Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff

Jesse Gallop, Camp Director

Camp should be a safe and fun environment that nourishes a child and inspires our youth to grow (not so different from our mission). Before Camp Pinebrook I served as a congregational rabbi for 9 years and as faculty at URJ’s 6 Points Sports Academy and Camp Harlam for 8 summers. Prior to that I was the Assistant Director of a day camp in Minnesota, and have been a youth professional in Colorado, Florida, Israel, Washington D.C., Virginia, and New York. I have an rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and bachelor degree from the University of Denver. I am currently finishing my MBA studies at SUNY Oswego. In my free time you can find me cooking, traveling, and spending time with my sons, Parker and Holden (who are excited to attend Camp Pinebrook).

Jo Steiner, Associate Director

I love Camp Pinebrook, and can’t wait to spend the summer having fun and caring for our campers. I have been working as a teacher since 1990 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 teenage children of my own – Tal and Ben. Working with and being around children is amazing and no job is more fun than camp!