Waypoint Team


Our Passionate Exploration Leaders

Our passionate leadership is dedicated to providing opportunities for exploration to people of all abilities. Waypoint’s staff have received training in outdoor leadership through the following institutions: UNH – Outdoor Education, Montreat College – Outdoor Education, Gordon College – Recreation, Sport and Wellness, American Mountain Guide Association, Professional Climbing Instructors Association, SOLO Wilderness Medical School, National Outdoor Leadership School, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the American Canoe Association. They have used their extensive experience to craft life-changing outdoor adventures.


Dan Minnich

Co-Founder / Co-Director

Julia Spruance

Program Director

Steven Dasman

Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Eileen Turpin

Head of Curriculum Design

Nancy Natowitz

Business Manager

Miriam Talamini

Development Coordinator

Will Haas

Equipment Specialist

Bonnie Denis

Adventure Trip Leader

David Su

Adventure Trip Leader


Our Board of Directors

Jeff Alderson (Chair)
Online Learning Product Marketing, MathWorks

Tom Rollins, CFA (Treasurer)
Fidelity Investments

Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA (Clerk)
Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy
BU, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Services

Janet Wade
Director, Boston Ability Center

Charley Gould

Deborah ‘Dubs’ Dickey
Health Professional

Jessica Sanders, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Chris Keyes
Head of PCH Boston
PCH Digital

Laura Malnight
Mom & Advocate


Our Board of Advisors

Juan Martin Botero
Software Engineer, Adventurer, Mentor

Amy Choi
Chief Growth Officer, T3 Advisors

Cherise Bransfield
Mom & Advocate

Richard Helstein
Former Vice President of Marketing, Kraft Foods

Martin West, PhD
Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Anna McKeown
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Town of Concord, MA

Matt Morizio
Private Client Advisor, Beck Bode

Sarah Perry
President, SP Non-Profit Consulting

Carl Robinson
Wells Fargo as a Wealth Advisor, Senior Vice President

Jean Whitney
Philanthropic Advising