Year-Round Staff

 
Sam Paik Founder and Senior Director After a successful career in international finance, Sam founded SA Sports in 2014 to develop and operate active and interactive programs that help cultivate the importance of good health, imagination, and teamwork in children. Sam graduated with a BA degree in History from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He and his wife Phoebe are the proud parents of Ellen, 23, and Lauren, 21.

Sam Paik
Founder and Senior Director

After a successful career in international finance, Sam founded SA Sports in 2014 to develop and operate active and interactive programs that help cultivate the importance of good health, imagination, and teamwork in children. Sam graduated with a BA degree in History from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He and his wife Phoebe are the proud parents of Ellen, 23, and Lauren, 21.

Sam Paik

 
Christopher Clark Director of Sports Born and raised in Boston, Christopher looks to connect the world through education, sports and technology. Upon graduating from college, he pursued a globe-trotting career in sports, playing professional and semi-professional soccer in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is a NSCAA coach, having worked with soccer clubs, Academy of Excellence in New York City, and Espzen in Singapore. Most recently, he organized matches for the global streetfootballworld Festival 16 in Lyon, France. Aside from sports, he enjoys writing cool JavaScript functions and teaching code to kids.

Christopher Clark
Director of Sports

Born and raised in Boston, Christopher looks to connect the world through education, sports and technology. Upon graduating from college, he pursued a globe-trotting career in sports, playing professional and semi-professional soccer in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is a NSCAA coach, having worked with soccer clubs, Academy of Excellence in New York City, and Espzen in Singapore. Most recently, he organized matches for the global streetfootballworld Festival 16 in Lyon, France. Aside from sports, he enjoys writing cool JavaScript functions and teaching code to kids.

Christopher Clark

Phoebe Shin Director of Art and Design Phoebe is the founder and CEO of Andante Design, a company that curates and consults in art, design, and cultural content. She has frequently lectured at universities across Korea about art and design. Phoebe studied in three different countries. Her first undergraduate studies began at Parsons School of Design in NY and was completed at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She went on to complete another BA in Ceramics and MA in Fine Arts (Printmaking) at the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts.

Phoebe Shin
Director of Art and Design

Phoebe is the founder and CEO of Andante Design, a company that curates and consults in art, design, and cultural content. She has frequently lectured at universities across Korea about art and design. Phoebe studied in three different countries. Her first undergraduate studies began at Parsons School of Design in NY and was completed at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She went on to complete another BA in Ceramics and MA in Fine Arts (Printmaking) at the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts.

Phoebe Shin

 
Jaclyn Eichenberger Director of Languages Jaclyn is an enthusiastic leader focused on developing learning communities that value all cultures, languages, and identities. She brings this passion to Camp Hokulea through her English language curriculum, which capitalizes on students' strengths and home cultures. Jaclyn is currently a master's student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She draws on her experience as a K-5 English Learner teacher to dive deeper into bilingual education theories and practices.

Jaclyn Eichenberger
Director of Languages


Jaclyn is an enthusiastic leader focused on developing learning communities that value all cultures, languages, and identities. She brings this passion to Camp Hokulea through her English language curriculum, which capitalizes on students' strengths and home cultures. Jaclyn is currently a master's student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She draws on her experience as a K-5 English Learner teacher to dive deeper into bilingual education theories and practices.

Jaclyn Eichenberger

Elizabeth Shin Director of Programs After graduating from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, Elizabeth promptly pursued her passion to combine traveling and teaching. Over the years, she has taught English to children in the US, Honduras, Argentina, Korea, and Japan. Elizabeth is an avid runner. After volunteering at ultramarathons in Chile, China, and Jordan, she completed a 250-km footrace in Ecuador.

Elizabeth Shin
Director of Programs

After graduating from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, Elizabeth promptly pursued her passion to combine traveling and teaching. Over the years, she has taught English to children in the US, Honduras, Argentina, Korea, and Japan. Elizabeth is an avid runner. After volunteering at ultramarathons in Chile, China, and Jordan, she completed a 250-km footrace in Ecuador.

Elizabeth Shin

 
Yefei Jin Director of Education Technology Yefei Jin brings a whole-child philosophy to empowering children. He is passionate about creating a healthy mind and body in every child. Beyond teaching, he enjoys reading about education policy and building technology that supports teachers. Yefei is currently the Product Manager at Nearpod for ELL, the award winning interactive platform for teachers to creatively engage students. Yefei is also the founder and advisor of LessonPick, the online collaboration tool for teachers of English Learners. He received his B.A. from the Univ. of Minnesota Twin Cities and his M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Yefei Jin
Director of Education Technology


Yefei Jin brings a whole-child philosophy to empowering children. He is passionate about creating a healthy mind and body in every child. Beyond teaching, he enjoys reading about education policy and building technology that supports teachers. Yefei is currently the Product Manager at Nearpod for ELL, the award winning interactive platform for teachers to creatively engage students. Yefei is also the founder and advisor of LessonPick, the online collaboration tool for teachers of English Learners. He received his B.A. from the Univ. of Minnesota Twin Cities and his M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Yefei Jin

 
 
 

Summer Staff 2017

 
Taeyong Kim Director of Operations

Taeyong Kim
Director of Operations

Sharon Reid Camp Nurse

Sharon Reid
Camp Nurse

Dave Campbell Director of Sciences

Dave Campbell
Director of Sciences

Kathy Yang Counselor/ESL Instructor

Kathy Yang
Counselor/ESL Instructor

Arvanoush Boudaghians Counselor/ESL Instructor

Arvanoush Boudaghians
Counselor/ESL Instructor

Tiffany Diebold Counselor/ESL Instructor

Tiffany Diebold
Counselor/ESL Instructor

Yong Kim Counselor

Yong Kim
Counselor

Lauren Paik Counselor

Lauren Paik
Counselor

Olivia Han Counselor

Olivia Han
Counselor

Becker Han Junior Counselor

Becker Han
Junior Counselor

Jaidon Reid Junior Counselor

Jaidon Reid
Junior Counselor

Jack Gainey Junior Counselor

Jack Gainey
Junior Counselor