All staff members at Water Monkey go through background checks and interviews 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 spanning five continents.
Home base for Evan is in Hooksett, NH with his wife, Kristen, son, Finn, and rescue pup Tuckerman. Evan studied finance and economics while at college but his life since then has rarely taken him into the confines of an office. He 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, Commercial Boat Driver, Red Cross Lifeguard
RYAN HINRICHs - head coach & Assistant director
Ryan is a fun guy and super talented to boot. Besides absolutely shredding behind the boat, he is a rock climbing, slack lining, snowboarding, disc golfing, standing backflip landing, joke telling, mountain biking fiend! Ryan is a graduate of Arizona State University where he was the VP of the ASU Wake Devils.
Ryan now works for Water Monkey year-round helping find new campers and coaches but his greatest challenge will certainly be surviving a New Hampshire winter after four years in Arizona!
Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard, Commercial Boat Driver
Sierra gasperoni - coach
This will be Sierra’s sixth summer here (first as a camper and now as a counselor) so she knows the ins and outs of our program better than most! As a counselor Sierra is focused on helping give our campers the same experience that has kept her coming back for so many years. At camp Sierra can most often be found shredding the wake surf board with her signature Cali style or smuggling late night snacks out of the kitchen.
Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard