Taylor C. Statten
Taylor represents the 4th generation of Statten family ownership. Born into, and raised through the ranks as camper and staff, Taylor gained significant knowledge of overall camp operations. Wanting to obtain outside business experience, Taylor worked for Bank of Montreal’s Nesbitt Burns before moving to England to pursue an MBA in International Finance. Upon graduating, Taylor assumed the role of Director of Operations for the camps before being promoted to his current role as Managing Director & President of the Board of Directors. He is the first member of the Statten family to hold a senior position in the financial management of the organization. Taylor also holds a Board position as a Trustee on the Quetico Foundation and has been an active member of The Executive Committee Canada since 2009.
Originally arriving on the shores of Canoe Lake in 1986, little did Jon know how much The Taylor Statten Camps would influence his life. Already having a passion for horseback riding, swimming and soccer, he was eager to learn many new skills. Over the next few summers he tried desperately to explain to his mother the benefits of retuning as a full session camper. With that victory, came a new sense of belonging, new friends from around the world, an interest in theatre, as well as the 36 day Quetico Canoe Trip. In 1993 he made the transition to staff and taught in the Camp Stables as an instructor. Having met his future wife at camp, he made the decision to leave the camping world in 1998 to embark on new adventures, however each year he returned to Canoe Lake as a guest at September Camp. In 2010, Jon joined The Taylor Statten Camps office staff as the Financial Administrator. He shares his love of Algonquin Park with his wife Amanda, his daughter Sydney, and son Cooper.
B.F.A. Hons, B. Ed.
Head of Tripping & Operations
Alain’s first year at Camp Ahmek was in 2004 as a Bantam counsellor. Being born in South Africa, and immigrating to Canada in 1994, Alain never knew about camps first-hand and his only experience with camping (in North America) was with his family’s annual trips to Algonquin Park. Over the past 11 summers Alain has worked as a Counsellor, Resident Artist, a Section Director, a Long-Trip Guide and Assistant Director of Ahmek. Since 2013 Alain has been working full time in the camp office as the Head of Personnel, Tripping, and Operations. Outside of camp life, Alain has put his teaching degree to the test by working in schools across the TDSB as a mentor and counsellor for at-risk-youth as well as youth leaders in their respective communities. He is an avid painter and has been classically trained in visual arts. Canoe trip, Canoe Lake, TSC, and Algonquin Park have all influenced his life and, naturally, his paintings.
Khatija joined the Taylor Statten Camps in 2011 as a Receptionist. She stayed for September Camp 2011 and loved it! Following the summer of 2011 Khatija worked in our Toronto office in the off season as an Administrative Assistant helping with HR, and camper relations. She studied Human Resource Management at York University and graduated in 2013. Khatija previously worked for the SickKids Foundation in their HR department. In 2013, Khatija rejoined TSC in her current full-time role as Office Administrator. At camp, when she’s not assiting parents, you’ll find Khatija kayaking, in the swimming pool, or taking photos of the beautiful Canoe Lake sunsets. In the off seasons she enjoys travelling, eating out, trying new restaurants, and sketching.
Sean first attended Ahmek as a camper in 1999. He spent every summer after that on Canoe Lake until 2012 when he led one of our 50-Day canoe trips. After graduating from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Sean took two years off camp to work in advertising, returning to TSC as a member of the office team in 2014. The friendships he made and the lessons in self-confidence, personal growth, and leadership that he gained at camp have played a major role in shaping who he is today. These lessons, combined with his love of the outdoors, have inspired Sean to return to TSC and help as many young boys and girls as possible have the same wonderful experiences he did.