Our Staff

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, 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, Commercial Boat Driver, Red Cross Lifeguard

RYAN HINRICHs - head coach & Assistant director

Campers know Ryan as an amazing wakeboarder with the patience and experience to coach them through any skill or new trick behind the boat. We know him as the all-around talented guy who never says no to a challenge and will humbly let his skills do all the talking. Ryan has been coaching here since 2014 and has been the head coach since 2016.

Ryan is a graduate of ASU where he was the VP of their wakeboard club. He now lives year-round at camp and is rarely found indoors.

Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard, Commercial Boat Driver

Sierra gasperoni - coach

This will be Sierra’s seventh 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, Commercial Boat Driver

dylan dye - coach

We first met Dylan as a 12-year-old kid shipped off to camp because his massive airs were too much for his mom to handle. Years later he still goes huge and now has and arsenal of inverts, grabs and rotations. Dylan has always been willing to help out other campers and his outgoing, friendly and hilarious demeanor will make him an all-star coach. Dylan is NH born and raised but dreams of relocating to Hawaii to surf and shape boards full time…a goal we hope to help him achieve as long as he comes back to camp in the summers!


Rebecca Calhoun - Chef

Rebecca has been cooking professionally for 17 years but 2018 will be her first time at camp! She is currently the chef at a fraternity house at Emory University where she cooks daily meals for 50 hungry college guys…experience that should prepare her well for feeding our hard working campers! 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.

we will be updating this page with new coaches as we build our team for 2018!

Interested in joining our staff? Apply here