Meet the ELC Team

With many years of experience, the team at Eagles Landing is dedicated to providing you children with the most authentic and fun-filled camp experience that you can find anywhere. Meet the ELC team below, and learn a little bit about what makes the Eagles Landing experience so great.


Bob joined the ELC family in 1999. He worked as a group Leader for four summers before moving to New York for two years. While in NY, Bob continued his camp career by spending two summers at Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk, NY. Bob’s love for summer camp really started during his childhood while attending various sports camps. Throughout his teen and college years he worked at Camp Cedarcliff in Poughkeepsie, NY. He earned his Bachelors in Secondary Education at SUNY Plattsburgh and his Masters in Education from Walden University. Before joining our staff full time in 2007 Bob enjoyed nine years as a middle school teacher. He and his wife Traci met at ELC, they are the first ELC marriage, and, consequently have the first two “ELC babies.” Bob and Traci live in Boynton Beach with their children Carly and Brayden.

BOBBY CICCONE

Director of Eagles Landing Camps

Bob joined the ELC family in 1999. He worked as a group Leader for four summers before moving to New York for two years. While in NY, Bob continued his camp career by spending two summers at Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk, NY. Bob’s love for summer camp really started during his childhood while attending various sports camps. Throughout his teen and college years he worked at Camp Cedarcliff in Poughkeepsie, NY. He earned his Bachelors in Secondary Education at SUNY Plattsburgh and his Masters in Education from Walden University. Before joining our staff full time in 2007 Bob enjoyed nine years as a middle school teacher. He and his wife Traci met at ELC, they are the first ELC marriage, and, consequently have the first two “ELC babies.” Bob and Traci live in Boynton Beach with their children Carly and Brayden.

Traci has been a part of the ELC family since 1999. She spent five summers as a Group Leader before moving to New York. Traci worked at Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk, NY for one summer. Traci received her BA degree from Florida Atlantic University in Elementary Education and earned her Masters in Reading Education from Walden University. She taught 2nd grade at the North Broward Preparatory School before joining the Eagles Landing family full time in the fall of 2015. Traci is married to Bobby Ciccone, our Night Owls Director after the two met at ELC as counselors in 2000. Traci and Bobby live in Boynton Beach with their two children Carly and Brayden.

TRACI CICCONE

Director of Eagles Landing & the Night Owls

Traci has been a part of the ELC family since 1999. She spent five summers as a Group Leader before moving to New York. Traci worked at Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk, NY for one summer. Traci received her BA degree from Florida Atlantic University in Elementary Education and earned her Masters in Reading Education from Walden University. She taught 2nd grade at the North Broward Preparatory School before joining the Eagles Landing family full time in the fall of 2015. Traci is married to Bobby Ciccone, our Night Owls Director after the two met at ELC as counselors in 2000. Traci and Bobby live in Boynton Beach with their two children Carly and Brayden.

BRANDON BOSTON

Brandon joined the ELC family in 2005. He was one of our first staff members from Bethany College. From that time until now he has held many different positions at ELC. Bunk Counselor to Bunk Leader, Division Leader to Assistant Director, he has always been a camper and staff favorite. Brandon earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bethany College. For over eight years he fostered his passion for young adults as a teacher and then Director of the Lighthouse Point Academy at North Broward Preparatory School. Brandon’s work experiences led him to a series of conversations with Matt and Bobby that led to the creation of Eagles Landing International and his full time employment with ELC. Brandon and his wife, Jessica, live in Boynton Beach with their son, Kyler.

BRANDON BOSTON

Director of Eagles Landing International

Brandon joined the ELC family in 2005. He was one of our first staff members from Bethany College. From that time until now he has held many different positions at ELC. Bunk Counselor to Bunk Leader, Division Leader to Assistant Director, he has always been a camper and staff favorite. Brandon earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bethany College. For over eight years he fostered his passion for young adults as a teacher and then Director of the Lighthouse Point Academy at North Broward Preparatory School. Brandon’s work experiences led him to a series of conversations with Matt and Bobby that led to the creation of Eagles Landing International and his full time employment with ELC. Brandon and his wife, Jessica, live in Boynton Beach with their son, Kyler.

