Mount Washington Valley's Premiere Non-Profit Network
Board of Directors
President Christina Howe
Christina Howe was born and raised in Northern New Hampshire. She made the Mount Washington Valley her home 18 years ago. Christina is the proud mother of one 19 year old daughter, Thea Lynn. She considers raising Thea the greatest joy of her life. A close second would be her dogs and cat, all happily rescued animals. A writer at heart, Christina explores many hobbies. Christina has held more than one enjoyable job here in the Valley. Upon moving to the area she was a retail manager with the American Ski Company and was able to work with the Buttonwood Inn. Currently she enjoys working at the Merrill Farm Resort and affiliated properties. Some of the many reasons she stays here in the area are her labors of love. Christina works with M&D Playhouse, a theatre company in North Conway. She loves every aspect of the theatre. Christina is excited to be President of the Board of Directors for Valley Promotions. It is her hope we'll all work together towards the same goals.
Tricia Chatman is the Office/IT Manager at Gamwell, Caputo, Kelsch & Co., PLLC, in Conway. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor who was previously self-employed in the computer support field. A graduate of the New England Institute of Professional Photography, Tricia is a BRAF juried artist and member of MWV Arts Association. She is an art instructor for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).
She has been a past or present board member of: MSAD#72, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and East Conway Fire Department Auxiliary. She is the proud mom of Mason and when he allows, she enjoys doing anything artistic and/or outdoors.
Treasurer Tricia Chatman
Board Member Katy Bailey
Katy Bailey has lived in Mount Washington Valley for most of her life. She grew up in Jackson where her family owned and operated Tyrol Ski Area. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from St. Michael’s College and began a teaching career in Gorham, where she taught for twenty-three years. During the course of her career as a teacher she passed on her strong love of the outdoors and the environment to her students. She held the position of Science and Technology Curriculum Coordinator and during this time collaborated with community members and developed an environmental science curriculum for the elementary school. She was awarded Project Learning Tree National Teacher of the year in 2001. She worked closely with Outdoor educators at Tin Mine Center Conservation Center and The Appalachian Mountain Club. She was instrumental in establishing the snowshoe and cross country ski program at the Edward Fenn School. In 2014 Katy decided to focus on another career and went to work as a Community Manager for The American Cancer Society. She managed Relay For Life and Hope on the Slopes events in the Mount Washington Valley area. As the Event and Volunteer Coordinator at CAHS she looks forward to sharing her passion for animals while serving the local community.
Nick Spaltro is a graduate of South Portland High School, he received his degree in Electronics from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute.He served in the U.S. Army, in Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1976 to 1979.While serving, he began his Martial Arts Training.Upon returning to Portland, in 1980, he joined the Chinese Goju dojo and he now teaches Zujitsu Martial Arts in North Conway.
He has been employed by the telephone company for the past 25+ years and is a Master Mason with Mount Washington Lodge # 87 in North Conway.
Board Member Nick Spaltro
Board Member Nickolas James
Born in Yokosuka, Japan, Nickolas James has lived the past 18 years in Conway. He is currently enrolled, as a full time student, at Lakes Region Community College with a dual major in Graphic Design and Computer Technologies. He hopes to get his CCNA completed by the end of the next semester and to use his new skills to help the local nonprofits in all aspects of business and marketing. He also is a front end team member at Hannaford in North Conway, a production assistant at Whitehorse Gear in Center Conway, a volunteer for a lot of different tasks at M&D Productions, and enjoys taking on more than he should at times. (Hint: it’s okay to tell him to clear his plate first.) He is always looking for opportunities to help the community, and to better himself in all aspects of life. Peace, Love, Music, and Food is his philosophy, and the nonprofit world makes him feel right at home.
Scotty Mallett was born and raised in Glen, NH. He started work in the food service industry at 13, washing dishes at the old Stanley’s drive-in and the Mad Hatter Restaurant. Scotty stayed in the food service industry until 2008. While growing up he pursued many interests, plastic and wood model building and working at the Conway Scenic Railroad, in many positions but never an engineer, off and on for 14 years. In 2006, Scotty and a group of interested railroad friends formed the 501c3 Non-Profit, The Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society. Its purpose is to help maintain and restore the old Railroad Roundhouse in Bartlett, NH. Scotty served as President of the Society, later stepping down in 2014, then serving as Archivist and Historian and grant writer. Scotty retired from the Society due to health reasons in 2017. Scotty has a deep love for the history of Railroading through Bartlett, NH and Crawford Notch. Scotty married his wife Linda in 1997. They moved to St. Johnsbury, VT and have 3 sons, Benjamin, 16, Gabe, 16 and Jordan, 12. Scotty still considers the Valley “home” and has a passion for Non-Profit Volunteer work. Although now disabled Physically, Scotty loves to help with office work, fundraisers and anything he can do to help valley Non-Profits.
Board Member Scott C. Mallett
Lindsey Pickering grew up in a home dedicated to volunteering and helping those in need. After raising her 2 daughters, Genevieve and Nakia, in Mt. Washington Valley, she needed something worthwhile to occupy her free time. As a licensed massage and Craniosacral therapist in the Valley for 25 years, she felt that giving back is important and started the free monthly Peace Of Mind bodywork clinic to help those suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). She uses her skills to support the journey of pregnant and new mothers at the New Life Center of Memorial Hospital who are in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction and trying to make a difference in their children’s lives.
A resident since 1979, Lindsey loves living here and is always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for all of those who live here too, whether that means donating her time or gift certificates to a worthy cause. Lindsey has donated both to various fundraisers over the years, but one of her favorites is the Christmas Stocking Project where she and her family have wrapped books and presents for many years, helping to bring smiles to children’s faces on Christmas morning.
When she is not working or volunteering, Lindsey can be found walking with her 2 best friends, her husband and their dog, Blue, in the National Forest.
Board Member Lindsey Pickering
The plan for Mount Washington Valley Promotions was conceived by Lisa Saunders-DuFault, who serves as Executive Director of the organization.A native of the Mount Washington Valley, DuFault graduated from Kennett High School and attended White Pines College, where she majored in Photo-Journalism.She has worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for more than 25 years and has served on numerous non-profit boards.Her college training has been invaluable in designing and producing "Charity Chatter", the twice monthly newsletter of non-profit Mount Washington Valley events.In addition to the newsletter, DuFault maintains the website and on-line calendar. She and Board President Christina Howe also co-host the weekly television program, "Charity Chatter on Channel 3".
Valley Promotions PO Box 44 Bartlett, NH 03812 (603)374-6241