Krissy Fraser

Krissy Fraser

Executive Director

A Massachusetts native and graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Krissy started her career as a Communications Project Manager at Fidelity Investments, Crosby Group. Eight years later, in 2006, she took a leap of faith and left the corporate world to relocate to the Mount Washington Valley.

Krissy has recently spent ten years working in marketing, development, and events for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory and prior to that worked in the ski industry. Now with the opportunity to work with an organization whose mission is to help underprivileged kids find their potential Fraser is thrilled to take her depth of experience in communications and development and apply them as the Executive Director of Kismet.

Krissy lives in Jackson, N.H. with her partner Fred and his two boys Alex and Ethan, where she spends her free time outdoors, skiing, hiking, and gardening.

Ara Morton

Ara Morton

Program Manager

Ara has been a dedicated climber since 2008 and is excited to share his love of climbing with the students of Kismet. After years of pursuing a theater career in New York City, Ara turned his attention towards climbing gym management and youth programming. Since then he has coached at and managed gyms in New York, Connecticut, and Maine.

As the Program Manager, Ara is excited to bring his knowledge of technical rock climbing, group leadership, and youth mentorship to Kismet. Above all, he is excited to connect with and learn from the Kismet family. When not climbing, Ara is likely hiking, cooking, or spending time with his wife and young daughter.

Summer 2021 Program Staff


Connor Goudreau

Kismet Grad, 2013

Gashim Nyapir

Kismet Grad, 2014

Bekah Eldridge

Kismet Grad, 2015

Jaelynn Laudenbach

Kismet Grad, 2017

Renee Brogan

Kismet Grad, 2017