Community Organization · Business Promotion · Design · Economic Development
Dave Lawton is the first full-time director in the Goffstown Main Street Program’s history. He has a 20-year track record of success in fundraising, volunteer development, collaborations and innovation in the non-profit sector. He’s served in leadership roles at large YMCAs in Virginia, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He lives in Manchester with his wife, Tina. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.
A Goffstown native, Ellen has been a pillar of the Goffstown community involved in community work and volunteering. Ellen was a teacher in Weare for over 30 years and she and family own Landscape Pro here in Goffstown. She currently sits on the Goffstown School Board. She and her husband, Ray, live in Goffstown. They have adult children and several grandchildren.
A seasoned director with the Y in a variety of roles, Tina has worked with the Y in a number of states for nearly 20 years. Currently the Membership Director here at the Goffstown Y, Tina serves the Goffstown community in her work and her free time. Tina and her husband, Dave, live in Manchester. They have 3 adult children and several grandchildren.
A New Hampshire local, Jimmy is originally from next door in Weare. He has been involved in youth programming and volunteering in the Goffstown community for over a decade. Jimmy and his partner live in Goffstown with his daughter, Alyssa.
A Manchester native, Nina grew up in neighboring Bedford. She and her husband Mark have lived in Goffstown for over 30 years. Nina is an alumna of Notre Dame College with a BA in Commercial Art. She is actively involved in the Main Street Art Team and often exhibits her art and crafts locally, especially her brand, Stone Crow Jewelry. She and her husband have four adult children.
Originally from Nashua, Jenn has lived and raised her family here in Goffstown for the past 15 years. She is a perpetual volunteer investing in her community through the schools from Merri-Loo to Maple Ave and MVMS. Jenn is a teacher and coordinates our Main Street volunteers. She and her husband, Dave, live in Goffstown with their son, Brennan, and daughter, Maddie.
A Goffstown native, Mel has lived in Goffstown her whole life and seeks to give back to her community. She is an active volunteer in the community coaching cheerleading and helping run community events. Mel lives in Goffstown with her daughter, Zowie.
Another local, Adam grew up in Goffstown and owns Goffstown Green Thumb Landscaping. He is active in the community and has taken over for Jim Beauchemin as the head of our annual pumpkin regatta team. Adam lives in Goffstown with his wife, Mary, and their daughters, Emma and Brooke.