Ethan Hipple, Director
I started with the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Department in October of 2008, and it's been a great adventure getting to know the people, places and beauty of Wolfeboro. Before working in Wolfeboro, I've served as a Camp Director, Director of the SCA New Hampshire Conservation Corps (an AmeriCorps program), and managed the Western Region of the Student Conservation
Association's High School Conservation Program. Over the years I've also gotten to work as a Wilderness Trip Leader, Trail Crew, Snowmaker, Rickshaw driver and Hut Crew for the AMC White Mountain Hut System. Here in Wolfeboro I have the privilege of overseeing all of the aspects of the Department of Parks and Recreation and working to support the work of our excellent staff. We're so lucky to live in this recreational paradise that has something for just
about anyone--downhill skiing, beaches, hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, ice skating, fishing, XC skiing and running, youth sports, open spaces, mountains and lakes--and I'm enjoying working to make recreation a part of everyone's life here in Wolfeboro and our surrounding communities. My family and I live in Tuftonboro, NH and are having fun fixing up our house, building XC ski trails on our property and surfing, kayaking, hiking, and skiing.
Christine Collins, Assistant Director
Christine Collins started as the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director with Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation in October 2008. She is responsible for recreation programming, coach training, and event planning, as well as assisting the Parks and Recreation Director with other tasks. She grew up in Dover, NH and attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She attended Plymouth State University and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Child Development (Psychology). Prior to joining the Town of Wolfeboro, Christine started her Recreation Career at Dover Recreation where she worked for 10 years working
her way up from a Playground Supervisor, Camp Director, Playground Director, and finally to the Acting Recreation Supervisor. She moved to Anchorage, Alaska and Maryland/DC area for 3 years each then moved back to NH. She took a position at Milton Recreation as the Recreation Director for 3 years. Christine has been trained in CoachSmart NH, CATCH, and QuickStart Tennis from USTA. She is an active member in the NHRPA (New Hampshire Recreation and Park Association) and helps with coordinating Hershey Track and Field Program. She lives with her two daughters in Milton, NH.
Maintenance Crew Leader Kathy Rankin
I was hired in April of 1986 under the Director Peter Brewitt. I was born and raised here in beautiful Wolfeboro. Over the years I managed to build a nice log home on my grandfather’s property deep in the woods. I love this job because of the full four seasons that our department deals with. I enjoy keeping the grounds and our facility’s looking top notch. I have been certified through “Star” as an “Ice Technician”, completing all 5 courses. We have a great staff and I look forward to many more fun years with Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Department!
Maintenance Worker Rick LaPointe
Registrar/Administrative Assistant Jen Huckman