Allison joined Nutmeg BBBS in 2012 as a Site-Based Program Coordinator in Windham, CT. as Director of School Programs, she now works with Nutmeg’s community, corporate and school partners to provide one-on-one mentoring relationships with structured programming in a supervised group setting. Allison brings years of experience in education, volunteer coordination and school-based program delivery to this position. Prior to her time at Nutmeg, Allison began her work with youth mentoring programs as an AmeriCorps member at Everybody Wins! CT (now Read To A Child), where she later worked as a Program Manager. Allison began her professional life as a middle-school choir teacher, and quickly learned that positive relationships between students and caring adults were crucial for student engagement and success. In her management of Nutmeg’s school-based mentoring programs, she consistently witnesses that power of relationships to expand children’s worlds – and those of their adult mentors.
When Allison isn’t in the Nutmeg office or in area schools, she can be found performing or recording as a professional classical singer with groups such as Etherea Vocal Ensemble. Additionally, Allison serves on the Board of Directors of the choirs of Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus in Torrington, CT.
Allison is also a Big Sister. She and her Little, Peyton, have been matched since 2015.