Meet Our 2023 Staff Team
Liam Agnew (he/him)
From Vancouver, British Columbia. Liam graduated from the Outdoor Recreation Management program at Capilano University in 2017. His favourite activities include hiking, reading, and Dungeons & Dragons. Great Moment in Camping: “Being surrounded by dozens of beluga whales while paddling on the Arctic Ocean.” Liam will be working as Trip Director this summer. This is his fifteenth summer at Wanapitei and sixth year on staff.
Minka Bodzsár (she/her)
From the distant lands of Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary. Minka finished her studies at the Uni of Szeged during the height of the pandemic, graduated three years ago and has been teaching ever since. In her free time she likes petting all the cats, baking muffins, playing Civilization with camp friends or just sipping some french vanilla fantasies. This is Minka’s 5th year on staff and her 3rd year being the head cook.
Grant Bowles Conover (he/him)
Sasha Pickering (she/her)
From Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sasha is beginning a Masters in Women and Gender Studies at Saint Mary’s University in the fall. Her favourite hobbies include swimming in Lake Temagami, trivia (and doing very poorly), supporting her local independent bookstores and reminding people that poetry is cool. Great Moment In Camping: “While beached on the James Bay flats after a long paddle through the night, I set up the stove on top of the wanigan and made a pot of coffee while the rest of the group curled up in their canoes and slept. It was a blue-bird Tuesday at 12:30pm — it was a perfect moment.” Sasha’s favourite things to do on site are stumbling across red currants in the woods and weaving birch bark baskets with Jing. Sasha will be one of our Tripping Directors this summer. This is her 13th year at Wanapitei, 9th year on staff.