Why Us - Leadership


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.


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
  • Bob Musiker

    Bob Musiker

    Owner/Executive Director

    BA, Colgate University

    40th year

  • Jimmy Musiker

    Jimmy Musiker

    Owner/Executive Director

    BA, Hobart College

    39th year

  • Adriane Thorpe

    Adriane Thorpe

    Managing Director

    BS, University of Delaware

    8th year

  • Cliff Goldschmid

    Cliff Goldschmid

    Chief Financial Officer

    MBA & CPA, St. John’s University 

    6th year

  • Liz Ringel

    Liz Ringel

    Chief Marketing Officer

    BA, SUNY Oswego

    2nd year

  • Stacey Todisco

    Stacey Todisco

    Director of Campus Specialists

    BA, University at Buffalo

    18th year

  • Jenn Le Blanc

    Jenn Le Blanc

    Director of Summer Staffing

    BA, Palm Beach Atlantic University

    16th year

  • Susan Kornick

    Susan Kornick

    Relationship Manager

    BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    11th year

  • Jesse Candelario

    Jesse Candelario

    Staffing Manager, Director

    BA, Hofstra University

    10th year

  • Miranda Chesson

    Miranda Chesson

    Director of People and Training

    BA & MA, University of North Texas

    8th year

  • Halley Campbell

    Halley Campbell

    Relationship Manager, Director

    BA, LIM College

    8th year

  • Liz Clifford

    Liz Clifford

    Director of Summer Operations

    BA, University of Vermont

    4th year

  • Teresa Macchio

    Teresa Macchio

    Senior Summer Program Consultant

    BA, CUNY Baruch College

    4th year

  • Esteban Olivares

    Esteban Olivares

    Director of University Partnerships

    BS, University of the Pacific & MA, School for International Training (SIT) 

    1st year

  • Danny Lampel

    Danny Lampel

    IT Manager

    BS, SUNY Empire State

    1st year

  • Michael Weglinski

    Michael Weglinski

    Salesforce Administrator & Developer

    BS & MBA, Binghamton University

  • Tom Fuchs

    Tom Fuchs


    BS & MS, SUNY Cortland

    31st year

  • Dan Simmons

    Dan Simmons


    BS & MS, SUNY Cortland

    29th year

  • Amy Simmons

    Amy Simmons


    BS, SUNY Cortland, MS, Sage Graduate School

    28th year

  • Jon Shulman

    Jon Shulman


    BA, Tufts University & MA, King’s College, London

    25th year

  • Jen Block

    Jen Block


    BS, University of Maryland

    19th year

  • Tim Hoke

    Tim Hoke


    BS, York College of Pennsylvania

    19th year

  • Doug van der Vossen

    Doug van der Vossen


    BS, Frostburg State, MBA, Robert Morris University

    19th year

  • Sam Berey

    Sam Berey


    BS, NYU

    16th year

  • Maureen Stewart

    Maureen Stewart


    BA, The College of Saint Rose, MS, Fitchburg State, & MS, Endicott College

    15th year

  • Theresa Exenberger

    Theresa Exenberger


    BA, St. Mary's University of Minnesota & MS Lynchburg College

    14th year

  • Maura Denny

    Maura Denny


    BS, Penn State University & MS, University of South Florida

    11th year

  • Allison Yaffee

    Allison Yaffee


    BA, Colgate University & MS, Fordham University

    10th year 

  • Lauren Schwab

    Lauren Schwab

    Campus Specialist, Director

    BA, Quinnipiac University

    8th year

  • Erin Gresh

    Erin Gresh


    BA, UConn & MA, Towson University 

    7th year

  • Lauren Kober

    Lauren Kober

    Campus Specialist, Director

    BS, Penn State University

    6th year

  • Nick Manuszak

    Nick Manuszak


    BS, Ball State University

    5th year

  • Michael Chen

    Michael Chen

    Country Director, China

    MBA, University of Wolverhampton

    1st year

Associate Directors + Administrators
  • Sean Grady

    Sean Grady

    Director of Education, UK

    BA, Salford University, Cert. of Ed, Cambridge U, & MS, London University

    30th year

  • Arthur Giordano

    Arthur Giordano

    Travel Coordinator

    BA, City College of New York

    23rd year

  • Maggie Pericli

    Maggie Pericli

    Campus Specialist

    BA, Dowling College

    9th year

  • Jared Eiriksson

    Jared Eiriksson

    Campus Specialist, Director, Salesforce Admin

    BA & MS, Emory & Henry College

    7th year

  • Megan Mancini

    Megan Mancini

    Senior Summer Program Consultant

    BA, St. Joseph’s College

    6th year

  • Riley Blancett

    Riley Blancett

    Campus Specialist, Marketing Coordinator

    BA, University of Alabama

    6th year

  • Daniela Lerma

    Daniela Lerma

    Campus Specialist, Associate Director

    BA & MS, Illinois State University

    5th year

  • Victoria Santorelli

    Victoria Santorelli

    Campus Specialist, Associate Director

    BS, University of Tampa

    5th year

  • Jordan Shapiro

    Jordan Shapiro

    Campus Specialist, Associate Director

    BS, SUNY Plattsburgh

    5th year

  • Ricky Gunzel

    Ricky Gunzel

    Business Development Manager, Asia

    BA, SUNY Purchase 

    5th year

  • Rebecca Nant

    Rebecca Nant

    Assistant Controller

    BS, CUNY Hunter College

    4th year

  • Eli Madison

    Eli Madison

    Campus Specialist

    BS, SUNY Brockport

    3rd year

  • Brandon Cangemi

    Brandon Cangemi

    Summer Program Consultant

    BS, University of Hartford

    2nd year

  • Ali Romano

    Ali Romano

    Internship Coordinator

    BS, Towson University

    2nd year

  • Jasmine Lim

    Jasmine Lim

    Summer Program Consultant

    BA, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

    1st year

  • Noreen LaBenne

    Noreen LaBenne

    Summer Program Consultant

    BA, University of Richmond

    1st year

  • Justin Alexander

    Justin Alexander

    Campus Specialist

    BA, SUNY Geneseo

    1st Year

  • Kelsey Graham

    Kelsey Graham

    Campus Specialist

    M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership, Texas Christian University

    2nd year

  • Jacqueline Kerner

    Jacqueline Kerner

    Campus Specialist

    BA, Manhattanville College

    1st Year