Noah Salzman

I’m a glass-blowing, ping-pong-playing, CAMP director

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In 1981, I discovered my passion at Buck’s Rock. It was glassblowing. Sure, I did other things like woodworking, jewelry making and playing softball, but it was blowing glass that captured my imagination. Little did I know that my first summer at Buck’s Rock would shape my entire life. It opened up opportunities to work with glass superstars like Dale Chihuly and led to my attending RISD. Buck’s Rock also gave me the confidence to trust my instincts, which led me to pursue another passion—education. I have been a teacher, a principal and now I’ve got an educational consulting company. What’s really amazing is that my story isn’t unique. There are 75 years of young adults who went to Buck’s Rock and have gone on to pursue their passions.

YEARS AT BUCK'S ROCK: 5

CURRENT POSITIONS: Executive Director. 

HOMETOWN: I was born in New York City. Live in San Francisco but consider Buck’s Rock my home.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT BUCK'S ROCK: I look for great Buck's Rockers.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? I wanted to be a teacher.

FAVORITE FOOD: Buck’s Rock roasted corn.

FAVORITE THINGS TO DO: I love to blow glass, play ping pong, shoot archery, cook, practice martial arts, sail, create, explore, experiment, learn, teach, and share.

FAVORITE SAYING: Once a Buck’s Rocker, always a Buck’s Rocker.

FAVORITE BUCK'S ROCK SHOP: Glass blowing, but culinary is a close second.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: My mom wrote a book about my life. Well her’s too.

WEIRDEST PERSONAL TALENT: Mastering a new hobby.

BEST PART OF YOUR JOB: Ringing the gong.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Buck’s Rocky Road.

PROUDEST MOMENTS: The births of my son and daughter.

FAVORITE CARTOON THEME SONG: Underdog.

WHERE'S YOUR HAPPY PLACE: The Farm.

SECRET AMBITION: To be on stage at Buck's Rock.

OBSESSION: Gadgets. I’m a gadget geek.

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