Our Staff

All staff members at Water Monkey go through background checks, interviews and training before being allowed to join the team. We take our jobs seriously here so that our families can be at ease with their kids shipping off for a week with us at the lake.


Evan Goldner - Founder/director

Evan has been working in the camp industry since 2004 and brings a lifetime of outdoors experience and education with him wherever he goes. He will talk your ear off about the benefits of summer camp, saving the environment, books, movies or his adventures in over 30 countries on five continents.

Home base for Evan is in Hooksett, NH with his wife, Kristen, sons, Finn & Kai and rescue pup Tuckerman. Evan dedicates his days to enjoying the outdoors, seeking new challenges and helping others take part in this path that he has chosen.

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, NH Commercial Boat Driver, Red Cross Lifeguard, ServeSafe Food Handler

Maranda Drake - Head Coach

Maranda grew up just down the road from camp in Barrington, NH where her family got her waterskiing when she was just three! She picked up wakeboarding when she was ten and now spends most of her time traveling the country riding cables, boats and going to contests and clinics. Maranda loves teaching friends and family how to wakeboard and cannot wait to work with our campers. When she is not behind a boat Maranda is a nurse assistant in NH and also loves to snowboard and hike with her dog Aspen.

Certifications: First Aid / CPR, NH Commercial Boat Driver

Blake Hartmann - Assistant (to the) head coach

This is Blake’s first summer at camp but he is already a water monkey. He grew up competing with the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team in IL (he won two national championships) and now wakeboards and wakesurfs year round at Florida Gulf Coast University. Blake also plays hockey for his school team and spent last summer coaching youth hockey. In his remaining free time he is also studying mathematics and loves to sail and windsurf. He is excited to help our campers progress and possibly introduce some trick-skiing at camp this summer!

Certifications: NH Commercial Boat Driver, Red Cross Lifeguard

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bobby holmberg - coach

Bobby is from MA but his real home is on Lake Winnipesaukee where he grew up spending all his summers. Bobby learned how to waterski, wakeboard, wakesurf and barefoot behind the family boat and fell in love with all things watersports. Bobby also plays rugby for Bryant University where he is a sophomore majoring in Business Management. 

Certifications: NH Commercial Boat Driver, Red Cross Lifeguard

Carsyn Delooff - coach

Carsyn is heading to camp this summer from Grand Rapids, Michigan where she grew up living on a private waterski lake. Carsyn is a freshman at Ball State University where she is studying Elementary and Special Education and is also the vice president of their wakeboard team. Lastly, Carsyn loves dogs and has a German Shephard named Burton and an Irish Doodle named Hurley!

Certifications: First Aid / CPR, NH Commercial Boat Driver

JUlia Barron - expert lifeguard

Julia was a Water Monkey camper a few years ago and is so excited to experience camp from the other side. She is currently a sophomore at Tulane University where she is a Spanish and Latin American Studies major. Julia grew up spending her summers on Lake Winnipesaukee where she spent lots of time lounging on the boat and wakeboarding (in that order). Julia loves the outdoors and just making the most of every day.

Certifications: NH Commercial Boat Driver, Red Cross Lifeguard

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Rebecca Calhoun - Chef

2019 will be Rebecca’s second year at Water Monkey and we are so excited not only for her delicious gourmet meals but also her positivity and sense of humor. Rebecca’s ‘real job’ is as a private chef for 50 hungry fraternity guys at Emory University. When she is not cooking or coming up with creative, healthy and diverse menu options for her clients Rebecca can be found at her historic farm house home in Georgia with her family, dog and three potbelly pigs! She also loves painting, gardening, live music and camping.

Certifications: ServeSafe Food Handler