Why Us - Leadership

Leadership

Summer Discovery has been in the summer experience industry for more than 55 years and has been providing superior pre-college programs for 40 years. Partnering with 11 universities across the globe,  Summer Discovery offers world-class academic options for high school and middle school students.

Our leadership is experienced, compassionate, caring, and responsible. On-campus, Directors average 14 years with Summer Discovery, the most experienced in the pre-college programs.

On-campus leadership team:

  • Director
  • Associate Director
  • Academic Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Resident Counselors

Resident Counselor (RC) Groups

Our Resident Counselors are mature, enthusiastic, and all over 21 years old.

RCs live next to students in the residence halls (several RCs per floor), to ensure a smooth transition to college living. Students are divided into small groups of approximately 10-12, with their own Resident Counselor. Frequent RC group meetings provide a supportive environment for social and academic interaction.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Resident Counselor position, check it our Summer Jobs Page.

Fantastic Instructors

Authentic classes are taught by university instructors, graduate teaching instructors, artisans, and professionals. Most classes are small, collaborative, and interactive, making learning meaningful and fun.

Program Leadership
  • Adriane Thorpe

    Adriane Thorpe

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Bob Musiker

    Bob Musiker

    Executive Director

  • Jimmy Musiker

    Jimmy Musiker

    Executive Director

  • Liz Ringel

    Liz Ringel

    Chief Growth Officer

  • David Kraut

    David Kraut

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Miranda Chesson

    Miranda Chesson

    Chief of Staff

  • Jenn Le Blanc

    Jenn Le Blanc

    Director of Summer Recruiting

  • Esteban Olivares

    Esteban Olivares

    Dean of Academics

  • Caroline Daniel

    Caroline Daniel

    Director of Academics

    Summer Institute for the Gifted

  • Jennifer Kendall

    Jennifer Kendall

    Director of Marketing

  • Liz Clifford

    Liz Clifford

    Head of Program Operations

  • Stacey Todisco

    Stacey Todisco

    Financial Operations Specialist

  • Michael Chen

    Michael Chen

    China Country Manager

  • Susan Kornick

    Susan Kornick

    Senior Relationship Manager - Educational Consultants and Advisors

  • Halley Hoot

    Halley Hoot

    Director of Client Services

  • Megan Mancini

    Megan Mancini

    Program Director

  • Jesse Candelario

    Jesse Candelario

    Staffing Specialist

  • Maggie Castanon

    Maggie Castanon

    Campus Specialist

  • Lauren Schwab

    Lauren Schwab

    Program Director- Penn/Wharton

  • Jared Eiriksson

    Jared Eiriksson

    Operations Specialist

  • Lauren Kober

    Lauren Kober

    Operations Specialist

  • Victoria Stone

    Victoria Stone

    Operations Specialist

  • Jordan Shapiro

    Jordan Shapiro

    Operations Specialist

  • Daniela Lerma

    Daniela Lerma

    Client Service Specialist – Penn/Wharton

  • Jacqueline Kerner

    Jacqueline Kerner

    Client Service Specialist – Penn/Wharton

  • Justin Alexander

    Justin Alexander

    Operations Specialist

  • Kelsey Graham

    Kelsey Graham

    Client Service Specialist

  • Brandon Cangemi

    Brandon Cangemi

    Inside Sales Specialist

  • Diane Rosenblatt

    Diane Rosenblatt

    Inside Sales Specialist

    Summer Institute for the Gifted

  • Aaron Gower

    Aaron Gower

    Client Service Specialist

  • Rachel Lovis

    Rachel Lovis

    Director of Academics - SD Branded

  • Danny Lampel

    Danny Lampel

    IT Manager

  • Michael Weglinski

    Michael Weglinski

    Salesforce Administrator & Developer

  • Miguel Romero

    Miguel Romero

    EdTech Coordinator

  • Arthur Giordano

    Arthur Giordano

    Travel Coordinator

  • Ashley Lauritano

    Ashley Lauritano

    Controller

  • Sean Grady

    Sean Grady

    Director of Education, UK

  • Tom Fuchs

    Tom Fuchs

    Director

  • Dan Simmons

    Dan Simmons

    Director

  • Amy Simmons

    Amy Simmons

    Director

  • Jon Shulman

    Jon Shulman

    Director

  • Jen Block

    Jen Block

    Director

  • Doug van der Vossen

    Doug van der Vossen

    Director

  • Tim Hoke

    Tim Hoke

    Director

  • Sam Berey

    Sam Berey

    Director

  • Maureen Stewart

    Maureen Stewart

    Director

  • Theresa Exenberger

    Theresa Exenberger

    Director

  • Lesley Doff

    Lesley Doff

    Director

  • Beth Bennett

    Beth Bennett

    Director

  • Maura Denny

    Maura Denny

    Director

  • Rodney Monbrum

    Rodney Monbrum

    Director

  • Sean McCabe

    Sean McCabe

    Director

  • Allison Yaffee

    Allison Yaffee

    Director

  • Sergio Pedroza

    Sergio Pedroza

    Director

  • Erin Gresh

    Erin Gresh

    Director

  • Nick Manuszak

    Nick Manuszak

    Director

  • Chandler Fitzgerald

    Chandler Fitzgerald

    Director

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