Anne Moore Siebecker - Trustee; Camp Director, Director of Education, Marketing, Programs, Partnerships and Development
Stephanie Hunger - Lead Educator
Stephanie resides in Hewitt, NJ with her husband and 2 children. She and her family enjoy hiking, camping and snowboarding together. Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Ramapo College and a master’s degree in Special Education from William Paterson University, and holds New Jersey teaching certificates in both fields. She has over 15 years of experience teaching both art and recreational programs to Pre-K and Special Education students as well as adults and seniors with cognitive disabilities including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Stephanie enjoys home gardening and composting, and maintains a Butterfly Garden at her children's school. She is thrilled to join the team at Weis to facilitate connecting people to nature and the environment.
Emily Shovlin - Lead Educator
Emily graduated from Ramapo College with a Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies. Her previous experience includes 2 summers as Head Counselor at the Nature Place Day Camp, where she educated children on environmental awareness and sustainability, and led hiking and canoeing trips. She served an internship at the Ramapo Saltbox Environmental Research Center, where she worked at the Medicine Garden, helped educate high school students, and learned edible plant identification from a local forager. Emily also interned for the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources, in the Rockland Conservation and Service Corps, where she monitored streams and taught 3rd and 5th grade classes about monitoring and water quality. She has also volunteered for the Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization's Fresh Roots Farm and the Ridgewood Green Team Advisory Committee.
Giselle Cuevas - Educator
In addition to presenting her wonderful "Eclectic Kids" afterschool programs at Weis, Giselle joins us in 2019 as a p/t educator and counselor for day camps and field trips. Giselle received her BA in Fine Arts from Montclair State University. She’s an experienced bilingual educator in the Arts, farm-based education, and yoga & mindfulness. Giselle is certified in Little Flower Yoga (Level 1-3), has a substitute teaching certification (Passaic & Morris Counties, NJ) and a Permaculture design certification. By integrating yoga and mindfulness, Giselle’s goal is to motivate and inspire children to reach their potential through creativity and utilizing what we have in nature. Read more about Giselle's unique background, experience, and her Eclectic Kids program.
Jill Burgy - Education Advisors
Jill completed her Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies at Ramapo College, NJ in May, 2017, after previously receiving a Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies at Rowan University, where she completed an internship as an outdoor educator with the NJ nonprofit Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association. Jill's experience includes working for the Nature’s Classroom organization, which helped shape how she writes programming and hosts activities, and taught her that you don’t need a classroom to make an impact on a student’s life. Jill believes in developing programs that combine organic outdoor learning with technical skill development, and are impactful, create understanding and ignite students' creativity. Jill served as our Lead Educator and Camp Director until Fall 2018, when she left to take on a new position as Conference Director at Hands In 4 Youth. During her tenure at Weis, Jill was awarded the Bergen County Audubon Society's 2nd Annual Teacher Appreciation Award! We are happy that Jill will continue to serve as an advisor for our day camps and field trips.
Sarah Crosby - Education Advisor
Sarah grew up in Ringwood, NJ, and studied Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Rutgers University, graduating in Spring 2018. Sarah worked as a Jr. Counselor at the former Weis Ecology Center before it closed, and returned as a Camp Counselor after the center reopened (as the New Weis Center) in 2015. She has worked as one of our field trip educators, and was promoted to Head Counselor for the 2018 summer camp season. From Aug-Nov 2018, Sarah interned at NJ Audubon-Cape May, working on their Monarch butterfly monitoring project. She accepted a new position as an Educator at the Watershed Institute in 2019, but will continue to serve as an advisor for our day camps, field trips and public education programs. Her interests include conservation, environmental education, organic agriculture, and plant ecology, and she is happy to have the opportunity to share those passions with the community.
We are fortunate to have two college interns from Ramapo College every year, as part of the "May H. Weis Environmental Award". The award was established In 1984 with a generous donation in May Weis’ memory by her son, Leonard W. Weis, Ph.D. It is a joint program between Ramapo College and The New Weis Center. Recipients of the award participate in a one-year paid internship and receive a full tuition scholarship for one semester at Ramapo College. These interns receive training and professional development, and assist with field trips, summer camps, and public programs.
We also accept additional interns throughout the year on a rolling basis. Depending on their experience and the nature of the internship, they may also assist with programs and events. Learn more about our Interns and Internship programs
Meet The Staff