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 worked the last several years 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.