Role Models

    Share time in the water with true role models. Ocean Staff are experts in the water & responsible on land.


    Mission Statement:

    “To cultivate the ultimate environment for teaching and learning the practices and values of the surf and ocean lifestyle.”

    That means building a world class team of ocean-minded role models for participants, and a stellar support staff to help make the entire operation run smoothly.

    Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

    check out our current opportunities

    The Team

    Get to know the faces of SUMMERTIME... Over a decade strong, our community keeps growing year after year.

    Shane Fitzgerald

    Camp Counselor & Instructor

    Morgan Stierman

    Camp Counselor & Instructor

    Sydney Osso

    Boardwalk Staff

    Kacie Rettig

    Boardwalk Staff

    Kenny Noto

    Camp Counselor & Instructor

    Jon Carlo “Jay-See” Santos

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Vanessa Siravo

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Sandy Hall

    Instructor and Grom Team Coach

    Brendan Merkler

    Camp Counselor

    Steven “Sterv” Razey

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Lucas Netchert

    S.U.P. Instructor

    Krista Duerr

    Camp Counselor

    Drew Squicciarini

    Surf & S.U.P. Camp Counselor, Instructor

    Matt “Poncho” King

    Camp Counselor & Instructor

    Shaun McGrath

    Founder & Creative Director

    Nikki Aufiero


    Marilyn Gargiulo

    S.U.P. Kids Camp Manager + Instructor

    JD LaCarrubba

    Manager - Kids Surf Camp, Belmar

    Marissa “MD” DiNapolli

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Jason Baggit

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Brad Squicciarini

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Dylon O’Donnell

    Camp Counselor & Handyman

    Jess Kwiesinski

    Girls Grom Team Coach, Camp Counselor, Instructor

    Olivia Kenney

    Boardwalk Staff & Photographer

    Tyler Redy

    Manager, Grom Team Coach, Instructor

    Thomas “Wolfe” Wolfmuller

    Manager - Belmar Kids Surf Camp & Instructor

    Bryan Foley

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Colin “C-MAC” McNamara

    Master Instructor, Camp Counselor & Commentator in Chief

    Rob Caldera

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Casey Kwiesinski

    Girls Grom Team Coach + Camp Counselor & Instructor

    Jeynner Granados

    Instructor and Grom Team Coach

    Gil Olsen

    Systems Development


    Team Mascot

    Kerry O’Neill

    S.U.P. Instructor, Camp Counselor, Paddle Group Manager

    Paul Francisco

    Camp Counselor

    Donna Fortney

    Women's Surf Weekend Host & Full time Grom Mom

    Brendan “BTIGHE” Tighe

    Manager- Point Pleasant Beach

    Samantha Osso 

    Boardwalk Staff & Receptionist Extraordinaire

    Jeff Hoffman

    Manager - Bradley Beach

    Brett “Yogaman” Lehr

    Instructor & Resident Yogi

    Bailey Redy

    Instructor & Camp Counselor

    Chris Kinsel

    Camp Counselor & Staff Photographer

    Dennis Crowley

    Instructor, Camp Counselor, & Office Intern