Katie Jickling

Founder

 

Katie started GEMS in 2012 with a few hundred dollars and two middle school girls. A Randolph Union alum, Katie graduated from Hamilton College in 2015 and currently works as a Vermont journalist. She loves to spend time in the woods, write, engage in a local church, and learn how to lead, tie-dye and dance with GEMS girls. 

Katie will runs GEMS in 2021 and SHE CAN'T WAIT.

Marya Merriam

Co-Founder

 

Marya grew up in Brookfield, VT, and joined GEMS as a Co-Director in 2014. Since then she has moved to college to study environmental biology, but has maintained her love of camp cheers and encouraging young women to support each other.