Founder + Artistic Director
Desiring more thoughtful and engaging children’s programming, Amy Montemurro arrived at KidKind through an evolution of cumulative careers. Merging roles as an Educator and Professional Performer was an organic transition once landing in Motherhood. Wanting to involve her children in the next career shift, as well as an acute awareness of the trust required when signing your child into the care of another, Amy wanted to offer a more intimate Camp Experience.
When asked what she brings to the team: the promise of creating a safe and inclusive learning environment where kids flourish in creativity and confidence.
Education and Employment
Queen’s University- BAH (Drama + History) + BEd
7 years + Camp Counselling + Director Experience
O.C.T. Certified Teacher-employed with the Niagara Catholic District School Board, Papakura High School + The Bishop Strachan School.
Director of Numerous Theatrical Shows, including Sears Drama Festival Entries.
Arts Director at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre
10 years of Actra Accredited professional film + television work
Biggest role yet: Mama to Ellie + Tommy
Miriam is an Arts-based Educator with over a decade of experience in Fine Arts, Design and Experiential Education. Holding degrees in Studio Arts (BFA/Concordia), Interdisciplinary Design Strategy (George Brown) + a Graphic Design Summer Intensive (Parsons), Miriam is a highly skilled Artist and Educator who has worked as a Program Director for 4CATS, Camp Gesher + Centauri Arts Camp.
When asked what she brings to the team: dedicated skill set usage to help children explore new avenues of personal growth.
A Psychology Major- entering her final year at Wilfrid Laurier University, Izzy has 8 years of childcare experience including: placements in Summer Camps, Full Time Nanny roles and Daycare Settings. Showing natural childcare abilities, Izzy masters the balance between safety and fun.
When asked what she brings to the team: empathy and one on one guidance at all times.
Jillian joins our team as our first C.I.T (Counsellor in Training) and brings with her a wealth of experience from the dance world. Twelve years of training in a variety of dance forms: tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern, acro + hip hop, has landed her on Select Competitive Dance Teams and has given her the tools to teach kids- age 6-12, at her local dance studio. Musical Theatre credits include Linus Hand Productions of: Oliver + The Wizard of Oz. As well as a starring role in the SeussicalMusical- "HONK".
When asked what she brings to the team: a love of performance and play and a chance to guide kids younger than her to find confidence on the stage.