Craig Richardson is a retired software engineer with a longstanding interest in education and the arts. As an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he volunteered at the Museum of Science in Boston, where he developed concepts for new exhibits. After receiving his degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he developed computer-assisted instructional programs for medical students and doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital. His career in software engineering has included database projects at Digital Equipment and Wang Laboratories, and work on Internet firewalls at Symantec, where he taught courses in secure programming methods.
Craig has been a volunteer for Destination Imagination for many years, and has been an Appraiser, a Team Manager, a Tournament Director, and a Team Challenge writer. Craig and Sandra Hardy are the current Affiliate Co-Directors for DI’s New Hampshire and Maine affiliates.
Steve Greenwood is a retired software engineer, and one of NH-DI’s longest serving volunteers. During the years he has been with NHICC, he has been board chair, treasurer, and secretary.
Steve currently co-chairs our Appraiser and Information Technology committees, and is also a member of the NH-DI Program Board and the Education and Training Committee.
Steve has worked with Destination Imagination’s IT department to create and maintain the DI Resource Area and Global Finals registration system. He has been one of NH-DI’s Challenge Masters since 2000, and for several years served as Destination Imagination’s International Challenge Master for scoring.
A life-long New Englander, Kayla comes to the board with almost 18 years of experience in the field of social work in a variety of settings, including public education and family services.
Kayla has supported the Destination Imagination community as a Team Manager for the last five years and also serves on the board.
Kayla received her Bachelor in Arts from Lasell College in 1998, and her Master of Social Work from Boston University in 2007.
Board Member, Secretary
Bernadette is a veteran teacher of mathematics who is spending her retirement (surprise!) teaching middle school math part-time at a local Catholic school. She has been involved in creative problem solving for nearly 30 years, ever since her then 4th-grade daughter said, “I think this would be fun!” Bernadette has been a DI parent, grandparent, team manager, committee member, team manager trainer, and now is the DI co-coordinator for her school. She has a Master’s degree from Antioch University New England in Curriculum and Instruction, and currently is co-chair of the NH-DI Education and Training Committee.
Board Member, Treasurer
Eileen McDonald is a retired educator having taught 1st grade for 30 years. She has always been active in both her school and community. Eileen has served as the Parent Teacher Association’s president, treasurer and event leader. She has been the president of the Auburn Education Association as well as the treasurer. Eileen has served on the town’s Parks and Recreation committee for several years where she developed and oversaw the 4 week summer camp program as well as the 2 Senior Excursions.
Eileen was first involved in the Odyssey of the Mind program back in 1988. All three of her children participated in OM and then DI through their middle school years. She has been a team manager, appraiser and volunteer when needed. Presently, Eileen is the DI Coordinator for the Auburn Village School as well as the Co-Affiliate Challenge Master for the Rising Stars state program.
Bryce is a NH Destination Imagination alumni having participated in the program from 3rd-11th grade. During that time, he was offered the opportunity and proudly represented team New Hampshire at Global Finals on 2 separate occasions as a participant. Since graduating high school, Bryce has participated in the Destination Imagination program in various capacities to include team manager, appraiser, regional challenge master, affiliate challenge master, and now as a member of the Board of Directors for NHICC.
Outside of NHICC, Bryce is a District Services Manager for The Home Depot. He attributes many of the problem solving, communication, and leadership skills he leverages in his career to lessons he learned during his time participating and volunteering within the NH-DI organization. Bryce believes entirely in the good that we can do as an organization and is driven by seeing the tremendous impact that we can have on the lives of our program participants.
Jenna Caputo grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire where she participated in Destination Imagination for ten years and spent her summers with her grandparents in Vermont, developing a love and appreciation for nature.
Jenna attended Mount Holyoke College as a Psychology and Education major and completed the teacher licensure program. Following graduation, Jenna became an Area Coordinator in residential life, working to support college students through the learning moments that come with living in a college community, supporting RAs, and helping to develop the wellness curriculum for students. Meanwhile, Jenna earned a Master’s in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Southern New Hampshire University. She is currently a staff member at Building Block Commons, a project-based, hands-on school in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Jenna has remained deeply involved as a volunteer with DI in various capacities at both the New Hampshire and global level.
Richard Haskins is a retired engineer with a varied software/hardware experience. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from WPI, but has primarily worked between the engineers doing electrical engineering, and the end-users of computer systems. His career has included positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, at a small dot-COM IT company in the Netherlands, and as a hardware/software consultant for CR Bard Bard Electrophysiology group, which was eventually acquired by Boston Scientific. He was responsible for troubleshooting systems for Boston Scientific, and worked with R&D teams to identify service and sustainability issues, while teaching the world-wide field service community about the support and maintenance of medical devices. Ric became very adept and enjoyed teaching adults throughout the world about technology and methodologies that the medical community requires.
Ric began his exposure to the New Hampshire Destination Imagination community as an Prep Area Appraiser for the Structure Challenge. He has offered his services and skills and passion to that community, and has been a Regional Challenge Master, an Affiliate Challenge Master (for 10+ years), a member of the Board of Directors (about 8 years), and was lucky enough to be invited to serve as an volunteer at the Global competition for ten years.
