Staff & Board of Directors

Staff

Sandy Olney
Executive Director

xc sandy 04Sandy has extensive experience in outdoor recreation and has worked for the past 10 years in the field of adaptive sports and recreation. She is part of a close collegial network which includes founders and principals of the regional and national adaptive sports community.  She is a founding member of ASPNC.  She has reached out to educational, human service and community organizations and individuals to ensure an understanding of the variety of needs for year-round adaptive sports and recreation in the broad community we serve.  She has developed and implemented many adaptive programs to meet these needs.  A graduate of Wheaton College, Sandy has pursued training and certifications in the fields of adaptive and general sports and recreation.  Her credentials include:

Certified Leave No Trace Trainer, Center for Outdoor Ethics, 2015
Certified Children’s Specialist I, Professional Ski Instructors of America, 2013
Certified Disability Sports Specialist, BlazeSports America, 2013
Certified Master Teacher, Professional Ski Instructors of America, 2012
Certified Level II Adaptive Ski Instructor, Professional Ski Instructors of America, 2010
Certified Level II Alpine Ski Instructor, Professional Ski Instructors of America 2009
Certified Water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross, 2007 – current
Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association for Interpretation, 2005
CPR for the Professional Rescuer, 2004 – current
Trained Lifeguard, American Red Cross, 2004 – current
Wilderness Skills Basic, National Outdoor Leadership School, 2003
Wilderness First Responder, Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities, 2003 – current

Sandy works to advance our organization in the adaptive sports community through her expertise, dedication, caring attitude, and infectious enthusiasm.

Michelle Reagan
Information and Finance Manager

Michelle joined the ASPNC community in 2013 asn the Assistant Information and Operations Manager.  Michelle has previously worked as an online mathematics teacher for Granite State College, VLACS and in the classroom for Haverhill Cooperative Middle School.  She has also worked in the technology field as Information Technology Director for her local school district, a manufacturing company and an electrical engineer.  Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and her Masters in Computer Technology and Mathematics Education from Plymouth State University.  She has volunteered for several community organizations, School Board, and Bob-o-link 4-H Club.  With the combination of voluntarism and educational background, Michelle brings knowledge of technology, finance, and nonprofits to ASPNC to help the organization grow in both the virtual world and in the surrounding community.  To learn more about Michelle visit her website.

Matt Jeralds
Certified Recreation Therapist/Program Director

Matt, a native of Pittsburg, NH, is a 2015 graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Where he studied Recreation Management Policy with a focus in Therapeutic Recreation. While at UNH, Matt, interned at Northeast Passage working with their school based recreation therapy program as well as their Veteran based program. Matt was certified as a therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS) in 2016 and was licensed by the state later that year. He has worked as the Recreation Coordinator for Clipper Harbor Nursing Facility and as a Recreation Therapist for Watson Fields Assisted Living.

Bill Connor
Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Jeffrey R. Woodward, Franconia, NH, Director and President
Roy Whitaker, Lincoln, NH, Director and Vice President
Shane MacElhiney, Franconia, NH, Director
Timothy Boudreau, Franconia, NH, Director and Secretary
Kevin Low, Franconia, NH, Director
Margaret Gaffney, North Dartmouth, MA, Director
Kristie Owens, Gilmanton, NH, Director
Colin Paget, Ipswich, MA, Director
James Shuchman, Littleton, NH, Director
Amy Bannon, Bethlehem, NH, Director
Sandra K. Olney, Easton, NH, Director, ex officio