Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC) is excited to announce four new members to its Board of Directors. ASPNC is a Franconia based non-profit organization offering year-round sport, recreation, and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities.
Presently, Shane is the Academic Dean at The White Mountain School, where he also resides with his wife and two children. Shane’s initial interest and belief in the power of adaptive sports programs started almost 20 years ago in Breckenridge, Colorado working for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. It was this experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds and needs that helped launch his career in teaching and coaching teenagers in schools, where he is has been for the last 19 years. He first learned about the APSNC through The White Mountain School’s community service program. Shane hopes that his organizational leadership and program leadership experience in non-profit schools as well as his passion for working with young people can help ASPNC to continue to achieve its goals. He is excited to learn from the dedicated people who already do such great work for the organization.
Kevin is the President and Founder of Secured Network Services, Inc. (SNS), employing roughly 40 full-time employees in 4 locations in Littleton and Manchester, NH, Norwood, MA, and Providence, RI, providing IT
support to over 100 businesses in New England. Kevin is a resident of the Franconia area, a member of the NH High Tech Council, Littleton Rotary Club, Lafayette Regional School Finance Committee, an active member of the Littleton Fire Department and PEMI Valley Search and Rescue Team, and most importantly, the father of three children. Kevin’s extensive experience in business management and strong leadership skills will bring new and innovative ideas to further the growth and success of ASPNC.
Colin has a lifelong love for skiing and privately started instructing his deaf friends on ski technique. Colin’s love for skiing and teaching people with adaptive needs inspired him to join PSIA and become certified in levels Alpine II and Adaptive III. He first volunteered with New England Disabled Sports before hearing of ASPNC in 2014. Since then, Colin has volunteered year-round and is committed to working with the adaptive community. Colin’s years of experience with adaptive recreation will benefit the board at ASPNC in sustaining its mission.
James A Shuchman
Jim and his wife have lived in Littleton for ten years and have just recently retired, after practicing Law in NH for 42 years. Jim first became associated with ASPNC through Cris Criswell when the organization was just forming. He has been a volunteer for the last seven years participating in the biking and skiing programs. As a volunteer, Jim has seen firsthand the benefits the programs provide to our participants and the tremendous growth the organization has experienced. Jim’s experience both professionally and as a ASPNC volunteer will be a huge asset to the Board of Directors.
ASPNC welcomes Shane, Kevin, Colin, and Jim to the organization’s board.