STEVE MAYBE

Club Manager

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Steve enters his first year as Lake Club Manager. He spent 2 years as the Director of Summer Camp. In the past, Steve has served as the Sports Camp and Trip Camp coordinator for the Summit and West Morris YMCA summer camps, respectively.

 

His related work experience includes working as a teacher from Pre-K through high school for the last 14 years. During this time, he worked as an aide to a student with special needs, was appointed athletic director of an elementary school, and earned two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Youth Exercise Specialist. He has been teaching health and physical education and coaching several sports at Oratory Prep (Summit, NJ) since 2014.

 

For several years he served as the Head Varsity Baseball coach, Varsity Cross Country assistant, and Head JV Basketball coach as well. In addition, he moderates the Fitness Club at Oratory, helping students understand how to use the weight room to fit their healthy lifestyle goals. He graduated from Eastern Connecticut State in 2008 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. Steve currently resides in Long Valley with his wife Rachel, a customer supply chain manager at MARS Inc., and daughters Hannah (7) and Sadie (3).

 

JAMES KAOUNIS

Co-Director of Summer Camp

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James is beginning his first year as Lake Club Summer Camp Co-Director. His related work experience includes 14 years of teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels.

 

In his time working as an educator he has also been a class advisor and club advisor. He has

been teaching English and History at Oratory Prep (Summit, NJ) since 2014.

 

James has more than ten years of coaching experience with athletes at the middle school and

high school levels. He graduated with a B.A. in Literature and B.A. in History from Ramapo

College in 2008. He graduated with a M.A. in Education from Seton Hall University in 2010.

 

James currently resides in Cranford with his wife Francesca, an Occupational Therapist who

works in Early Intervention, and his daughter Kathryn (6), and a son James (3).

 

MARGIE MURRAY

Co-Director of Summer Camp

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This is Margie Murray’s 2nd year as SLGC ‘s Camp Co-Director!  Margie has been involved in camping since her college years.  Margie’s camping experience began during college where she took a summer job as a counselor for an 8-weeks, all-girls sleep away camp in Massachusetts. 

Margie fell in love with camp!  After college, during the summer months, Margie has worked at various day camps and sleep away camps as Head Counselor and ultimately became the Director for a residential camp in Pennsylvania for kids with Crohn’s disease.  During the school year, Margie works at Ridge High School as a Learning Consultant and is a member of the Child Study Team.

Margie lives in Califon with her 3 children and 2 crazy dogs.  In her free time, Margie enjoys fishing, bike riding and being outdoors.  Margie is super excited to come back to SLGC this summer!

SEAN LARSON

Tennis Pro

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Sean Larson is the head Tennis Pro at Somerset Lake & Game Club and Strength and Conditioning Coach/Tennis Instructor at the Warren Health & Racquet Club.  Sean has been a USPTA certified Tennis professional since 2008 along with being certified as a Speed and Agility Specialist.  

 

Sean has owned FiT Athlete, LLC, a business that has specialized in Strength and Agility training for nearly a decade.  Beyond starting his own business, Sean has been coaching tennis and training athletes for over 19 years.  An alum of Voorhees High School, Sean played four years of varsity tennis and one year of football, along with competing in the NJ Marines Physical Fitness Competition where he won 2nd in the state and #1 in the state broad jump!  

 

He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury University in 2007 where he captained the tennis team for both his junior and senior years.  Additionally, Sean used to compete in powerlifting competitions, where he earned a 3rd place finish in the Salisbury University bench press competition his freshman year and won the Maryland state bench press his senior year.  Sean's business FiT Athlete has helped change the lives of many children and adults whether to achieve weight loss goals, gain confidence, or become a better athlete.  Along the way, he has coached students of all levels from young beginners to top professionals.  Sean is also devoted to giving back to the community by partnering FiT Athlete with various fundraisers helping local kids in need in association with institutions such as Sloan Kettering.  Sean and his wife Jackie currently live in Bridgewater with their daughter, Cali (4).

 

JESSE SMITH

Director of Buildings & Grounds

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Jesse Smith started as the new caretaker for the Somerset Lake and Game Club in November of 2021.  As an avid outdoorsman, he is excited to become part of SLGC’s fantastic property and rich history.  Jesse and his wife are both from Brookside, where they raised their two daughters on the same property that he grew up on.  He spent many years in medical sales, having retired in 2018 after 45 years at Johnson & Johnson.

 

Jesse’s passions include all activities helping other people and protecting our seniors.  His hobbies include hiking and camping in Adirondack Mountains, skiing, boating and sailing, spin classes and yoga.  He enjoys all outdoor activities and doesn’t mind being left out in the rain.  He is also an avid volunteer, serving on the Mendham Township First Aid Squad for 44 years and maintaining his Emergency Medical Technician certification.  

 

His related work experience includes maintaining the Brookside Community Club for the past 35 years and serving as Building and Grounds Chair.  He also holds positions of various responsibilities within Mendham Township Planning Board, Tree Preservation Committee and the Board of Health.

 

Jesse resides in Brookside with his wife, a black lab and two cats.  His (now grown) daughters also still live nearby.  He looks forward to a successful freshman season at SLGC and always welcomes members’ input and feedback.

 

BRIAN McFADDEN

Assistant Tennis Pro

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Brian McFadden is the Head Tennis Pro at The Club at Natirar, a Montage Resort property in Peapack- Gladstone NJ.  His focus is planning weekly group activities, teaching adult and junior private lessons and hosting special club events.  In the spring and fall seasons, he helps instruct clinics and coach ladies teams at Roxiticus in Mendham, and in summer teaches various tennis camp age groups at The Somerset Lake & Game Club in Far Hills.  

 

Brian has a long history of leading summer tennis programs at Camp Deerhorn in Wisconsin, which includes players who have gone on to Division 1 success at Stanford University, Ohio State, Boston College and University of Oregon among others.  Over the years he has taught for NYC Parks & Recreation, coached USTA 10 & under league teams and worked in a management role for sports business powerhouse IMG overseeing pro and senior tour events with many greats of the game - once even sharing the court with legendary Billie Jean King.  

 

Brian is a graduate of Delbarton School, where he played #1 singles and served as team captain.  He earned his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Economics and holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.