IMG_1377Stephanie Beck, Executive Director
Stephanie began her position of Executive Director with On Belay in January 2013.  Stephanie has worked with several non-profits professionally and as a board member/volunteer.  She also ran her own business for several years.  Stephanie comes to On Belay with a deep desire to increase the visibility of On Belay in NH, ME and Northern MA.  She looks forward to forging partnerships with organizations that need to know about On Belay to better serve their constituents, and with corporations and individuals interested in supporting On Belays Mission.  Stephanie is a deep thinker, asks great questions, and looks forward to spreading the word about On Belay while also increasing the breadth of On Belays financial support.  Stephanie loves to talk about On Belay – please feel free to seek her out if you have any questions – she is happy to talk on the phone or meet for coffee anytime.  She is deeply dedicated to On Belay and has a calmness about her that makes everyone feel comfortable in her presence. Stephanie is an Oregon native but has been living in the Seacoast area for more than 20 years with her husband and two daughters.

Liz-Weld-bw-thumbLiz Weld, Program Director
Liz has been On Belay’s program director since March 2012.  She brings to On Belay a deep passion for working with young people and 10 years of experience working with adventure programs.  Liz loves the On Belay kids and their families and is dedicated to making every program a blast for our participants. Liz is committed to making every program new, exciting and engaging so no two programs are alike.  It could be a new game, a cheer or handshake, tie dying t-shirts, On Belay tatoos, a fun craft, a new outdoor challenge or something healthy that everyone loves to eat!  Liz is always available to our families to answer any questions and talk about our programs. She is approachable, friendly and cares a great deal about our participants.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail or call Liz, she always has time to be there for On Belay families and kids.  When Liz is not with On Belay she may be teaching piano lessons, at a yoga class,  giving someone a massage, or planning her own outdoor adventures with her husband Randy and their daughter Ava.

Anna-HansonAnne Hanson, Intern
Anna Hanson was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. After graduating high school she decided to take some time off in order to discover more about herself. She packed a duffle bag and boarded a plane to Jackson, Wyoming. Anna quickly realized that her true passion was being outdoors. This newfound passion led her to the University of New Hampshire where she is currently a senior in the Outdoor Education Program. Through her coursework at UNH, Anna is constantly learning ways to enhance her leadership and teaching skills. She has also had the opportunity to spend 60 hours of training on a challenge course and become a certified AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor. During the summer of 2012, Anna interned as a Field Guide for Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, where she spent a total of 32 days backpacking in Colorado with adolescents from a variety of backgrounds. During her free time, Anna enjoys hiking, rock climbing, block printing and making jewelry.