Ann Marie - Executive Director
“Put your name on it” is a common phrase that you will hear from Ann Marie. She says it with pride because she has lived it for years as she works to improve and grow the Hubbard Family Swim Schools and Camp Hubbard. She has put her heart and soul into the business that her parents, Bob and Kathy Hubbard, founded in 1998. She believes that the Hubbard Camps and Swim Schools provide tremendous opportunities that impact the families in our communities.
Ann Marie understands the importance of a strong business model while believing in the reason she is in business; to better the lives of children and impact staff. Ann Marie has been director of the Sports Camps since 1996 and helped her parents start the Hubbard Family Swim School in 1998. In 2004, she joined Hubbard Family Swim School full time with her husband, Pat Sunderhaus. Ann Marie spends her summers focusing on the camps. As CEO of Hubbard Family Swim Schools, she oversees operations for the swim schools.
Ann Marie attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she earned her undergraduate degree in business and excelled as the goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team, who were Atlantic 10 Champions her senior year. In 2015, she was inducted into the XU Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a leader and a soccer player.
She continued her soccer career after college, playing professionally with the Arizona Heatwave and the Cincinnati Ladyhawks. During that time she entered the coaching world, training youth teams and eventually finding her way back to Xavier University as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer team for four years. While coaching, she earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration.
Ann Marie was born in Cincinnati but grew up in Phoenix. She is a graduate of St. Thomas the Apostle and Xavier College Prep. Ann Marie is married to Pat Sunderhaus, Director of Operations at Hubbard Family Swim School. They are proud parents of Frank, Kevin, Molly and Travis, four great kids who love the water and a variety of sports. They love their family time and staying active.
Suzi Figueroa - Office Manager
Suzi started working for Camp Hubbard in 2016 as the office manager. Suzi is a Phoenix native. Early on in life, she knew that her destiny was going to be working in a classroom with children. After graduating from Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, she went on an adventure to Denver, Colorado to continue her education. She graduated from Regis University with a B.A. in elementary education and promptly started teaching for Denver Public Schools. Her desire to come home to be closer to her immediate family brought her back to the valley where she taught in the Mesa Unified School District. After 23 years in the district, she moved on to teaching and mentoring in the Cave Creek School District. She received her Master’s Degree in Bilingual-MultiCultural Education and was awarded the Silver Apple Award from Channel 3.
She chose to retire in 2010 and began working as a Curriculum Specialist with Pearson. Missing that one on one connection with children, she returned to the classroom and is currently teaching in the Kyrene School District. Suzi enjoys attending professional sporting events (especially Diamondback games), trying out new restaurants, gathering with friends, traveling near and far and of course spending as much time as she can with her four children (left to right) Alexis, Garrett, Marcus and Marissa.
Griffith Elementary - Greg Gemuenden
Greg graduated Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education, and is currently a third grade teacher in Phoenix. He believes in the importance of leadership skills and that through encouragement and support, children can realize their natural potential and enhance their leadership skills which will help them succeed throughout life. He is an avid sports fan, and likes to run and play with his four kids to stay active. He has been a part of Hubbard Family Swim School since 2012, and looks forward to the summer as an energizing and creative time to grow and learn with the campers.
Paradise Valley Christian - Kevin Woods
Kevin joined Camp Hubbard in 2016 as a camp director at Paradise Valley Christian. He brings great experience from his years of teaching, coaching and being a dad.
Kevin Woods is finishing his 2nd year at Sunnyslope High School as an English teacher and Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach. He also coaches grade school basketball at St. Simon and Jude. Kevin spent 12 years prior to that at Bourgade Catholic High School teaching English and coaching both baseball and basketball. Before becoming a teacher, Kevin sold State Farm Insurance. Kevin is an Arizona native who attended St. Thomas the Apostle and Brophy College Preparatory. Kevin played basketball at the Freshmen and JV levels, and caught and pitched for the baseball program all four years. After high school, Kevin attended The University of Arizona for his undergraduate, and earned his Master’s degree in Education from The University of Phoenix.
Kevin and his wife, Randi, were married in 2003, and they enjoy spending time with their boys, Dylan, 12, Jake, 10, and Daniel, 2. Kevin is looking forward to playing his 15th season in the MSBL, a men’s baseball league in the Phoenix area.
Thunderbird Academy - Lauren Cordier
Lauren started working at Camp Hubbard in 2012 as a camp counselor and we are delighted that she is now the Camp Director of Thunderbird Academy. She is an Arizona native and attended Saint John XXIII and Xavier College Preparatory. She received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona. She started teaching at Saint John XXIII in 2015 as a kindergarten teacher. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Reading through Grand Canyon University.
Lauren is a huge sports fan. She especially enjoys watching the Arizona Diamondbacks and her Arizona Wildcats! Her hobbies include going to concerts, boxing, spending time with family and friends and playing with her puppy Jameson.
Lauren has enjoyed her summers at Hubbard and the opportunities the position has provided her to grow as a leader. She loves working with the staff and the campers each year.
Sunnyslope- Ryan Lemke
Ryan Lemke joined Camp Hubbard in 2016. He is the director of the Sunnyslope location. His love for camp began at Catalina Island Camps in California, where he spent his college summers as the Lead Diver leading kayak, stand up paddleboard and snorkel expeditions.
Ryan played collegiate baseball for two years at Elgin Community College outside of Chicago prior to graduating from Illinois State University in May 2015. Since his arrival in Arizona in July 2015, Ryan has been the Physical Education teacher at Mountain View Elementary School. He also coaches the 7th and 8th grade boys basketball team at Mountain View and is the Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach at Sunnyslope High School. Ryan and his fiancée Tiffany are expecting their first baby in August of 2018!