Meet Our Owners

Gordon Josey – Owner & Director

Gordon Josey has more than 25 years of camping experience in both day and overnight camping. He started working in camping in 1990 as a counselor, before becoming Head Counselor and Associate Director of various camps in Pennsylvania and Maine. For the past 16 years, Gordon has been the owner/director of a prestigious overnight camp in West Virginia called Camp Twin Creeks. Gordon has been running Breezemont for the past 6 years, bringing his enthusiasm and years of expertise to this innovative day camp. Gordon feels truly lucky to have found his summer home at Breezemont and is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for campers. Gordon attending college in Edinburgh Scotland studying Physical Education and Sport Coaching and is married with three children, all of whom attend sleep-away camp during the summer.


Tony Stein – Owner


Tony Stein is a 3rd generation Owner/Director of Camp Echo Lake, on overnight camp in the Adirondack Mountains, which was started by his grandparents in 1946. Tony’s spent his first summer at camp when he was two months old and has been the director of Echo Lake since 1995. He has served on the American Camp Association’s National Board of Directors, been President of the ACA’s New York Section, and has served on the Board of Directors of Project Morry since its inception in 1996. Tony is driven by his belief that summer camp is an entirely unique and transformative experience for children.

Mark Newfield – Owner


Mark Newfield is the Owner/Director of Iroquois Springs, a co-ed overnight camp in Rock Hill, NY since 2001. Mark has spent his entire life in camping and is a firm believer in the value of camping and its benefits for children. In addition to his work with Iroquois Springs, Mark has held several positions on the Board of Directors for the American Camp Association, as well as his work with the Foundation for Jewish Camp as a mentor for two newly formed camp programs throughout the country. He maintains a hands-on approach and truly cares about the experiences of every camper. Mark draws from his years of camping knowledge and expertise to develop programs, hire staff, recruit families, and provide exceptional summers for his campers.

Meet the Team

Jay Milde

Jay Milde has spent every summer of his life attending and working summer camp. Jay graduated from Mahopac High School, Quinnipiac University and The University of Edinburgh. He holds a BA in History, an MA in Teaching and an MS in History. Following his education, Jay taught 7th grade Social Studies in Connecticut for five years. While Jay excelled in public education, camp had always been his passion. Jay is extremely excited to be working full-time as the Associate Director of Breezemont where he oversees staffing and programing. In his spare time Jay enjoys being outside and spending time with his friends and family. Jay wholeheartedly believes that he is the person he is today because of the joyful times that he had during his summer camp experience. His goal is to provide every Breezemont camper with the same summer experience he feels so lucky to have had.


Marnie Levy

Marnie Levy is our Director of Communications and Community Events. She earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Hofstra University as well as attended Syracuse University and SUNY Albany. Marnie is a New York State certified teacher and mother of two. She previously worked at Shibley Day Camp in Roslyn, Long Island, Lifetime Fitness Kids Club in Harrison, NY and began her career with the NYC Department of Education. She currently sits on the board of the Partners in Hearing organization.
Marnie’s positive outlook, knowledge of children and interpersonal relationship skills make her truly unique. She is patient, creative and always approachable. Marnie’s current role includes talking to families, community outreach, assisting with staffing, human resources and public relations. We are delighted to have her as part of our full time staff team!


Walter Kowalcyzk


Wally works full-time as the Operations Director. He oversees pre and post camp operations. Wally graduated from Briarcliff High School and went to Mercy College, where he played baseball and majored in Criminal Justice. In his spare time, Wally is the assistant coach for Briarcliff’s varsity baseball team and enjoys following New York area sports teams.


Sandy Parent


Sandy Parent is the Accounts & Office Director managing financial accounting and database administration. Sandy graduated from Harrison High School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College.  She started her camp professional career in 2002 working with Gordon for Camp Twin Creeks.  Because of the camp experience, she met her husband and has 2 daughters who also get to enjoy camp.  Sandy enjoys kayaking and is a Girl Scout troop leader.