Meet our Leaders

The Sudduth Family

Susie, Carol, Steve and David Sudduth

Carol Sudduth – Carol and her husband George purchased Wyonegonic from the Cobb family in 1969. George passed away in 1991 and Carol continued on as owner director. She works with her children as a co-director. Carol is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and taught school for five years before making Wyonegonic her life work of over 50 years. She has held leadership positions in the camping profession as a two time board member for the American Camp Association (ACA) and served as President of ACA-New England Section. Currently she is on local area boards of the Bridgton Hospital, Fryeburg Academy, Loon Echo Land Trust and Maine Youth Camping Foundation. Besides staying connected with Wyonegonic families and alumnae, Carol enjoys hiking, skiing, golf and classical music.

Steven Sudduth – Steve co-directs Wyonegonic Camps and manages the business. Steve has spent three decades at Wyonegonic and ten years at the brother camp, Winona. Steve is a graduate of the University of Vermont in Burlington where he majored in Natural Resources. Steve has spent many volunteer hours serving two terms as President of the Maine Youth Camp Association (MYCA), and two terms as the Chairperson for the American Camp Association (ACA) Government Relations and Public Policy group. He has also served multiple terms on the ACA – New England affiliate Board of Directors and currently serves as President. He also worked in the front office for Keystone Resort in Colorado for seven years. His daughter Samantha is a graduate at Providence College. Steve enjoys a challenging ski day and a good dog walk.

Susan Sudduth Hammond – Susie is the Assistant Director for Wyonegonic. Having grown up at camp, she has spent her time as a camper, CIT, counselor & sailing instructor, Program Director and most recently Unit Director in Senior Camp. Susie also hires staff, directs the staff training certification clinics, and helps with the marketing and promotion for Wyonegonic. She is an accredited ACA Standards Visitor and Lifeguard Instructor for the American Red Cross.  After graduation from Cornell University, Susie worked in San Francisco for 5 years as a Placement Coordinator for Camp Counselors USA, an international staff recruiting firm. Susie is a Boston sports fan and loves to travel and take photos. She and her husband Tom live in Lexington Massachusetts with their two young children, Carter and Natalie, and their two golden retrievers.

David Sudduth – David is the Assistant Director for Wyonegonic. He and his wife, Becky, live in Breckenridge, Colorado. David works year round for Wyonegonic and returns to Maine every summer to help support all aspects of Wyonegonic’s operation and business. David is a graduate of Cornell University and has spent most of his career in Sales and Marketing for Vail Resort’s Hotel Division. David has spent over two decades at Wyonegonic and Winona (our brother camp). David loves to ski with his two children, Lucas and Ellie who attend Winona and Wyonegonic in the summer-time.

Directors and Key Staff

We would like you to meet our Leadership Team for the summer of 2017. Please click on the photos below to learn more about them.

Whit Ryan, Director of Staff Recruitment

Whit Ryan, Director of Staff Recruitment and Leadership Training

Barbie Cobb, Junior Unit Director

Barbie Cobb, Junior Unit Director

Abbey Esposto

Abbey Esposto, Intermediate Unit Director

Andrea Kelly

Andrea Kelly, Senior Unit Director

Jenn Perkins, Program Director

Jenn Perkins, Program Director

Karen Grey, Office Manager

Karen Grey, Office Manager

Sara Fields

Sara Fields, CIT Director

Chris Wentworth, Operations and Trip Coordinator

Louise Palmer

Louise Palmer, Senior Program Director