Meet the Team

Executive Director - Meghan Cosgrove

Meghan Cosgrove

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Summer Program Director - Claire Dzierzak

Claire Dzierzak

For the past five years I have been lucky to call Menogyn a second home. Both as a trail guide and a community member I have witnessed the power that Menogyn has in influencing the confidence, strength and stewardship of young men and women. The full impact of camp reaches far beyond the dotted lines of a Fisher map, as campers, parents and guides continually travel across the country to be a part of something magical! I am overjoyed to continue my service to this community and hope to provide a solid communication base and support system for all Menogynites. 

I began working at Menogyn in 2012, leading canoeing, rock climbing and back packing trips throughout the BWCA and Canada. Working through the guiding progression I was extremely fortunate to have the privilege of guiding our long paddling trips in NWT/Nunavut in 2015 and 2016. Outside of Menogyn I have held a long list of random jobs that have each granted me unique opportunity to develop both hard and soft skills. Most recently I worked for the Minnesota Historical Society doing curriculum development and historical interpretation of the fur trade. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in American Indian Studies. I have an immense amount of passion for what we do here at Menogyn!! Connecting diverse groups of young stewards to wildly beautiful places is one of the most fulfilling missions I have been a part of.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns or stories you would like to share! I look forward to seeing you up at camp!

Happy Trails,
Claire Dzierzak
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