Leadership Team

Willowgrove Full Time Staff

Miriam Reesor, Willowgrove Executive Director

    Miriam Reesor joined Willowgrove in August 2012, although her roots in the organization extend back to the seventies when she was camp staff, including the Director position, at both Fraser Lake Camp and Glenbrook Day Camp. For the past thirty years Miriam has worked at a children's mental health centre in both direct service and management positions. Miriam is excited to again be part of the Willowgrove family.
    To contact Miriam: miriam@willowgrove.ca

Marie Mehak, Outdoor Education Center Co-ordinator

    Marie has been a teacher in the Willowgrove Outdoor Education for over 10 years and in the past year took on the role of coordinator. In addition to her passion for working with school classes in the out of doors, Marie is also a supply child and youth worker for the York Region board of education.

    To contact Marie: mmehak@willowgrove.ca

Jason McDowell, Fraser Lake Camp Director

    Jason McDowell is the Fraser Lake Camp Director. Jason has a long Fraser Lake history. His Grandfather, Emerson, was the founder of FLC in 1955. His parents met while working at Fraser Lake camp and Jason has been a camper and senior staff at Fraser Lake Camp. Jason is excited about the opportunity to give leadership to Fraser Lake and sees a lot of possibilities for the future of the camp. He is committed to providing a safe and fun summer camp experience for the children and youth at Fraser Lake Camp. [/p]
    To contact Jason: jmcdowell@fraserlakecamp.com

Brian Drudge, Facility Director

    Since taking over as Facility Director in 2003, Brian has overseen the construction or refurbishment of many of the key buildings on both Willowgrove properties. Brian grew up, and continues to live, on a farm adjoining the Willowgrove property and worked that farm for many years in addition to building custom wood furniture.
    To contact Brian: brian@willowgrove.ca

Shirley Gilham, Program Coordinator

    Shirley first joined the Willowgrove team as a part-time Outdoor Education instructor in 1988. Since then Shirley has become a vital part of the Willowgrove staff team, giving leadership to the Outdoor Education program and wherever else she is needed.
    To contact Shirley: shirley@willowgrove.ca

Carey Yeoman, Seasonal Facility Assistant.

    Carey has been part of the Willowgrove family for many years with a variety of roles including as a teacher in the Primary school, a teacher in our Outdoor Education program, as a keeper of our flower gardens, and since April 2019, as an assistant to Brian in keeping our property looking great.

Julie Reesor, Bookkeeper

    Julie works in the Willowgrove office three days a week. In addition to bookkeeping, Julia is responsible for the Willowgrove Facility Rental program.
    To contact Julie: julia@willowgrove.ca

Maeyken Jones, Willowgrove Day Camp Director and Willowgrove Office Manager

    Maeyken comes to Willowgrove with a long history of working at Fraser Lake Camp. Her roles there included lifeguard and several years as assistant director. More recently she has worked for "Campbrain" the data base company we use for our online camp registration and payments.

    To contact Maeyken: mjones@willowgrove.ca