Meet our Staff

Leadership Team:

Blake Koester

Blake Koester

Executive Director

Blake has been a part of the True North leadership team since joining as the Director of Operations in 2016. As of October 2020, he has taken over the role of Executive Director. Blake will be seen running year-round programs and ensuring that each and every camper has a fantastic experience. Blake completed the Sport Management program at Humber College, which led to him working at the Ontario Cycling Association. Prior to joining True North, Blake had been the Assistant Manager of Mooredale Sports Club, where he was responsible for organizing and coordinating a wide range of sports leagues and competitive teams. Blake loves to share his passion for sports, especially football and basketball!

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Brandon Costa

Director of Administration

Joining the True North team at the start of 2022, Brandon will be taking on the role as Director of Administration. Brandon is coming to us from the Humber College athletics department where he spent 3 years and held the roles; Athletics Facility Coordinator and Supervisor for the Jr. Hawks Sports Camp. Brandon graduated from the Business Administration program at the University of Guelph-Humber with a specialization in management. While studying at the University of Guelph-Humber Brandon spent 5 years as part of the Humber Men’s Varsity Baseball program, helping grow the program as a player culminating in their first provincial and national championship in his final year. Through his many years of camp and coaching experience Brandon hopes to help inspire youth through sport with the goal that it will have the same positive impact on our campers lives as it did his.

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Joshua Dsouza

Business Administration Intern

Joshua has been part of the True North family since 2021, joining as a Summer Camp coach. He has now moved in to the office where he is completing his Coop for his Business Administration program at Humber College. He moved from Dubai to Toronto in June of 2021. He loves to volunteer his free time wherever he can but has a keen interest for working with children in a sport setting. From personal experience, he believes camp has the ability to positively impact children’s lives and that is why he is so motivated to ensure camp is a place where children can build relationships, learn new skills and ultimately have FUN. Joshua is an athlete at heart and will never say no to trying a new sport, but has an unending passion for soccer.

Courtney Berger

Courtney Berger

Consultant

Courtney joined True North as the Executive Director in 2016. As of October 2020, she has moved to a part-time consultant role advising the leadership team. Courtney graduated from Western University with an Honours Business Administration degree from Ivey. She subsequently attended law school at the University of Toronto and practiced as a management-side employment lawyer on Bay Street for 3 years. Prior to officially joining True North, Courtney had been involved for several years behind the scenes. After having worked at a number of summer camps in the past and dedicated her free time volunteering with children, Courtney knows what it takes to create a memorable experience for each and every camper.

Camp Directors:

Select the sport below for information about our 2019 Camp Directors! Stay tuned for information about our 2021 Camp Directors!