Board of Directors
Camp Maskepetoon is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is composed of dedicated camp alumni and community members who meet monthly to set the direction of camp.
Kevin McBean | Chair
Kevin spent three summers as a volunteer at Camp, followed by a decade on staff, serving as the spirits director, lifeguard, volunteer coordinator, assistant director, and director. Having spent two seasons at other Alberta camps and two summers working for the Alberta Camping Association where he toured almost 50 camps across the province, Kevin is convinced that Camp Maskepetoon truly is the best place to be. Kevin is passionate about working with youth and loves his job teaching high school.
Marlene McBean | Treasurer
Marlene joined the Board of Camp Maskepetoon in spring of 2017, assuming the role of treasurer. Having recently retired, she was looking for a volunteer opportunity where she could contribute her time and knowledge in IT, adult education, and people management. Camp Maskepetoon is no stranger to Marlene- her two children have been involved for many years as campers, volunteers, staff, and board members. She believes that kids develop lasting friendships and special memories along with valuable life skills through the Camp experience.
Erin Earles | Board Member
Erin has been serving on the Board of Directors for four years, but her involvement with camp began long before that. She spent 3 summers as a Jr. Counsellor, and she loved them so much, she came back for four more years on staff. She took on the positions of Senior Counsellor, Crafts Director, and Assistant Director. Erin works as an elementary teacher but still loves playing Flags on a warm summer afternoon.
Deanna Marler | Board Member
Deanna Marler joined the Board of Directors after spending five remarkable summers on staff in various positions including Crafts Programmer, Senior Counsellor, Assistant Director (Programming) and Director. She loves that Camp taught her to embrace her silly side and that, each summer, Camp continues to create happy memories for those involved. When not at Camp, Deanna works as the Child and Youth Coordinator for an Edmonton area organization.
Bev Baldrey | Secretary
Bev arrived at Camp in 2004 for her first summer on staff. Known affectionately to hundreds of kids, volunteers, and staff members as ‘Bubbles,’ Bev spent eight summers at Maskepetoon, serving as the first aider, spirits director, and assistant director. Bev remains passionately committed to camp and particularly enjoys working with the youngest age group of campers.
James Guindon | Board Member
James started with Maskepetoon in 1997 as a camper in cabin 3. The Camp made a lasting impression on him as he followed that summer with a second year as a camper, two years as a volunteer, three years on staff, and a year on the board. After taking a hiatus from Camp life, James is excited to be back - proof that Camp stays in your blood.
Ben Severson | Board Member
Ben’s first visit to Camp Maskepetoon was as part of a Riverbend United Church youth retreat. He was enchanted by the facility, and fascinated by the possibility of a week long stay. After being a camper for two years, Ben spent three years as a volunteer and two more on staff. The magic of camp didn’t fade, and left Ben with a commitment to work with young people, which he does as a Jr. High Teacher, and a relationship that has now become a marriage.
Heather McLeod | Vice-Chair; Chair, Program Committee
Heather has been involved with camp as a camper, counsellor, lifeguard, director and board member. She also plans to haunt the camp when she eventually passes on. She has recently returned to Edmonton after living in Calgary for the past 10 years and currently teaches for Edmonton Public Schools.
Tyson Taylor | Board Member
Tyson joined the Board of Directors after spending five summers on staff in positions ranging from Counsellor to Director. Tyson loves spending time outdoors and meeting new people at Camp. He holds a commerce degree and is currently working on a diploma in Public Relations.
Stephanie Spafford | Board Member
Stephanie is a passionate non-profit professional with experience in board development, fundraising, and program management. She is passionate about connecting people to the environment and strongly believes that an experience at Camp Maskepetoon is a great way to do that.
Shellie Severson | Board Member
Shellie first came to Camp in 2006 as a volunteer and immediately felt at home. She returned for two more summers before taking a break to travel and finish her nursing degree. In 2013, she joined the camp staff where she met her now-husband. Shellie believes that Camp is a place where people can be their true selves, and looks forward to helping continue the legacy that is Camp Maskepetoon for many generations to come!
Marcin Krol | Board Member
Marcin joined the board in 2018 shortly after moving from New York to Edmonton. During his childhood and teenage years, Marcin was part of the Boy Scouts of America and a lifeguard at his local summer camp, and in an effort to get involved with the local community, he sees no better fit than contributing to Camp Maskepetoon as a board member. He brings his professional experience in private capital, data analytics, and software.