Liza fell in love with Eagles Landing Camps after her son’s first summer in 2014. Liza couldn’t wait to join the ELC family herself in the summer of 2015 as an assistant office manager in HQ. She is now the Director of Camp Operations and runs our Summertime HQ. Liza is a lifelong camper, first attending day camp in New York’s Hudson Valley and later spending her summers at sleep-away camp in Southfield, MA, as both a camper and counselor. Liza earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University. Liza and her husband, Jeff, live in Boca Raton with their children, Trey and Rylie.

LIZA VESTAL

Director of Camp Operations

Liza fell in love with Eagles Landing Camps after her son’s first summer in 2014. Liza couldn’t wait to join the ELC family herself in the summer of 2015 as an assistant office manager in HQ. She is now the Director of Camp Operations and runs our Summertime HQ. Liza is a lifelong camper, first attending day camp in New York’s Hudson Valley and later spending her summers at sleep-away camp in Southfield, MA, as both a camper and counselor. Liza earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University. Liza and her husband, Jeff, live in Boca Raton with their children, Trey and Rylie.

Heather has been affiliated with Eagles Landing Camps since 2010 when her kids became campers and she joined our staff in 2014. She has been a Group Leader, Color War General and is now the Director of Junior Camp. Heather is a preschool teacher in Boca Raton. Both her children, Max and Jack, attended Eagles Landing and the Night Owls, and now are staff members. Heather and her husband, Michael, reside in Boca Raton with their sons.

HEATHER ROSS

Director of Junior Camp

Heather has been affiliated with Eagles Landing Camps since 2010 when her kids became campers and she joined our staff in 2014. She has been a Group Leader, Color War General and is now the Director of Junior Camp. Heather is a preschool teacher in Boca Raton. Both her children, Max and Jack, attended Eagles Landing and the Night Owls, and now are staff members. Heather and her husband, Michael, reside in Boca Raton with their sons.

In 1997 while looking for a day camp in the Boca Raton area for her two young sons, Shari took a tour of Eagles Landing Camps and was so impressed with its programs, she not only registered her children, she asked for a job! “When I walked onto the campus, I had a sense of familiarity, it reminded me of the camps I had been associated with in NY. Shari has been the Girls Campus Leader and Special Events Coordinator at ELC since the inaugural summer of 1998. Shari has an impressive family camping history. Shari’s father was the Director of Castle Country Club Day Camp in Monticello, NY. She attended day camp on Long Island before becoming a waitress and then counselor at Camp Kinder Ring in the Catskill Mountains. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Radio, Television and Film. Shari lives in Parkland with her husband Jeff and sons AJ & Adam.

SHARI PARSON

Assistant Director, Day Camp

In 1997 while looking for a day camp in the Boca Raton area for her two young sons, Shari took a tour of Eagles Landing Camps and was so impressed with its programs, she not only registered her children, she asked for a job! “When I walked onto the campus, I had a sense of familiarity, it reminded me of the camps I had been associated with in NY. Shari has been the Girls Campus Leader and Special Events Coordinator at ELC since the inaugural summer of 1998. Shari has an impressive family camping history. Shari’s father was the Director of Castle Country Club Day Camp in Monticello, NY. She attended day camp on Long Island before becoming a waitress and then counselor at Camp Kinder Ring in the Catskill Mountains. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Radio, Television and Film. Shari lives in Parkland with her husband Jeff and sons AJ & Adam.

Rob joined the ELC family in the summer of 2000. ELC was Rob’s first job, and he has worked up the ladder from junior counselor to group leader, and now serves as Boys Campus Leader. Rob is a lifelong camper, first attending day camp at 3 years old and eventually attending sleepaway camp in North Carolina. He earned his BA in Animation from the University of Central Florida and transitioned his knowledge to the classroom, where he has served as a high school art teacher since 2007 in Palm Beach County. Rob and his wife, Lindsay, live in West Palm Beach with their daughter, Mackenzie.

