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Executive Director

Madeline Brooks

Madeline joined On Belay as the Executive Director in November 2021. Madeline came to On Belay with an extensive background in nonprofit work, youth development, and experiential education. Her breadth of experiences range from children's ski instructor, mental health clinician, and corporate consultant. She has an MBA and Master in Social Work from the University of Denver.

Madeline has joined the On Belay team excited to work towards reaching even more kids across NH, ME, and Northern MA, raising awareness of the On Belay mission among community members and corporations, and growing On Belay's fundraising efforts. The On Belay mission is near and dear to Madeline and she loves sharing stories of the impact the organization has had on others. She is happy to meet anytime if you have any questions or want to learn more!

When not spreading the word about On Belay, Madeline loves doing all things outside including: road cycling, hiking, backpacking, downhill skiing, and fly fishing. Madeline is a St. Louis native, and came to New Hampshire with her husband in 2020 after living in Colorado for 8 years. 

Program Director

Mason Burke

Mason started as Program Director with On Belay in March of 2022.  With both an BSBA focused in management and organizational leadership and a double minor in outdoor recreation management and leadership, Mason has the perfect blend of practical business knowledge and love for the outdoors. He is a seasoned adventure trip leader, having led many trips  in the Northeast, Utah, Nevada, and California.  Mason gained experience with youth programming as the Assistant Director of a local day camp called Camp Fireside in Barrington, NH. Mason is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the On Belay community.   

Mason is passionate about developing young people's sense of confidence and leadership. His personal mission revolves around encouraging others to pursue their goals and passions (or "Personal Legend" if you've read The Alchemist). Furthermore, Mason believes that outdoor recreation is one of the best places to find friendship and community, develop self-knowledge, and escape some of the stresses of the world. Mason hopes to foster these experiences with the On Belay community and continue to support kids in finding their inner resilience.

Outside On Belay, Mason enjoys climbing both at the gym and outdoors, paddling his canoe on Great Bay, and downhill skiing.  He is a seasoned outdoor adventure trip leader, Wilderness First Aid certified, and a kayaking instructor for L.L.Bean.  Mason lives in Dover, NH.