Meet Our Staff
Executive Director – Max Yamson
Max has been active in Cincinnati’s Jewish community for several years and currently serves as a lay leader on the Jewish Family Service Board of Directors and on the LEAD committee. Max previously served as a board member with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and on the YAD Board, where he assisted Jewish young professionals in leadership development programs. Max’s involvement with Camp Livingston dates back to 1993, when he became a camper and later counselor, lake director and administrator, spending a total of 18 summers at camp. Since then, he has maintained a presence at the camp, most recently serving as a member of the camp’s board and campaign committee before becoming Executive Director.
With 15 years of experience in strategic account management and marketing, Max has dedicated his career to building strong connections in the Cincinnati area. Max earned his B.A. in business administration and management from Wilmington College and has since managed sales teams to build markets from the ground up. At LivingSocial, Max was an instrumental part of a team that developed the Cincinnati market and, most recently, as sales director for Cincinnati CityBeat, he managed a sales, events and marketing team that produced some of the city’s most beloved events. Max lives in Amberley Village with his wife, Elida, and his dog, Ivan.
Assistant Camp Director – Abby Solomon
Abby is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a major in Human Development and Family Science and minors in Education and Nonprofit Studies. Abby has spent 19 total summers at Livingston, starting as a Golan camper. She has held multiple supervisory positions as a member of Livingston’s senior staff. Before beginning full time at Livingston in February of 2016, Abby was the Teen Coordinator at the Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati. There she oversaw the city’s BBYO chapters, facilitated and led the March of the Living Delegation, and was the Assistant Director of their Camp at the J. Now in her role as Assistant Camp Director, Abby leads off-season camper recruitment and staff hiring and oversees camper and staff care during the summer.
Assistant Director of Programming and Development – Joey Hiudt
Joey’s roots with Camp Livingston date back almost 20 years, beginning as a camper in 1998. In total, Joey has spent 13 summers at Camp Livingston. Joey’s four brothers, mother and father also attended Camp Livingston, and for the Hiudt Family, Camp Livingston will always be a second home. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Joey spent several years calling Scottsdale, Arizona his home. In Scottsdale, Joey worked in youth programming management in both for-profit and non-profit settings with children from a wide variety of backgrounds. Joey began in his full time position for Livingston in October of 2017. In his role, he manages much of Camp’s fundraising efforts as well as off-season and summer programming, including the program staff.
Facilities Director – Steve Clark
Steve and his wife Paul live year round on the Camp Livingston property. The Clark family has a long tradition of overseeing the camp property going back to Steve’s grandmother. Steve has three grown children who also live in the ares. Each year, Steve winterizes the camp grounds at the close of camp season and oversees the maintenance of the more than forty buildings and 680 acres of grounds on camp property.