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Apr 4, 2012

Northeast Passage Friends:

At NEP, we challenge our participants and athletes to push themselves, try something new and take on new adventures pretty much every day.  Seeing these individuals take on their own personal challenges and celebrating their successes has been one of the most rewarding parts of my time here at NEP.

It would be disingenuous if I did not follow the same advice and level of challenge that I have preached for so many years.  So, it is with some sadness that I announce that I will be leaving Northeast Passage at the end of May.  I have been presented with an opportunity to lead the Therapeutic Recreation Department at Craig Hospital in Denver, CO and I feel this is an opportunity and challenge that I cannot pass up.  With the support of my wonderful wife, Cara, and our two boys (Ryan and Andrew) we are embarking on this next adventure as a family.

It is hard to believe that it has been 14 years since Jill Gravink gave me the wonderful opportunity to work for Northeast Passage.  It is even harder to believe all that we have accomplished in that time.  My years at Northeast Passage have been the best of my life and I am honored to be part of what we have created. NEP is a wonderful place and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a great group of people.   I am beyond confident that the team at Northeast Passage will continue on with the same high quality, dependable programing and exceptional professionalism long after we are gone.  Knowing that NEP will go forward stronger than ever is part of what made this decision possible.

This is by no means goodbye.  Cara and I have strong family ties to the area and we will be back to visit often.  Our Therapeutic Recreation world is small and I know that we will never be far, even if we are physically across the country.

We will miss you all very much and are forever thankful for your support and friendship.

With love,

Tom and Cara Carr

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