Leadership2018-10-02T19:51:26+00:00

Leadership

Todd Crevier
Todd CrevierPresident and Founder
My name is Todd Crevier and I am a retired Sergeant First Class with the US Army. I served in the US Army for 10 years, I have two combat tours (one to Iraq 2004 and one to Africa 2013), and I am a disabled veteran. I retired from the Army in October of 2014 and in November of 2014 I started a veterans nonprofit organization called New England Adventures. New England Adventures provides all expense paid trips for veterans and their families to the wild places of New England.

Executive Board

Mat Danforth
Mat DanforthExecutive Vice President, Orford, NH
Military Service: Nuclear Engineer on the USS Enterprise CVN 65. Top Secret security clearance.
Outdoors: I very much enjoy hunting and fishing along with various other outdoor activities. Hunting camp is one of my favorite places to be!
Reason: I love Veterans and what they have done for our country. I believe New England Adventures is a wonderful and incredible opportunity for the men and women who have put their own lives on the line for the rest of Americans. Getting these men and women connected to the outdoors is very important and much needed, especially for the Veterans that may suffer from depression, PTSD, and all other conditions the military can easily cause. I am very excited and honored to serve on the Executive Board!
Tim Moran
Tim MoranExecutive Medical Director
Registered Nurse
I am currently serving proudly on the executive board of New England Adventures. My role is that of the Medical Director for our hunting and fishing trips that I am able to attend and to oversee our staff members who will also be on these trips to ensure CPR and Basic Life support skills are current. I am also a Veteran, I served in the United States Navy from 1986 through 1990 aboard the USS Meyerkord FF – 1058. I have been hunting and fishing for the better part of my life. I first sat on a deer stand when I was 8 years old and my Dad set me at the bottom of an old pine tree with a Marlin 30-30, no shell in the chamber, if I saw a buck I would chamber a round and shoot. I took my first deer at 13 and it was a spike horn, since then I have taken my share and learned a lot about the whitetail deer and how smart they truly are. After my contract with the Navy I became a professional firefighter and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief before I retired to pursue a new career in Nursing. I am married and have 3 great children and a truly great wife. As you can see I have spent my entire adult life dedicated to helping people and New England Adventures provides me with the opportunity to help the people who garner my utmost respect, YOU the Veteran. I look forward to working with you on your next adventure with us.

Executive Treasurer

Peter Sadowski
Peter SadowskiGold Star Family Member, Feeding Hills, MA
Peter Sadowski is married to Karen Sadowski. Pete is a father of 4 children. He works as a foremen for the Agawam Water Dept. Pete is also a Pro Staffer for Hoyt bows and Easton arrows. Pete enjoys hunting fishing and spending time with his 5 grandchildren.

Executive Secretary

Tom Carkhuff, US Army Veteran
Tom Carkhuff, US Army VeteranExecutive Secretary
I served in the US Army for four years. I was stationed at Camp Hovey Korea in 1992 and then spent two and a half years at Fort Bliss, El Paso Tx. I was honorably discharged in 1995. I received 2 Arcoms,4 AAM,Army good conduct medal,National Defense Service Medal,Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with rifle and grenade. Along with several unit citations.

I moved to Massachusetts, from NJ in 1999 in pursuit of my job. I met and married my beautiful wife in 2003. We have three beautiful daughters ages 18-15-13. Our youngest one hunts with me. We currently reside in Hinsdale, MA in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains

Board of Directors

 David Binford
David BinfordUS Army Combat Veteran, Orford, NH
David Binford is a Veteran of both the US Air Force (1988-1992 active duty / 1992-1996 reserves) and the US Army (2008-2012 active duty). He and his wife Dawn have been married for 23 years, have 5 children, and 4 grandchildren. David currently serves his fellow New Hampshire citizens as a Representative of Grafton District 15 in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
As well as being the co-founder and president of Warriors2Warriors, a nonprofit Veterans group located in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. He also serves as a member and chaplain of a local Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter in Lebanon, NH and is the High School Varsity Girls Fast-pitch Softball Coach at Rivendell Academy in Orford, NH. David is the Snowboard Supervisor at Ragged Mountain Resort Learning Center in Danbury, NH and serves on the board of Open Window Ministries in White River Junction, VT along with being an Elder and member of the Worship Team at Praise Chapel Outreach in Hartford, VT.

David served during Desert Storm with the USAF and deployed to Kunar Province, Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (AA), who are the subject of the documentary “The Hornet’s Nest” (filmed during the deployment).
It was there he discovered firsthand the challenges that he and his fellow Combat Veterans face after returning home from war; with PTSD, TBI, Physical, Mental and Emotional Distress, which is why he started Warriors2Warriors and has joined the team at New England Adventures in hopes of offering an alternative means to overcoming these challenges. David believes that the key is to incorporate his fellow Veterans in the Camaraderie, Esprit De Corp, and Mission Focus each held during their time of service to our Nation.
His past community involvement includes serving as a board member of Common Ground Ministries in Waxahachie, TX and as a board member of Freedom Declared Ministries in Ennis, TX. David has also served as a youth sports coach in football, baseball, and soccer, from as early as a freshman in high school and is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University where he is working to obtain his BS in Sports Management.
His interest include; hiking, hunting, fishing, fly fishing, mountain biking, snowboarding, motorcycling, shooting, archery, snowmobiling, and ATVing… just to name a few.

