Alex and his fiancée, Emily Radziwon

We are excited to welcome our Incoming Director, Alex Toole! Alex officially joined the PIC team earlier this month. He will work closely with Outgoing Director Sumner Ford through the coming months, and they’ll both be at camp this summer, ensuring a smooth transition when Sumner leaves Pine Island in the fall. Alex comes to us from Change Summer, an organization that provides summer camp opportunities for under-resourced students around the country. Alex has a Master’s in Education and has served as both a teacher and an administrator in public and charter schools up and down the East Coast.

His fiancée, Emily Radziwon, is also an accomplished educator and a Division 1 rower. She will surely be a familiar face around camp.

Alex has been part of the Pine Island community for more than two decades as a camper, LTIP, counselor, and even driver. His brothers Satchel and Nick have also been PIC campers and staff. Alex lives in Portland, Maine and grew up in Brunswick, a close friend of the Swan family.

Alex’s educational and camp-management qualifications closely match those we identified at the beginning of the search process. We count ourselves lucky to have found someone who has such wide-ranging and relevant experience while being a Pine Islander to the root.

Look out for Alex in the living room of a Pine Island family this spring or with a guitar in hand at campfire this summer.