Age 29, Laconia resident

Assistance Program Coordinator, Newfound Regional High School

Birthplace: Concord

Family: My 2-year-old dog, Bleu

High school: Laconia High School, 2008

College/post grad degrees: Coastal Carolina University Bachelors 2012; Plymouth State University Masters 2016, Certificate in Addiction Treatment 2017

What is the best career advice you ever received?

“If you have a job you love you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I always knew I wanted to be a counselor. It was a long, hard road getting here but getting to do something I love and am passionate about — it’s all worth it.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

The kids. My students.

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

Keep pushing. It’s so worth it.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Affordable housing and more job opportunities with tuition reimbursement options.

Volunteer activities: NH Humane Society; therapy dog program; various after-school(s) activities.

Last major achievement: Opening our school’s first care closet.

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