MMMUSD Camp Director
Mr. G has been a teacher for 16 years. Currently Mr. G is a PE teacher at Richmond Elementary School. During his free time Mr. G enjoys biking and skiing with his wife and 3 young children. Mr. G's passion is to provide opportunities for youth to have access to lifetime sports.
Mr. G Created the MMMUSD Summer Camp Series 3 years ago to help raise money for physical activity based programs in MMMUSD. Mr. G created the Snow Motion Program so that local youth could have access to free skiing/boarding during the school day. Mr. G also wrote the PE Snowboarding Curriculum for Burton Snowboards.
John Wulff is a science teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School, where he has been for 17 years. While passionate about his profession, John is equally passionate about his pursuits in the realm of outdoor athletics. In the winter time, just about every day of the week, he might be spotted haunting the slopes of local resorts before or after normal hours of operation -- that is, provided there's not enough snow in the woods! In the spring, summer, and fall, the bulk of his time is consumed by the local mountain bike trails. A believer in both the physiological and mental benefits of regular activity, John feels most accomplished when he is successful in indoctrinating others with the same perspective.
Matt grew up in Underhill, Vermont where he attend Mount Mansfield Union High School. Upon graduation in 2009, Matt attended the University of Vermont to Study K-12 Physical Education. He graduated UVM in the spring of 2013 and started as the physical education teacher at Putney Central School (PCS) the following fall. Matt is in his 5th year at PCS where he teaches full time physical education PK-8th grade, runs the local recreation & sport program, and coaches various sports. In his free time, Matt enjoys golfing, biking, playing basketball, bowling, kayaking, and relaxing with family and friends.
Matt is super excited to join MMMUSD / CESU Summer Camp team as a mountain bike counselor. When asked about the camp Matt said, “I am looking forward to working with Brian Godfrey and his team this summer at camp. I love to mountain bike and share my passions with students. I am excited to spend time in the community I grew up in and have the opportunity to meet and work with new students.”
JES Camp Director
Amanda Cowan has been helping students develop their love for physical activity for the past seventeen years. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 2001 and began her career in the Mt. Mansfield Union School District. Amanda currently teaches physical education and adaptive physical education at the Underhill Central, Underhill ID, and Smilie schools, while also providing adaptive physical education at Browns River Middle School. For the past six years Amanda has also served as a mentor for beginning teachers in her school district. In addition to teaching, Amanda is the administrative director for Essex TOPSoccer, which is a community-based soccer program for young athletes with disabilities. She has also coached Girls on the Run for the past thirteen years. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys running, reading, and cheering her kids on at their sporting events and dance recitals. She lives in Underhill with her husband Jesse, son Gavin, and daughter Gabriella.
MJ was born and raised in central Vermont, where they spent most of their time outdoors exploring with their family. Graduating from Johnson State College in 2007 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Physical Education, MJ currently works at Union Elementary School in Montpelier, VT and also teaches for Dirt Divas a girls mountain bike camp in the summer. MJ loves to be on one their bikes whenever possible, mountain or road or dirt or just cruising to the creemee stand!