Illay is from Tel Aviv, Israel and joined the Susquehannock staff in 2023 after 1 summer as a camper.

After graduating from high school in 2019, Illay enlisted in the military and has served in the I.D.F Special Operations for 3 years. He has been involved with Martial Arts from a young age, and represented his country at the European and World Championships.

Special skills and interests include: Karate, Kali and Krav-Maga (Martial Arts), Hiking, Camping