Stephanie 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.
Kyle Jacoby, Program Director
Kyle join the On-Belay staff in February of 2016. He comes to On-Belay with lots of experience working with children in a number of different ways. Kyle has managed adventure, environmental, and outdoor programs with Summer Camps, National Parks, Universities, and Wildlife Sanctuaries. These experiences have taken Kyle all over the country living in places like Ohio, Georgia, and Montana. It is his life-long goal to use the support of community and presence of the outdoors to foster a life of quality for the entirety of our earth. Also, he is on a lifelong journey to find the funniest joke ever created (all submissions welcome). Kyle is excited his experience has brought him to New England to coordinate programs with life-long memories for the On-Belay community. He believes we can accomplish amazing things in the lives of people who could use a little amazing. When he is not directing the On-Belay programs you can usually find him out on a hike, reading at the coffee shop, conversing with someone over breakfast, or on his perilous journey to find the worlds funniest joke. If you ever see Kyle around feel free to say hello, he would love to talk about life, On-Belay, or anything that’s on your mind.
Melaney Brown, Intern
Melaney Brown is a senior at the University of New Hampshire majoring in psychology. She is interning with On-Belay for her fall semester in hopes of getting more experience in the non-profit field. She has experience working with an international non-profit which has taken her to rural Haiti for her last two winter breaks. In Haiti she worked on community development as well as assisting in organizing and running a public health clinic. Melaney wanted to join the On-Belay team because of her love for adventure and kids as well as her own personal experience of knowing how much a family member with cancer can affect a child. She is excited to get to know all of the kids we work with and learn about the way On-Belay works.