About NH-DI

New Hampshire Destination Imagination (NH-DI) is only one of the programs sponsored by the New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection (NHICC). NHICC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering teamwork, creative problem solving, and innovation in New Hampshire. Working with students from preschool through college, NHICC offers multiple programs to help New Hampshire’s youth become the leaders and innovators of the future:

  • New Hampshire Destination Imagination.  Destination Imagination® (DI) is one of the most popular extracurricular school activities in New Hampshire, with about 2,000 student participants each year from schools and community-based organizations around the state. Since its inception in 1982, New Hampshire Destination Imagination has had over 120,000 New Hampshire students in its creative problem solving programs.
  • Camp Gottalikachallenge. We run one of the oldest creativity camps in the nation. Every summer, we welcome campers from all over the world to a week of summer camp fun at a variety of sites around New Hampshire.
  • Girls Engineering the Future is a new residential camp created by the New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection, FIRST®, Destination Imagination®, and the University of New Hampshire to provide an adventure designed to bolster the self-confidence, lift the spirit, and engage the minds of young women.
  • Scholarships. Each year, NHICC awards scholarships to selected graduating high school seniors.

Please visit the main NHICC website to learn more about our organization and its programs..

Key Contacts

Nearly all of the people listed below are volunteers. Most of them prefer email instead of being called at home in the evening, and when calling in the evening, it would be better to place your call before 9 PM.

NameE-mail @nhicc.orgPhoneResponsible For
Ellie StetsonEllie.Stetson868-2140 x704NHICC Board Chair
Craig RichardsonCraig.Richardson868-2140 x701NHICC Executive Director
DI Affiliate Co-Director
Sandra HardySandra.Hardy868-2140 x702DI Affiliate Co-Director
NH-DI Program Board Chair
Melinda SinesMelinda.Sines868-2140 x707Merchandising Director
Lisa GowernLisa.Gowern868-2140 x708Events Manager
Wayne KurtzmanWayne.Kurtzman434-0974Media PR
Lou McKennaLou.McKenna868-2140 x711Camp Director