Friday, May 29, 2015

Congratulations to Maeve Ryan

Congratulations to Maeve Ryan, my former Suffield Academy partner and colleague, on her new role.

May 29, 2015

For Immediate Release
Cindy Nickerson
Executive Director
New England Science & Sailing


STONINGTON, CT - New England Science & Sailing (NESS) welcomes Maeve Ryan of Middletown, Connecticut, as their new director of marketing and major gifts officer. Ryan is the former director of marketing at Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT, and previously worked as a marketing manager for Mount Holyoke College and as an instructional developer for the University of Connecticut.
Ryan has over 16 years of experience in the field of education. She attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT, received her B.A. from Bates College, M.A. from Middlebury College, and Ed.M. from Harvard University. She anticipates utilizing her knowledge of Spanish, educational technology, and marketing at NESS—an ocean adventure nonprofit foundation currently serving communities in southern New England.

“I’m grateful for the wide range of educational experiences and practices I gained while at Suffield Academy, Mount Holyoke College, and UCONN. I hope to implement some of these at NESS as we charge ahead to become a top resource for schools systems and provide students with the means to get out on the water, build confidence, and become leaders in their communities,” commented Maeve.

NESS President Spike Lobdell added, “We are very excited to have Maeve join our team. She brings a breadth of skills and experience with an understanding of education that is well suited to help move NESS forward.”

New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), a nonprofit 501(c)(3), provides year-round ocean adventure programs that engage students in experiential learning that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills.  Marine sciences (biology, oceanography, meteorology), adventure sports, and sailing are catalysts for teaching life skills, academic discipline, and respect and responsibility for the sea. For more information, visit


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Westfield News Arts Beat 5/28/15

My Westfield News Arts Beat for 5/2815. Curious George summers at the Springfield Museums. Tony Awards time and more.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Westfield News Arts Beat 5/21/15

My Westfield News Arts Beat column for 5/21/15. "Once" at The Bushnell, "Les Miz" at UConn, and more.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

My May Article for Succeeding in Small Business

My May article for the award-winning "Succeeding in Small Business" blog. Using performance techniques to better your presentation skills. Part Two runs next Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Westfield News Arts Beat 5/14/15

My Westfield News Arts Beat column for 5/14/15. Eric Hill directs "Masha's Seagull" in Stockbridge, Creative Economy Summit in Greenfield and more.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Westfield News Arts Beat 5/07/15

My Westfield News Arts Beat 5/07/15. Another opening, Another show. Kiss Me Kate at Hartford Stage, Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac at ART and more.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My First Feature Article for "The Take"

I’m so excited to have written my first theatre piece for The Take, a new New England arts magazine published by long-time friend and colleague Michael Kusek.

Westfield News Review: "Guys and Dolls" at Goodspeed

My Westfield News Review of "Guys and Dolls" at Goodspeed. Nicely nicely done.