Age 36, Bedford resident

Operations in the Telecommunications Industry

Birthplace: Long Island, N.Y.

Family: Married (Colleen) with 4 children (Kayla 10, Mikey 7, Chloe 4, Joey 1)

High school: Longwood High School, Middle Island, N.Y.

College/post grad degrees: Actively completing undergrad at SNHU

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Work hard and make sure you never stop learning.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

I grew up in an area where change couldn’t happen fast enough. I watched as friends, classmates, and good people in my local town would head toward the wrong path. One thing I knew for certain was that it takes people with strong will and dedication to bring change to any community. My main motivation is my children. I’m involved because of my passion for giving but I also want to help give back not only to help others but to teach my kids what it is to give back and what it truly means to bring change to a community.

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

Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, some of the biggest mistakes have turned into some of the best ideas.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Further investment in the New Hampshire job market, offering strong starts to our young professionals that will allow them to work, learn, and grow in the Granite State.

Volunteer activities: Assistant coach, Bedford Youth Football Association; Co-Chair, Granite United Way; Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup, event planning committee.Last major achievement: April 2018, I received an award from Granite United Way for the work I was doing around raising campaign funds, driving awareness, and serving as the Co-Chair of the Campaign campaign cabinet.

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

Register

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


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About

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

Guidelines:

  • 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

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