I’m Andrew Broadbent, but everyone, including my wife and family, calls me Dante. I switched to that name in high school because I liked it better, no other reason than that 🙂
This will be my 7th season as a leader in summer camps (3rd at Augusta); sadly, I only spent about three total weeks as a camper during my entire life :(. I mostly spent my younger days playing outside with other kids and reading books. I have a Bachelors in Outdoor Recreation Management and I’m a licensed vocational nurse and Wilderness EMT and I just completed a masters in recreation administration and I’m working on am MBA.
I got into studying recreation because of my time at Augusta in 2012. I had just gotten back from a deployment as a nurse in Afghanistan and I loved Augusta so much I wanted to make summer camp my life’s work. 5 years later I’m back at camp with two degrees and living my dream, so it’s worked out pretty well! I had a great time in my undergraduate program and I currently work as a researcher and as a consultant for summer camps. I’m hoping to open a website that will make risk management simpler for companies everywhere.
I love to take walks in the woods, go on bike tours, and bike commute in general. I am a big sports guy, but only eSports: I love to watch professional Starcraft 2 games, ask me about it sometime! If not doing any of the above, I’m usually playing with my daughter, Briar, and my wife, Karisa, doing silly things and cooking up some adventurous dish we’ve never made before.
I am so excited to work as camp again to bring back all the lessons I’ve learned since I was here last time! I’m currently the Master of Programs and Risk, or the D.A.N.T.E (delegate anything, nothing too extreme) as they say. I get to help out the MFGs, the Kitchen, Wilderness program, our risk management program, and all the clinics at camp to make sure they are getting better all the time. It’s a great job!
I hope to see you soon!