Hi Everybody! My name is Jason and I'm the Owner/Director of Menominee. I'm a lifelong camper! I started at Menominee when I was 10 years old and after my first summer, I knew this was the place I wanted to be forever.
I was a camper, CIT (Counselor in Training), Counselor and Associate Director during my first 12 years at Menominee, before becoming Owner/Director in January of 2015. I grew up in Buffalo Grove, IL and continued on to the University of Texas. After graduating from Texas with a Masters degree, I spent a few years in public company accounting before entering the camping community full time. I also spent time as the Director of Operations at Camp Lenox in Massachusetts before returning home to Menominee. I spend my year recruiting, hiring, planning and preparing for each summer at Menominee while striving to make sure that each summer at CM is better than the previous. I strongly believe in the core values that have been instilled in Menominee campers for generations and I'm thrilled to help provide the same incredible experience that I had growing up at Menominee to current and future campers.
I'm also very active in the camp/youth development community. I sit on the board of the Midwest Association of Independent Camps and in 2018 I became a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. My favorite camp activities are Tennis, Softball and of course, Green & White. However, my favorite thing to do with the boys each night is record the Camp Cast podcast!
Finally, that fantastic pup next to me in the picture is Buster. He's a 3 year old Sheepadoodle and this will be his 3rd summer at Menominee. He is the sweetest boy, loves swimming and has converted even our most skeptical of campers into dog people!