Directors and Staff
A Safe and Caring Atmosphere
We take great pride in the commitment and safe care given each child who attends our camp. Adult supervision is provided on and off the courts. Our camp environment cultivates and nurtures each camper's confidence. The warm and loving atmosphere creates memories of tennis, fun and friends that last a lifetime.
Family Owned and Operated (Established 1970)
Steve Proulx and Susan Reeder, a husband and wife team, along with Aimee Reeder, are the Owners and Directors of the Carmel Valley Tennis Camp.
STEVE: Co Owner and Director since 1992 • Nationally Ranked Senior Player • Tennis Director at CVTC from 1984-90 • 2000 Northern California USPTA High School Coach of the past 25 years • Central Coast Section Honor Coach for 1995 • NorCal USPTA High School Coach of the Year for 1993 and 1994 • Biology Teacher and Chairman of the Science Department at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California 1975-96 • Boys Tennis Coach from 1975-96, 99-00, consecutive league championships from 1981-2000 • Girls Tennis Coach from 1978-80, 85-92, consecutive league championships from 1988-92 • Played tennis for the University of California at Berkeley • Quarterfinalist in NCAA doubles championships
SUSAN: Co Owner and Director since 1992 • Sales and Marketing and Camp Director for CVTC from 1988-92 • Tennis Director for Harbor Bay Club 1984-88 • Manager of Sleepy Hollow Tennis Club 1982-84 • Coach of Eastern Michigan women's team 1978-80 • Teaching pro in Ann Arbor, Michigan 1977-80 • Graduate of Ohio State University, B.A. in Russian Studies • Ranked junior player
AIMEE REEDER: Co Owner and Director since 2009 • History teacher, experience as Dean of Students, Faculty Advisor to Student Council, Community Service Program, Model UN at St. Stephen's School in Rome, Italy 2004-2011 • Masters in Diplomacy, Westminster University, London • Graduate of the University of Kansas, B.A. in History • past camper, tennis counselor, Head Counselor at CVTC • resides in Rome, Italy with her husband Beniamino Milioto, their daughter Josephine and son Alfonso
2012 Staff Photo
Our staff is composed of college aged counselors,
some of whom have been campers at CVTC in the past.
Our tennis counselors are playing college tennis and
bring a wealth of tennis experience to the camp.
Some of our 2013 Staff
Assistant Director Pavla Mesterova – 4th summer; Tennis Professional with Peter Burwash International (August 2010 - June 2013) at Aberdeen Marina Club in Hong Kong; Kennesaw State University graduate (2010) with Masters in Applied Exercise and Health Science; Graduate Assistant Tennis Coach; Loyola Marymount University graduate (2008) in International Business and German; played #1 singles and doubles (D1); Hometown Prague, Czech Republic
Head Counselor Natalie Clark – 2nd summer; rising Junior at Idaho State University; Redshirt sophomore on the tennis team; Accounting major; Hometown Farmington, Utah
Head Counselor Laura Pola – 2nd summer; Fresno State University graduate Dec. 2012 in Mass Communication and Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations; Ranked top 75 NCAA D1 (Team) all years at Fresno State; Multiple National Canadian Champion in juniors; Represented Canada on National Junior Team in Jr. Fed Cup and international competitions; Fluent in Polish; Hometown Ottawa, Canada
Daniel Lopez – 1st summer; Senior at Limestone College playing #6 singles and #2 doubles on the D2 nationally ranked team; Business Finance, Management and Marketing major; Hometown Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico
Tereza Bekerova – 1st summer; rising Junior at University of Utah playing #1 singles and doubles; ranked #77 singles and #9 doubles D1 this year; prior to Utah ranked 94 in juniors ITF and 800 WTA; Exercise Science major working towards physical therapy or chiropractor; Hometown Prague, Czech Republic
Hang Lak Choi – 1st summer; rising Junior at Lees McRae College (Division 2); Plays #4 singles and #2 doubles; Athletic major; currently living in Hickory, North Carolina; Hometown is Seoul, South Korea, but my family moved to United States in 2004
Beatriz Signori – 1st summer, rising Senior at Tennessee Wesleyan College, plays# 1 singles and #1 doubles; AAC player of the year 2012 to the Sportsmanship Team, International Business Major, Hometown Sao Paulo, Brazil
Omar Lopez – 1st summer; rising Sophomore at Western New Mexico University playing singles and doubles on the D2 team; ranked in top 30 in Mexico; Kinesiology and Business Management major; Hometown Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico
Erin Minuth – 7th summer, 1st on staff; rising Junior at Whitman College; played #5-6 singles and #3 doubles on D3 national ranked team; Geology major; Hometown San Francisco, California (sessions 3-7)
John Knight – 1st summer; rising Sophomore at Santa Barbara City College playing on the tennis team; Athletic training major; Hometown Ambleside, United Kingdom
Rachel Williams – 1st summer; 2nd year Sport and Exercise Science student at the University of South Wales; Devon County Ladies player and holiday coach at the University of Exeter Tennis Centre; Hometown Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Andrew McNicholl – 1st summer; Graduated Napier Boys High School with Level 3 endorsed with Merit and Certificate of Science; Napier Boys top tennis team for 3 years and #5 seed. Hawkes Bay Representative teams for tennis as well as football; Hometown Napier, New Zealand
Poppy Sparrow – 1st summer; Full time, qualified Graphic Designer & Digital Printer; studied at Natcoll (NZ) and Apprenticeship (NZ); Part time children's Tennis Coach and tennis enthusiast; Hometown Ashburton, New Zealand
Sabrina Gutierrez – 3rd summer; rising Senior at Willamette University; plays #2 singles and #1 doubles; Ranked #8 in doubles for Division 3 West Region 2012; 2nd Team All-Northwest Conference; Spanish and Latin American Studies major; Studied abroad in Ecuador; Hometown Newbury Park, California (sessions 1-3)
Leslie Chang – 1st summer; Rising sophomore at California State University Northridge studying communications and marketing; Plays for the D1 womens tennis team; Hometown Aliso Viejo, California (sessions 1-2)
Spencer Leung – 1st Summer; Tennis Coach at Marconi Tennis Academy, Australia; University of Western Sydney graduate 2012 in Business and Commerce (Sport Management); Played #1 Singles and Doubles in 1st IV Tennis team; ranked Top 500 Singles in Australian Rankings 2009; Hometown Sydney, Australia (sessions 1-2)
Gail Quinnan - 20th summer overseeing all the campers and staff at CVTC
Registration and Billing
Carmela Resendiz - 4th summer; Graduate of UC Davis in Economics and Political Science; hometown Carmel Valley, California