Dr Zach Lasker Director Camp Bob Waldorf

Dr. Zach Lasker

Director
Zach has enjoyed a wonderful career in the fields of education, camp, and community organizing. Zach spent a combined total of 22 years at Camp Ramah in California, including 10 years as the camp director. He also served as the Executive Director of Pico Union Project, a multi-faith and cultural center, and director of professional learning programs at the Davidson Graduate School of Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Zach earned his doctorate in education leadership at UCLA and a Master’s in Education from the American Jewish University. A certified yoga instructor, Zach teaches workshops to educators and leaders using yoga as a model for instruction and engagement. Favorite breakfast food: Oatmeal Quote to live by: “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

Emily Lassman Assistant Director Program and Rentals Camp Bob Waldorf

Emily Lassman

Assistant Director – Program & Rentals
Emily has been part of the Camp Bob Waldorf family since 2016 as a Head Counselor and then CIT Director. As the Assistant Director of Programs & Rentals, she oversees all activities, logistics, and camp programming in addition to camp leasing. Before joining Camp Bob Waldorf, Emily attended Camp Mountain Chai and returned as a CIT and counselor for five summers. She has a degree in Social Welfare and Public Policy from UC Berkeley. When she’s not at camp, you can most likely find her at Starbucks maintaining her caffeine dependency or hanging out with her dogs.

Maddie Appel Assistant Director

Maddie Appel

Assistant Director
Maddie has been part of the Camp Bob Waldorf family for three years. As the Assistant Director of Teen Programs, she oversees the Counselor-In-Training program, Kibbutz Tzedek and Social Justice Camp, and Teen Camp. Maddie also manages elements of the JBBBS Thrive program. Before starting this position in May 2017, Maddie had the pleasure of being a Teen Camp counselor for two years. She has a degree in Child Development and Education from UC Berkeley, and is passionate about her commitment to youth empowerment. When she’s not running around camp, you can find Maddie obsessing over peanut butter or thinking of names for her future pet snake. Quote to live by: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Maddie’s Father

Alba Azru Registrar Camp Bob Waldorf

Alba Azru

Registrar
Alba has a passion for working at camp. She began her journey at Camp Bob Waldorf in 2002 and worked for another non-profit camp for 6 years prior where her devotion for “The Happy Campers Business” was born.  Alba immigrated from Guatemala City after she finished her AA Business Degree and made Los Angeles her new home. She loves frogs of all shapes and colors- Favorite breakfast food: Hot cereals Quote to live by: “Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”

Jessica Flores Assistant Camp Registrar Camp Bob Waldorf

Jessica Flores

Assistant Camp Registrar
Jes recently joined the year-round team and serves as a Head Counselor during the summer. She has six years of experience with non-profit organizations for at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area and is pursuing a degree in Child Development. Jes dedicates time throughout the year to volunteer at soup kitchens, programs for students with special needs, and shelters in her community. Outside of work she practices kickboxing, participates in art walks, and collects anything having to do with superheroes! She is a huge advocate for all-day breakfast. Quote to live by: “Children are great imitators, give them something great to imitate.”

Paul Iskin Inclusion Coordinator Camp Bob Waldorf

Paul Iskin

Inclusion Coordinator
Paul has worked with Camp Bob Waldorf since the summer of 2017, in addition to his role as a Match Support Specialist for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. Paul was a camper at Camp Bob Waldorf for several years and participated in the Witherbee Wilderness program in his teens. He has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Paul is passionate about facilitating youth development through mentorship, community building and inclusion. Favorite breakfast food: Green smoothies and occasional French Toast

Xenia Cabrera Registration Assistant Camp Bob Waldorf

Xenia Cabrera

Registration Assistant
Xenia has been a part of our camp community for over 10 years, beginning as a camper at age 12. She started on staff as a counselor and is now a year-round member of the team. Xenia is a full-time student pursuing a career in education.  She has a collection of colored pens and stationary, enjoys listening to foreign music and learning new languages. Favorite breakfast food: Coffee Quote to live by: “Life begins at the end of the one’s comfort zone.”

Dale Sapp

Camp Facilities Manager

Brian Sapp

Assistant Facilities Manager

Lynn Duston

Housekeeping Manager