Each and every staff member at SuperCamp, from those at our headquarters in Oceanside, CA to our Facilitators around the world, want the best for your child.
I founded SuperCamp in 1982 to help students learn how to learn and reshape how they live their lives. Now, with over 80,000 graduates and programs held in over 20 countries – delivered in English, Mandarin, Spanish and Korean – we also work with thousands of schools and educators through Quantum Learning Education. Foundational to all our programs are the 8 Keys of Excellence. We love to hear from all those who attended SuperCamp, including the growing number of graduates who now have children of their own who have gone to SuperCamp.
Our student to staff ratio enables us to give your child the attention they deserve and require for success.
Our facilitators participate in more than 100 hours of extensive training in the proprietary Quantum Learning system.
We are able to hand pick the best candidates to ensure your child is constantly surrounded by positive, encouraging role models.
Only the most qualified, committed, and caring candidates are chosen to be part of the SuperCamp team.
Curriculum Developer and Lead Facilitator
HR Specialist and Facilitator
Programs Manager and Trainer
Customer SupportSophia Dones joined Quantum Learning in 2006. With an eagerness to learn she worked in various roles since her start as receptionist. Over the last few years Sophia has enjoyed working in the Finance Department as a Billing Specialist. In addition to this role she also serves as Customer Support offering assistance to families who participate in SuperCamp. Interests include spending time with her two children, music, and traveling.
Logistics AdministratorAs the Logistics Administrator Skyler focuses on QLN program logistics, procurement, and financial analysis. SuperCamp specifics include negotiating site contracts and overseeing strategic logistics for SuperCamp programs. Skyler attended SuperCamp as a camper in 2009 and 2010, was an Office Coordinator in 2016, and joined QLN full-time in 2017. Skyler is currently obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Technology and in the future plans on pursuing a Masters of Linguistics. In his free time he enjoys playing D&D and knitting while cuddled up with his cat Izzy the Pirate.
HR SpecialistAlex joined the QLN team in 2016. He is the direct point of contact for Team Leaders, and plays an integral part in staffing. Alex has received his International Baccalaureate diploma, an A.S. in Mathematics and Sciences, and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He enjoys camping, surfing, and woodworking. Alex joined the QLN team in 2016. He is the direct point of contact for Team Leaders, and plays an integral part in staffing. Alex has received his International Baccalaureate diploma, an A.S. in Mathematics and Sciences, and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He enjoys camping, surfing, and woodworking.
Customer Service ManagerTenissa works directly with the parents of the campers attending SuperCamp. She trains Site Administrators and Site Counselors on camper pertinent information systems, as well as customer service techniques. Her team keeps us up to date on camper information and needs. Tenissa joined QLN in 2009 and has since earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s degree in Psychology. She enjoys spending time with family, writing, and being outdoors.
Lead FacilitatorBen has worked with SuperCamp since 2003. He attended the University of Windsor, Ontario, where he earned an Honors degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Mathematics, in addition to his Bachelor’s in Education. He teaches in the Greater Essex County District, is the head coach of an age-group swim team and is race director for the Leamington Triathlon Weekend.
Lead FacilitatorKaren has earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, K-12 Teacher Certification in Art Education, Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum Development & Central Office Administration, and Post-Graduate Certification in Brain-Based Education.Karen currently teaches elementary art for over 750 students a week. She also serves as the district-wide K-12 Art Department Head for nearly 30,000 students. Karen leads the Academically Talented and Gifted Program, the Math Olympiad Team, and the Social Studies Olympiad Team at her school.Karen and her husband, Art, have three children at the high school and university level. She is a practicing artist who has had her artwork exhibited in local and statewide juried shows. Karen enjoys coaching endurance and power skating for hockey and figure skaters, live concerts in the front row, and university book stores.Karen has worked with Quantum Learning Network every summer since 2003 and has facilitated programs across the United States and in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Italy, and Australia.
FacilitatorElizabeth DeRance Bourné is a dedicated Special Education teacher at Thornridge High School of Thornton Township District 205, IL. Ever a lover of learning and teaching, Elizabeth spent many years implicitly and explicitly preparing for a lifelong career in childcare, adolescent development and education. Elizabeth’s dream and career of lifelong learning, teaching and mentoring, has fueled her commitment to the academic, emotional, physical, social and moral welfare of youth. Elizabeth possesses a Bachelor’s in Political Science, background in Communications and a Master of Special Education Degree. In her suburban Chicago home, she enjoys relaxing recreation with her mother and seven younger siblings. Adding to her love of being active, riding motorcycles, traveling the world, dreaming of one day becoming a pilot and performing with The Bourné Family Singers at Madison Square Garden, and you have just met Elizabeth Bourné.
