Meet the Team

Sara Shovlin, MS, CTRS
Executive Director

Sara hails from Philadelphia, PA, where she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Societies and later went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Recreational Therapy, as well as a certification for teaching in higher education. Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, Sara served as an Academic Advisor and Adjunct Instructor in Temple University’s Therapeutic Recreation Program. Before her time at Temple, Sara was a Recreational Therapist at Select Medical’s Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Hershey, PA. In her free time, Sara enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and camping with her husband and Irish Doodle/Club puppy, Penny, as well as volunteering and participating in numerous sports and activities with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country.


Sandy Brackett
Unit Director

Sandy has lived in the beautiful community of Landaff since 2015, after leaving the NH lakes region where she and her husband, Andy, resided for 15 years.  She was born and raised in central Massachusetts. Sandy is a graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in business where she graduated in the top 10 of her class. Sandy has been the Director of Educational Services for a nationally and internationally recognized health and fitness company out of NYC for the last 12 years.  Prior to that, Sandy was both a Manager and then an Assistant Manager of two major school bus companies, out of Fitchburg, MA and Belmont, NH respectively. Locally, she is the editor of the “Landaff Ledger”; a member of the Friends of Landaff; the outgoing Treasurer for the Lisbon Friends in Council. Sandy was also a past secretary for the Lisbon Stump Jumpers; a past program lecturer/member of the Mount Hope Grange #77 and a past Landaff Planning Board member. Sandy enjoys organic gardening, cooking healthy meals, exercising and caring for her 1 dog, 2 cats, and 7 chickens! She lives by her favorite saying “Smiling costs nothing and says everything.”