Our Team


Zach Powers – Executive Director

Zach started at PYW in October, 2004. He first served as Program Director, and then stepped up as Executive Director in April, 2007. Zach has a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Conservation and a Masters Degree in Environmental Education from UNH. He has lived in NH his whole life, and enjoys anything to do with the outdoors. 

Contact Zach: ZachPowers@PittsfieldYouthWorkshop.org

Paula Martel – Program Director

Paula was hired as full-time Program Director in May 2007, after volunteering and working part time for PYW for several years.  She served as the Mentor Program Assistant and Assistant rock climbing instructor before accepting the opportunity to work at PYW full-time. Paula has a degree in Early Childhood Education. 

Contact Paula: Paula@PittsfieldYouthWorkshop.org

Jeff Martel  – Mentor Coordinator

& Lead Rock Climbing Instructor

Jeff has been associated with PYW since 1996. He is currently the program coordinator for the Pittsfield Teen Mentor Project, and lead rock climbing instructor. Jeff is also a full-time employee of the Pittsfield School District, serving as a Counselor at Pittsfield Middle High School. Jeff has a Bachelors Degree in Outdoor Education and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. 

Contact Jeff: jmartel@pittsfieldnhschools.org

Executive Board of Directors
President – Jennifer Walter – jen@pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org 
Vice President – Steven Perras
Secretary – Andrea Riel
Treasurer – Colleen Laro 

Members At Large
Richard Walter
Justine (Tina) Metcalf
David Patsos