Staff Spotlight – Jordan Reiff

Hi, I’m Jordan!  I spent five years as a camper at North Star and four years as a counselor from 2002 to 2010 (meaning that Jordan is returning for his Big Ten!).  I was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois, where I graduated from Niles North High School in 2009.  I am finishing my final year at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY where I am studying Drama with a minor in writing.

I spent a semester in New Zealand with the National Outdoor Leadership School — which basically meant  living in a tent for 77 days.  And I studied for another semester at an intensive theatre academy.  I spend my free time reading, watching movies, and cooking.  At camp, I teach theatre games, mountain biking, and rock climbing.  But I also love horseback riding and ultimate frisbee!

More About Jordan 

Favorite Tombstone pizza type: Pepperoni

Favorite project at camp (that you don’t necessarily instruct): Speedball!

Your three favorite movies of all time: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’, ‘Waiting for Gufman’ and ‘The Departed’

Preferred wanegan offering: Peanut Butter M&M’s

Best evening program at camp: Espionage!

Favorite cartoon character: Tommy Pickles

Favorite camp (card) game:
Euchre

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?: Groucho Marx and Anton Chekhov

What is your dream job?: I’d love to be the Artistic Director of a theatre company.  Outside of the whole theatre thing, I would travel and write about it. 

A little known fact about yourself: For a scene in a theatre class once, I learned to do a backflip by running up a wall.