Leadership Team

Laura “Lou” McKenna

Director of Camp Gottalikachallenge

Lou (she/her) is going into her ninth year as the director of Camp Gottalikachallenge. She loves everything involved in planning for sessions and bringing together the amazing campers and staffers to make it happen! Prior to taking on the role of director, she was a Gotta Staffer, and prior to that, a Gotta Camper. Lou believes in the transformative power of the camp experience for both campers and staffers.

Outside of camp, Lou lives in Burlington, VT with her husband and their dog. She loves spending time in her flower and veggie gardens!

Jake Oudheusden

Assistant Director

Jake (he/him) has been a Gotta Staffer since 2015, and serves as Assistant Director for Overnight and Day Camps. This includes assisting in staff training and development, wrangling supplies, and supporting the in-session day to day activities. Jake’s undergraduate degree is in outdoor education and leadership, and he has a Masters of Education  – he’s built for camp! He’s also very involved in New Hampshire Destination Imagination as the Alumni Relations Coordinator for the state of NH, and a member of the DI International Alumni Council.

When he’s not at Gotta Camp, Jake is a Workforce Manager at Southern New Hampshire University, and loves spending time with his very good dog Molly Moon.

Mitchell Williams

Assistant Director

Mitchell started as a Gotta Staffer in 2017, and joins the Admin Team this year as Overnight Camp Assistant Director.

Jaime Gratton

Assistant Director

Jaime has been a Gotta Staffer since 2009, and served as Overnight Camp Assistant Director starting in 2016. In this role, Jaime works closely with Lou to make sure everything is ready for our staffers and campers, and once we’re in session, that every camper feels safe and supported. A veteran science teacher and self-proclaimed science nerd, Jaime is excited to share her expertise with campers every summer!
Her 19 years of track & field coaching along with her very active 6-year old son keep her in tip-top condition to make camp run smoothly!