Our Team

Tourrette Camp continues to be successful thank to our leadership team. We have been operating for 25 years!

 
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scott loeff

President

Scott Loeff is the founder and president of Tourette Syndrome Camp USA. He started the camp back in 1994

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Monica Berg

Camp Director

Monica Berg has been on camp staff for 16 years. When she was 16 years old, she began her camp “career” as a junior counselor. Monica decided to become involved when her younger brother Sean (who is now also on staff) started attending camp. Monica became the Camp Director in the summer of 2011 after serving two years as Assistant Director. She is a Special Education teacher in a suburb of Chicago where she has given multiple in-service presentations about Tourette’s syndrome and has become her school districts resource person for Tourette’s syndrome. Monica graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and is certified as a Learning Behavior Specialist 1. She is currently working towards a Master’s Degree at Concordia University Chicago. She will hold a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction (M.S. Ed) with an endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL) in December 2013. Monica credits her brother as well as TS camp for her decision to pursue a degree and a career as a Special Education teacher. Watching her brother struggle through school pushed her to become an advocate for children with special needs. She looks forward to camp every summer and has joked that she is now a “lifer” with TS camp!

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Marleen Martinez Sundgaard

Assistant Camp Director

Marleen Martinez Sundgaard has been Assistant Camp Director for six years. She joined the camp staff 8 years ago as a young adult with TS. She has been featured as part of the Family Portraits of Adults with TS in the Tourette Association of America Newsletter. Marleen has a degree in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington. She has been involved with numerous spacecraft missions for NASA. Most notably the Orion spacecraft being built to send humans to Mars and the GRAIL twin satellites sent to the moon. She currently works at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Europa Mission. Her work was featured in the documentary “Makers: Women in Space” on PBS.

Sarah Matchen

Director of Camper Success

Janis Sanchez is our wonderful camp nurse.  She is responsible for the health and welfare of the campers and is in charge of the first aid building. Her duties include checking campers into and out of camp, treating sick or injured persons, keeping a medical log of all treatments and dispensing all internal medication. She is responsible for taking possession of medication and, when possible, talking to parents about camper health concerns during registration. After the health screenings at camp, she informs counselors which children in their cabins need medication on a regular basis. Upon completion of the camp session, she returns medicine to parents as they pick up their child.

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Janis Sanchez 

Camp Nurse

Janis Sanchez is our wonderful camp nurse.  She is responsible for the health and welfare of the campers and is in charge of the first aid building. Her duties include checking campers into and out of camp, treating sick or injured persons, keeping a medical log of all treatments and dispensing all internal medication. She is responsible for taking possession of medication and, when possible, talking to parents about camper health concerns during registration. After the health screenings at camp, she informs counselors which children in their cabins need medication on a regular basis. Upon completion of the camp session, she returns medicine to parents as they pick up their child.