Dana Roberts, Operations Manager:
Dana comes to us from Putney, Vermont where she was working at Landmark College as the Assistant Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs. Since arriving at Landmark, she expanded outdoor recreation programs and experiential education opportunities for the 500-student campus that focuses on students with learning differences. She managed and facilitated the colleges’ ropes course as well as taught several physical education courses in recreation activities. Prior to her time spent at Landmark College, she interned and worked for Higher Ground Sun Valley located in Ketchum, Idaho. Higher Grounds mission is to enhance quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities. She worked in their adaptive ski and snowboard program, helping run the day-to-day operations. She was also their summer camp director for their ten-week day camp that serves local teens, adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Terry MacDonald, Administrative Director:
A long time resident of the Lincoln, New Hampshire area, Terry has had an accomplished 22 year career in the Hospitality industry working in Front Office Operations at Woodward’s Resort, Lincoln, NH, for 14 years, an additional 8 years of Food & Beverage experience with the Beacon Resort, Lincoln, NH. Her hospitality experience has benefitted and enhanced New England Disabled Sports when she joined the organization as Office Manager in 2012. Promoted to the position of Director of Administration in 2014, Terry oversees 250 volunteers involved in several seasonal programs, administrates and is responsible for Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable and administrates for all NEDS offices.
Preston Shepard, Adaptive Sports Program Coordinator at Bretton Woods:
Preston Shepard is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University with a BSEd in Sport industry. Throughout his life, sport has been a passion, so after an accident in 2008 left him paralyzed, he was determined to keep sports a priority in his life. He became involved with The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) in Dec. 2009. Since then, Preston has served in many capacities within the organization including, but not limited to, VP of the Board of Directors and Program Manager. He also worked to earn his certifications in PSIA Adaptive Alpine Skiing and ACA Kayaking with an adaptive endorsement. Preston has received numerous awards for his academic achievements, personal accomplishments, and his selfless work to help others overcome the obstacles presented by their disability. His ultimate goal in life is to demonstrate what is possible for people with a disability and to teach the skills necessary for them to reach their goals.
Cullen Robinson, Sports Program Coordinator:
Cullen Robinson is a 2017 graduate of Colby-Sawyer College with a BS in Biology. To complete his graduation requirements, Cullen teamed up with Karina Schacht, the lead architect of Schatelier Architectural Studio, to start up an entrepreneurial venture, Plenty Homes. Plenty Homes’ goal is to bring environmentally friendly, financially responsible custom housing to anyone. He has been employed at Gunstock Mountain Resort since 2013 where he started as a zipline tour guide and was quickly promoted to supervisor, overseeing 30 staff members of various ages. Cullen has also been a Gunstock Ski Patroller for the past year. Cullen’s passion for adaptive sports sprouted after volunteering 4 years as a ski instructor at WVAS where he felt comfortable teaching skiing to any type of disability. Cullen has all intentions of carrying out his passion for adaptive sports as well as the love of the outdoors for NEDS and their athletes.