Kelly Walsh – 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 two kids, and three dogs. She is an avid skier, ultrarunner, Ironman finisher, and lover of the outdoors.
MiKayla Briere- Program Manager
Email MiKayla at MiKayla@adaptivesportspartners.org
MiKayla joined the ASPNC as a volunteer in 2016 and joined the ASPNC staff in November 2019. Adaptive sports have been part of MiKayla’s lifestyle since learning to mono ski in 2007. While skiing is her favorite sport, MiKayla comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of adaptive sports. MiKayla has instructional, recreational, and competitive experience in more adaptive sports than she can keep track of.
MiKayla has climbed glaciers in Alaska, raced in a Nordic skiing World Cup, biked in the US Open of Mountain Biking, kayaked and rafted white water, done 360 on adaptive wakeboards, skied Tuckerman’s Ravine, and a whole lot more! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing adaptive activity or an adaptive adventure, MiKayla is excited to plan inclusive activities for all.
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.