ROB BADOME

Assistant Director, Day Camp

Rob joined the ELC family in the summer of 2000. ELC was Rob’s first job, and he has worked up the ladder from junior counselor to group leader, and now serves as Boys Campus Leader. Rob is a lifelong camper, first attending day camp at 3 years old and eventually attending sleepaway camp in North Carolina. He earned his BA in Animation from the University of Central Florida and transitioned his knowledge to the classroom, where he has served as a high school art teacher since 2007 in Palm Beach County. Rob and his wife, Lindsay, live in West Palm Beach with their daughter, Mackenzie.

Joey joined the ELC family in 2011. During his time at ELC, he has been a bunk counselor, bunk leader, division leader and now, Assistant Director. Growing up in Ohio, Joey never had the experience of summer camps but has since fallen in love with ELC and living “10 for 2”! Joey earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Hiram College. During the school year, Joey works as part of Residential Life at North Broward Preparatory School.

JOEY OPALKA-BROWN

Assistant Director, Day Camp & Night Owls

Joey joined the ELC family in 2011. During his time at ELC, he has been a bunk counselor, bunk leader, division leader and now, Assistant Director. Growing up in Ohio, Joey never had the experience of summer camps but has since fallen in love with ELC and living “10 for 2”! Joey earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Hiram College. During the school year, Joey works as part of Residential Life at North Broward Preparatory School.

Michelle has been part of the ELC family since the summer of 2000. During this time, she has been one of our most dynamic and trusted Group Leaders. She fell in love with ELC and our traditions immediately. Currently, Michelle is a 5th grade teacher and has been an educator at many elementary grade levels for the past 16 years. She and her husband, Adam, have two amazing children, Morgan and Ben.

MICHELLE GOLDMAN

Program Director

Michelle has been part of the ELC family since the summer of 2000. During this time, she has been one of our most dynamic and trusted Group Leaders. She fell in love with ELC and our traditions immediately. Currently, Michelle is a 5th grade teacher and has been an educator at many elementary grade levels for the past 16 years. She and her husband, Adam, have two amazing children, Morgan and Ben.

Zac joined the ELC family in 2012 as a Night Owls bunk counselor at 19 years old. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in both Physical and Elementary Education from Bethany College, and was a member of Bethany’s baseball program. After college, Zac knew that South Florida was the place he wanted to call home and he relocated here in 2015. He first taught 2nd grade before transitioning to his current role as the North Broward Preparatory Lower School PE director and a Varsity Baseball Coach. Zac and his wife, Lynsie, live in Boca Raton with their son, Caden, and dog, Mia.

ZAC EDMISTON

Assistant Director, Day Camp & Night Owls

Zac joined the ELC family in 2012 as a Night Owls bunk counselor at 19 years old. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in both Physical and Elementary Education from Bethany College, and was a member of Bethany’s baseball program. After college, Zac knew that South Florida was the place he wanted to call home and he relocated here in 2015. He first taught 2nd grade before transitioning to his current role as the North Broward Preparatory Lower School PE director and a Varsity Baseball Coach. Zac and his wife, Lynsie, live in Boca Raton with their son, Caden, and dog, Mia.

Ellyn has been part of our ELC family since 2005. She is officially in charge of ELC’s Arts and Crafts, but is actually our Spirit Captain. She loves to get creative and messy with the campers and be a part of every piece of ELC. Her favorite summertime words are “Mess it up… dress it up.” Ellyn resides in Parkland with her 2 daughters, Gabby and Sammy, and her husband, Jess. Ellyn’s dream in life is to be on an ELC Color War team.

ELLYN MAYOR

Arts and Crafts Director

Ellyn has been part of our ELC family since 2005. She is officially in charge of ELC’s Arts and Crafts, but is actually our Spirit Captain. She loves to get creative and messy with the campers and be a part of every piece of ELC. Her favorite summertime words are “Mess it up… dress it up.” Ellyn resides in Parkland with her 2 daughters, Gabby and Sammy, and her husband, Jess. Ellyn’s dream in life is to be on an ELC Color War team.