Mount Washington Valley's Premiere Non-Profit Network
Board of Directors
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 30 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 Aanda Knudsen also co-host the weekly television program, "Charity Chatter on Channel 3".
Executive Director - Lisa Saunders-DuFault
Board President Emily Calderwood
Emily Calderwood is a native of the U.K. and spent over 20 years working as a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry in Massachusetts. She and her husband and young family grew disillusioned with the rat race and ran away to the White Mountains in 2018. Unfortunately, shortly after arriving her husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer and passed away in April 2020. Emily and her two young boys are enjoying everything the region has to offer, and are avid skiers and hikers.
While in Massachusetts Emily volunteered in a local middle school as a Science Coach, bringing curriculum-based chemistry experiments to a 6th grade classroom. She hopes to find ways to share her love of science education in the future. Emily is a volunteer with CASA of New Hampshire, an active member of the Bartlett school PTO, and a Bartlett School Board member. She is excited to be involved with Valley Promotions.
Emily lives in Intervale with two cats, two reptiles, and two boys.
Board Vice President Patty Tilton
Patty Tilton is a lifelong resident (& truly qualifies as being a native) of the Mount Washington Valley, being descended from one of North Conway’s town founders, Richard Eastman.
After graduating from Kennett High School, she received her college degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY in Printing Technology, and has worked as a graphic artist in the newspaper field ever since. Her first job out of college was at the Venice Gondolier newspaper, when she moved to Florida for a short 3 years. She has spent the rest of her working life here in the Valley at The MountainEar, The Carroll County Independent, The Granite State News, and currently (for the last 18 years!) at The Conway Daily Sun. She really thinks she has newspaper ink in her veins now! Patty has done freelance work throughout the Valley and is proud to say that she has produced the MWV MudBowl Program for well over 20 years.
Her two kids attended Madison Elementary & Kennett High. Mike still lives and works here in the Valley, and Brian found his way to Mountainview, CA… which is a lovely place to visit in the wintertime (thank you, Brian!). There have also been numerous dogs, cats, rabbits, rats & fish along the way. While the boys were busy growing, Patty spent time as a Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout den leader, and PTO member.
Currently, she is on the board of hery housing co-op in Conway, where she lives with her 3 cats. She's not quite a crazy cat lady yet, but give her time! Patty enjoys painting (or at least trying to!), crafting, reading, exploring the internet and wasting time on a few computer games.
Cindy Sauerwein is a Registered Nurse by day, and staunch performing arts advocate. Cindy brings to Valley Promotions her love of the performing arts, organization skills honed from years as a contractor to the Federal government, and a willingness to take on new and exciting endeavors. Cindy’s background includes being an active supporter of M&D Playhouse including being a former Board Member, Stage Manager, and participant in M&D’s Theatre Arts Studio’s children productions, an active singer and Board Treasurer of the Mount Washington Valley Choral Society, and singer and Board Treasurer of Da Capo (a local area Broadway style chorus).
Board Secretary Cindy Sauerwein
Let me introduce myself...my name is Jennifer Kelley Robinson and I live in Glen with my husband Dan and our fur babies. I am a valley native and have strong roots in the community. I am proud to live in our not so little valley.. I work for a sales and marketing company but also have an educational and health care back ground.
I was on this board once before but really couldn't give it my all due to some family health care issues. I am looking forward to being able to bring support and positivity in any way I can.
In a life where you can be anything, just be kind
Board Secretary 2 Jennifer Kelley Robinson
Tricia Patenaude 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.
Board Treasurer Tricia Patenaude
Board Member Rebekah Bushey
Rebekah Bushey is a long-time Mount Washington Valley Resident. Having been born in Bridgton Maine, then moving around (a lot), her folks decided they’d call Conway, NH “Home”! While she is now just over the border in Fryeburg, Conway is still “Home’.
