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Spaulding Family

At Spaulding Youth Center, each member of our staff can make a difference in a child’s life. That is why we cherish our employees – we all share the same commitment to helping children and youth to achieve their full potential.

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Regardless of the role they play here on campus, Spaulding Youth Center values each and every individual on our staff. Every day, our team works together to provide quality programs and services for our students and build strong, respectful relationships. In fact, many of our employees consider their Spaulding Youth Center colleagues as family.

Below are just a few of our family members and staff events to provide insight to our culture here on campus. Check back often as we will continue showcasing more of our cherished staff and fun team activities.

Nicole Hilliker – Our First Spaulding Spirit Award Winner!

Nicole Hilliker – Our First Spaulding Spirit Award Winner!

The Spaulding Spirit Award is a peer‐nominated award given to a staff member who exemplifies Spaulding Spirit and makes peers proud to be working by their side. We are so excited that Nicole Hilliker has been chosen as the first Spaulding Spirit Winner! Nicole has been at SYC for nearly 2 years now, and in that time, has become part of the Spaulding family.

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Giving New Meaning to Our Campus Family

Giving New Meaning to Our Campus Family

Some of the greatest stories in history started with a random event which lead to significant outcomes. The story behind Spaulding Youth Center’s longest-tenured employee began just this way. Lori Surowiec was assigned to Spaulding Youth Center as part of a work study program in high school. Following this work study at the tender age of 18, she was hired full-time as a program treatment secretary. She dedicated 28 years to this instrumental role. In 2001, Lori was promoted to Executive Secretary, where she continues to provide support today.

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The Master Behind the Magic

The Master Behind the Magic

After living in numerous small Midwest towns as a child, Andrew Raeside earned his Fine Arts degree in Art from the University of Northern Iowa and also met his wife, Theresa. Following graduation, he started his special education career providing direct care in a Dubuque, IA adult residential facility. The couple relocated to Vermont for four years, but then finally settled in the NH lakes region. “It was the best thing we ever did!” shares Andrew.

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A Trained Eye on the Future

A Trained Eye on the Future

After returning from active duty in Iraq and then spending a few years as a correctional officer, Jason Perkins started at Spaulding Youth Center in 2010 as a Residential Assistant in Cutter-Wiggins. Since then, his work ethic and accountability has enabled him to transition into an overnight role.

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The Superstar Behind the Switchboard

The Superstar Behind the Switchboard

When calling the main number at Spaulding, you’ve no doubt been cheerfully greeted by our savvy switchboard sovereign, Aja Rule. This cheerful voice is a perfect match to Aja’s friendly and welcoming demeanor, so it is no surprise that everyone knows and adores her!

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