FacilitatorLeo received his BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership and is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration at San Diego State University. While in college, Leo had started a non-profit organization run by college students designed to empower and connect with students in the San Diego area. Currently he is working on building an Entertainment company designed to use narratives to change the social perspective of how people view the world. He has facilitated in Wake Forest, Villanova, and Stanford.
FacilitatorDave Comolli has been a middle and high school social studies teacher for 7 years. Currently, he teaches special education and economics in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Education degree in Special Education from George Mason University. Dave began working with SuperCamp in 2012, and has worked as a team leader, senior team leader, and facilitator across the United States, as well as in Hong Kong, Italy and Malaysia.
Lead FacilitatorLauren received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education, both in Elementary Education, from Kennesaw State University, a large public university just outside of Atlanta. Starting in August of 2013, she has been teaching at an elementary school in the Atlanta area. She has been with SuperCamp since 2012, starting as a Team Leader and moving into the Facilitator Role in 2014. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys coaching cheerleading for the local high school and playing with her puppy, Ziggy.
FacilitatorMeredith received her BA in Psychology from Mercer University and her MEd in School Counseling from the University of West Georgia. During the school year, she leads the school counseling, character education and positive behavioral support programs at Dolvin Elementary in Johns Creek, Georgia. She is also in the certification process to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC), which will additionally qualify her to provide mental health services outside the school setting. This is Meredith’s ninth year working at Quantum Learning Network programs. She originally attended SuperCamp programs as a camper, and SuperCamp continues to be a very special part of her life and career.
Lead FacilitatorPhil has been with the Quantum Learning Network since 1999, and has been a facilitator since 2007. In addition to SuperCamp, he has facilitated numerous student and teacher programs for QLN, both in the United States and such locations as Turkey, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Bali. Phil graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005, and earned his Master’s in Education from Lamar University in 2011. He holds Texas Educator Certifications in the areas of 4–8 Generalist, 8–12 Science, and K–12 Principal. “Mr. E” has been teaching since 2006, with experience in sixth- to eighth-grade science and high school chemistry. He lives in Cypress, Texas, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and is also an avid CrossFitter.
FacilitatorStephanie received her BS in Human Biology and Psychology from University of California, Merced and her MS in Recreation and Sport Science from Ohio University. Originally from Sacramento, CA, she currently works for Washington State University Recreation, in Pullman, WA, as the Chinook Facility Operations Coordinator. Stephanie began working with SuperCamp in 2011 as a Team Leader, Wellness Person, and currently as a Facilitator. She has worked at various sites in the United States such as, Berkeley, Stanford University, Brown University, University of Texas-Dallas, Wake Forest University, and Loyola Marymount University. In addition to SuperCamp, she has also worked a QL program, My Power, in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and playing basketball, being outdoors, going on adventures, traveling, watching Duke Basketball, and playing with her dog Sparta.
Lead FacilitatorCraig received his degree with Academic Honors in Marketing from Ball State University in his home state of Indiana. He has been with SuperCamp since 2005, first as a team leader and then as a Facilitator beginning in 2009. Craig has facilitated at various distinguished universities across the United States, as well as international opportunities working in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. When not working programs for SuperCamp, he travels year-round facilitating Quantum Learning for Students programs at K-12 schools across the United States. Currently, Craig presents curriculum and helps develop lesson plans to incorporate QL in the classroom.
Lead FacilitatorChristine LaPorte graduated Cum Laude from Millikin University in Decatur, IL in with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Secondary Education. With over a decade of teaching experience, she is currently a math teacher at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, CA. Her credentials also include an English Learner (EL) Authorization and a Cross-Cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate. She is also pursuing her Master’s Degree in Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco. Christine has been with Quantum Learning/SuperCamp since 2012, serving in the roles of Team Leader, Facilitator, Lead Facilitator, and Staff Trainer. No stranger to International travel, Christine has been to over 13 countries on 3 continents. In her spare time, Christine’s favorite thing to do is to grow in her faith. Originally from the South Suburbs of Chicago, IL and currently residing in beautiful Oceanside, CA, Christine is happy to be a part of the SuperCamp family.
FacilitatorJamie began her teaching career in 1998 after graduating from Illinois State University in Normal, IL with a BS in Education. She later completed her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University, Wheeling, IL. Jamie was first introduced to the Quantum Learning Network through their professional development workshops for teachers. In 2006 she began her work with SuperCamp. Jamie is currently teaching in Schaumburg, IL. In her free time, Jamie enjoys working out and spending time with her family.
