St. André Bessette Parish – Young Adult Fellowship – 2011 to present
Being raised in an Evangelical Protestant home, Christianity has always been the central force in my life.Much of my educational background has been in theology and biblical studies. I began to be significantly draw to the Catholic Church after college and, after a long 7 year period of intellectual wrestling, reflection, prayer, and study, my wife and I were fully received into the Catholic Church.This has been an incredibly joyful experience and shortly after beginning to attend St. André Bessette Parish in Laconia, we helped found and continue to be leaders in the Parish’s Young Adult Fellowship.
Laconia Muskrats – Board of Directors – 2010 to present
The Laconia Muskrats is a Major League Baseball sponsored nonprofit collegiate summer baseball organization in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.As an active Board member, I consult on everything from operations to branding.It has been very rewarding to see the Muskrats grow in popularity and become a real source of joy and pride in the Lakes Region.My children – Matthew, 5, Annalise, 3, and Lorelie, 1 – are also very happy to get free tickets to Muskrat games!
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce – Marketing Committee – 2012 to present
Although I am an active participant in numerous Chambers throughout New Hampshire, the Lakes Region is my home, and this Chamber has been integral to my personal success and has given Mainstay foundational support during the early years of the company.As a small token of my appreciation, I sit on the Chamber’s Marketing Committee and try to help the Chamber grow in membership and influence.
Belknap Independent Business Alliance – Board of Directors – 2009 to 2013
The Belknap Independent Business Alliance is a Lakes Region based nonprofit organization created to help increase awareness of the importance of shopping locally, as well as promoting locally owned, independent businesses.As an active participant at the Board level, I initiated two of BIBA’s most successful programs, including the BIBA Card program, where individuals who receive a BIBA card are given special discounts and incentives to patron local companies.My involvement with BIBA has only strengthened my commitment to doing business with local banks, shopping at local stores, and being rooted even more deeply in the Lakes Region.