5455 N. Federal Highway, Suite F Boca Raton, FL 33487
561-236-0938
mark@digicamp.com

Staff Bios

Boca Raton & Wellington

All Adult Staff

Our instructional staff is comprised of adults 18 years and older. Our head instructors, Mark and Kris, have combined for more than 50 years of classroom teaching in grades k through 8. The majority of the rest of our staff is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, majoring in computer science, computer engineering, performing arts, graphic design and other related fields. We sometimes have high school juniors and seniors who serve as assistants, but are never in charge of teaching our curriculum. Our training program is intense, and our hiring process is very selective!

Mark

Mark has spent 26+ years teaching in the Palm Beach County School District – including 10 years at Poinciana STEM School & 11 years at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School. Stansell holds State Of Florida certification in Engineering and Instructional Technology for grades 6-12, Elementary Education, and a Media Specialist certification for grades PreK-12. He also holds industry certifications in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop.

Mark founded Digi-Camp in the summer of 2006, and first opened the doors that December. In the time since then, Digi-Camp has become the premier Winter, Spring and Summer Camp provider for South Florida’s youth interested in computer programming, robotics, photography, video and television production and anything in between. Stansell credits Digi-Camp’s business model of being family friendly and affordable, as well as a ton of fun for kids as being the main reason for its success. Mark holds a B.A., Elementary Education, & a M.A. Sports and Business Management.

Kris

Kris is a 25+ year veteran Palm Beach County School Teacher. Mr. Swanson holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Science and Math, and a M.A. degree in Information Technology, bringing a wide range of talents and experiences to Digi-Camp. He is one of only a few teachers who works with NASA and is responsible for building the Poinciana Elementary STEM Magnet School’s Planetarium program – the only one of it’s kind in the State of Florida. Mr. Swanson is an Innovation Specialist at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, and spends quite a bit of time conducting teacher training opportunities throughout the area and beyond. Mr. Swanson has been with Digi-Camp since 2008, and is our curriculum director extraordinaire.

Alyssa

Alyssa is currently studying Software Development at WGU and has been working at DigiCamp since 2012, teaching everything from Video Game Programming to Web Building to Photography. She plans to pursue a Master’s of Education and teach Computer Programming. Her hobbies include Lego, karaoke and tabletop RPGs. Alyssa loves embracing her nerd, recently bragging, “I have read the Harry Potter series about 15 times.”

Hannah

Hannah is a junior at the Florida Atlantic University. Hannah was one of the first DigiCampers – she enrolled in our first photography camp in 2006 and was a superstar photographer. She joined our staff in 2014 and is well versed in Scratch, Robotics, MakerCamp and much more. Hannah especially enjoys working with our youngest campers. “She just has a special connection with those kids and they really enjoy her presence,” says Mark.  Hannah is at home on the beach!

Cameron

Cameron is a junior at the University of Florida. She loves working out, outdoor sports, and YES, she has jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. Cameron has been with DigiCamp since 2015 and is one of our most talented instructors in all areas. Cam played varsity lacrosse in high school and currently is on the rowing team at UF.

Claire

Claire is a senior at Park Vista High School and has been with DigiCamp since 2016. She is an avid lacrosse player, leading her team in scoring 2 years running. She is enrolled in the Medical program there and plans to attend the University of Florida once she graduates. Claire is great at teaching robotics, computer programming and our digital media curriculum.

Samantha

Samantha attends Northeastern University as a Communication Studies major. She graduated from A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, also as a communications major, where she concentrated in print journalism and film. She was Editor-in-Chief of Dreyfoos' newsmagazine and news website, The Muse. Samantha also has been involved in the production of several short films, some of which have been featured in showcases and film festivals at Dreyfoos. In addition, she served as an officer for the National Honor Society, Communications Honor Society, and Key Club. She enjoys teaching and helping children succeed.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a member of Pine Crest School's high school class of 2018. This is Kaitlyn's second year as a counselor at DigiCamp. She is an active participant in Pine Crest School's robotics program and is the current captain of the all-girls robotics FTC team Crown Joules. In addition, Kaitlyn plays an integral role in Pine Crest School's MATE Underwater Robotics Team, leading Panther Robotics to internationals two years in a row. During the school year, Kaitlyn participates in an organization called Girls Who Code with the intention of teaching young girls basic coding and allowing them the opportunity to pursue studies in the field of STEM.