As the Program Director, Teresa is responsible for managing the “behind the scenes” aspects of SCA NH Corps. This includes providing support to staff and corps members, building partner relationships, managing program risk, and coordinating overall program development. While this may seem too “behind the computer” for some people, Teresa likes to describe it as the best “office job” ever! After all, the main office is in Bear Brook State Park and surrounded by the wonderful NH Corps community! Teresa moved to New Hampshire in January 2013 from Minnesota. She grew up in southwestern Illinois and lived/worked in St. Louis, Missouri for about 8 years. While her educational background is primarily in social work, she recently entered into the experiential education field and combined her interest of working with people and her love of the outdoors! Her experience includes working with diverse populations in afterschool programs, trail-building with the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, working in hospitals, volunteering with a youth circus, facilitating groups on challenge courses, instructing with Outward Bound, and working on an organic farm. Beyond having some pretty awesome work and volunteer experiences, Teresa also enjoys hiking, running, and canoeing with her family and friends during her “down” time.
May 27, 2013 •