Stephen Baird, co-founder: Stephen is a senior at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. He enjoys running track for Pinkerton Academy and traveling. Stephen loves finding different ways to help others in the community. He spends time volunteering at other organizations such as Bread and Roses in Lawrence, MA helping serve meals to those in need. He is also a volunteer for Essex County Habitat for Humanity. Stephen is the Race Director for the Auburn Duckling Dash 5K for the 5th year. He works tirelessly to prepare each year to provide the best event possible. He is also co-coordinator for the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade
Sophia Baird, co-founder, is a sophomore at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH, who has a passion for fashion and interior design. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and doing crafts. She is also on the Pinkerton track team. This past year, Sophie completed the NAMI training for Connect Suicide Prevention Program for Youth Leadership and is looking forward to teaching others about suicide prevention. She also participated in Pinkerton's Youth Day where she volunteered in helping organizations in the community. Sophie is the co-coordinator for the We Are One Movement, an initiative to inspire kindness and empowerment in others. She is also the co-coordinator of the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. She started up the Good Shepherds Boutique where volunteers and others create hand made items such as jewelry, accessories, meditative items to sell. Sophie also assisted in sewing masks for frontline workers as part of the Thank You Mask Drive.
Sean Kelly- Sean is an 10th grader at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. In his free time, Sean enjoys playing sports, he plays on two soccer teams FC Stars NH and for Auburn Soccer Club. He also plays basketball. Sean has combined his love of sports and desire to help other kids. He has been actively helping to support inner city kids playing soccer by organizing rides to practices and games, uniforms, and equipment for kids. Sean is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. As a Youth Advisory Member of Good Shepherds, Sean has seen the power of a group of people coming together to help those in need. Sean is looking forward to continuing this opportunity to reach out and help others as a member of the Good Shepherds Foundation.
Becca Farnum is currently a senior at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. Becca is actively involved with basketball. She plays AAU basketball all year long and also plays for the Pinkerton basketball during school season. Playing basketball has taught Becca a lot about teamwork & self-discipline. In the winter of 2019, she volunteered a few times with Derry Parks & Recreations coaching basketball games, and she will continue to do this in this coming winter season. Besides basketball, Becca enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the beach, going to concerts. She recently joined the Good Shepherds Foundations, and wants to volunteer for activities that would benefit any good causes for the community.
Jaxon Pereira is an 10th grader at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA . He played football with the Derry Wolverines and was on multiple basketball teams including Auburn’s school team. Jax is an active member of the National Junior Honor Society and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Coalition where he has volunteered his time in raising money for special education programs in the Merrimack Valley. He’s been an active volunteer with the Good Shepherds Foundation since the organizations inception. He worked on a project with his schools guidance counselor called WIN (What I Need) on teaching concepts of empathy and perspective thinking to his peers. He was hand selected by his teachers as a positive role model for this project. In his spare time, Jax enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and of course, his pets.
Delaney Petri is a freshman at Pinkerton Academy, She is in National Jr Honor Society and is involved other school clubs, including year book and destination imagination. She’s also on a competitive dance team at Unbound Dance Acadmey, and she will also be doing dance at Pinkerton. When she graduated she received awards such as the music award, spirt of AVS award, and honor roll. She also is a helpful big sister to her two younger brother and her grandmother. When she has spare time she likes to hangout with her friends and family. This year she is looking forward to helping on projects geared towards the Aging and Youth population.
Maddie Hajduk is a sophomore at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. She loves to read and write, and currently has too many books to count. She is historian for the Class of 2024 and was part of Pinkerton's Youth Day of Giving Back, a day dedicated to students giving back to their community. Maddie participated in NAMI Suicide Prevention training and is looking forward to teaching peers about suicide prevention. She is a Red Cross-certified babysitter and loves spending time with family and friends. Maddie is Editor-In-Chief of our Community Series Newsletter which circulates every month.
Lucas Dickinson - I am a sophomore at Central Catholic High School. My hobbies include playing AAU basketball for the SNH Saints, martial arts, snowboarding, boating, and have a passion for animals. I enjoy doing community service and have spent time visiting with veterans, elderly, and helping with food drives and teaching younger kids martial arts. I believe that it is very important to make a positive impact in your community. And I strive to do that regularly in my life.
Beau Dickinson- I am a sophomore at Central Catholic High School. I play AAU basketball for the Southern New Hampshire Saints year round and I play for Central Catholic during the school season. I also participate in martial arts and recently received my black belt. Aside from sports, I love helping others. I have helped serve food in the Derry Soup Kitchen and I have spent time with veterans at the Tilton Veteran’s Home. Each Christmas my family and I also help a family in need. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, playing sports, and hanging out with my friends and family. I’m very excited to now be apart of the Good Shepherds Foundation and I am hoping to continue to help those in need.
Makenzie Daneau- Makenzie is an 8th grader at Londonderry Middle School. She is an athlete who plays on multiple sports team. She plays softball for Plex Softball Club as well as Londonderry Middle School. Makenzie also plays basketball for Londonderry Basketball Club and her middle school team. She is a peer mentor for athletes with varying physical and mental abilities on Londonderry Unified Top Soccer Team. She enjoys being outdoors and hobbies such as making crafts as well as baking.
Maddie Frank is a senior at Pinkerton Academy. She plays soccer, tennis, and skies. She’s also involved in the Students for Environmental Awareness Club and has a passion for helping to save the Earth. In her free time, Maddie enjoys surfing, reading, and hanging out with friends. Maddie joined the Good Shepherds Foundation to help others in need and to work with her peers towards bettering our community.
Brooke Currier – Brooke is an honor roll sophomore student at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH. She is looking forward to participating in the Best Buddies Club again this year. Brooke is an avid reader, enjoys playing tennis, skiing and loves to draw as a pastime. This past spring and summer, Brooke worked for the FUN Program in Hampton. Working with elementary and middle school students from the New Hampshire Seacoast, Brooke enjoyed making friends and participating in a variety of student activities. She is certified in CPR and has participated in the Swimming and Water Safety Program. Brooke has worked on the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade as a volunteer and now as a Youth Advisory Member of the Good Shepherds Foundation, Brooke is committed to lending a hand and connecting with others to brighten their day across the New England community.
Abby Levine is a freshman at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. She is a cheerleader for PAJV. She enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family. Last year she volunteered in the Good Shepherds Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. She enjoys helping people in need and is excited to do more for the community and be a part of Good Shepherds Foundation.