast of Maine this summer. She is thrilled to spend her summer days sharing laughs, exploration, and wonder about the world around us!

Favorite farm animal: Chickens!
Favorite vegetable: brussel Red onion
Favorite snack or beverage: fruit, sour gummy worms, wheat thins, and sprite
Favorite summer activity: Hammocking with a good book/art supplies


Growing up in the town of Harpswell on Bailey Island, Maine, Frankie was able to have their love for the outdoors sparked by the environment she was able to grow up in. Frankie absolutely adores nature having spent her childhood going to farm camp, playing in her frog pond, and being surrounded by pets, she was always outside. Frankie is a new graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Psychology and Education. She has spend two years doing research, observing, and being a head teaching a local public school in South Hadley, MA. This summer, Frankie is excited to spend time working with people who enjoy the outdoors just as much as her, kids who are excited for their summer breaks, and to spend her free time playing golf, hammocking, and going kayaking.

Favorite farm animal: Pig
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite snack or beverage: Water, kiwis, strawberries, lemonade
Favorite summer activity: Kayaking, hammocking, golfing!!!


Kendall was born in Seattle but has spend most of her life in Northern New England, where she spent time hiking and camping with her family. She is a rising senior at Freeport High School where she is on the theater technical crew, focusing on lighting and set building. Kendall loves reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her friends and family. She is a returning counselor, having spent four weeks last summer as a junior counselor and two weeks as a full counselor. She is exited to spend her summer outdoors, exploring nature and the farm with some wonderful kids!

Favorite farm animal: Baby Cows
Favorite vegetable: Fresh Tomatoes
Favorite snack or beverage: Lemonade and Watermelon
Favorite summer activity: Camping


Liv grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota where she grew a love for the outdoors on the St. Croix River and on the family farm she grew up on. She has loved raising goats, tending the garden, taking hikes with her dog, and coaching youth mountain biking over the years. She studies Biochemistry at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and is interested in science from atoms to ecosystems. Liv recently studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, and since returning, she has spend her free time playing ultimate frisbee, cross country skiing, biking, and exploring the Maine Coast. She is super excited to spend her first summer in Maine exploring the farm and the outdoors with kids.

Favorite farm animal: Goat
Favorite vegetable: Radish
Favorite snack or beverage: Iced Tea
Favorite summer activity: Biking (to an icecream or swim spot)


Maddie grew up in upstate New York where she fell in love with hiking, paddling, skiing, and everything else the Adirondack park has to offer. A combination of visiting pick-your-own farms as a child and field trips to farms in college inspired her passion for agriculture, leading her to start working on an organic vegetable farm in New Hampshire during school breaks. Maddie is working on completing her degree in Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh in northeastern New York, where she conducts greenhouse experiments, utilizing organic soil amendments to mitigate effects of water stress. She also has experience in forest ecology fieldwork in a globally rare jack pine barrens. This is Maddie’s first summer at farm camp and she’s most excited to spend time outside with some awesome kids, spreading her passion for agriculture and the environment.

Favorite farm animal: Goats!
Favorite vegetable: Butternut squash
Favorite snack or beverage: Popcorn
Favorite summer activity: Swimming in lakes and waterfalls


Reid is a new resident to Maine, but is familiar with the state due to his summers growing up going to summer camp in Raymond. These summers fostered a love for the outdoors whether in the mountains or on the beaches and is excited to be here year round now! Reid went to Hampshire College in MA where he studied photography and art history. After graduating he taught art and coached for three years in Deerfield, MA. Recently Reid spent two months working on an olive farm in Italy. Reid is over the moon about combining his experiences in education and farming at farm camp this summer!

Favorite farm animal: Cow
Favorite vegetable: Spinach
Favorite snack or beverage: Peanut Butter Toast
Favorite summer activity: Canoeing


Sofia was born in Arizona but considers herself a Mainer, having moved to North Yarmouth when she was 7. She’s studying math, economics, and environmental studies at Fordham University and is excited for her semester abroad in Costa Rica this fall. She loves spending her time at home with her family, friends, and campers and is delighted to be at Wolfe’s Neck for the second year! In her free time, she enjoys swimming in the ocean (sun or snow), arts and crafts, and building fairy houses. She can’t wait to go on more goat walks and fairy house excursions with the farm campers this summer.

Favorite farm animal: Goats!
Favorite vegetable: Sweet potatoes
Favorite snack or beverage: Pita bread with hummus and an iced matcha latte
Favorite summer activity: Swimming


Zora is coming from Falmouth, ME and this will be her first year at Farm Camp. She and her family have raised chickens and kept bees most of her life along with growing a large vegetable garden each year. She is passionate about being outside, especially hiking, camping, paddling, and much more. This summer at Farm Camp she is excited to be outdoors, hang out on the farm, and connect with kids who are also psyched to do so!

