Each member of our staff excels at creating strong relationships with youth; we understand what it takes to actively engage them, challenge them, build their trust, and earn their respect.

We have a deep commitment to fostering honest, open, and authentic relationships that allow youth to flourish, find connection, and unleash their true potential.

Our staff has experience in several critical aspects of youth development and programming, and each has extensive training in motivating, inspiring, engaging, understanding, educating, and leading youth grades 5-12. Each staff member brings a unique perspective to youth programming, including:

  • Academic expertise – curiosity for, and exploration of, science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Emotional development expertise – intrapersonal skill development and strengthening
  • Social development expertise – team building, peer to peer, and community connections
  • Physical development expertise – self-confidence and self-discovery
  • Artistic & cultural expertise – creative expression and appreciation

Staff members maintain first aid, CPR, and defensive driving. Additionally, our year-round adventure programmers hold Wilderness First Responder certifications.

Our staff-to-student ratios are, at maximum, 1:10 for school year programs and 1:5 for overnight expeditions, because at the heart of everything we do are the relationships we create with the kids.

Tracey Tucker, Executive Director

M.A. in counseling psychology – Gonzaga University
B.A. in secondary education – Eastern Washington University
B.A. in history – Stetson University
Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Year started with New Heights: 2004

Aside from Tracey’s extensive educational background, which includes an MA in Counseling Psychology and extensive experience in the fields of adolescent development, attachment theory, and resiliency, Tucker is certified as a Licensed Community Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and has worked as a child and family mental health therapist in both community mental health and private practice settings. Tracey has personally distinguished herself as a leader with a business acumen, as she is not only a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Seacoast Class, but was named one of New Hampshire’s Top Forty under 40 Professionals in 2007. During her tenure, Tracey has transitioned New Heights to a 501(c)3 in 2010, as well as merged with New Outlook in Exeter in 2013.   Her proudest moments, however, are the lasting relationships she’s made with the youth of the Seacoast, and seeing the positive and powerful impact New Heights has made on their lives.

Email: ttucker@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235 Ext.103

 Meghan Rice, Assistant Director

B.A. Psychology, Minor in Sociology – University of New Hampshire
M.Ed. Elementary Education – Franklin Pierce University
Graduate of Leadership Seacoast Class of 2013
Year started with New Heights: 2008

At New Heights, Meghan oversees all aspects of New Heights programming including supervision of full-time staff, part-time summer staff, and college interns. She has worked with children throughout her career and works to bring the best of education pedagogy and project based learning to New Heights programs.

“I think that all youth can achieve at great levels, they just need to believe in themselves, and have adults who also believe, support, nurture, and respect them…that’s what I’m here for!”

Email: mrice@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235 Ext.110

Lee Frank, Development Director

B.A., Economics, Colgate University, 1997
M.S. Nonprofit Management, The New School, 2007
2010 graduate of Leadership Seacoast
Year started with New Heights: 2017

Lee’s bio is coming soon!!

Email: lfrank@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235 Ext. 112

Rachel Baker, Administrative Director

B.A. Communications – Salem State University
Year started with New Heights: 2016

Rachel has always wanted to work with kids, and the opportunity to work at New Heights combined perfectly this desire and her administrative experience. In her current position, Rachel’s goal is to learn from her coworkers, listen to parents, and put her findings to use in a manner that makes it possible for New Heights to better serve the adolescents in the community. She believes that all youths need mentors and extracurricular learning experiences, two of the many reasons she is happy to be working at New Heights.

Email: rbaker@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235 Ext. 102

Sally Gregory, Adventure Program Coordinator

B.S. Outdoor Education – Houghton College
27 years in the field
Wilderness First Responder
Year started with New Heights: 1994

As Adventure Coordinator for New Heights, Sally’s special brand of facilitation occurs in wilderness settings in the mountains, deserts, and oceans. Sally’s journeys range in length from a few hours to ten days; where she encourages participants to push past their perceived limits as they travel across country, rock climb, surf, ski, canoe, kayak, and physically experience the world we live in. On expeditions, Sally places an emphasis on leadership development, peer instruction, self-reliance, and taking responsibility, which leads to developing personal freedom, understanding environmental ethics, and creating a burgeoning empathy for humans everywhere. Sally’s passions for experiential work runs deep; “It’s a true privilege to introduce students to the wilderness of the backcountry and ocean, and watch them fall in love with these wild places. As they do, they naturally become caretakers of our world and the people and places in it.”

