Behind the Curtain
There are a few people who really keep us afloat year round. Meet the brave souls behind the scenes of the Wayfinder Experience.
Corinne McDonald Owner and Staff
Corinne grew up a in military family and lived in a number of wonderful places as a child, before settling in Virginia Beach. It was while attending the Virginia Beach Friends School that she first encountered Wayfinder (then known as Adventure Game Theater) and discovered her passion for building strong, supportive communities while running around in fairy wings.
All these years later, she is still passionate about this work, and considers the friends she made at camp part of her family. Over the years, Corinne has worked every staff position at camp, directed overnight and day camps, and served on the Hiring Board. Before taking over full-time management of Wayfinder in 2012, Corrie was a butcher, a baker but never a candlestick maker. She loves her mother.
Trine Boode-Petersen Owner and Marketing Director
Trine is a graduate of the New School: Eugene Lang College where they received a BA in The Arts: Theater. Trine has been teaching and director theater for all ages since they were 17, and working for Wayfinder in every department, including director since age 18.
Before taking over management of the company with Corinne in 2012, they lived in New York City where T taught after school enrichment programs and pursued an acting/directing career. Trine is also a founding member of the Vertigo Theater Company, Little Ghost Theater Company and an associate artist with Serious Play! Theater ensemble. Their passion for education through the arts goes back over half their life when T was a 15 year old Wayfinder camper and lived on a small farm in Massachusetts. One thing to know about Trine is that T is always ready for an adventure!
Janet Packard Executive Administrative Director
Janet was originally drawn to the Wayfinder Experience as the mother of our very own Jud Packard. As a parent she drove long hours, endured confusing LARP stories, and delighted in seeing the growth that Jud went through at camp. We were very pleased to welcome her back for her second stint running the administrative side of things in the Fall of 2017, this time as our Executive Administrative Director.
Judson Packard Program Director
Judson Easton Packard graduated from Kansas State with a Bachelor’s degree in English and from Rutgers with an MFA in Creative Writing. They have been involved with the Wayfinder Experience since 2003 when they first came as a camper. They were on the Rules and Regulations board from 2013-2018. Before that they served the community by serving on the Hiring Board, and working every event they were given the opportunity to. They believe in hill trolls and LARP because the costumes bring out their eyes.
Lee Jackson Sorge Warehouse Manager
Lee is an artist, writer and musician born and raised in the Hudson Valley. When he was eleven years old, Lee attended his first Wayfinder event and was enchanted by the magic of play and the joy of creating fantastical worlds. Lee has worked as staff for Wayfinder for since 2013, relishing in the ability to help bring dreams to life and the opportunity to be a part of the community he has come to call home. He now serves on Wayfinder’s Community Concern Committee and as our warehouse manager.