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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 the most important issues that face our region. I watch in awe as they build the relationships and systems necessary to address needs for children, education and financial stability. I also have the privilege of collaborating with the leaders, hand-raisers and game-changers in our community. 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, specialty hospital, adaptive sports, autism programming and outpatient services.
I am an active member of the Council for a Healthier Monadnock, serving on the Executive Committee, chairing the Evaluation Committee and serving on the ad-hoc Behavioral Health team to update our region’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). I am also a member of the United Ways of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Funders Forum. I served as the 2016 president of the Public Relations Society of America Yankee Chapter and am currently the Ethics Officer.
My past community involvement includes being a volunteer adaptive ski instructor for Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports, and serving on the boards of the Harris Center for Conservation Education, Sharon Conservation Commission and Giving Monadnock.
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.”