Owners/Directors & Staff

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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.

Meet the Directors

Family Owned and Operated (Established 1970)

Steve Proulx and Susan Reeder, a husband and wife team, along with daughter Aimee Reeder, are the Owners and Directors of Carmel Valley Tennis Camp.

STEVE: Co-Owner and Director since 1992 • Stevenson School 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee • 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 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: Co-Owner and Director since 2009 • In the off-season Aimee lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and two children and teaches at Universita Delgli Studi Internationali di Roma • 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

Our staff is composed of college aged counselors, some of whom have been campers at CVTC. Our tennis counselors are playing college tennis and bring a wealth of tennis experience to the camp.

Our Staff

Some of our 2018 Staff

Head Counselors

Chloe O’Connor – 3rd summer; rising Senior at Emmanuel College majoring in Early Childhood Education, with a Psychology minor; plays #1 doubles and #6 singles for the tennis team; Captain of the Women’s tennis team; Hometown Harare, Zimbabwe.

Khutso Ledwaba – 1st summer; Junior at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff majoring in Computer Science; plays #5 men’s singles; Hometown Pretoria, South Africa.

Lucas Pereira – 1st summer; Senior at Emmanuel College majoring in Business Administration; #3 doubles and #4 singles on the tennis team; Captain of the Men’s tennis team; Hometown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Keiran President – 1st summer; rising Senior at Ottawa University majoring in Marketing; Captain of the Men’s tennis team; Hometown Castries St. Lucia.

Hailey Vallejo – 1st summer; 2018 graduate of CSU Monterey Bay with a B.S in Molecular Biology; Ropes course facilitator and Pool lifeguard; Hometown Riverside, CA.


Lucas Coutinho – 1st summer; Senior at University of Idaho majoring in Civil Engineering; D1 Big Sky Conference 2017 champion with the men’s tennis team. Hometown Recife, Brazil.

Anna Jones – 1st summer; rising Junior at Wright State University, majoring in Sports Science; Women’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee leader; Hometown Dayton, Ohio.

Ava Knoske – 6-year camper, 1st on staff; rising junior at Clemson University majoring in Industrial Engineering; member of the Club Tennis Team; Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Danny Nomura – 4-year Camper, 1st on staff, rising Sophomore at Villanova University double majoring in Finance and International Business with a minor in Philosophy; member of the Men’s D1 Tennis Team; Hometown Walnut Creek, California.

Tom Palmer-Guy – 1st summer; rising Senior at University of Leeds double majoring in History and Law; #3 Doubles and #5 Singles for the College tennis team; LTA ranking: 7.2; Hometown London, England.

Marianna Petrei -1st summer, Junior at University of Idaho, double majoring in Finance and Marketing; ranked 37th in D1 womens tennis; plays number 1 singles and doubles; Hometown: Udine, Italy

Phonephathep Philavong – 1st summer; rising Junior at Texas A&M University – Kingsville; playing number 2 singles and doubles, majoring in business management, a member of a Delta Sigma Pi. Hometown Vientiane, Laos.

Jaume Reig – 3-year camper, 1st summer on staff; rising Sophomore at Brevard College majoring in Biology; plays 4 singles and 3 doubles; Hometown Barcelona, Spain.

Kelsey Vodhanel – 2-year camper, 1st summer on staff; rising sophomore at Boston University majoring in Communications; member of the Club tennis team; Hometown Irvine, California.

Kitchen Staff Karen Lopez – 6th summer; student at Monterey Peninsula College majoring in Civil Engineering; Best Chef anywhere; Hometown Carmel Valley, California

Kitchen Staff Rosa Lopez – 4th summer; Owner/Operator of Taqueria in Mexico; Assistant Chef; Hometown Carmel Valley, California


Gail Quinnan – 27th summer overseeing all the campers and staff at CVTC; Best nurse in the USA

Registrar and Forms Administrator

Yaqueline Resendiz – 17th summer as part of the CVTC staff; has done every job imaginable at CVTC

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