OUR LEADERSHIP STAFF

Warm. Supportive. Experienced. Caring.

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KIPPY DEWEY

Program Director

As Founding Director, Kippy has been running Creative Arts at Park for over 40 years. Kippy has also taught and directed at the Charles Playhouse and the Next Movie Theatre and held artist residencies in schools throughout the metropolitan Boston area. Kippy is also the Founding Director of Rehearsal for Life, an organization that uses theater as a vehicle for social change, empowering young people through creativity, dialogue and performance.

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STACEY KRUG

Program Coordinator

Stacey joined the Creative Arts at Park team just in time for Summer 2021. She brings with her many years of experience  working and interacting with children of all ages and their families, first as a Clinical Social Worker, then a local business owner, and also a mother.  Stacey has a great appreciation and respect for the arts and artists alike, and believes that summer programs are where so much personal growth happens and dreams come true.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Professional Artists. Camp Enthusiasts.

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CYRENITY AUGUSTIN

Writing Department

Cyrenity is joining the CAAP team in Summer 2022. She is an award-winning writer, and has been interested in the creative writing field since middle school Cyrenity is pursuing a major in both creative writing and english at Brandeis University. Upon hearing about CAAPs encouragement of the arts, she knew that she wanted to become a part of this community, knowing from personal experience how important it is to have support for artistic dreams and passions in one’s youth.

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GWEN LAWS

Theater Tech Department

Gwen is joining the CAAP team in Summer 2022. They are a recent college graduate and spent their last four years making art and developing a love for theater and everything behind the scenes. They are so excited to join the team and work with the next generation of artists!

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DAVID FLICK

Video Department

David is a video artist and educator. He holds a BS in Motion Pictures and Psychology from the University of Miami and has over 16 years experience working with school-aged children. He is currently the Lead Coordinator of the Youth Development Project at the Baker School Extended Day Program serving students age 11-13 in the Brookline community and the surrounding areas, and has taught several courses in Dungeons&Dragons and collaborative storytelling through the Baker School Enrichment Program. David has been the head of the Video Department at Creative Arts at Park for over 8 years, and has taught there for nearly 14 years.

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       BELLA BENNETT

        Photography Department

Bella came to CAAP for her first summer in 2021. She graduated with a BFA in Photography. She’ll receive her Master of Art in Teaching degree from MassArt in 2023. She is strongly focused on creating a safe, positive environment in the classroom, and believes wholeheartedly that art speaks when words can’t. In her first summer at CAAP, she found incredible friendships and enjoyed watching campers express themselves. She cannot wait for this summer’s activities and hopes to follow up with many more summers at CAAP. 

 

 

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HOLLY TARNOWER

Theater Department

Holly is a CAAP lifer, joining her first noontime shows quite literally from the womb. Her love for the arts (particularly theater and dance) flourished over her years as a camper

as did her passion for teaching over her years as a CIT and young counselor. After receiving her BA from Drew University in Theater and Dance, Holly returned to Boston and began teaching and performing at various venues throughout the city. She then earned her MA in Theater Education from Emerson College in 2017 followed by an MFA in Applied Theater in 2019. During the school year, Holly teaches at Emerson College in the Performing Arts and Comedic Arts Departments. Holly also works for Rehearsal for Life: Urban Improv as a Senior Teaching Artist and program director of Youth Unscripted, an after school program for Boston area high schoolers. Holly also is a founding member and Director of Education for Improvincetown, a comedy troupe on the Cape providing live interactive shows, improv workshops for all ages and comedy camps for kids during the summer. 

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GRACE GEHRENBECK-SHIM

Dance Department

& CIT Program Co-Director

Grace has been affiliated with Creative Arts at Park since the year 2000! She has been a camper, CIT, counselor, and now department head! During the school year, she works at a therapeutic day school in Boston, MA, and does freelance work as a dance teacher and choreographer. Her favorite part about camp is getting to know all the awesome campers. Grace loves to share her love of dance and all things art with her students!

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SYLVIE EVANS

Art Department

Sylvie has been a part of the Creative Arts at Park family since she started as a camper in 2006. Throughout her years at camp, she has taught stagecraft, costumes, sewing, make up, clay, illustrating and more. This summer will be her first as the head of the Art Department. She’s super excited to take all of her experience and love for the arts and apply it to this position. During the school year, Sylvie is a Teaching Assistant at Perkins School for the Blind in their Deafblind Program, where she especially enjoys teaching art to students with multiple disabilities. Creative Arts at Park was an integral part of her childhood, and she hopes to provide campers with the same warm and welcoming environment that nurtured her.

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EVAN WAARAMAA

Music Department

During the school year Evan performs music live, records music, and teaches keyboard and music theory to private students. He is continuously amazed by the art produced at CAAP year in and year out, and is humbled to be a part of it for the past 5 years.

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GLENNON MONTGOMERY

Sports Department

& CIT Program Co-Director

Glennon Montgomery works as a Special Educator at a school in Boston during the school year. He has been working at Creative Arts at Park for over 10 years. Glennon loves the creative energy at CAAP and the endless opportunities to be weird and have fun. He comes back every year because of the amazing people he has met there over the years, including some of his best friends.

Computer Department

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Nursing Department

JILL SEAMAN-CHANDLER

Jill is returning for her fourth summer as the camp nurse at Creative Arts at Park. She brings with her a decade of experience as a school nurse working with children of all ages. In addition to caring for the emotional and physical well being of the campers, she loves to marvel at their creations. During her tenure, Jill has even been inspired to pursue her own artistic interests that include taking both piano and ukulele lessons. Perhaps one day she'll work up the courage to perform at a noontime show!