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Jan James

Executive Director

    Jan graduated from the University of Oregon (go Ducks!) with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology. After graduation she lived in the Hood River Valley for 24 years. During that time, Jan lived on an apple and pear orchard with her husband, and raised 2 Read More...

Da'Jon James

Music Director

    Da'Jon James graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Music and Psychology in 2016. DJ will always be appreciative of his five years at Syracuse learning from his teacher, mentor, and friend John Warren all the things there is to know about being a caring and Read More...

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Izzi Durham

Camp Counselor

   2017 is Izzi's ninth year at CGST. She has been acting for as long as she can remember, having performed in over thirty shows in schools, camps, and Seattle theaters. Favorite roles include Little Becky Two Shoes (Urinetown), Giuseppe Zangara (Assassins), Lear (The Memorandum), Read More...

 

Truman Fritz

Counselor in Training

   Truman has been attending CGST since 2012, making this his sixth year. He's loved being a counselor-in-training for the last two years and he's excited to be one again!

 

Zakia Elazami

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

    Zakia can't wait to come back to her favorite place in the world for her sixth year and is excited about being a counselor in training for the second time.

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Jesse Merz

Artistic Director

    As an actor, Jesse has performed off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, in regional theatre, summer stock, feature films, student films, on the radio and in 120 cities in 34 states nationwide. He is a member of the Actors Equity Association (AEA), the American Federation Read More...

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Hogan fritz

camp Director

    Approaching his twelfth year at CGST, Hogan is based out of New York City where he recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with minors in Journalism and Political Science. Originally from Read More...

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John William Beck

Camp Counselor

    John William Beck is a bi-coastal resident of both New York and Oregon who has been a part of the CGST family since 2012. He has recently helped found a New York theatre company, PrismHouse Theatre Company, and is currently receiving his BFA in Acting from Tisch School Read More...

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Laurel Merz

Camp Nurse

     Laurel Merz is a Emergency Department Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing working at the Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California. Laurel has worked in some capacity at CGST since 2000 and loves theatre, dance, yoga and running. She was previously  Read More...

Nicole Smith

Managing Director

   Nicole is a California-native currently living in Somerville, MA. She joined the CGST family in 2011 as a Lady Counselor and has since called this place her "heart-home." Growing up, Nicole found herself in the theatre, both on and off stage, at every turn. CGST has been her Read More...

Kayla Rodriguez

Dance Director

    Kayla Rodriguez graduated cum laude from Roger Williams University with a B.A. in Dance Performance and Psychology in 2012. She was coach, captain, and choreographer of the Hawkettes Dance Team as a junior and a senior at Roger Williams University. Read More...

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Terra Jones

Camp Counselor

   Terra has been involved in theater since she was 3 years old. Her first onstage role was as an ensemble member in The Music Man in 2001. Since then, she has continued to enjoy community theater with her family and has participated in 26 productions, with 19 onstage roles, and 7 technical Read More...

 

Emily Larsen

Counselor in Training

    This is Emily's 7th year attending CGST. She is beyond excited to return and get the chance to spend time and train with the most amazing people she has ever met.

 

ALYSA LEFF

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

    Alysa "Sunny" Leff is now attending CGST for her 7th year and cannot wait to come back to an amazing family and her second home. 

 

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