Sam PaikFounder and Senior DirectorAfter 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.
Phoebe ShinDirector of Art and DesignPhoebe 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.
Jaclyn EichenbergerDirector of LanguagesJaclyn 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.
Elizabeth ShinDirector 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.
Yefei JinDirector of Education TechnologyYefei 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.
Taeyong KimDirector of Operations
Sharon ReidCamp Nurse
Dave CampbellDirector of Sciences
Kathy YangCounselor/ESL Instructor
Arvanoush BoudaghiansCounselor/ESL Instructor
Tiffany DieboldCounselor/ESL Instructor
Becker HanJunior Counselor
Jaidon ReidJunior Counselor
Jack GaineyJunior Counselor