M.A. Counseling Psychology – Gonzaga University
B.A. Secondary Education – Eastern Washington University
B.A. History – Stetson University
Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Started at New Heights in 2004
Aside from Tracey’s extensive educational background, which includes an MA in Counseling Psychology and 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.
(603) 422.8235 ext.103
Started at New Heights in 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!”
(603) 422.8235 ext.110
Started at New Heights in 1994
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 the 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.”
(603) 422.8235 ext. 109
STEAM Program Coordinator
Started at New Heights in 2005
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 NH Maker & Food Fest 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, hanging around with his daughter Alice, or running around busting ghosts as a Ghostbuster.
(603) 422.8235 ext. 108
Started at New Heights in 2018
After spending a few years working in special education, Laura joined the New Heights team at the beginning of 2018. With a background in secondary English education, she is very passionate about reading and writing, but above all else she is dedicated to building relationships with kids of all ages and using those relationships to guide her teaching and mentoring practices. She is aware that every child is different, and that meeting kids where they are is extremely important in allowing them to reach their full potential. Laura randomly came across New Heights while exploring different options for local youth programs, and even though there were no positions available at that time, she took a leap of faith and sent an email about getting involved. A few weeks later, she was notified about a job opening up, and the rest is history! Laura spends most of her time putting the “A” in STEAM by running programs such as Destination Imagination, cooking, photography, and more.
(603) 422.8235 ext. 106