OUTDOOR SPORT INSTITUTE

Mission Statement

 

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

Statement of Purpose

 

Based in Maine, The Outdoor Sport Institute (OSI) empowers people of all ages to discover the possibilities in their own lives and in the world around them, through outdoor sport education.  We are dedicated to empowerment and committed to outdoor sport development that extends from local communities to international, world-class experiences.

 

When people become empowered, anything is possible, and what our world needs most is people who can redefine the possible. Developing empowerment isn’t easy, but in the right setting, with the right guidance, it can be transformative. We believe the outdoors and outdoor sport provides a unique and powerful platform to create this transformation.

The challenges and opportunities presented when we engage in outdoor sport, whether through recreation or competition, highlight the very tools we seek to develop to become empowered in our lives.  We learn to develop our competency through skill, we learn the judgment and decision-making that allow us to become self-directed in our pursuits, and through a connection to others and stewardship for our natural world, we find a sense of purpose.

 

Finally, what isn’t used and what isn’t valued can be lost. With that in mind, we believe that outdoor sport and the environment are inextricably linked. Outdoor sport is life-long sport and requires life-long commitment – to ourselves, to our mountains, to our woods and to our waterways. Through outdoor sport education we create empowered individuals and communities committed to a healthy outdoor lifestyle and the health of our planet.

OSI Staff

OSI Board of Directors

OSI Development Committee

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OUTDOOR SPORT INSTITUTE

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

Youth Development Director &

Education Coordinator

erin@outdoorsi.org

(207) 692-7321

Josh Firmin

Adventure Initiative Director &

Equipment Coordinator

josh@outdoorsi.org

(207) 554-0221

 

Justin Fereshetian

Nordic Racing Head Coach

Justin@outdoorsi.org

(207) 576-3778

 

Kyle Folsom

Office Manager

kyle@outdoorsi.org

(207) 492-1444

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

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