Ric has a strong passion in investing in what he calls social capital. He believes that we all need to contribute our energies into the communities that we enjoy and derive benefit. To that end, he has served as the Town of Hancock Town Moderator for 16+ years, and has served other charitable organizations (“Minis On Top” and the “Hancock Depot Association”) prior to accepting his board position with NHICC.
Wren Hayes was a participant from first grade until her senior year of high school. She went to states just about every year, Globals one year, and those friends she made in DI continue to be some of her greatest confidantes today. Her senior project in high school was how to be a strong leader by building group dynamics…and for that, she managed a team while also being on a team.
Wren majored in Public Policy of Education and Sociology. She loves knowing why people do what they do. From there, she went to school to learn about Montessori Education, then completed her Masters In Teaching for Secondary Education.
Wren taught in traditional public elementary, middle and high schools, followed by an online charter school in New Hampshire. As she began to see how the Internet was going to change education, she went back to school for a certificate in Instructional Design, learning to move in-person education into an online format in a creative and interesting way.
After completing her CAGS in School Leadership, Wren opened her own independent school. She now runs a project-based, hands-on school in Exeter, NH with about 100 students and a dozen staff members.
Wayne has been a Team Manager, Appraiser and, as a member of the Board of Directors is responsible for marketing, social and online content for NHICC, including much of the NH-DI photography. He launched social media for Destination Imagination, Inc. and currently volunteers as the photography team lead for Global Finals. Wayne leads the IDC research in the collaboration, social media and experiential practices helping global companies adjust to Digital Transformation. Wayne is an adjunct educator with the University of Tennessee, has writes on social media, analytics, and disruptive technologies—and loves the shiny toys of technology.
Wayne is a Portsmouth local, born and raised. As the STEAM coordinator for a local youth nonprofit, he has mentored many Seacoast youth as part of Robotics and Destination Imagination teams.
For over 16 years, Wayne has been an educator and mentor to youth on the Seacoast. He has created and implemented curriculum aligned STEAM programs at Seacoast schools, along with leading award-winning FIRST robotics and Destination Imagination teams.
Wayne and his wife, Kali, own and operate Sages Entertainment, which was originally a small business that incorporated high-quality, hands-on entertainment services to build community and share happiness as magicians, balloon artists, bubble creators, scientists, storytellers, and educators. Their portfolio of services has since expanded to integrate STEAM-based educational programming. The hope is to eventually build a network of programs to allow people of all ages to learn 21st-century skills, increase their confidence, and be creative.
Jake Oudheusden is a Data Forecast Analyst primarily in Workforce Management for Higher Education. He has his bachelor’s degree from Sterling College in Outdoor Education and Leadership and completed his Masters of Education through Southern New Hampshire University. Jake’s career has taken him from his undergraduate work directly into higher education where he held the position of Assistant Director of Admission for his alma mater and where he began his experience in data management and forecasting. After, Jake moved on to work for Southern New Hampshire University starting as an Academic Advisor working with undergraduate students to navigate their programs and get to graduation which led to his current position in Workforce Management.
Jake began his time in New Hampshire Destination Imagination as a participant in 8th grade where he competed through his senior year, attending several Global Finals competitions. After graduating from the program as a student, Jake began volunteering as an appraiser for NH-DI and moving to hold a position of Regional Challenge Master. In 2015, Jake began working, in addition to his full time role, at Camp Gottalikachallenge where he started out as a coach and now holds the position of Assistant Camp Director for both weeks of overnight. In addition, Jake has been working with the Alumni Committee as well as the International Alumni Council to help alumni of the program to continue engagement post-graduation.
Ellie Stetson is proud to be a teacher. As a teacher, she loves to see that our children and youth are excited about learning, happy, and successful. She supports their sense of wonder, curiosity and inquisitiveness as life-long learners. She is a graduate of Colby College with a major in Mathematics and has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Recently retired, Ellie is now supervising student teachers from Southern New Hampshire University. Ellie has been involved in Creative Problem Solving and New Hampshire Destination Imagination for more than 15 years as a Team Manager, school and district coordinator, Appraiser, Regional and State Challenge Master, and a member of the Board of Directors. She is currently serving as the chair of the Appraiser Committee, and is a member of the Education and Training Committee.
Lissa Winrow became involved with the NH-DI program more than 14 years ago, when her son joined a Rising Stars team, which needed a manager. With two children in the program, each for 12 years, Lissa has seen the benefits that DI continues to bring to them, and hopes to make a similar impact on the lives of children for years to come. Over the years, she has had the privilege of supporting 22 creative student teams as a Team Manager and has also volunteered as Coordinator for the Goffstown School District DI program for more than 10 years. Lissa is passionate about working to provide educational programs and tools that help students reach new levels of creativity, knowledge, and confidence. In addition to educational volunteer work, Lissa has a background in business product management, accounting and finance and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master’s of Science in Finance from Bentley University.