Staff Spotlight: Gene
What is your role at Camp?
I am the Head Caretaker. I have a crew of Maintenance workers and we make sure that all of Camp’s facilities are working including water, cabin repairs, and we oversee Camp’s own waste treatment plant that’s down at the end of Camp.
Number of summers at SLC?
I started in 1992, so this is my 28th summer.
What is your favorite activity at SLC?
I used to hike a lot. I met my wife, Space, when she was hiking through Camp, and we started to hike together. Unfortunately, I don’t do it much anymore.
What is your favorite meal at Camp?
Hmm… falafel or pizza.
What do you do when you are not at Camp?
I am at Camp year-round. During the off-season, we get into more serious repairs and snow removal.
What are you enjoying the most this summer?
I enjoy watching kids play every summer.
What is your superpower?
I’d like to say it’s my empathy.
Who would you most like to meet (living or dead) and why?
Martin Luther King. In my lifetime, he’s the greatest American. He’s the closest thing to an American Ghandi in my eyes.
What is your favorite tool to use?
The backhoe. That’s easy.