I'm a writer, educator, and adventurer.  As a student of school psychology, I apply research-based practice and data-based decision-making to outdoor adventure education.  In whatever I take on, I facilitate experiences that put students in the center of their own learning by presenting them with real-world problems requiring collaboration.  This is what it means to be an experiential educator.


The Horticultural Society of New York

GreenHouse (Horticultural Therapy) Instructor (2017-present)

Growing Up Green Charter School

Associate Teacher (2016-2017)

  • Support the lead teacher in all aspects of a Responsive Classroom
  • Began an after-school, adventure-learning club to develop fairness, leadership, and teamwork skills for grades 3-5

The Mayhew Program

Expedition Coordinator (2014-2016)

  • Coordinate eight weeks of five-day, outdoor, adventure trips for low-income and at-risk New Hampshire teens in the intermediate phase of the program
  • Introduced positive behavior supports within a multi-tiered system of support
  • Increased rigor of the trips
  • Developed sequenced and explicit policies and procedures for trip enrollment, logistics, planning, and operations
  • Introduced participant reports with qualitative and quantitative data from trips
  • Piloted counselor-in-training (CIT) program
  • Increased retention rate by 28 percent
  • Significant gains in outcomes such as self-management, social capital, and contribution reported by 76 percent of participants

Community Outreach Coordinator (2012-2016)

  • Build long-term, community-based relationships with a caseload of 37 boys in various phases of Mayhew’s eight-year, youth development program, which provides school-year mentoring in group and one-on-one settings to compliment experiential summer programming
  • Incorporate positive psychology principles in outreach work
  • Offered professional development opportunities regularly to full-time staff
  • Stabilized Newfound caseload
  • Implemented incident reports for program use
  • Crafted suicide intervention policy and practices
  • Coordinated and facilitated outside group teambuilding overnights for charter high school
  • Doubled outreach effectiveness year-to-year
  • Built and piloted workbook to track outreach metrics that provided real-time mentoring effectiveness 

Summer Program Facilitator (2009-2012)

Appalachian Mountain Club

NH Chapter Executive Committee: Newsletter Editor (2015-2017)

Winnipesaukee Playhouse

Winni Players Executive Committee (2013-2016)

Lafayette College

Maggin Family Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship (2010-2012)

Recreation Services Assistant Aquatics Supervisor (2010-2011)

The Lafayette

Editor-in-Chief (2011-2012)

The Newton Kansan

Intern (2010/2011)


Brooklyn College, MSEd school psychology (candidate)

SOLO Wilderness Medicine, W-EMT

Lafayette College, BA English and writing, minor in environmental science

additional Certifications and Training listed here


AEE Northeast Region Achievement Award (2017)

Affiliations and Interests

Association for Experiential Education (AEE)

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)

International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)

New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP)

New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists (NHASP)

Maine Island Trail Association (MITA)

Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT)

Squam Lakes Association (SLA)

Producer / director / playwright / actor

Top-rope / camping / hiking / backpacking / XC and tele skiing / mountain biking

Low/high ropes/challenge course and teambuilding facilitation

Division II collegiate rugby (4 years)

Swim instructor (5 years)

Organic farming and food processing

Eagle Scout

Computer Skills

Adobe CS6

Final Cut Pro

Microsoft Office 13 Suite