Since graduation from Kennett High School in 2002, Rebekah has been pretty busy with work, her education and in the community. She also has MANY nieces and nephews to keep her busy!
She has worked several part and full-time jobs, and currently Rebekah is the Administrative Assistant at The Robert Frost Public Charter School - a role she has loved since 2014! She holds an Associate in Science from Granite State College and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree.
Rebekah is a huge supporter of local theatre and has been involved with M&D, Arts in Motion and Barnstormers! She is also a lover of being outdoors! While she is not a master of either, she enjoys hiking and skiing! She has a goal of summiting Mt. Washington in the summer of 2021.
Aside from chasing nieces and nephews, her next favorite thing to do is sip coffee and read a good novel!
Associate Board Member Christina Howe
Christina Howe was born and raised in Northern New Hampshire. She made the Mount Washington Valley her home 20 + years ago. Christina is the proud mother of one 22 year old daughter, Thea Lynn. She considers raising Thea the greatest joy of her life.
A writer at heart, Christina explores many hobbies including extensive hiking all over New England, painting, gardening,and golf. 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. Later on she spent much of her time working in several Inns around the Jackson area. Although her career in Hospitality as taken her a short distance away from our beloved Valley she continuously returns to us for her labors of love.
Christina has worked with M&D Playhouse, a theater company in North Conway. She loves every aspect of the theater. She enjoys her work as a board member and volunteer with Valley Vision Channel 3. Christina is always looking forward to events with the Board of Directors for Valley Promotions. It is her hope we'll all work together towards the same goals.
Scotty Mallett was born in Glen in 1969 his parents are Ralph and Jean Mallett of Glen. Scotty has always had a deep love for the Mount Washington Valley. Scotty is the founder of the Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Society. President of the Society from 2006-2014 and now serves as the groups historian. Scotty has always held a passionate love of Railroading through Bartlett and Crawford Notch. Scotty served as curator of the Hartmann toy and train museum in Intervale from 2000-2005. Scotty also serves as Railroad Historian for the Bartlett Historical Society.
Scotty is an amputee and is pretty much at home doing research on local interests. Scotty has a background in food service working 25 years before retiring due to the amputation.
His interests are: HO Scale Model Trains, has a growing record collection, clocks, doing plastic and wood model kits, movies and playing phase 10, canasta and May I.
Scott lives in Glen with his wife of 23 years, Linda. Along with Cinnamon the dog and Rory and Bug the cats.
Associate Board Member Scott C. Mallett
Associate Board Member Hannah-Jo Weisberg
Hannah-Jo Weisberg- HJ is a Pittsburgh PA native and a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Music Theater. Hannah-Jo just relocated from New York City to North Conway a year ago to be the Company Manager of the RWS Entertainment Group Brand Ambassadors at Story Land! Since moving to the White Mountains, HJ has kept very busy. She won the title of Miss New Hampshire for America and also co-founded a company called Pumpkin Coach Productions that creates custom children’s entertainment.
Hannah-Jo was a head counselor at the summer theater camps at Believe in Books this season and just joined the organization as their Theater Manager. Hannah-Jo is also working with RWS Entertainment Group as a Casting Director for its new summer Staffing Program.
Chelsea Hupalowsky was born, raised and began her dance training in Cleveland, Ohio. Studying primarily at Carmella’s Dance Studio, Cleveland Dance Theatre, and Cleveland Ballet Conservatory, she focused her training on jazz, modern, ballet, and tap, though is proficient in many other genres. Summer programs include Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre Collegiate, The St. Louis Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet at the University of Akron.
Chelsea studied dance at The University of Akron in Akron, OH; receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts, and graduating Magna Cum Laude. While at UA, she had the opportunity to work with Keigwin + Company, MOMIX, Camille A. Brown, Doug Varone and Dancers, Paul Taylor II, and many more.
Associate Board Member Chelsea Hupalowsky
Valley Promotions PO Box 44 Bartlett, NH 03812 (603)374-6241