“Richie G”, as he is called at camp, has always had a passion for education. Richie was a teacher on Long Island and in NYC for 20 years, including being the Dean of Students at The Dalton School, and coached for 30 years encompassing over 50 seasons of high school sports. Having never missed a summer of his life at BLC, he now works year-round as the Executive Director at Brant Lake Camp and is responsible for all decisions involving campers, counselors, and the program at BLC. Richie is a very proud alum (and fan) of the University of North Carolina, where he received his undergraduate degree and Master’s Degree in Education and played basketball under legendary coaches Dean Smith and Larry Brown. Richie and his wife Mieks Gersten, the Co-Director of our Dance Camp and an Associate Director of Brant Lake Camp, reside in Brant Lake and New York City. They have two adult children, Max and Thea, both of whom have a strong love and continued connection with Brant Lake Camp.