OUTDOOR SPORT INSTITUTE

OSI Staff

OSI Board of Directors

Mission Statement

 

Empowering people through outdoor sport to create better lives, better communities, and a better world.

Statement of Purpose

 

The Outdoor Sport Institute (OSI) is committed to changing a growing and harmful sedentary culture. We do this by engaging young people to serve as cultural change agents in their local communities, transforming them into advocates, mentors, and leaders, by empowering them as athletes in outdoor sport.

 

Despite knowing the benefits of outdoor activity, people are living increasingly sedentary lives disconnected from the outdoors.  Nowhere is this more evident than in rural communities, where despite being literally surrounded by the outdoors, people are completely removed from it. This leads to a variety of dangerous consequences including increased diabetes, anxiety, stress, hypertension, obesity and a health crisis in Maine and across the nation.  Statistically, inactivity has surpassed smoking as a cause for premature death in American adults.

 

Solutions offered to this issue typically focus on one of three things:  programs, equipment, or access to the outdoors, but alone have not been successful at changing the culture because they don’t successfully engage the most critical resource needed to make change -  People.  People are the catalysts, the multipliers, and the stewards of sustainable change.  Fundamentally, the greatest challenge we face is the lack of people needed to create and sustain cultural transformation at the local level.

 

OSI is a national thought leader developing and executing an innovative model of engagement.  At OSI, we inspire young people to use outdoor sport to change their lives, help them integrate the outdoors and outdoor sport into their lives and communities every day, and create capacity in their community – through partnership with local organizations - to multiply and sustain their impact.

 

OSI Development Committee

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Andy Shepard

President/Chief Executive Officer

andy@outdoorsi.org

(207) 232-3304

 

Mike Smith

Chief Operating Officer &

Program Director

mike@outdoorsi.org

(207) 227-0250

 

Seth Hubbard

Sport Development Director &

Biathlon Head Coach

seth@outdoorsi.org

(207) 227-3867

 

Erin Fay

Community Resources Director

erin@outdoorsi.org

(207) 692-7321

Richard L. Trafton

Walter B. Frame III

Gary E. Adams

Ole M. Amundsen III

Chris Condon

Walt Shepard

Dana Connors

Theodora  J. Kalikow

OUTDOOR SPORT INSTITUTE

OSI Development Committee

Richard L. Trafton - Chairman

Andy Shepard - President/CEO

Patricia W. Weigel - Treasurer

 

Charlene McQuaid

Jay T. Kearney

Minal Caron

Kaitlyn Bernard

Paul Berkner, DO, FAAP

Peter Hult

Sarah Guerette

 

 

OSI Board of Directors

Josh Firmin

Coach Development Director &

Equipment Coordinator

josh@outdoorsi.org

(207) 554-0221

 

Justin Fereshetian

Athlete Development Director &

Nordic Head Coach

Justin@outdoorsi.org

(207) 576-3778

 

Kyle Folsom

Office Manager

kyle@outdoorsi.org

(207) 492-1444

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OUTDOOR SPORT INSTITUTE

OSI Staff

OSI Board of Directors

Richard L. Trafton - Chairman

Andy Shepard - President/CEO

Patricia W. Weigel - Treasurer

 

Charlene McQuaid

Jay T. Kearney

Minal Caron

Kaitlyn Bernard

Paul Berkner, DO, FAAP

Peter Hult

Sarah Guerette

OSI Development Committee

Richard L. Trafton

Walter B. Frame III

Gary E. Adams

Ole M. Amundsen III

Chris Condon

Walt Shepard

Dana Connors

Theodora J. Kalikow