Sandy 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.
Information and Operations Manager
Michelle has previously worked as an online mathematics teacher for Granite State College. 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, such at the local PTAs, School Board, and Bob-o-link 4-H Club. With the combination of voluntarism and educational background, Michelle brings knowledge of technology 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 https://sites.google.com/site/mreaganteach/
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.
Deb lives in Campton and comes to ASPNC with a background in hospitality, marketing and advertising, mostly within the ski industry. She recently worked as an account manager in Manchester and is excited to change the direction of her commute and head north to Franconia. Deb is an avid hiker, enthusiastic snowboarder and mediocre tennis player. She jumped right into the heart of our programming by volunteering in these activities.