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Meet Our Team

Laura Ferguson: Manager, Recreation & Services

Laura joined the Athletics Department in July 2019, and plays a key role in the execution and delivery of ActiveU.  She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University before heading down to Ohio State for graduate school, and is very excited to have joined the Thunderwolves Family.  She is passionate about developing children's programs and wellness initiatives and looks to expand and create even more opportunities and programs for children in the near future. Laura is very excited to deliver a top-notch program to children in the community, allowing them to explore a variety of new activities and educational experiences.



Vanessa Fernandes: ActiveU Student Coordinator, Programming & Leadership

This is Vanessa's 2nd year working at Lakehead Athletics, but she has worked in camps since 2015! She just finished her degree in Outdoor Rec, and will be going to teachers college in the fall! She is very passionate about community programming and is excited to launch the first ever L.I.T. Camp for ActiveU!






Sophie Kuhn: ActiveU Student Coordinator, Wellness & Logistics

Sophie is returning for her 2nd summer with ActiveU while she prepares for her Master of Social Work at Lakehead University! She loves petting her cat, Gideon, playing soccer, basketball, and spending time outdoors Sophie is looking forward to seeing campers this year and spending time outside!






Makaela H: Counselor

This is Makaela's 1st summer with ActiveU and she is so excited! She is studying Social Work here at Lakehead and is excited to stay in Thunder Bay this summer! She loves to play rugby and field hockey and also loves being outdoors! She can't wait to meet you all and have fun!






Rhae T: Counselor

Rhae is a new camp counselor for ActiveU this summer. Rhae loves all sports but especially hockey, she also likes to go camping, be outdoors, and be around friends and family. Rhae is looking forward to a fun and exciting summer and getting to know all the kiddos.






Avery F: Counselor

Avery is starting her first year with ActiveU and is on the Lakehead University track & field team. She enjoys reading, working out, and camping at Provincial Parks during the summer. Avery is very excited to meet new campers and try to make summer as fun as possible!






Douglas O: Counselor

This is Douglas' first year on the ActiveU Team and he is very excited to work with everyone! Douglas loves to play basketball, is on our Men's Basketball team, and coaches with Blaze Basketball! Douglas is originally from Quebec but is excited to spend his summer with you all!






Nolan M: Counselor

Nolan is returning for his 2nd summer with ActiveU! He loves his 2 cats, Stella & Flurry, and his dog, Sidney. Nolan enjoys playing football and spending time with friends and family at camp. He is really looking forward to greeting campers and creating a fun and engaging camp with them!





Rowan A: Counselor

Rowan is a student at Lakehead University taking Kinesiology and Education. It's his 1st year with ActiveU as a counselor, but he used to attend ActiveU as a camper! He grew up playing a lot of sports but loves hockey in the winter, and golfing in the summer. Rowan can’t wait to meet all the campers this year!






Erin W: Counselor

This is Erin’s 1st summer working for ActiveU! She started her degree at the University of Toronto before transferring into the Lakehead Concurrent Education program. Erin loves to bake, garden, colour, and crochet! This summer, she is so excited to work with you all and spend her days having fun in the sun!






Taylee M: Counselor

Taylee is back for her 2nd summer with the ActiveU program. Taylee plays on the Thunder Bay Queens hockey team and enjoys traveling, being active, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to see returning campers and meet new kids this year!