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!

Sara Jacobsen

Sara Jacobsen

Director of Adminstration

Sara is True North’s Director of Administration; she’s excited to assist any parents’ inquiries about our programs, registrations and all things True North Sports Camp. Sara joins us from Ottawa were she completed her bachelor degree in Child and Youth Studies at Carleton University after she moved from Montreal where she graduated from LaSalle College with a degree in Special Education and Counselling. She has nearly 10 years of experience working in camps, most recently as the Day Camp Coordinator for the NCR YMCA and in schools focusing on special education and accessible learning. Sara wants to ensure all of our participants have a great time while enjoying what TNSC has to offer. 

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Peter Fairman

Director of Operations

Peter is True North's Director of Operations. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, he comes to us with a key understanding of sport management and development. Combining his 10 years of experience in summer camps, and 4 years of experience in health coaching, he is well aware of how to create a safe and engaging environment for people to grow holistically. Peter is ready to expand TNSC's family with his enthusiasm, passion, and dedication. 

Megan Kingvisser

Megan Kingvisser

Site Director
Megan is a veteran when it comes to being a Site Director here at True North. Megan (she/her) got her Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Education from Queen's University before teaching high school abroad fro 3 years. She has returned home to Toronto and is currently at the University of Toronto getting her Masters of Education in Social Justice Education. Megan has a passion for inclusive education, whether that is in the classroom or in the realm of sports and is excited to create a positive environment for all those who attend this summer. 
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Angelica Perri

Site Director - Forest Hill and Etobicoke

Angelica graduated from Brock University with a degree in Child and Youth Studies and is in the last year of her Bachelors of Education. Her passion lies in teaching and working with children, so she cannot wait to get back into the swing of things this summer. Angelica has worked in a wide range of summer camps, including overnight camp, and has participated in competitive and recreational dance since the age of three, teaching it ever since. Growing up, sports played a significant role in her life; whether on the field or in the stands cheering on her brother. She is excited to be returning to True North for her second year and can’t wait to share her love for sports, as well as working with children!

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Jessica Tomassi

Site Director - Lawrence Park
Jessica is working towards her Bachelor of Education at Brock University and is entering her final year in this program after completing an undergraduate in Child and Youth Studies. She has worked in many different settings with kids and has been involved in many different parts of her community. Jessica loves baseball, she grew up watching the Blue Jays and tagging along to her brother’s baseball games. Jessica is excited to work with TNSC and the campers this summer!
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:

Stay tuned for information about our 2023 Camp Directors!