Tracy Shamberger is a resident of the Lincoln-Woodstock area who is invested in the power of her community.
Throughout her 21 years of sobriety, Tracy has been practicing and teaching the invaluable lessons of vulnerability and compassion. She understands firsthand how difficult it can be to ask for help, and therefore the immense importance of establishing support systems for people who are struggling in any aspect of their life.
A dedicated mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Tracy runs The Bridge Project in order to share her strengths with others, provide hope in the face of loneliness, and push people to want more out of life—because they deserve it.
When taking on the role of administrative assistant at the Bridge Project, I was ready to get my hands in paperwork, organize events, and do the assistant “things”. What I didn’t realize is that this job would make a difference in every aspect of my life. Being able to help people is something that comes naturally to me, but here at The Bridge Project, it exceeds another level.
The world can be a scary place, however, not having to face it alone is something that everyone should have the opportunity to have. Being able to join The Bridge Project has given me that opportunity to pass along my experience, stories, helping hand, and smiles. The compassion that is willing to be brought to the table from Stephanie is something that she is dedicated to give her community. Stephanie also became a CHW (community health worker) to help reach more resources and better serve our community. We are all in this together, sometimes we just need a helping hand, I am here for that!
After becoming part of the Lincoln Woodstock community about nine years ago, I was made aware of the Bridge Project. While I generally knew it as a support organization, I didn’t fully understand the scope. After working with Tracy a bit, I saw that it was way more than I first thought. The involvement and support to the area was so meaningful that I wanted to be part of it. This organization is part of what makes this area so desirable to live.
Minister of the mountains Marcus is the executive director and chaplain of Loon Mountain Ministry. Born and raised in the mountains of Maine, he has enjoyed skiing since he was two. Marcus and his family moved to Lincoln in 2012 and have loved every minute of it. He coaches the local middle school ski team and enjoys chasing his kids ski racing careers around the globe. Marcus is one of the founding members of the Bridge Project and is passionate about the organization’s role in the community. Grab coffee with him at Encore Thrift and Coffee, he’ll talk to you for hours about the work the Bridge Project is doing.
I grew up in a military family and traveled extensively throughout the US and the world as a child an young adult. I trained both as a teacher and as a computer professional and worked with a wide range of nonprofit organizations in several different countries both before and after starting my own business as a web developer. When I moved to NH in 2014, I knew I wanted to be closely involved in the local community and find a way to give back. The Bridge Project has grown so quickly to fill a critical need of support for our community. This work matters and I am grateful to be part of it.
My name is Drew Lindow. I live here in Lincoln with my wife and three daughters and work as the Associate Pastor/ Operations Director of a local organization called Loon Mountain Ministry. I love spending time in the outdoors and gathering with others around a great meal. My involvement with the Bridge Project stems from my desire to help people and connect them to who and what they need to live an abundant life.
My service to the Lincoln Woodstock Community began in 2006 with the start of my own Law Enforcement Career. Answering calls for service and building relationships with residents and visitors offered a unique perspective into the challenges facing our region. As a young officer I was able to witness community leaders and organizations such as Rotary International work towards making a difference but a void still remained. Shortly after joining Rotary myself, I became familiar with the Bridge Project and was asked to join the board. Today, I am grateful to be a part of such a unique program which has touched the lives of so many residents.
Rory Parnell is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and New England Law – Boston. Rory is a civil litigation attorney, and has been a partner at Parnell, Michels & McKay since 2017.I joined the Bridge Project because I believe in helping people where we can, and carrying on the legacy of my father, the co-founder of the Bridge Project, in continuing to help others that are in need in the North Country community of New Hampshire.
I joined the board to continue the legacy that my father, Bill Parnell, started when he worked to form the Bridge Project. My brother, Rory Parnell, and I share his vision to help those in need in the North Country and the Bridge Project is our vehicle to do just that.
Principal Broker of Polimeno Realty and Sunbelt Business Brokers of NH.
I fully believe in and support The Bridge Project’s commitment to the Lincoln-Woodstock Community through its own work and that of its offspring organizations Zanoba, Virago, and the Lincoln-Woodstock Community Resource Center.
I became involved with the Bridge Project because of its work with recovery. We had a family loss because of addiction and I want everyone to be able to get the help they need. As I have been involved I see the many other things that The Bridge Project does for our community and want to help in any way I can.