FacilitatorKevin started working with SuperCamp the summer of 2016 at Loyola Marymount University. He currently teaches life skills to 110 awesome 9th graders at Washington Leadership Academy in Washington, DC. In past lives, Kevin started companies and nonprofits with operations on four continents. He earned his B.A. from NC State University and firmly believes dogs are better than cats.
FacilitatorClaude Mitchell is a graduate of Fayetteville State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduating, he went on to teach high school science in his hometown of Winston-Salem, NC, home of the Krispy Kreme Doughnut. Claude began his QLN experience in 2013, serving as a Team Leader and later becoming a Facilitator in 2015. He has worked numerous SuperCamp programs in the U.S. such as: Brown, Stanford, and Wake Forest University. In his spare time, Claude enjoys inhaling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on cheat days, riding his motorcycle, traveling, and dunking on strangers at the local gyms. Currently, he is working on a degree in Radiology.
FacilitatorNoelle received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach in California and Queensland University in Southport, Australia. She has facilitated camps (Writing and Strategies Curriculum) at the University of Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University. She currently teaches History and Language Arts at Woodland Park Middle School. She is also the ASB (Associated Student Body) teacher and coordinates the WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Program at Woodland Park Middle School.
Lead FacilitatorBucky obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal studies with a focus in Education, Speech Communications and Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaii. Over the past ten years, he has led Quantum Learning programs for students and teachers throughout the United States and in eight international countries. During the course of these programs, he has worked with thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students in discovering solutions to everyday roadblocks. Bucky possess that natural gift in working with students of all ages and has that innate ability in assisting students solve their most feared challenges and problems.
Lead FacilitatorRichard graduated Cum Laude from Occidental College with a BA in Critical Theory/Social Justice, in addition to earning his Master’s in Education from California State University, Los Angeles. He began working for QLN in 2009 and has worked as a team leader and facilitator. Living in Los Angeles, Richard runs a non-profit, PLUS ME, that focuses on motivating and inspiring middle and high school students. In his spare time, Richard enjoys playing tennis, going to concerts, and being with his family.
Lead FacilitatorAshley is an experienced educator who has almost 10 years of experience teaching all grades and levels in secondary education. She currently holds the title of Dean of Students and Student Advisor Director for an International High School program for Foreign Exchange Students in the Chicago area. After getting her BA in English and Journalism from Western Illinois University, she also went on to receive her M.S. Ed in Educational Leadership and Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Ashley began as Facilitator for Quantum Learning for Student programs and now facilitates for SuperCamp as well. Ashley has coached and led teachers in professional developments specializing in classroom management, differentiated instruction, and diversity. In her free time, Ashley enjoys singing, dance workouts, and spending time with her family.
Lead FacilitatorDoug received his BA in English Education from Illinois State University, and his MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the American College of Education. Currently, he is pursuing a second MA in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He teaches high school English at TF South High School in Lansing, IL. Doug began working at SuperCamp in 2011 and has worked as a facilitator at Wake Forest University, Loyola University Chicago, Kent State and Stanford University in addition to facilitating programs in Singapore. When he is not teaching or coaching and directing drama and speech, Doug enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction, writing, and running long distances.
FacilitatorMing received her BS in Education and Master’s in Educational Psychology specializing in Curriculum, Technology, and Educational Reform from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She also has her English as a Second Language endorsement and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Ming is currently pursuing her Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision. She has taught kindergarten/first grade multi-age in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA and is currently the Quantum Learning Instructional Coach supporting all teachers in the district ranging from early childhood through junior high. Ming has been with QLN since 2010. She has facilitated a wide range of programs across the US as well as internationally in Hong Kong and Australia. In her spare time she loves to travel and run Hot Chocolate Races.
FacilitatorJack received his BA in Art Education with a minor in Rhetoric and Writing from San Diego State University. He also has a teaching credential from San Diego State University in Multiple Subject Education with an emphasis in English Language Arts and a second credential in Art Education. He teaches elementary school and art in San Diego. He works with local nonprofit corporations in San Diego that focus on providing all students with equitable education. He facilitates for SuperCamp programs in California.
Lead FacilitatorScotty received his BS in History Education from East Carolina University. He is a social studies teacher, head men’s basketball coach, and assistant athletic director at West Johnston High School in Benson, North Carolina. Scotty began working at SuperCamp in 2012 and has worked as a facilitator at Wake Forest University, the University of South Florida, California State University at San Marcos and Stanford University, as well as facilitating educational programs in New Mexico. When Scotty is not teaching or coaching, he runs his own DJ business, watches movies and does CrossFit. He also loves spending time with his wife Heather and 3-year old daughter, Elizabeth.
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