Jason Holder, Ed.D, LMHC
In the late 1970's and early 1980's, Jason was the Health and Physical Education Department Head at Timberlane Regional High School. During the summer, he took students who had struggled in the physical education classes, on canoe trips to make up their missed credit. After returning one summer, a parent told Jason that their child's experience was life changing and asked if Jason would consider talking with their son on a regular basis. This became a common response. Jason's success led him to go on to receive his doctorate and earn his clinical mental health counselor certification and develop a highly successful private practice. Jason founded Health Wealth Inc. and Adventurelore Programs in 1982. He has taught classes at Boston University, Bridgewater State University, and Golden Gate University. Over the past 15 years, he has published two books in Adventure Therapy and Adventure Activities. Jason is a general practitioner who primarily works with ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and family work. As a program facilitator Jason focuses on community building by learning healthy ways to communicate and interact with peers, co-workers and teammates.
Ryan Holder, M.Ed, LMHC
Certified School Counselor
Certified Physical Education Teacher
Director of Programs
Ryan is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and has a masters degree and certification in school counseling from the University of New Hampshire. At the University of New Hampshire he was a 4x captain of the UNH club wrestling team and 1x All American. Prior to working at Adventurelore full time Ryan worked for Portsmouth High School in special education, counseling emotionally handicapped students. He also taught physical education there for one year. Ryan has been working with Adventurelore since 1999. Ryan is a general practitioner that focuses primarily on treating anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, family work and ADHD. As a program facilitator Ryan focuses on leadership development.
M.Ed. School Counseling
Carla earned her Master of Education in School Counseling after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Carla’s work in education started thirteen years ago with creating a school-based alternative program for youth exhibiting risky behaviors and she is currently a school counselor in York, Maine. Carla uses experiential and solution-focused approaches to support one using their strengths while navigating through day-to-day challenges. Adventurelore has been the heart of Carla’s practice as a counselor since 2003!
Suzi Bassett, M.S. Counseling
Counselor, Lead Facilitator
Suzi graduated Salem State University and has a Masters of Science degree in mental health counseling and psychological services and she is currently working towards her mental health license. Suzi has three years of experience working as an ABA counselor with adolescents and young adults on the Autism spectrum and recently finished her internship as a school counselor at an alternative high school for at risk teenagers. Suzi has been working with Adventurelore since 2002.
Lee Holder, M.S, LMHC
Part-time Counselor, Group Facilitator
Lee is a licensed mental health counselor who has a Masters of Science degree in community mental health counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. She has over seven years of experience working in group homes for adolescents as well as over twelve years of experience working in community mental health with adults. Lee has been working at Adventurelore since 2012. She is a general practitioner with a strong focus in grief, substance abuse, personality disorders and clients with dual diagnosis.
Audrey Willis, M.Ed. School Psychology
Audrey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Plymouth State University in 2011 and her Master's of Education degree in School Psychology in 2014. Audrey has worked as a school psychologist for multiple school districts in NH. Audrey began her doctoral studies in the School Psychology PsyD program at William James College in 2016. Her research interests include the use of adventure therapy with children and adolescent populations. Audrey has been working with Adventurelore since 2017
Bryan Randolph MSW, LICSW
Part-time Therapist, Facilitator
Bryan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Originally starting in Outdoor Education, Bryan has an undergraduate degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership from Ithaca College. Working in a therapeutic outdoor program for adjudicated youth in Madison, WI prompted him to seek advanced training which led to enrolling in a dual master's degree program at the University of New Hampshire. Bryan obtained a Master of Social Work and a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on Adventure Therapy. After Graduate School, Bryan spent five years as a primary clinician at Mountain Valley Treatment Center, a premiere residential treatment center focused on Anxiety, Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Bryan has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. Bryan has completed the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) intensive training on OCD through the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) Bryan specializes in the treatment of Anxiety and OCD - particularly academic perfectionism and social phobia. Additionally, Bryan has experience working with trauma, family conflict and issues related to gender and sexuality.
Nicole has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, and is a certified school counselor in New Hampshire. She is currently on track for licensure as an Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Nicole is a part time clinician on staff at Adventurelore and also works as the Assistant Director and Counselor of a therapeutic school. She is passionate about Adventure Based Counseling, and has been working in the field for the past 9 years. Using an integrative approach that combines CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Choice Therapy, to name a few methods, she helps children and youth overcome struggles or obstacles in their path.
Mackenzie’s roots are in the mountains, rivers, and lakes of New Hampshire. She has always had an affinity for recreation and healing that stemmed from the woods. Mackenzie began her journey with adventure therapy at Adventure Lore while studying at University of New Hampshire, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Outdoor Education. Directly following her undergraduate studies, she spent four years working in wilderness therapy with at-risk youth. Most recently, Mackenzie has returned to UNH to continue her education in the Master of Social Work and Master of Science: Adventure Therapy dual degree program. Mackenzie has rejoined the family at Adventure Lore as a group facilitator.
Staff, Position and Degree, Years of Experience
Jason Holder, Ed.D./Director, 37
Anne Holder, B.S./Elementary Education, 32
Ryan Holder, M.Ed./Counseling/Assistant Director, 20
Barbara Fyles, M.Ed./Special Education/Consultant, 37
Jay Holder, Ph.D. Physical Education, 23
Carole Sullivan, Office Manager, 20
Suzanna Holder, M.S. Counseling, 16
Mike Woodworth, M.Ed./Counseling, 14
Carla Femino, M.Ed./Counseling, 15
Dan Woodworth, M.Ed./Counseling, 14
Marty Chaput, M.Ed./Education, 11
Mallorie Stanley, University of New Hampshire, 2
Rob Flinn, M.Ed./Counseling, 11
Nate Bassett, M.Ed./Counseling, 11
Lee Holder, M.S./Counseling, 7
Tyler Fitzpatrick, B.S.Special Education, 6
Tighe Blackadar, M.S. Social Work, 4
Matt LaCroix, B.S. Physical Education, 4
John Gabordi, B.A. Recreation Management, 4
Lexi Heidenreich, NHTI Student, 4
Cat Sennott, UNH Student, 3
Audrey Willis, M.Ed (doctoral candidate), 3
Derek Wilson, Springfield College Student, 3
Mackenzie Keef, University of New Hampshire, 4