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;


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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.

Cate Connor

Program Director


Cate started with Reset Summer Camp in 2018 for their first year as Program Director and the following year was the Camp Director of the Santa Barbara Campus. She has worked with adolescents in various capacities from nannying, tutoring, and mentoring all over the world.


The past few years while away from Reset, Cate held a role as Household Manager for a family and moved with them from Santa Barbara to Hawaii. Cate is very excited for another round of camp, to aid and lead 2022’s group of teenagers to finding their best potential on this beautiful campus.