Age 36, Bedford resident

Director of Marketing and Operations, PowerHouse Consulting, Inc.

Birthplace: Bedford

Family: Kyle (husband), Ava (daughter, 2-1/2yrs), Brooke (3 months)

High school: Trinity High School

College/post grad degrees: Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science — University of New Hampshire, Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling – Lesley University

What is the best career advice you ever received?

My father has always encouraged me to say yes to every opportunity. Embracing that mentality of accepting new challenges and adapting to changes has served me well and given me amazing experiences I may not have had otherwise.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

Philanthropy has been in my blood since a young age. As early as I can remember, my mother included my siblings and me in volunteer activities she was involved in within the community. She instilled in me from a young age the sense of wanting to give back to your community to help it grow and thrive.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Travel and see the world as much as you can now. Submerge yourself in different cultures, live in a different country if you can, and try traveling alone. Now is the time to get out of your comfort zone, explore, see the world, and expand your viewpoint.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

I’ve always felt like New Hampshire is the best kept secret. The proximity to lakes, mountains, beaches, and Boston is such an attractive quality. Combined with the many amazing programs, events, and opportunities here, it’s second to none. Continuing efforts to market the state of New Hampshire and share this secret with others would help draw in more young professionals.

Volunteer activities: Board Member and Marketing Committee, Manchester Community Music School.

Last major achievement: In the last few months I have given birth to my second child and been promoted to Director of Marketing and Operations at work. I feel fortunate enough to work for an amazing company that truly values the work-life balance allowing me to simultaneously focus on advancing my career while growing my family.

Upcoming Event

March 18, 2020 at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

A reception for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2020 will be held in March. Network with the best and brightest young leaders in our state.

Registration is now open!

Tickets are $45


4:30 - 5:15 pm - VIP Reception

The VIP reception is only open to 2020 class, past recipients and other guests by invitation only

5:15 - 6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Awards Presentation

View the event recap and photos from 2019


Become a sponsor and be a part of one of the most followed events in New Hampshire. Sponsors receive year round recognition from the nomination process through the special section to the event.  There is no better opportunity for your business to be seen by the most influential Granite Staters. For more information contact Stephanie Baxter at 603-206-7833 or


Since its inception in 2002, the New Hampshire Union Leader's annual 40 Under Forty awards have honored more than 720 outstanding Granite Staters making a difference in their communities and professions. Nominations are gathered from across the state and are followed by a reception in March.

Nominations for 2021 will open in April 2020


  • Candidates should have already contributed significantly to their field, their community and/or the state and should have the potential to do much more in future years.
  • Nominees must not turn 40 before February 1, 2021.
  • Nominees must have lived in the state for the past three years.
  • Candidates may nominate themselves.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
  • Past nominations that were not selected can be submitted with updated information
  • Selections are not final until announced.
  • The number of nominations received for a person has no bearing on the judging process
  • Additional letters or emails of recommendation will not be accepted
  • DEADLINE: All nominations must be received by October 6, 2019