Regional Conference Sponsorship Service Crew Host Committee NERAC Awards
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Your 2021 Host Committee

 Brett

Brett Billings
Convener

Manice Education Center

Brett is the Manice Education Center Director for Christodora, a NYC nonprofit that offers environmental and expedition education to youth both in the city as well as in Florida, MA at Manice.  He previously coordinated expedition programming for the Mayhew Program in Bristol, NH, where he was also a community-based mentor for under-served NH boys; has ski patrolled in Colorado and NH; was an associate teacher in NYC; a therapeutic horticulture instructor on Rikers Island; a camp director in Harriman State Park for NYC children, experiencing homelessness; and was an interim field specialist with the Roberts Field School in Brooklyn. Brett has been a W-EMT since 2013 and will earn an M.Ed. in school psychology this spring.  He has presented both regionally and nationally on behavior management in experiential settings; helps edit the AMC’s NH Chapter newsletter, Mountain Passages; and since 2017, has volunteered with the NE AEE regional conference, where he has been a member since 2013.
Christy Brodeur

Christy Brodeur
Workshops / Social Events 

Contract Facilitator

Christy is a Contract Youth/School/College/Community Facilitator for a variety of organizations in the northeast. She started college studying neuroscience and genetics, and then switched to study Adventure Education at Plymouth State once she learned it was possible to do outdoor education and facilitation as a real-life job. Through PSU, she got connected with NEAEE and co-presented research at the regional conference. She has worked as a volunteer trainer and administrator for the White Mountain National Forest PSAR program, a residential outdoor educator, summer camp logistics coordinator, challenge course facilitator, wilderness medicine instructor-in-training, and as an EMT.
 Josie

Josie Martin
Registration / Website / Workshops

Project Adventure, Inc.

Josie grew up exploring the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Her passion for the outdoors brought her to the thriving outdoor education field in New England and also to the Northeast AEE community. Josie is inspired each year by the work others in this community do and finds this gathering a time of rejuvenation. Josie currently works at Project Adventure and in her spare time enjoys exploring New England with her family.
 Megan

Megan Meinen
Presenter Outreach / Workshops / Sponsors

The University of Vermont - Adventure Ropes Course

Megan Meinen loves to play, explore and connect! Her time as an experiential educator has been spend bouncing between place-based and environmental education (such as directing the SummerQuest day camp at the Crane Estate in MA or ECHO science center in VT) to Adventure Education (such as working on challenge courses in the US and Honduras). Before all of that, she studied Outdoor Education at the University of Edinburgh. Of all the places she’s been she’s found home in New England and specifically in the Green Mountain State working for the University of Vermont Outdoor Programs as the coordinator of the ropes course. On a day off you’ll find her on a mountain bike, skis, or hiking with her family (John, Willa, and Fella the dog).
Camille

Camille Oosterman
Social Media / Marketing

Project Adventure, Inc.

Camille Oosterman has been in the field of adventure education for over ten years, beginning at Hartwick College and continuing to Project Adventure, where she works as a trainer and youth facilitator. In 2015, she developed the Leaders in Training program to bring leadership opportunities to the high school students in the North Shore of Massachusetts. Camille has been involved in the NE AEE community for four years, and was the Conference Convener for 2018 & 2019.
Greg Urban

Greg Urban
Publications / Technical Support / Workshops

Project Adventure, Inc.

Greg Urban grew up in the Chicago, went to school in Oregon, and now resides in Boston, Massachusetts, where he plays at Project Adventure as a trainer, youth facilitator, & calendar king. Greg enjoys hammocking, board-gaming and ringing handbells in his time away from PA. He firmly believes in the power of play, music, and imagination in human connection, and relishes the adventure of the everyday. Greg has been on the NE AEE host committee since 2016, and enjoys the little details in the brochure and bringing more board games and hammocks than any other gear anywhere he goes.
 

Dat Tran

Registration / Website / Workshops 

 
 

Matt Morin

Website / Workshops