Email: sgregory@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235 Ext.109

becca Pawling, Arts & Culture Coordinator

B.F.A. – Syracuse University
M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Art – Goddard College
Year started with New Heights: 2001

becca has been sharing her love for the creative process with New Heights participants for over a decade. In this time she has grown the arts curriculum in a direction that incorporates the sustainable practices of New Heights, in that most projects use recycled materials, natural materials, or digital technology.

Some of the projects and workshops she facilitates are stilt walking, costume design and choreography, fine arts, sustainable arts and crafts and fiber arts, fitness, holistic health, and gender-specific programming.

She also leads intentional global and cultural programs in an effort to help adolescents learn about the world they live in with tolerance and generosity.

becca believes that young adults are resilient and creative by nature, and will adapt positively to many of life’s difficulties with proper adult guidance. By involving youth in the creative process and allowing them to celebrate the successes and struggle with the failures involved in any endeavor, she believes we will grow confident, capable, active citizens.

Email: bpawling@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235 Ext.104

Wayne Moulton, STEM Coordinator

Self Taught Entrepreneur; Training at NASA, FIRST, WPI
Year started with New Heights: 2005

As STEM Program Coordinator, Wayne heads up a variety of  STEM-related programming including introductions to computer programming, non-electronic board game design, Minecraft, robotics, and 3D printing/fabrication. Wayne also coaches multiple award-winning FIRST LEGO League robotics, Destination Imagination, and FIRST Robotics competition teams with New Heights. In high school, he started the Sages of RPG (Role-Playing Gaming Group) at New Heights as a volunteer over 13 years ago and established it as a business in 2005. He is a strong believer in teaching students how technology is a tool which can supplement their everyday lives. Wayne is actively involved locally as a card game designer, Port City Makerspace member, Dover Mini Maker Faire Committee member, and presenter on afterschool intentional gaming / STEM practices at conferences and international conventions. Outside of work, you can find him playing games at the local game store, working on his latest project at the makerspace, enjoying local food out with his wife, or running around busting ghosts as a Ghostbuster.

Email: wmoulton@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235 Ext.108

Nat Morgan, Adventure Programmer

M.S. Environmental Education – Antioch University New England
B.A. Interdisciplinary: Philosophy and Psychology – University of Maine at Farmington
Wilderness First Responder
Year started with New Heights: 2013

Nat’s love for having a good time in the outdoors was started at an early age on various hiking, skiing, canoeing expeditions with his family, as well as his affinity for exploring the woods (and digging Heffalump traps) behind his childhood house in Concord, NH. As this passion grew, it transformed into a mission to get kids outside to have some serious fun. He’s worked in a wide variety of outdoor education settings in New Hampshire, Maine, North Dakota, Oregon, and California, and so he’s been able to learn from a large number of very diverse participants and leaders. Since coming to New Heights, Nat has worked to help kids develop a stronger sense of self-confidence and build lasting connections with their peers, while promoting a true appreciation for the natural world in some amazing spots.

Email: nmorgan@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235

Emily Reddy, Program Staff

Year started with New Heights: 2016

Emily is currently working on her bio and we will post it here soon.

Email: ereddy@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235

Samantha Goodwin, AmeriCorps Member

B.A. Psychology & Justice Studies, University of New Hampshire
Year started with New Heights: 2016

Samantha is currently working as the AmeriCorps member for the 2016-2017 school year at New Heights. She is a firm believer that the opportunities and experiences we are exposed to as children help pave the road for the people we become as adults. She is ready to combine her interest in the human mind and her love of children to make this year both successful and fun!

Email: sgoodwin@newheightsonline.org
Phone: (603) 422.8235

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