June 25, 2023
Groups and Family Retreats Assistant Director
Katie L. Falank
9 Munsell Street Katief21@gmail.com
Binghamton, New York
(607) 624-9878 cell
Bachelors of Science in Recreation Graduation: May 2004
State University of New York at Cortland
Concentration in Outdoor Recreation Management & Education
Emphasis in Outdoor Leadership and Camp Management
SUNY Cortland’s Recreation and Leisure Studies Department is accredited by the National Recreation
& Park Association and the American Association for Leisure & Recreation (NRPA/AALR)
Associates of Applied Science in Natural Resources Graduation: May 2001
State University of New York at Morrisville
Concentration in Environmental Studies
Internship- January – April 2004
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois
Great Lakes Outfitters:
Took part in a “Star Service” customer service training. Developed new trips. Belayed at the
rock climbing wall. Performed front desk operations. Facilitated day and over night trips.
Rented, inventoried and maintained various equipment.
Enlisted Sailor Recreation Center:
Helped organize and run an event for over 3,000 Navy recruits. Programmed and publicized
trips. Led orientation tours. Assisted with entertainment at events. Created flyers and posters.
Information, Tickets and Travel:
Aided in the organization, event execution and clean up of a Travel and Leisure Exposition.
Communicated with vendors before the event. Sold tickets for offsite facilities. Performed front
Youth and Family Activities Center:
Developed an archery program, and taught a clinic for staff and youth. Assisted vendors during
an indoor flea market and youth festival. Prepared for and assisted in the base wide Easter Egg
hunt. Led activities while supervising a teen Lock-In. Planned summer youth camp field trips.
Load and unload truck. Maintain a clean driving record and high safety score. Interacts with customers, takes multiple forms of payments, communicates with office as needed, provides necessary documentation for quality of parts.
Fenix Parts February 2015-2017 & March 2022- Present
Outdoor Program Manager and Camp Director
Created and implemented all summer & year round programming. Hired, trained and supervised summer staff. Followed all Girl Scout, Health Department and American Camp Association guidelines/policies. Fostered a relationship with our volunteers who provided program support. Established a riflery program along with more robust outdoor skills opportunities. Started a Family Camp program on the property. Maintained a business credit card. Obtained all necessary certifications.
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways- Camp Hoover & Amahami March 2017- March 2022
Provide excellent customer service. Maintain clean work environment while creating quality beverages. Maintain productivity during high volume and peak sales times.
Starbucks Coffee Company March 2013- February 2015
Primitive Skills Instructor
Co-Leader of an outdoor primitive skills after school enrichment program. Teach students friction fire methods, plant identification, animal tracking, shelter building and basic survival techniques. Oversee high school student workers in primitive program.
Broome-Tioga BOCES September- June 2008-2012, Summer 2010
Responsible for following lesson plans. Maintaining a focused working classroom. Following school procedures and enforcing school rules.
Harpursville Central School September- June 2008- 2012
Camp Leader/C.I.T Coordinator/Adventure Trip Leader
Managed a business credit card and the trip budgets. Completed “Coaching the Van” fifteen passenger van driver training. Extensive experience driving mini-buses. Facilitated high and low ropes courses. Obtained certifications as needed. Supervised, trained and supported adventure trip staff. Ordered merchandise for camp store. Facilitated team building for Arizona State University’s freshman orientation. Guided teens in workshops to become camp counselors.
Valley Of The Sun YMCA- Camp Sky-Y May- August 2009 & 2011
Taught education based classes, crafts and leisure activities. Facilitated high and low ropes courses, rock wall and zip line. Active roles in staff training and in-service training. Was a “Guest Program Coordinator” and took the lead planning the weekend conferencing schedule for guests and staff.
Frost Valley YMCA August – June 2004 – 2008: August- September 2008
Adventure Trip Leader/Ropes Course Facilitator
Scheduled activities with outfitters. Managed trip budget. Discovered recreational activities for campers during travel. Supervised campers during extended travel. Facilitated campers on ropes courses, rock climbing wall and zip line.
Frost Valley YMCA June- August 2007 & 2008
Oversaw the nature and arts & crafts program areas. Supervised and evaluated staff supervisors. Ordered supplies as requested by staff. Mediated any staff concerns. Worked with administrative staff team to create summer staff training.
Girl Scout Council of Orange County- Camp Scherman June- August 2006
Adventure Trip Leader/Staff Supervisor
Scheduled weekly activities for campers. Maintained a break and activity schedule for staff. Ensured promised program highlights were included in camper schedule. Led backpacking trips.
Girl Scout Council of Orange County- Camp Scherman June- August 2003- 2006
Led archery for entire camp. Maintained and ordered equipment as necessary. Created new, fun and age level appropriate games for campers.
Camp Echo Lake June- August 2002
Planned and implemented “All Camp” programming and led campfires. Created and taught all Arts and Crafts activities. Brought in vendors for entertainment.
Girl Scouts Seven Lakes Council- Camp Comstock June- August 2001
Cabin Counselor/Unit Leader
Created camper schedule and ensured all programming took place. Maintained a fun, safe environment for campers at all program areas. Participated in activities along with campers.
Girl Scouts Indian Hills Council- Camp Amahami June- August 2000