Laura has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and an MS in Adaptive Sport/ Recreation Management and Policy. Her research was on Dignity of Risk among participants in an adaptive bike-riding program.
Laura’s passion for adaptive sports began after her brother sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. Together they have embarked on adventures in adaptive biking, rock climbing, sled skating, dogsledding, canoeing, weightlifting, horseback riding, hiking and skiing.
Laura was among the founding members of the Nova Scotia Brain Injury Association in Nova Scotia, Canada. As the organization grew, Laura filled roles in fundraising, marketing, public awareness, and family support services. Laura has worked in non-profit management as Director of a community-based rehabilitation program for people living with brain injury and, more recently, with YES Malawi, a grant-funded educational exchange between collaborators at the University of New Hampshire and Malawi, Africa.
Bob has been an educator for over 35 years, and a volunteer instructor with AbilityPLUS/ MWVAS for over a decade. His passion and patience he brings to each lesson has helped each student learn, play, and experience new snow adventures each day. Bob is looking forward to this season with all the changes and challenges and hopes to bring another dimension to adaptive program.