Entries by Michael

Susan Beck-Dore

I began my MPA Journey 21 years ago (May of 2001) as an Overnight Youth Counselor at our Pike campus in Bolton house. I was working towards my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Plymouth State College. Having an overnight schedule was not ideal while I was also attending college. Luckily, I transitioned to day/evening […]

Rachel Umberger

I began to work at Mount Prospect Academy in May 2013. Initially, I was hired as a Milieu Clinician/Permanency Specialist (more on that in a bit). I had just graduated with my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Plymouth State University and had been clear with myself and my professors that I wanted to work […]

John Fulp (part 1)

I began my MPA Journey 21 years ago (April of 2002) as a Youth Counselor at our Plymouth Campus, which was then called the Wreath School Of New Hampshire, while I was still finishing up my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Law at Plymouth State University. I thought it was just going to be a […]

Justin Lagassey

Hello friends and colleagues! I’m writing you all from the gate of Logan Airport on the first leg of my journey to compete in the Enduro World Series at the 2010 Olympic venue in Whistler, Canada. This has been a goal of mine for the better part of a decade and I’m finally able to […]

Joe Michel

My name is Joe Michel and I am currently the Executive Director of MPA’s Adventure-based, program in Warren, NH. I have been the Executive Director of, the Warren program for a little over three years now. In May of 2012, I was hired as a youth counselor on the Plymouth campus, specifically the Denali community. […]