We have a new Executive Director!

We are happy to announce the hire of a new Executive Director, Geraldine Shen.

Shen, of Williamstown, was raised in Austria and has resided in Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. Most recently, she was a senior development officer at Williams College.

“We are delighted that Ms. Shen has decided to join our organization,” said Janette Kessler, president of SSRC. “She will bring her considerable expertise in the fields of education and development to the benefit of this wonderful community organization. In addition, she has ambitious plans for improving all aspects of our member/guest experience.”

“I am excited to take the reins of this historic treasure and beloved gathering place,” Shen said. “My vision for the organization includes expanding our partnerships with local community organizations such as: the Williamstown Youth Center, the Williamstown Elementary School, and the Williamstown Community Pre-School, as well as reaching out to other Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont community organizations. I also hope to improve the visitor experience through dynamic programming throughout the year.”

Geraldine started at Sand Springs on March 1st, and has been getting the pool and facilities ready for the 2015 season. Geraldine is eager to meet you at the pool this summer. In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch with her, she can be reached at geraldine@sandspringspool.org