Director: John Mees – tenure w/ Future Stars – 14 years.
After serving as site-director of our Southampton location for 10 years, John decided to move closer to home and run our St. Joseph’s site. John is passionate about education and summer camp. He, along with fellow peers in the field of education, helped design and implement the character-development curriculum inherent in all program offerings at St. Joe’s.
John has taught honors Spanish at Mount Sinai High School for the past 12 years. In addition to his classroom duties, John also coaches all three seasons comprising boys varsity golf, girls varsity basketball, and girls varsity golf. He has coached numerous league champions and all-county performers in golf, and helped lead the girls varsity basketball to Mt. Sinai's first Suffolk County title in 2017 and another in 2019.
John received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill and went on to earn master's degrees from both the University of Connecticut and Stony Brook University.
John lives in Sayville with his wife, son, and two dogs.
Aquatics Director: Kimberly Teague – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 years
Health Director: Adam Montes – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 years
Office Manager: Margaret Kopcienski – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 years
Multi-Sports Director and Assistant Site-Director: Joe Francese – tenure w/ Future Stars – 10 years
After serving as director of Rising Stars of Future Stars at Farmingdale State College, and as assistant director of soccer in Southampton, Joe has joined forces with the talented staff at St. Joseph’s College to help establish a premier summer camp in central Suffolk County.
Joe, and his devoted staff, are the driving forces behind the tremendous success of our multi-sport program. Launching events like the Bike Rodeo, Color Run, Olympics Week, Color War Week, Future Stars Triathlon and offering day trips to Splish Splash, LI Ducks and many more, have made the multi-sport program a can’t miss experience!
Joe teaches high school science in the Bellmore-Merrick school district where he coaches both cross-country and volleyball. During his tenure at Bellmore-Merrick, Joe has also coached football, track, and baseball.
Joe received his bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in exercise physiology and went on to earn a master's degree from Dowling College in education. Prior to his teaching career, he served as the head exercise physiologist at Lifeline Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in Great Neck for 3 years. Joe currently lives in Miller Place with his wife and two children