Nathan Larabee
Nathan LarabeeUS Marine Corps Veteran
Military Service: CPL/United States Marine Corps Infantry Rifleman/Secondary MOS 8154. Fallujah, Iraq 2004/2005. I am an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt and fish. When I returned from the Marines I found myself having a hard time adjusting to this thing they call the civilian life. I had a lot of sleepless nights, at the time I was too proud to say I had PTSD. My medication was teaching myself how to hunt and spending time in the most peaceful place on earth, the deer woods. To this day I believe without a doubt that spending time in a treestand hunting and watching nature unfold in front of my eyes saved me. I volunteered to be on the Board of Directors of this organization because I believe whole heartedly in what they do. A bonus is being able to help my fellow Veterans and be involved in my passion at the same time. My extensive knowledge of archery hunting big game animals, land management for wildlife, managing deer herds, land navigation, survival, and first aid make me a great asset to the New England Adventures Team.
Kevin Padberg
Kevin PadbergUS Air Force Veteran, Westfield, MA
Born and mostly raised in Southern California. The second eldest of a blended family of 5, Kevin joined active military service in 1982. After completing technical training- ready to see the world, was first assigned back to Mather AFB in N. California as a Medical Administration technician. Served in one capacity or another at locations in California, Texas, Alabama, Guam, Japan and Turkey.
Disaster Preparedness, Quality Assurance Programs and Patient Complaints Coordinator, Unit Strength Coordinator and others. Selection as Family Readiness NCO (FRNCO) in 1999 redirected every aspect of his military experience. The unique needs and challenges of deploying military families had led to creation of this singular position as focal point for the entire military family for communication, parenting, referral assistance, housing support, financial planning and more. Five years after special duty assignment as FRNCO, was selected for First Sergeant duty. These challenging roles in active service led directly to selection, four years later, as a Wingman Advocate. This civil service position remains experimental and a unique capability within the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah. Critical focus was on suicide intervention and conflict resolution assistance. These coveted civilian peer to peer advocate positions were completely without precedent and crossed a number of typically rigid boundaries; legal, HIPPA, chain-of-command, and labor union lines that required delicate, but confident performance. The crew of 8 initial “Wingman Advocates” faced a 1:1900 rate of suicide among civilian employees. Yet within two years, the base rate was below that of the nation, state and surrounding community. This 7-year front-line, front-row experience combined with previous years of active duty Air Force advocacy and leadership has led Mr Padberg to his application and recent acceptance at Westfield State University in the field of Social Work.
Kevin sought out New England Adventures after being referred by his wife, Rebecca, to Todd Crevier. Rebecca is a counselor with the West Springfield Vet Center. After moving from N. Utah, Kevin has been a stay at home Dad. The summer of 2016 was a difficult time after leaving long days invested in work, friends, coworkers, clients, neighbors and a familiar home for most of 20 years. In his own words:
“The application was easy. I needed easy! Great news was that I had been selected to go on the 2016 bear hunt! The “acceptance”, the experience and the folks I met couldn’t have come at a better time – frankly I was bored, lonely and I could never have afforded to go otherwise. It is now my good fortune to be involved and focused on getting others a similar experience and great-spirited fellowship.”
Rebecca Padberg
Rebecca PadbergUS Air Force Veteran
Rebecca Padberg was born and raised in New Hampshire, and spent much of her younger years in the outdoors – camping, hiking, skiing, swimming, etc. After high school, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from College of Charleston in 2002. She joined the Air Force ROTC her senior year and attended Field Training in South Dakota, where she received her commission. She was stationed at Hill AFB in Utah from 2002 to 2006 and volunteered for a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq in 2005. Recognizing the impact on individuals returning from deployments and wanting to be a part of their recovery process, she decided to pursue a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling following her separation from the Air Force. She completed her degree in 2010 and has been working in the field of mental health counseling and addiction recovery since 2009, working with both civilians and active duty. After spending 18 years away from home, she and her husband, Kevin, moved back to New England to raise their two young children closer to family. She joined the Springfield Vet Center in April 2016 as a Readjustment Counseling Therapist. In her line of work, she regularly encourages vets who experience PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction to find and engage in activities that are fulfilling. She also recognizes the importance of vets connecting with other vets in their community and continuing to find the camaraderie most vets discovered while in the military but may have since lost. She is excited to be a part of New England Adventures as the mission is directly in line with her work as a counselor – providing opportunities for veterans to participate in enjoyable activities while also connecting them to other vets and overall improving their quality of life.
Anthony Davy
Anthony DavyUS Marine Corps Veteran
Hello, I am Anthony Davy. For 10 years I served our country as a United States Marine. Since then I have continued to serve my country and community as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I am new to hunting as of 2017 but have developed a passion for it quickly as my addiction to Bow Hunting is growing. I became involved with New England Adventures after participating in their Annual Deer Camp, looking to connect with veterans that might have been going through the same things I was. I am happy to say I found exactly what I was looking for. What we here at New England Adventures are trying to accomplish is that same sense of brotherhood or camaraderie, the inclusiveness or over watch that we once had while serving.