Age 39, Durham resident

Chief of Police, North Hampton Police Department

Birthplace: New Hampshire

Family: Husband, Tim, and two sons, Michael (9) and Declan (6)

High school: Oyster River High School

College/post grad degrees: University of New Hampshire — B.A. Sociology and Political Science and Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

What is the best career advice you ever received?

“Focus on progress not perfection.”

What motivates you to give back to your community?

I have always had a calling to public service and feel the responsibility to be approachable in my position. I see it as my duty to be able to support all members of the community from a young child to the most recent victim of crime. I feel a strong desire to be there in people’s time of need.

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

Don’t be so focused on your goals that you miss opportunities that are beyond your dreams.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

We can brag about how safe the state is, the four seasons of recreation in beautiful outdoor settings, a thriving economy, but we need to ensure there is ample opportunities for affordable housing. We should also make sure our state is a place where young professionals can grow their families with excellent early childhood education, public schools with adequate funding, mental health resources and the sense of community we all desire.

Volunteer activities: Current President of the Board of Directors for the non-profit childcare center Growing Places.

Last major achievement: Graduation from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., September 2017. My three months at the FBI Academy was a career dream fulfilled. My time there was made possible through the support of my employer, co-workers, my husband, children, extended family and my community. This experience built my qualifications and confidence that led me to my career milestone of becoming the Chief of Police in North Hampton.

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