MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Michael Jacobus ~ Executive Director
Michael Jacobus is a life-long, career Camp Director and youth-development specialist. An internationally recognized author, child-development professional and outdoor education guru, Michael founded Reset Summer Camp after witnessing, (within his own family) the dangers and challenges of screen addicted youth.
Michael has assembled a team of unmatched professionals to help him coordinate this effort in the hopes of breaking the cycle of tech addiction and overuse and give our children real-world Life Skills and tools to build a solid, successful future for themselves.
As a parent one a one-time gaming addicted kid;
I'M ONE OF YOU!!
Shelly Gutensohn, LMFT - Clinical Director
Shelly is a clinical therapist working with the California Department of Corrections and will helping be design the program materials for the Reset clinical intern staff.
Shelly worked at camp last summer and was a critical member of the therapeutic team. She coordinated group therapy staff and worked 1-on-1 with the bulk of our campers at the Santa Barbara location.
Working with the Clinical staff, Shelly will help develop the standard guidelines for all clinical interns for all Reset Summer Camp locations.
Dr. Simon Sambrano ~ Operations & Logistics
Dr. Simon Sambrano has worked with at-risk youth his entire life, first as a Medical Doctor and later as a Camp Director.
He created Iguanas Educación al Aire Libre to development Outdoor Education (extramural) in Venezuela and Latin America, through the implementation of innovative and inclusive programs.
His organization promotes the integral formation of the individual from its bio-psycho-social dimensions, through experiential learning.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa ~ Family Engagement
If you’ve ever seen Dr. G on TV, at an event or follow her on-line, you know how passionate she is about shifting our roles as parents, teachers and being a kid in today's world. It’s time for adults to step-back so kids can step-up!
Dr. G’s passion for mentoring kids with character makes her a popular family physician, media personality, author, speaker and social influencer.
A parent of four boys, she inspires adults and kids with actionable tools to develop life skills in children.
We invite you to explore the information, articles, videos and resources on the site. Enjoy!
Samantha Fitzgerald ~ Program Director
Samantha has been a member of Reset Summer Camp from the start. Beginning her camp journey as a counselor, lead counselor, and current Program Director, she has exhibited a level of dedication and compassion that makes her an essential part of the Reset team.
From her time as a reservist in the US Army National Guard, she has developed a leadership style that promotes direct communication and encourages self-sufficiency. Samantha understands the need to balance work and play. By infusing her fun camp attitude into daily life, she makes even the dullest of chores exciting.
A North Carolina native, she spends her time outside of camp working with children in numerous classroom and community outreach settings. As a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, she plans to utilize her degree in Criminology and experience gained at Reset Summer Camp to open a nonprofit targeted at the at-risk youth population.
Cam Adair ~ GameQuitters.com
Cam Adair is a valuable advisor to Reset!
A Canadian-born speaker, YouTuber and pioneer on video game addiction. He’s the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, with members in over 70 countries.
A talented hockey player, Cam’s life took a dramatic turn at the age of 13 when he began to suffer from intense bullying, leading Cam to drop out of high school. He never graduated and never went to college, spending the next year depressed, living in his parents basement playing video games up to 16 hours a day, until the age of 19 when he made a commitment to change.