Leadership & Staff

Jesse Gallop

Camp Director

Jesse believes camp should be a safe and fun environment that nourishes a child and inspires our youth to grow (not so different from our mission). Previously, he was the assistant director of a day camp in Minnesota, and has been a youth professional in Colorado, Florida, Israel, Washington D.C., Virginia, and New York. Jesse has also served as faculty at URJ’s 6 Points Sports Academy and Camp Harlam for 8 summers. Prior to joining Camp Pinebrook, Jesse was a congregational rabbi for 9 years. He has an ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and bachelor degree from the University of Denver. He is currently studying for an MBA at SUNY Oswego. Jesse enjoys cooking, sports, travel, and spending time with his husband, Rabbi Andrew Goodman, and their twin sons, Parker and Holden (who are excited to attend Camp Pinebrook).
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Jo Steiner

Associate Director

This summer I am thrilled to be the Associate Director at Camp Pinebrook. I have been working as a teacher for twenty-six years and have taught two year olds through twelve year olds. Summers were spent working at camps as a director, counselor-liaison and counselor. I have two children of my own – Tal, who is fourteen, and Ben, who is twelve. Working with and being around children is amazing and no job is more fun than camp! I am thrilled to be part of the Camp Pinebrook family this summer!
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Sara Elkin

Program Director

Sara is excited to be the Program Director at Camp Pinebrook this summer. She has been spending the winter and spring planning tons of fun and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy at camp. Sara has worked as a Jewish educator for close to twenty years. She holds a master’s degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Teachers College. Sara and her three children are looking forward to a wonderful summer at Camp Pinebrook.
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Ben Cion

Assistant Director

Ben is so excited for his first summer with Camp Pinebrook. Ben has been going to camp for the last 14 years as both a camper and staff member. Over the years at his previous camp, Ben held the roles of Assistant Athletic Director, Group Leader, and Program Director. Ben graduated from Syracuse University in 2018 with a degree in Sport Management and can’t wait for summer to start.
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