Favorite farm animal: Goat
Favorite vegetable: Red pepper
Favorite snack or beverage: Lemonade
Favorite summer activity: Canoeing


Emma is from North Yarmouth, Maine, and grew up surrounded by nature. With a dad as a Maine guide, Emma has enjoyed all sorts of outdoor recreation, such as kayaking, ice climbing, hiking, and more. She spent lots of time on farms as a child, especially with dairy goats and horses, and was a member of the 4H veterinary science club. Emma is currently enrolled at Smith College where she is studying Architecture and Landscape Studies. She enjoys woodcarving and playing the fiddle in her free time. This summer Emma is excited to spend time in nature, work hands-on in the dirt, and share her love of the outdoors with campers.

Favorite farm animal: Chicken
Favorite vegetable: Kale
Favorite snack or beverage: Popcorn and kombucha
Favorite summer activity: Paddle boarding


Skye grew up in New York City, but has come to Harpswell, ME every summer of her life—this is where her love for the outdoors, ecology, and sustainability were sparked. Currently, Skye studies Environmental Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. In past summers, Skye has enjoyed working at sustainable farms and community gardens, and she’s excited to further delve into this work in a camp environment! In the fall, she traveled abroad in Copenhagen and travelled around Europe learning more about sustainable food systems and renewable energy systems. This summer, Skye is most excited to spend a whole summer in her favorite place, learn more about nature from curious campers, and continue exploring!

Favorite farm animal: Sheep
Favorite vegetable: Kale
Favorite snack or beverage: Kombucha
Favorite summer activity: Swimming!


Kat grew up in Washington DC, but spent every summer on the coast of Maine. As she attended Bowdoin College, her family moved up to Maine to start their dream of living on a working organic farm. This is her first summer with Wolfesneck, though she has worked at several summer camps. At Bowdoin she studied English and become involved in the Outing club, and marine science. Working at Mere Point oyster farm in Brunswick, with Seacoast Tours of Freeport as a bout tour guide, and at farm- to- table restaurant in Portland, Fore Street, Kat is devoted to building small communities in Maine around sustainable food practices. She loves horse-back-riding, surfing, reading, and tree climbing. She’s excited to engage with kids about the natural world, and watch the plants grow.

Favorite farm animal: barn swallows
Favorite vegetable: carrots
Favorite snack or beverage: lemonade
Favorite summer activity: making wildflower bouquets


Susan grew up in southern New York, but has most recently lived in Columbus, Ohio. This is her first season with Farm Camp. With a degree in Environmental Studies from Siena College in Albany, NY, Susan has many years of experience educating children in various settings at both the Bronx Zoo and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The past two years Susan has worked and lived at McMurdo Station in Antarctica as station support staff, supporting the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program. She loves hiking in the cold and spotting Antarctic local wildlife—like weddell seals, adelie and emperor penguins, skuas, minke whales, and orcas. She is very excited to spend her summer in the heat of Maine and learning and teaching all about farm things!

Favorite farm animal: goats
Favorite vegetable: beetroots
Favorite snack or beverage:smoothies
Favorite summer activity: making s’mores over a campfire


Kait grew up in Beverly, MA; spending much of her childhood along the shoreline. Her favorite activities include swimming, swamping, surfing, and sailing. She just finished her degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her favorite classes there included Wetland Environments, Conservation Biology, and Field Botany. During her time in College she studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain and Cuba, and is always happy to practice her Spanish with anyone willing. This will be her first summer at Wolfe’s Neck but she is excited to use her prior experience as a field researcher, lifeguard, and canoeselor in Ipswich, MA to provide a fun farmward bound experience!

Favorite farm animal: kids (baby goats)
Favorite vegetable: pickle/cucumber
Favorite snack or beverage: oreos and iced tea
Favorite summer activity: swimming!


Lydia grew up on a small dairy and vegetable farm in Goffstown, New Hampshire. She graduated from Williams College last year, where she studied Environmental Studies and developed a passion for agricultural education. She enjoys walks in the woods and learning to identify as many edible plants and fungi as she can. This summer will be her first at Wolfe’s Neck, and she is so excited to meet everyone!

Favorite farm animal: Goats
Favorite vegetable: Parsnips
Favorite snack or beverage: Absolutely any kind of cheese
Favorite summer activity: Swimming in the ocean!

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