Hello, my name is Brady Palmer and this will be my 5th year working as a lifeguard at Beth Tffiloh camps. In addition, this will be my second year as Department Head at the lake. I will be a Junior at Eastern University, where I am a psychology major and a member of the the men’s lacrosse team Growing up, I attended Beth Tfiloh camps from 4th grade, up until my last summer which was going into 8th grade. In highschool, I played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse while also playing club lacrosse on the side. Outside of sports, I enjoy swimming, watching movies, and hanging out with friends in my free time.
Heather was born and raised in Baltimore and attended Beth Tfiloh Camp as a child. You might recognize Heather as she was a preschool teacher at Beth El and Beth Tfiloh for many years. Heather left teaching in 2014 to open Yankee Doodle, a children’s arts and crafts store.
At Yankee Doodle, Heather was able to combine two of her passions, working with children while creating arts and crafts projects. In more recent years Heather has been focused on her three young children, Logan 7 years old, Riley 5 years old and Dylan 3 years old. She is excited to be at BT Camp and looks forward to creating craft-tastic memories this summer!
Hi! I’m Ashley and I’ve been at camp since 1990 (when I was 4 years old). I loved camp, especially nature, and decided that I wanted to be Bob (the head of nature) when I grew up. Toward that end I became an LT, aide, instructor, and finally department head. I’ll never be as cool or knowledgeable as Bob but I’ve got a few decades to work on it.
Outside of camp I earned a bachelors of science in biology at Bryn Mawr College and a Masters in Art of Teaching in secondary science at Salisbury University. I’m currently a high school science teacher with BCPS.
Hi, I’m Nick. I have been with BT Camps since 2017, and I am in my 4th summer as Maccabi Sports Camp Director. I have one son, who began his camp experience with BT Camps in 2021 in the Kinder Camp program and is very excited to return to continue his way through our programs at BT Camps. During the school year, I am a High School World Language teacher, teaching both Spanish and Latin, in the Baltimore County Public School System after receiving my B.A. in Spanish and Secondary Education from Salisbury University in 2010 and my M.S. in Instructional Technology from University of Maryland Global Campus in 2016. During my free time, I can be found with my son playing/coaching sports in the yard (soccer is the current favorite) along with just spending time outside with my wife and son.
Nick brings over 3 decades of both day, travel, and overnight camping experience to BT camps. Nick has been a camper, counselor, and specialist at camps in Pittsburgh and in Baltimore, including at BT Camps since 2013 as a sports specialist, teacher, and parent of two kids. Nick is a social studies teacher with Anne Arundel County Schools, and during his spare time, you can find him at his kids’ sporting events or officiating a soccer or basketball game!
HI – my name is Colleen Esposito. I have been a part of BT Camps summer staff since 2018. In my time at camp I have been a swim instructor, a theater camp assistant director, a theater camp counselor, and last summer was my first as a Unit Head in Hay/Vav, where I’ll be again this summer. During the school year, I work as a theater arts and technical theater teacher in the Baltimore County Public Schools, where I have been part of the BCPS family since 2014. I love working with children in the classroom, on the stage, and at camp. At school, I direct a Fall production, Spring production, and an end of the year showcase. Watching my students progress in their love of the arts and own self confidence is such a great joy!
I have a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from McDaniel College in Theater Arts with minors in Acting, Literature, and Interactive Theatre. I also have a Master’s of Arts in Teaching degree from Towson University in secondary education, and a second Master’s of Arts in Education from Goucher College.
When I am not at camp or school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my two amazing daughters, my family, and friends. My daughters also love spending their summers at BT Camps: my oldest will be in Bet this year and my youngest will be returning to nursery camp for what I know will be another amazing summer at BT!
Hi everyone – my name is Mollye Komins – if you recognize my name, or picture, it’s probably because I’ve been at BT camp every summer since 2000 (since I was 4 years old)! Besides camp, I graduated from Beth Tfiloh and then went to Towson University for my Bachelor’s in Family and Human Services. I continued on at TU to get my Masters in Arts in Teaching and am now a 3rd grade teacher in BCPS! When I am not working, you can find me hanging out with friends and family, cheering on the Ravens, or most likely, snuggled up with my dog Finny watching Law and Order. I am so excited for camp and for another summer in the Bet Unit.