Age 38, Manchester resident

Vice President of Policy, New Futures

Birthplace: Dunbarton

Family: Wife, Anna; twin sons, Jonah and Evan, both 4; dog, Clarence the Corgi

High school: Central High School in Manchester

College/post grad degrees: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Sociology from Boston College; Master’s in Educational Studies from Southern New Hampshire University

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Surround yourself with smart, passionate people, and try not to get in their way. I’m so fortunate to work with an incredible group of colleagues who are smarter and more talented than I’ll ever be.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

My work is in public policy, but I know that policy change doesn’t mean anything if people don’t invest in their community and work to make it better. It’s the best way I know of to create the community I want to raise my kids in.

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

There’s no place like home. New Hampshire is a truly special place. Don’t fight it.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Affordable housing. New Hampshire has so much to offer young people, but if they can’t afford to live here, they’ll never know it. Creating more affordable housing is critical to the future of our state.Volunteer activities: Board of Directors, Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts; Board of Directors, The Moore Center in Manchester; Board of Directors, Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester.

Last major achievement: It’s not nearly enough, but this month, health care providers across New Hampshire started receiving just a little more money to help them care for those in need. I’m proud to have worked alongside a broad group of lawmakers and stakeholders to make this happen, and I’m looking forward to fighting for more.

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