Crystal Skahan, CTRS/L

Crystal Skahan, CTRS/L

Recreation Sports Program Director

Crystal Skahan, M.S., CTRS/L, CBIS
Recreation Program Director
Crystal.Skahan@unh.edu

Education: B.S. in Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services: Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, M.S. in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from UNH

Primary Responsibility at NEP: Coordinator of all Recreational Sports programs

Area(s) of Expertise: Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), American Canoe Association (ACA) Certifications:  Adaptive Paddling Equipment Instructor (APE-I) and Adaptive Paddling Workshop Instructor (APW-I), and Introduction to Coastal Kayaking Instructor-Level 1, Power Soccer Coach, Certified Nordic skiing guide for individuals with visual impairments through Ski for Light, Sexuality & Disability

Crystal enjoys spending time with her family, and playing outdoors (i.e. cycling, jogging, hiking, swimming, Nordic skiing, etc).  She manages her stress levels through physical activity and needs to sweat often!  She is a voracious reader of youth fiction vampire series because they are quick reads, easy to get into, and most importantly nonacademic.  Crystal recycles, composts, crochets, has a weakness for her own homemade starchy foods like biscuits and pie (the other reason she prefers high levels of activity), and would prefer to cancel her family’s television subscription to spend more time playing board games, but hasn’t convinced her spouse to go along with that one quite yet…