A longtime member of Andover Village Improvement Society, he joined the group’s board in 1999 and has served as co-chairman of its land management committee as well as president from 2004 to 2011. He has remained involved with land acquisition and management, shepherding properties such as the new Sakowich Reservation through and leading hikes and trips. He also co-edited the most recent issue of the AVIS Guidebook. He is also treasurer of the Andover Sister Towns association, teaches computer classes at the Andover Senior Center and maintains websites for AVIS and the Andover Committee of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
The eighth-grade Doherty Middle School teacher is always teaching — in school, at home, at the grocery store and anywhere else he’s found. He devoted nearly 15 years to the Doherty Middle Drama Club and more recently has directed his skills at Destination Imagination, an international competitive problem-solving and performance program for kids ages kindergarten through high school. He has participated in DI as a local team manager and trainer at the state level and recently led the organization of a formal DI nonprofit board. About 200 Andover kids were involved in DI this year.