Owners/Directors/Senior Staff

Mike Sladden - Owner & Director
Mike Sladden

Rochester, NY
Connecticut College

'Sladds' started as a Cree at Pathfinder, a third generation camper and staff man in the 1970s and '80s. 

Sladds attended Connecticut College ('81, BA, Hist/Eng). A focus on photographic history led him to graduate work at SUNY’s Visual Studies Workshop. He joined the educational staff of the George Eastman Museum in 1986, becoming curator of education in 1989. Over the next decade he directed museum education programs, working as both a team member and manager on numerous exhibitions and public programs interpreting the history, art and technology of photography.

Sons Jack and Quin are longtime campers, now staffmen. Sladds spends six months in residence at Pathfinder and the winter months working from Rochester. He is Camp's full-time Director. He maintains a ropes course certification and WFR status, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Camp Directors.

Glenn Arthurs - Owner
Glenn Arthurs

Youngstown, NY
St. Lawrence University

Glenn started as a camper at Pathfinder in 1960, serving as a staff member and headman in the '70s, a parent through the '90s and 2000s, and a perennial volunteer supporter before joining with Sladds in ownership in 1999.

Glenn is Director of the Arthurs Malof group at UBS Financial Services in Buffalo, NY. He is a former vice president and group director at Morgan Stanley / Smith Barney since 1983. Glenn's sons Wyatt and Ryan were longtime Pathfinder campers and staff men, and his daughter Lindsay, a lifelong Northway camper / counselor also spent time on the Pathfinder staff.

Mary Chestnut - Assistant Director
Mary Chestnut

Williamsville, NY
College of Wooster / Teacher Wellsville Schools (ret)

 Mary has been an invaluable part of the Pathfinder experience for three decades. Her dad Al was a staff man at Pathfinder where he met her mother Helen, the camp nurse, just after WWII. While Mary attended Oconto, her brothers also made their own mark on Camp over the years. Mary came into the Pathfinder front office from a career as waterfront director and was the first femaie to hold a senior title. At camp today, she manages operations and finance.

Mary recently retired from a career in middle school math instruction in Wellsville, New York. Likely Mary's will be the cheerful voice on the phone during summers. Ask her what any boy is doing at Camp that day, and she'll know!

Program Directors 2018

Emily Neff
Emily Neff


Paige Clark



Tripping Directors 2018

Russell Hanson

Toronto, ON
Carleton College

Tim Goodwin

Pittsburgh, PA
Wake Forest University


CIT Directors 2018

Sam Egan
Sam Egan
Riley Hanson

Toronto, ON
Boston College


Waterfront Director 2018

Ally Rail




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