Josh Levine (pronouns: He/Him/His)

Executive Director, Josh Levine, joined Herzl Camp’s team in 2022, after over a decade of Jewish camp leadership on the West Coast. Josh’s love of Jewish camp started as a camper and summer staff, leading him back to camp as a professional after a career in the law.

Drea Lear (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Drea Lear, Camp Director, has a long history at Herzl Camp, beginning as a camper in 1994. Drea has been on staff full-time since 2008. Drea’s goal is for every camper to find a home at Herzl Camp, just like she did! Drea believes that time spent in creative play, exploring nature and trying new things builds a camper’s confidence and independence.

Drea’s passion for camping is reflected in her involvement in the American Camping Association locally and nationally as well as many leadership and educational groups within the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Holly Guncheon (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Our Advancement Director, Holly, has been with camp since 2007. Holly manages all our fundraising and friendraising activities as well as our communications and marketing efforts.


Gary Kibort (pronouns: He/Him/His)

Operations Director, Gary Kibort, works behind the scenes to manage camp’s finances, properties, and security.  Gary’s 15 years with camp in a variety of roles ensures that campers and staff are in a safe and secure environment.

 Alex Locke (pronouns: He/His/Him)
Our Director of Family Engagement is here to help you navigate registration, forms, travel, care plans and more. He will facilitate communications and will help get you connected into the Herzl community. Alex is your point of contact for family and camper’s needs and will help ensure a positive camp experience throughout the year.


wendy croppedWendy Clyman (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Wendy, our Advancement Assistant, is available to help you with donations to camp.  Reach out to Wendy if you need a tribute or memorial card sent or want to update your contact information.

TiffanyTiffany Fesenmaier (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Tiffany, our Office Manger, is the friendly voice who answers the phone when you call. She is a great resource and can help get you directed to the right person. Tiffany manages several important parts of camp including chanut, laundry, and all of our office functions. She is part of our year-round team in Webster who helps look after camp when the campers are away.

wendy croppedJessica Freeman, APRN, CNP (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Director of Health Services, Jessica Freeman, a pediatric nurse practitioner, is on site providing care in our Marpeah (Health Center) throughout the summer. Jessica also works with you in advance of camp to a create care plan that will work for your child in the camp setting.

Hannah Gilfix (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Hannah grew up at Herzl Camp as a camper and summer staff and continued her camping experience as a Fellow at the Foundation for Jewish Camp before returning to Herzl as our Assistant Camp Director, Staff and Camper Life. Her experience in the national Jewish camping community informs her passion for camp!

Amy Goldfine (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Amy grew up at Herzl Camp and returned to us in 2014.  As Assistant Camp Director, Specialty Areas, Amy guides programmatic teams throughout the summer in their respective focuses. She also serves as point person for facility rentals and retreats. She is here to help you plan a fun weekend for groups of all sizes!

Justin (JP) Held (pronouns: He/Him/His)
Our Director of Jewish Education, Rabbi JP Held, leads Jewish learning at Herzl Camp and Minnesota Hillel. JP’s shared, full-time role at both organizations, creates a seamless education program for young adults in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Jacqui Kalin (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Our Staff Life and Development Coordinator, Jacqui, hires, trains and supports our summer staff to ensure they have the tools they need to the create Herzl magic each summer. Jacqui created and leads our Staff Advisory Council (SAC), which is made up of selected new and veteran staff members, to empower the voice, vision, and experience of the staff.

Sarah Kalin (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
As Marketing and Creative Media Manager, Sarah attends to Herzl’s creative needs with photography, videography, design and content creation for social media!  Sarah loves to connect and engage with campers through virtual opportunities like our Herzl Book Club as well as capture special moments during the summer through the lens of her camera.

Katie Rosenberg (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Katie plans and manages our major community event, Herzl in the City.  If you’d like to get involved, Katie is ready to put you to work to help Herzl thrive today, tomorrow and forever.

Beth Shapiro (pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
As Director of Camp Care, Beth leads our Camp Care Team.  She supervises our summer Camp Care and Inclusion staff, along with a portion of our summer leadership staff.  A private practice psychotherapist in Minneapolis during the winter months, Beth coaches staff around providing extra support for campers with mental and emotional health needs. Beth’s goal is to partner with campers, parents and staff so every camper can thrive during their time at Herzl.


Brad Spafford (pronouns: He/Him/His)
Brad manages our facility in Webster, Wisconsin which covers 120+ acres and includes over 60 buildings.  From snowplowing to painting, Brad’s the guy!