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 Executive Director of Operations
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.
Fifteen years later, she is still passionate about this work, and considers the friends she made at camp part of her family. (They even have a 45-person 2nd Thanksgiving every year!) Over the last twelve years, Corinne has worked every staff position at camp, directed over-night and day camps, and served on the Hiring Board. Before taking over full-time management of Wayfinder, she taught art, worked in bakeries and bookshops, studied massage therapy, managed a juice bar and a cupcake shop. She loves cooking, reading, and her mother.
Trine Boode-Petersen Executive Director of Communications
Trine is a graduate of the New School: Eugene Lang College where she received her BA in The Arts:Theater. She has been teaching a variety of theater and movement classes for ages 4-18 for the past eight years, during which time she was a summer staff for The Wayfinder Experience (WFE).
Before working full time for WFE she lived in New York City where she taught after school enrichment and pursued an acting/directing career. Trine is also a founding member of the Vertigo Theater Company and an associate artist with Serious Play! Theater ensemble. Her passion for education through the arts goes back over ten years when she herself was a Wayfinder camper and lived on a small farm in Massachusetts. One thing to know about Trine is that she’s 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 Programming 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 LARPs because the costumes bring out their eyes. Check out the blog here
Chester Elliott Graphic Designer
Chet graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BA for graphic design in 2011 and has been freelancing ever since. He is a Hudson Valley native and a longtime staff member for Wayfinder. In the summer you can find him directing or teaching at our camps. Outside of Wayfinder, Chet works at the Hudson Valley Sudbury School facilitating the students’ educations and working as technical clerk.