Our Team

Kelly Starr – Executive Director

Email Kelly at Kelly@adaptivesportspartners.org
Kelly earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Recreational Therapy from Indiana University. She has a deep background in adaptive sports as well as significant experience leading and growing high-quality recreational programs. Kelly comes to ASPNC with over 10 years of experience in the field of Adaptive Sports. Prior to joining ASPNC, she worked as Program Coordinator for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, growing and establishing many adaptive sports programs in Vermont. Most recently, she served as Athletic Director for Kingdom East School District and Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Littleton, focusing on creating inclusive programming and building access to outdoor recreation for everyone. 

Kelly holds various certifications including being a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sport Specialist, a Level 1 Adaptive SUP Instructor, and a PSIA Level 1 Adaptive Ski Instructor. She has also been chosen to present on adaptive sports at the National Outdoor Recreation Conference. Kelly currently lives in Lyndonville with her partner, Seth, their four kids, two dogs, and one cat. She is an avid skier, ultrarunner, Ironman finisher, and lover of the outdoors. 

Kerry Hussey- Program Manager

Email Kerry at Kerry@adaptivesportspartners.org
Kerry earned her B.S. in Recreation Management and Policy, with a concentration in recreation therapy from the University of New Hampshire. She has spent 10+ years working in the field with kids, teens and adults. She has previously worked for Easter Seals in NH as a recreation therapist, and most recently was the Program Manager for a small inclusion department based out of the Springfield Jewish Community Center in western Massachusetts.

Kerry has personal experience with mono-skiing, having taken lessons around Vermont and Maine, and is excited to share that experience with others! She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and disc golf! She is excited to help build an amazing adaptive program for all, and to call the NEK home!

Nate Hanson- Program Manager

Email Nate at Nate@adaptivesportspartners.org
Nate joined the ASPNC team as a volunteer in October of 2013. Through his volunteerism, he found that he was extremely passionate about helping people with disabilities enjoy the outdoors and participate in recreational activities. Nate is excited to be joining the ASPNC team full-time as the Program Manager. He looks forward to helping deliver ASPNC’s great mission and growing the program.

Nate graduated from Lakes Region Community College with degrees in Fire Science, Fire Investigation, and Fire Protection System. Nate worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for the past 10 years prior to joining ASPNC full-time. He will use his expertise to ensure ASPNC participants of all abilities are able to participate in various sports, recreation, and wellness activities in a safe and enriching environment. Nate also worked for the University of Utah as a Certified Tetraski Instructor managing the two east coast skis this past winter. He is CARSS Level 1 certified, a certified CPR and first aid instructor, level 1 bowling coach, and looks forward to continuing to advance his education in adaptive sports.

Rachel Cutler – Program Manager

Email Rachel at rachel@adaptivesportspartners.org

Rachel Cutler, a Maine Native and a senior at the University of Southern Maine. This May she will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Recreation Therapy concentration and a minor in Holistic and Integrative Health. She recently accepted the Outstanding Recreation and Leisure Studies Student award and invitation to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor’s Society. She brings her experience in outdoor recreation facilitation and a passion for people and learning. In her free time, Rachel enjoys activities in all four seasons; skiing, climbing and mountain biking to name a few! She currently lives with her partner, Jason, and two cats, BMO (Beemo) and Earl Grey. Rachel is excited to intern and work as a Program Manager with Adaptive Sports Partners.

Joanne Huff – Director of Events and Development

Email Joanne at joanne@adaptivesportspartners.org

Joanne Huff comes to Adaptive Sports Partners with over 8 years of volunteer work with the organization. She started out as a hiking volunteer to participate in outdoor recreation with her daughter, Sasha, who has Sanfilippo Syndrome. From there Joanne and Sasha’s activities expanded to include alpine skiing, biking, bocce, four season hiking and indoor rock climbing. Joanne and Sasha have run 5ks together with the assistance of Adaptive Sports Partners’ volunteers, participated in many annual fundraisers and look forward every year to hiking together in The Sunrise Ascent on Mt. Washington. From 2019 through 2022 Joanne became a board member with ASP, which provided the opportunity to learn about non-profits and the operations of ASP. During this time, Joanne’s professional role in nursing focused on liaison work with home care providers of adults with special needs and complex medical diagnosis’. While nursing has formulated Joanne’s professional life over the past 9 years, she has known she would pursue a role with ASP should one arise that fit with her knowledge and background. In this new role, Joanne is eager to revisit her skills in Public Relations and Marketing, areas which made up her professional life prior to entering the field of healthcare. She is also on the Board of Directors with NERGG, New England Regional Genetics Group, as the State of New Hampshire Consumer Representative since 2019.

In her free time Joanne enjoys yoga, hiking, cheering on The New England Patriots and daydreaming of one day owning a horse. She resides in Plymouth New Hampshire with her two daughters, Sasha and Nika, and her husband Mike.