Administrative Staff

Camp Staff of Mini Canes Camp Staff of Mini Canes

Camp Staff is made up of energetic, well-qualified University of Miami professionals, Miami-Dade County teachers, and college students.

Tom Soria

Associate Director, Recreational Sports and Director of Camp

Tom Soria received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education and his master’s degree in sports administration from Wichita State University. He has been a part of the Mini Canes camp staff since 2006 and has been the camp director since 2014. He is CPR/AED certified and is also a Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP). Tom enjoys officiating sports, traveling, the beach, and is a proud father to his two boys.

Dave Broadstone

Assistant Director, Recreational Sports and Camp

Dave Broadstone graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2010, and Master of Science in 2012. He was a Mini Canes counselor for two years as an undergraduate, then Director of Operations for Administration while earning his master’s degree. Dave directed three summer camp programs at Middle Tennessee State University from 2013-14, and co-coordinated Rice University’s Summer Youth Activity Program from 2015-16. This is his fith year with Mini Canes, and his second as Assistant Director.

Emelyn Dure

Assistant Director, Wellness Programs


Marena Gavilan

Administrative Assistant and Camp Registration

Marena Gavilan joined the Department of Wellness and Recreation in August 2007. She works directly with Dave and Tom assisting with club sports, intramurals, and camp. Marena has two sons and a daughter. She enjoys traveling, reading, music, and exercising. Marena is responsible for all camper registration and is very excited for another great summer.