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Our Team

Advisory Board
Staff

Jeff Woodward, Chair

Tonya St Cyr, Treasurer

Edith Crocker McKown, Secretary
Tina Bedor

Lisa Jacobs

Sara Shovlin

Koren Superchi

Kathe Tortorice

Brian Manter

Ryan St Cyr

Sandy Brackett, Executive Director

Lisa Jacobs with Boys & Girls Club swim team

Sandy has lived in the beautiful community of Landaff since 2015, after leaving the NH lakes region where she and her husband, Andy, resided for 15 years.  She was born and raised in central Massachusetts. Sandy is a graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in business where she graduated in the top 10 of her class. Sandy has been the Director of Educational Services for a nationally and internationally recognized health and fitness company out of NYC for the last 12 years.  Prior to that, Sandy was both a Manager and then an Assistant Manager of two major school bus companies, out of Fitchburg, MA and Belmont, NH respectively. Locally, she is the editor of the “Landaff Ledger”; a member of the Friends of Landaff; the outgoing Treasurer for the Lisbon Friends in Council. Sandy was also a past secretary for the Lisbon Stump Jumpers; a past program lecturer/member of the Mount Hope Grange #77 and a past Landaff Planning Board member. Sandy enjoys organic gardening, cooking healthy meals, exercising and caring for her 1 dog, 2 cats, and 7 chickens! She lives by her favorite saying “Smiling costs nothing and says everything.”

Sandy Brackett

 Executive Director

Abbey was born and raised in Berlin, NH and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy.  She spent her high school winters teaching children how to ski at Burke Mountain in Vermont where her passion for working with children first started.  Abbey attended Castleton University and was a Student Ambassador and Community Advisor as well as an active member of Peer Advocates for Change and Habitat for Humanity.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education.  Following graduation Abbey taught Physical Education and was the Health Supervisor at a private elementary school in Manchester for five years.  After returning to the north country, Abbey spent this past summer working at Ogontz Resort as the Day Camp Leader.  In her spare time Abbey enjoys golfing with her husband and playing with their golden doodle, Brady.

Abigael Gagnon

Program Director

Abby Gagnon

Tayla joined the BGCNC team in January 2022. Tayla comes to us from Lancaster Elementary School where she worked as a Paraprofessional and Wellness Center Counselor for 6 years. She has extensive knowledge in Early Childhood Development and Social Emotional Learning. Tayla has her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at SNHU. She has a passion for helping others, especially youth and young adults. In her High School years Tayla taught Jujitsu to young children and teens at her Dojo; this is what sparked her love for teaching.  Tayla enjoys bringing new creative and dynamic learning experiences to each child at BGC. In her free time, Tayla enjoys doing outside adventures such as hiking, paddle boarding, rollerblading, rock climbing, and skydiving.

Tayla Cummings

Group Leader

Tayla Cummings

Cathy comes to us from Bethlehem and has been a part of the surrounding community for several years. Her professional background brings many great things to BGC. With her most recent employment in Guest Relations at the Mountain View Grand Hotel, along with her educational background in Business Administration, and over 30 years of employment experience in Human Resources, Cathy is an incredible addition to our team. 

Cathy Harrington

Administrative Assistant

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