I have the honor of witnessing a highly talented and dedicated team work their magic every day. Our team raises funds, invests funds, and builds strong coalitions to solve some of our region's most important issues. I watch in awe as they build the relationships and systems necessary to address the needs of children, education, and financial stability. I also have the privilege of collaborating with our community's leaders, hand-raisers, and game-changers. This includes our board members; nonprofit, business, and governmental leaders; and the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to make this community strong.
Before joining MUW, I served as the director of marketing and communications at Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield, New Hampshire. I was responsible for promoting the good work of all programs within the organization, such as our special education school, a specialty hospital, adaptive sports, autism programming, and outpatient services.
I am an active member of the Healthy Monadnock Alliance, serving on the Executive Committee and the Monadnock Assembly for Trauma and Transformation. I also served as chair of the Evaluation Committee. Statewide, I serve on the Board of the Community Loan Fund, chairing the Governance Committee. As a New Hampshire Funders Forum member, I serve on the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. I served as the 2016 president of the Public Relations Society of America Yankee Chapter and served as Ethics Officer for several years.
My past community involvement includes being a volunteer adaptive ski instructor for Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports, and serving on the Harris Center for Conservation Education, Sharon Conservation Commission, and Giving Monadnock boards.
I am a 2011 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.
My husband and I moved to the Monadnock region in 2001. We ended up falling in love with the region because the people here care about, and are engaged in, ensuring a good quality of life for everyone. In my spare time, I like to be outdoors skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, and gardening. I love to be outside at any time of the year and in almost any weather. The fresh air rejuvenates my soul.
FIRST VOLUNTEER POSITION: Selling cupcakes and coffee at my church’s Christmas fair at the age of 10! At that young age, I also helped my dad distribute flyers door to door in our neighborhood for a family friend who was running for a local office.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Happiness is a means of travel, not a destination.”