Year-Round Administrative Staff
Georgianna Schrader Starz – Owner/Executive Director
Georgi grew up at Camp Nicolet and has been involved professionally since 1970. She has a BS in Medical Illustration from The Ohio State University, and assists in directing the day-to-day operations of camp to this day. An active Standards Accreditation Visitor for the American Camp Association and past President of the ACA Wisconsin Section Board of Directors, she now oversees the financial and marketing aspects of Camp Nicolet and the Camp Nicolet Foundation. She is a certified USA Waterski Level II coach, and conducts all the private wakeboarding lessons offered to campers. She competed on the National level in water skiing herself for many years through USA Waterski organized tournaments. She is an artist, a musician, and an alpine ski racer! In 2013 she won her division in the NASTAR National Championship ski races held in Colorado. Georgi lives at camp year-round with her two dogs and “chief helpers,” Packer and Emerson. She is happy to answer any question you may have about the Schrader/Starz Family legacy that is Camp Nicolet for girls.
Jeremy Starz – Owner/Operations Manager
Jeremy grew up at Camp Nicolet and attended Red Arrow Camp for boys from 1987 to 1992. He has a BA in Journalism from the University of Montana, and an MA in Media Arts from Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is the Operations Manager, supervising facilities & daily logistics, and assists with Northpoint Adventures, camp’s wilderness tripping program. He instructs water skiing & wakeboarding, and leads the introductory Sylvania Wilderness Canoe trips for younger campers in addition to the advanced Isle Royale and Rocky Mountain backpacking trips. A substitute teacher and volunteer DJ by winter, working with kids in the summer and helping them discover the beauty and power of nature as well as their own inner confidences is his joy and passion. He and energetic Nicolet campers produce podcasts each week during the summer live from camp’s studio! Jeremy and his chocolate lab, Bridger, are full-time residents of the Camp Nicolet property.
Contact Jeremy: 608-469-3091
Jessica Shannon - Camp Director
Jess first became part of the Nicolet family in 2009 when her daughter, Lexi, attended her first year of camp. A year later, Jess decided Lexi couldn’t have all the fun and followed her to camp as the office/canteen manager. Since then, she has worked as an activity instructor, cabin counselor, and program director before accepting the role of camp director. She graduated with her BS in Parks & Recreation Management from Northern Arizona University and is now working toward the completion of her MA in Organizational Leadership at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. In her free time, Jess enjoys traveling (most recently to “The Mighty Five” in Utah), reading, hanging out with family and friends, walking her dog, Moe (who also comes to camp), and researching all things camp.
Contact Jessica: 715-891-9792
Matt Buettell – Facilities Manager
“Hi! I’m Muskie Matt. I went fishing for a little while, like 40 years, and now I’m the camp maintenance guy.” :)
Summer 2018 Seasonal Staff