Since 1944, Camp Brookwoods has been blessed with an incredibly diverse staff. We draw this capable group from leading colleges and universities across the country, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, Cornell University, Georgetown, LeTourneau University, Gordon College, Harvard University, Grove City College, Cedarville University, Notre Dame, Grace College, Taylor University, Cairn University, Liberty University, Biola University, and many others. Approximately 85% of the staff return each year which ensures a stable core group of counselors with enough new hires to bring in fresh ideas each year.
Keep this team in your prayers as they serve our campers with every talent that God has entrusted to them.
DAVID STRODEL, BROOKWOODS DIRECTOR
David has been the Brookwoods Director since 1982 and is a second generation Camp Director. When not busy in the woods of New Hampshire, David has worked as a faculty member at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His educational background is infused with the Brookwoods camp philosophy that skills are taught at camp and excellence is rewarded. David and his wife, Joan, live in Massachusetts and have two children.
Matt Ericson, Facilities Director
Matt and his wife Caitlin were both on staff here at camp. Matt keeps our facility in tip-top shape. He and Caitlin have a young son Elijah and recently added a little girl, Aria who keep them on their toes!
Dorothy Legro, Registrar
Dorothy joined our team in September 2018. She has enjoyed a career working with various organizations and providing great customer service. Originally from Massachusetts, she has lived in Alton with her two dogs, Ben and Jerry, for several years. She is happy to answer all your questions about camp and make sure that you have your camper’s paperwork completed correctly.
Bob Strodel, Executive Director and Debbie Strodel, Bookkeeper
Bob is a second generation Camp Director and attended Brookwoods as a camper. He met Debbie when they were on staff at another Christian camp in Massachusetts. Bob and Debbie have two grown children who have come up through the program at Brookwoods and Deer Run!
Michael Brigham, Facility Staff
Michael has been part of the facility staff since 2000. He enjoys kayaking and hiking, and is currently working on hiking all of the 4000 foot peaks in New Hampshire. Michael has two grown daughters, Tracy and Lindsay.
Melissa Yonan, Director of Alumni Relations
Melissa has been a part of the camp family since 1982 and has “done it all” at camp! She is responsible for our vast alumni network and serves as editor for the camp newsletter, The Weathervane, as well as Director for our annual Alumni Camp weekend.
Ann Higgins, Director of Development
Jon Cooper, Food Service Director
Jon joined us in 2019 as our Food Service Director. He is a graduate of Cairn University. He and his wife April have enjoyed working together in hospitality, including running a restaurant and catering company.