Our Staff

Nancy Nygard Pilon - Executive Director

Nancy Nygard Pilon
Executive Director

A camp alum dating back to 1978, Nancy returned to Incarnation in 2003 as the Summer Camp Director. As the Executive Director she has overseen the building and completion of the Lakeside Chapel (2012), the new Maintenance Shop (2013), the Welcome Center (2013) and the Nature Center (2014). Her background includes an MA in Education Administration and a Ph.D in Sports Management. Nancy resides on the property with her husband Denis, and children Cameron and Rowan.

Peter Nygard

Peter Nygard
Associate Director for Conferences and Facilities

Peter has come to Incarnation by way of Maine and New Hampshire with 20 years of Food and Beverage as well as Hotel operations experience. He is an Incarnation Camp alum. Peter lives on site with his wife, Shannon and his family.

Dana Stivers

Dana Capasso Stivers
Associate Director
& Chaplain

Dana joined the Incarnation staff in 2014. She has a passion for outdoor experiential education, retreat ministry and summer camp. She holds an BA from Mount Holyoke College and an M.Div from Yale.

Liam Cain

Liam Cain
Camp Director

Liam began working as a counselor in 2007 and became Youth Ministries Coordinator in 2013. He is originally from Leeds, England and holds a BA in Film Production & Screenwriting from UCLAN. Outside of the Center, Liam coaches high school Rugby League in Providence RI, and plays for the Rhode Island Rebellions.

Administrative Office


Barbara Zettergren
Business Manager

Barbara has worked for Incarnation since 2001.


Luigi Scalo
Director of Human Resources

Luigi has worked for Incarnation since 2009. He grew up in New Haven, CT and has a BA in accounting from the University of New Haven. He lives in Meriden with his wife Krista, their son & daughter, and dog Tank.


Courtney Joy
Office Manager

Courtney is a life-long resident of Deep River and has worked for Incarnation since 2013. She graduated from Mitchell College with a degree in Business Management.

Denis Pilon

Hadley Swope Kornacki
Steward Semester

Hadley has worked in education for over fifteen years. She has a deep love of the outdoors and adventure and a desire to share that love with others. Holding multiple teaching certifications, she has taught in traditional public, charter, and private boarding schools from the elementary level through the graduate level. She holds a BA in Art and Anthropology from Pitzer College and a MA in Teaching from Sierra Nevada College.

Denis Pilon

Denis Pilon
Technology Manager

Denis started working at Incarnation (ECCC) back in 1995 with an Outdoor Education background. He has played many roles at Incarnation including: Colony Counselor, Colony Unit Director, Food Service Manager (about 14 Years) and now as the Network Administrator and Web Designer.


Conference Center Staff


Tim Yingling
Foodservice Manager


Ric Eaves
Conference Assistant


Conference Assistant

Incarnation Camp Staff

Kelsey Tuttle

Nina Orellana
Parent and Program Coordinator

Nina is a third-generation camper who joined the year-round staff in 2016. She holds a degree in Environmental Science from UMass Amherst. Prior to coming to camp, she worked as an environmental educator.

Kelsey Tuttle

Kelsey Tuttle
Assistant Director

Kelsey grew up in Connecticut, and has been a part of camp since 2004. She joined the year-round staff in 2014 as Assistant Director. Kelsey graduated from Unity College with a degree in Adventure Education Leadership, and a minor in Studio Arts.

Elaine Blanck

Aaron Page
NP & PSDC Director

Aaron Page, M.Ed. (NYU), is the Director of Incarnation’s Pequot Sherwood Day Camp and Nature’s Playground After School programs. Aaron loves the outdoors, especially teaching children about fishing, hiking, birding, and survival skills.

Bushy Hill Nature Center Staff

Jen Malaguti

Jen Malaguti

Jen holds a BA in Developmental Psychology, an AS in Chemical Dependency, and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, K-8 from Keene State College. Her love for nature was enriched through the summers she spent as a camper and counselor at Bushy Hill while growing up. Prior to her current role Jen worked at Natures Classroom and taught in the public elementary classroom for 8 years.

Brendan Hylan

Brendan Hylan
Program Coordinator

Brendan is a graduate from Mount Ida College with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. Brendan began working as a counselor at Bushy Hill in 2004 after attending camp here as a child. He has substituted for many schools along the shoreline.

Daniel Kilburn

Phil Miller
Teacher & Naturalist

Phil has been involved with Bushy Hill and outdoor education for decades. He brings a plethora of knowledge about experiential education, natural history, indigenous studies and ecosystems to our programs. Miller first served as Director of Bushy Hill from 1987 to 2003. During his tenure our summer camp was recognized by Child Magazine as one of the nation’s “top ten youth programs.” In 2003 he left to serve as first selectman of Essex. We’re thrilled to have him join our staff again in 2016.


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