Lindsey Kittredge is the Executive Director of Shooting Touch, Inc. and responsible for overseeing all domestic and international operations of the organization. Under Lindsey's direction, Shooting Touch, Inc. has grown from inception as a local Boston basketball program to an international NGO with work on three continents, 7 countries and positively impacting over 15,000 youths globally since the organization’s inception in June, 2007.
Lindsey began her career in Sydney, Australia working for Professional Public Relations (PPR), one of Australia's largest privately owned public relations firms. After her move back to the States, Lindsey spent the next eight years in Boston in both commercial and residential real estate marketing firms. During her career here, she grew to realize that her passion to use the power of sport to improve the lives of children outweighed her current career path. As her husband, Justin, served as a coach-mentor to urban youth in Boston, together they realized there was a greater need for accessible, sport-for-development programming for at-risk youth. With this premise, Shooting Touch was born and has grown into an international organization far outweighing any initial expectations of impact, outcomes and development.
Lindsey played Division I lacrosse at the University of Vermont where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Nutrition.
Lindsey is a happy wife and mother of two wonderful little girls.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Ashley Walenta is the Director of Operations at Shooting Touch with the primary responsibility of supporting the Executive Director to oversee operations, finances, donor management, and major fundraising events.
Prior to Shooting Touch, Ashley served as the Development Manager of The Sports Museum where she established and defined development functions, formal marketing initiatives, and fundraising programs - including planning and executing on fundraising activities for major events. Additionally, she was the Event Coordinator at Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment, LLC, where she developed and facilitated large scale events for a variety of non-profit organizations in addition to maintaining corporate and athlete/celebrity client relationships while coordinating all aspects of marketing deals.
Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Endicott College where she was a member and Captain of the Endicott Women's Basketball team.
Ashley additionally owns her own event planning company, Ashley Irene Events, LLC.
SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Lisanne joined Shooting Touch in October of 2013 as one of our two 2013-2014 Fellows. Along with Remy N'diaye, Lisanne was instrumental in furthering the direction for Shooting Touch's program in Rwanda. After her yearlong work program, Lisanne was in love with all things Rwandan and decided to extend her work overseas and become Shooting Touch's second In-Country Program Director.
Proficient in Kinyarwanda, Lisanne has been a critical reason why our program in Rwanda is working and growing. Lisanne has made endless connections and stayed in Rwanda for a total of 4 years. As Senior Director, Lisanne will be working in the US and Rwanda throughout the year. Among many things, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the Rwanda program, managing all in-country staff, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation and in-country partnerships. Lisanne plays a critical role in the management of all aspects with Shooting Touch HQ in Boston including domestic programming and development.
Lisanne is a graduate of Queens College and from Toronto, Canada
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Chloe graduated with a degree in Sports Medicine from Merrick College in 2015. Chloe was not only a standout basketball player for her school, but an exceptional student and admired person. One of Chloe's many strengths, that makes her a special individual, is her ability to connect with others. She started her own "Humans of Merrimack" (mimicking the Human of New York platform) which served as a safe space for students to divulge personal narratives. She interviewed over 150 individuals, all while running the platform anonymously. It was no surprise when Chloe was chosen to give the commencement speech at her graduation. Upon graduating, Chloe played professional basketball in Israel for one season. After the season, she spent some time volunteering with refugees in Greece. There, she realized that playing basketball was not enough to fulfill her passion of making a difference in the world. Upon her return to Boston, she met with Lindsey to talk about the BHC fellowship and shortly after Chloe was selected as one of the fellows for the 2016/2017 year. The rest is history. Chloe made an immediate impact by leading the expansion of the women's and girls program and is a crowd favorite both on and off the court.
As a result of her prodigious performance as a fellow, Chloe has now taken on the role as the In Country Program Director in Rwanda! In this role she is responsible for all international partnerships, roles and corporate responsibilities throughout Rwanda.