Unplugged Adventures is focused on engaging kids in a real way, leading outdoor adventures that combine physical challenges, problem-solving and team-building activities. Our adventures will often include a mountain ascent or wilderness trek, and some include a competitive dynamic to enhance the learning experience. All of our adventures are guaranteed to be FUN!
Unplugged Adventures is a family-owned and -operated business.
After spending close to 20 years focused on fixing healthcare, I have pivoted my focus to developing engaged youth leaders through hands-on, experiential teaching, coaching and mentoring.
I grew up spending much of my free time exploring the world around me, creating real and imaginary adventures, and building tight relationships with my close friends. I often felt that I was born several centuries too late, missing out on the "time of the explorers".
I founded Unplugged Adventures to catalyze a sea change for today's youth, to shift their focus from digital media to the dynamic world around them. Through fun, team-based outdoor adventures, we foster critical problem-solving, social and communication skills.
My passion for working with our younger generations extends across my life. I spend my time away from Unplugged Adventures teaching 6th grade in Westborough, coaching youth sports teams, and leading great adventures with my wife, daughters and Australian Labradoodle.
SENIOR TEAM LEADER
Madison has been involved with Unplugged Adventures since 2016 when she took part in the first pilot "expedition" on Wachusett Mountain. Since that time, Maddie has worked as a Team Leader in Training, a Junior Team Leader and now as a Senior Team Leader. As an STL, she has overall responsibility for a group of participants for the duration of the event.
Maddie's passion for the environment, adventure and for working with kids is fully on display when she works an event. She is compassionate, patient and always ready to laugh, while modeling environmental stewardship and strong problem-solving skills. Your kids are guaranteed to feel safe and have a blast on Maddie's team!
When she is not working for Unplugged Adventures, Maddie is a Junior at Algonquin Regional High School where she focuses her time on academics (science and ELA), sports (soccer and track), and volunteerism (Best Buddies and Peer Mentors). Maddie's passion for soccer extends year-round to her club team with BEST FC. She also works as a server at the Highlands Gracious Retirement Living community where she enjoys trading stories with the residents!