PRESS RELEASE: Kismet welcomes three new members to the board of directors

Kismet Rock Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members
Board expansion kicks off capacity building phase as Kismet prepares for its tenth year

November 17, 2008, North Conway, New Hampshire – Kismet Rock Foundation (Kismet), a New Hampshire based educational non-profit, recently welcomed Sasha Eisele, Brian Post and Chris Graham to the growing board of directors.

“We are excited about the new energy Sasha, Brian and Chris will bring to the board,” said Ted Wroblewski, President of the Board. “Their individual talents will be immensely important in the coming year as we build capacity to expand the reach of our programs.”

Sasha Eisele, a consultant specializing in fundraising, marketing and organizational development strategies for growing non-profits, comes to Kismet with a passion for young people and the outdoors. A graduate of Maine College of Art, she followed her interest in creative problem solving and community development to the non-profit sector. Sasha lives with her husband Erik in Glen. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to put my skills to work for Kismet,” said Eisele.

Brian Post, a professional photographer, has worked with Kismet in many areas over the years; as a program volunteer, a member of the event committee and by contributing pro bono photography and website administration. “As a person that has benefited greatly from the rock climbing experience, I think it’s important to give back and pass that experience on,” said Post. “Kismet’s mission is important to me because not all students have positive educational and recreational opportunities in their lives. These opportunities can have a profound positive effect on them.”

Chris Graham has been teaching for 20 years, and currently teaches Art at Gorham Middle High School. His outdoor education experiences also led to the development of an Adventure Arts course he now teaches there, which introduces students to the art of rock climbing. Chris hopes to focus his contributions to Kismet in the areas of program development, fundraising and media projects. He lives with his wife and three children in North Conway.

Kismet’s current board, under the leadership of Chair Ted Wroblewski, and newly elected Vice Chair, Claudine Safar, extends its sincere gratitude to long-time board member Cheryl Rocheleau, who recently stepped down from service.

Kismet Rock Foundation enhances the physical, intellectual and emotional development of well-functioning but economically disadvantaged children by providing access to the immense value of a comprehensive and multi-dimensional education in technical rock climbing. To observe a program day, learn more about the plans for expansion, make a donation or to get involved as a volunteer, please email Mike Jewell, call 603.356.7738 or visit us online at

Kismet's newest board members: Brian Post, Chris Graham and Sasha Eisele

Kismet's newest board members: Brian Post, Chris Graham and Sasha Eisele