Pam joined High 5 in 2016 and took on a new role as the Marketing Specialist in 2018. She coordinates all aspects of the marketing effort, which is strengthened and fueled by collaborating with all High 5 teams. “I’m energized by my co-workers who bring boundless creativity and purpose to their work. From the birth of new products to the unique organizational culture that embraces the formula “practice what you teach,” there is never a deficit of compelling stories to share about building better communities, about the magic of Challenge Courses, and about the fascinating people and mission of High 5.”
Pam started her career in marketing and recruitment at Boston University Law School and continued to work with students while she managed a summer internship program at a private law firm. Then, she went out on an entrepreneurial limb by starting a database marketing company for the hotel industry. More recently, she returned to higher education and served as the Internship Coordinator at Amherst College, until she started on a new adventure at High 5.
Pam received her B.S. in Business Administration, from the University of Vermont, and then attended Boston University’s Graduate Program in International Relations. “Experiential education speaks in a universal language that can be understood by all who come under its spell. Students from around the globe experience our challenge course, and for many of them, English is not their first language. Language is no barrier, because our work builds connections, and furthers cultural understanding, even in the absence of words. That is human connection at its best, communicating through actions.”
In 2016, she gave up her Vermont license plate to move to the Pioneer Valley with her family. She continues to analyze why moving south to Massachusetts has resulted in more snow each winter, but that’s fine since she loves to snowshoe and telemark. She’s an avid yoga practitioner and outdoor enthusiast, and one day hopes to finish hiking the VT Long Trail end-to-end.