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

Laurie Sweeney – Program Director

Laurie joined the PYW team in September of 2021. She comes to us from the Northwood School district where she worked the past 15 years within special education. In her free time, Laurie enjoys spending time outdoors, going on road trips with her family and looks forward to sharing her passion for baking with the PYW community. 


Contact Laurie: Laurie@PittsfieldYouthWorkshop.org

Hannah Morin – Program Assistant

Hannah is excited to be back at PYW after originally working as a summer intern in 2019. She has Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Creative Writing and is pursuing a Masters Degree in School Counseling at Rivier University. Her favorite part of being a Program Assistant is building relationships with the PYW youth and getting to celebrate their accomplishments, big and small! 

Contact Hannah: Hannah@PittsfieldYouthWorkshop.org

PYW Board of Directors

Executive Board

Steven Perras – President

David Patsos – Vice President

Andrea Riel – Treasurer

Justine (Tina) Metcalf – Secretary

Members at Large

Richard Walter

Colleen Laro

Julie (Lee) Shafer