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Westwood XC Camp Veteran Staff

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Conor Cashman

Camp Director and Walpole Coach

Conor Cashman has been the head coach for Walpole Girls Cross Country since 2016. In his first year, he led Walpole to win their first Divisional Championship and was recognized as Coach of the Year. In 2018 and 2019, Walpole were divisional runner-ups, and in his seven years as coach, his team has qualified for the All-State Meet every year except one. He has worked at Westwood Cross Country Camp since 2017, and he has been the Director since 2021.   

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Norm Bouthillier

Veteran Counselor & Tollgate Coach

Norm Bouthillier coached at American High School in Berlin, Germany from 1986-1988. Since 1992, he has coached at Toll Gate High School in Rhode Island. While at Toll Gate, he received the 1994 XC Coach of the Year recognition, and he was also a 2015 RITCA Hall of Fame inductee. He has worked at Westwood Cross Country Camp since 1996.

Ryan O'Connell

Veteran Counselor & UMASS Dartmouth Coach

Ryan O’Connell has been a collegiate Cross Country and Track & Field coach for the last 11 years. He is currently the Head Cross Country / Distance Coach at UMass Dartmouth. He has won 6 Coach of the year honors, coached 65 all conference athletes, 15 regional qualifiers, and 4 National qualifiers. He ran for Springfield College was a 3x national qualifier in cross country and the 1500 meters. Ryan has worked at Camp Westwood for the last 3 years.

Ashley Schepis

Veteran Counselor & Social Media Director 

Ashley Schepis ran at Norton High School and Bridgewater State University where she was an All-Conference runner. Having won league and conference championships at both schools, Ashley is currently in the process of getting her coaching license. Ashley has worked at the Westwood XC Camp for three years and has been Social Media Director for two years. 

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Zach Ganshirt

Veteran Counselor & Walpole XC Coach 

Zach Ganshirt has coached for Walpole Boys Cross Country and Track & Field since 2016. In his time as a coach, he has helped both individuals and teams compete highly at the divisional, state, and New England levels. Before coaching, he ran for Walpole High School and UMASS Lowell, where he earned All-Conference status and helped the team to a conference championship. Zach has been working at Westwood XC Camp since 2017.

Tim Cimeno

Camp Owner

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Bob L'Homme

Veteran Counselor & Bishop Feehan Coach

Bob L'Homme has been the Cross Country and Track coach at Bishop Feehan High School since 1984. He has coached 20 Boston Globe All Scholastics. His teams have won 70 league championships, 38 Eastern Massachusetts Championships and 10 All State Championships since 1993. He has been named the Boston Globe Coach of the year 5 times. 

Fiona Murphy

Veteran Counselor & Walpole Coach 

Fiona Murphy has coached for Walpole Girls Cross Country since 2016. In her first year, she helped lead Walpole to win their first Divisional Championship. In 2018 and 2019, Walpole were divisional runner-ups, and in her seven years as coach, her team has qualified for the All-State Meet every year except one. As a track coach, she was the MSTCA Division III Coach of the Year in 2022. She has worked at Westwood Cross Country Camp since 2017.

Brendan Sullivan

Veteran Counselor & Bishop Feehan XC Coach 

Brendan Sullivan has been a cross country and track coach at Bishop Feehan since 2018. He ran cross country and track at Providence College from 2012-17, where he was a two-time captain. At Feehan, Brendan has helped guide athletes to win six individual Massachusetts divisional titles, one team divisional title, and helped 12 athletes move on to compete at the collegiate level. Brendan was a camper at Westwood in the summer of 2009 and has been a counselor at the camp since 2019.

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Alex Evans

Veteran Counselor & Walpole XC Coach 

Alex Evans has been a collegiate Cross Country and Track & Field coach for the last five years. He is currently the Associate Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach at Wheaton College after coaching at Norton High School and Scituate (RI) High School. His athletes have broke over 40 school records, won six divisional championships, and qualified for eight different national championships. He also ran for Bryant University and has worked at Camp Westwood since 2019. 

Westwood XC 2023 Camp Counselors

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Bella Pietrasiewicz

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2022-2023)

Dartmouth College

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 Heather Hanson

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2022-2023)

Colby-Sawyer College

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Noah White

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2023)

Wheaton College

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Matt Lambert

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2023) 

Wheaton College

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Sarah Lafrancois

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2022-2023)

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Dan Castriotta

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2022-2023)

Colby-Sawyer College

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Grace Carr

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2023)

Columbia University 

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Dylan Flewelling

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2023)

Plymouth State University

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Shea Podbleski

Westwood XC Camp Counselor (2023)

Providence College

Westwood XC Camp Staff

from Previous Years

​Julie Collins - Mansfield High School

Kim Spence - Wheaton College

Tim Giblin - Walpole High School

Tim Gill - Belmont Abby Graduate

Alex Evans - Bryant University

Camila Michaels - Columbia University 

Charlotte Hartman - Columbia University

Katie Nolan - University of Vermont

Adam Selsman - University of Massachusetts

Zach Ganshirt - UMASS Lowell

Christian Carr Locke - Connecticut College

Jack Crawford - University of New Hampshire

Madison Gothberg - Merrimack

Julia Dempsey - Merrimack

Samantha Marin - Columbia University

Abbey O'Brien - Keene State

Emily Rooney - Columbia University

Dan Horgan - Walpole HS

Nick Rispoli - Fairfield University

Jack Bushway - UMASS Boston

Carolyn Mooney - Boston University

Westwood Cross Country Camp

Previous Speakers

Johnny Gregorek: ASICS, U.S. Ranked #1 1500m 2017

Gwynn Coogan: Olympian, 1996 Olympic Trials Qualifier

John Gregorek: Olympian, 1996 Olympic Trials Qualifier

Pan Fanaritis: Coach of Dennison College

Kate Fontshell: U.S. Olymoc Team 1996

Judi St. Hilaire: U.S. Olympic Team 1992

Rich Kenah: U.S. World Track Team

Vicki Huber: U.S. Olympic Team

Jim Spivey: U.S. Olympic Team

Ray Tracey: Coach of Providence College

Amy Rudolph: U.S. Olympic Team

Steve Scott: U.S. Olympic Team

Jeff Chakouian: All American - University of Kentucky

Paul Souza: Head Coach - Wheaton College

Jim Hoar: Dennis Yarmoth Regional High School

Karen Brown: Stonehill College

Gary Gardener: Coach - UMass Lowell

Mark Coogan: U.S. Olympian

Jim Butler: Connecticut College

Steve McChesney: Newton South High School

Viviana Hanley: Harvard College

Abbie McNulty: Stanford XC & Track, Reebok Boston

Andrew Huebner: Hoka

“This camp must comply with regulations of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.”

(see document)

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