Summer Conference Team: tafLabs

Erica has attended TAF for 12 years, going from a camper in the JH program to serving as a Juniors counselor and Program Director. The summer camp is a yearly “reset” for her, giving her the space and engaging conversations to reflect on her actions and choices throughout the year. It is here at camp that she discovered her love for working with children, as well as doing all things crafts! Outside of TAF, Erica is a first grade teacher. Her hobbies include trying out new recipes with her Instant Pot, reorganizing to make Marie Kondo proud, and creating calligraphy designs for her small business. She is excited to return to camp in a new position to continue serving and giving back to the community that remains so close to her heart.

Jonathan is a previous staff member of both Juniors and Labs programs. He currently works as an educator with a BS in Elementary Educations and a MED in Curriculum and Instruction. His past experiences as a TAF counselor and director has helped him develop his passion for working with children and continually pushes him to advance into fields related to educational management. His current personal hobbies include cooking and finding friends that don’t think board games are boring. He currently resides in Norwood Park area in Chicago, IL where the closest boba tea place is a depressing 20 minutes away but that’s okay it’s on the way to work.