Began his career at Crestwood as a pre-schooler. After many summers at camp and a degree from Cornell University, Mark began a career as a summer day camp professional. Mark rejoined Crestwood as a Director in 1998. He is a past president of LICAPS (Long Island Camp and Private School Association) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Camp Association (NY & NJ-Section) and the New York State Camp Directors Association (NYSCDA). Mark is a frequent speaker at many camp conferences and seminars. His wife Jessica taught for 10 years in the Commack School District (regular and special education certified) and is now assisting in directing Crestwood. Their children Lena and Alex attend Crestwood’s school and camp. In 2012, they welcomed their daughter Anna.
Mark Transport Owner/Director
Brings a lifetime of camping experience to the Crestwood team with over 20 years of camp ownership experience formerly at Camp Wah-Nee and currently at Camp Taconic. Mark is well respected in the camp community as a consultant to others in the industry and as a mentor to aspiring camp professionals. Mark received a dental degree from NYU, graduating in the first six year BA/DDS class in the country. He practiced dentistry for over 25 years. His wife, Meryl, graduated from the University of Maryland and worked in advertising and marketing for many years. Together with their daughter Jillian, the Transports reside in Dix Hills. Meryl is active in school life and Mark was on the Board at Temple Beth Torah in Melville. They collectively bring over 40 years of camping experience and will help guide Crestwood for years to come.
Jeff Deutsch D.C. Director
Joined Crestwood in 1999 after a successful career caring for children and adults in his own Chiropractic practice for over 20 years. His wife, Tanya, directed our Arts and Crafts program for 12 years. Both of Jeff’s children, Jenna and Danielle, attended Crestwood and subsequently worked as counselors.
Stephanie Hart Educational Director
Has been part of the Crestwood family since 1997. She received a BFA in Education and a Masters degree from CW Post. Stephanie taught in the public school system for 7 years and has worked several positions at Crestwood from Counselor, Group Leader and Division Head during the summers to teaching music during the school year. Stephanie now directs our year round private school and in the summer is the division head for all of our pre-school campers.