January 1, 2011
After two knee operations (a total right knee replacement in 12/07 and a revision of that replacement in 10/08) I have returned to “active duty”. In the summer of ’09 I hiked a 40 mile section of the Long Trail with my daughter Annemarie, and this past summer completed a 20 day hike on the IAT from Post Jean in the Mantane Wilderness to Cap Gaspe, Quebec. With my hiking partner Bob I plan to continue the quest to winter summit the 100 highest in NE, 29 to go, along with completing the AT from N. Adams, MA to Springer Mt., GA, which I started in ’08. I also plan to complete the IAT in the coming years. Hopefully the knees will hold out long enough to meet these goals.
In September 2006, I retired from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and I am now able to devote more time than ever to my passion, winter mountaineering. I worked for 40 years in the disability field in Maine and New Hampshire and most recently for the NH Bureau of Developmental Services. Currently I work on a part time basis consulting as a trainer for CSNI, a human services organization in Concord, NH and I’m on the faculty of the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability-Family Leadership Program. I have also completed a movie documentary on Laconia State School, NH. The movie, Lost in Laconia premiered in the fall at the Red River Theater in Concord, NH . I have also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Maine, University of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Technical College System. I live with my wife Nancy in New Hampton, NH. We have 2 dogs, 12 chickens and 80,000 bees to care for.
I can be reached at email@example.com
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