Training Agents Agent Copper A film school graduate, documentary journalist and digital activist, COPPER teaches SpyCamp Cadets surveillance film skills and story narrative. “Wow, she has a gift” is what we hear about COPPER from Cadet parents. With a background in theater and screenwriting, she uses Improv techniques to make every Cadet part of the team. COPPER believes strongly in real spy training for kids and has wanted to be a spy since she was a little girl. Her dream is to have a SpyCamp trip to Washington DC so all the Cadets can support her application to the CIA! Agent Diamond (as in Black …expert that is!) teaches our skiing on the Endless Slope. She is a Senior ski & board Instructor at Adventurous Sports, is AASI certified, has a degree in dance, and also teaches at Tutu School. Agent Noir teaches self-defense and survival. He is a 3rd degree Black Belt with classical weapons training in nunchucku, esrcema sticks, bo-staff, and sword, as well as Mixed Martial Arts. Ex-Navy, he has S.E.R.E. Training (Survival & Evasion Resistance & Escape) and also TSC clearance (Top Secret Crypo). He has taught martial arts to kids for 5 years, is a SpyKids after-school Trainer. (And yes, he’s right – he really is “a 10 year old trapped in a 32 year old body.” Nobody giggles like Agent NOIR!) Agent Rio loved her time in Brazil teaching English to kids. Fluent in Portuguese and with a degree in theater, she teaches Capoeira and serves as our HQ Mission Strategist. Everything is Spy for RIO, who claims her alphabet cereal contains Native American encryption. Agent Shadow grew up in Hawaii with a Dad who ran Security Detail for the Navy Seals. So he did all the Seal training and security training and kid Shadow got to watch all of it! An excellent marksman and now political science major working in classified security herself, we’re lucky to have her when she’s in SF! Agent Slice – his specialty is ecological activism and martial arts. He brings his training in covert government services and his professional history holding political office to Cadet training. A black-belt in Judo and brown-belt in stick fighting, he believes in self-defense training for personal confidence, mental focus, physical fitness and fun. A Filipino national (the country of origin for stick-fighting), SLICE continually innovates his stick-fighting instruction so Cadets of all sizes and ages gain enormous prides in their new strengths and skills. Agent Snow – created SpyCamp in 2013 (inspired by her own son’s SpyClub….and the DC Spy Museum), Sarah designs the weekly theme & curriculum, inspiring the Training Agents to build crazy-fun gear, labs, briefings & games. Previously a technologist and management consultant with degrees in physics and computer science, she loves to deliver STEM within the fun of espionage! The owner of Adventurous Sports, she is also the parent liaison. Agent South has a degree in biology, comes from a medical family (ER Dad and CDC Mom) and is interning in surgical procedure. Inspired by her experience teaching science to Miami museum kids, she thinks working with kids is pure play and is a natural at building creative curriculum. SOUTH is originally from Columbia and is a native Spanish speaker. Agent Volt is our Science Officer. He is an astrophysics major, a natural teacher, and grew up working at his Mom’s special needs summer camp. He’s taught snowboarding to kids for 5 years – currently in his 3rd season at Heavenly. He is wildly creative and loves finding super-fun ways to teach real science to kids at their level.