Crystal Skahan, CTRS/L

Crystal Skahan, CTRS/L

Education & Training Director

Crystal Skahan, M.S., CTRS/L, CBIS
Education & Training 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: Developing and conducting Recreation Therapy and Adaptive Recreation education and training opportunities within Northeast Passage, the University of New Hampshire, and the greater professional community.

Area(s) of Expertise: Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), American Canoe Association (ACA) Certifications: Adaptive Paddling Instructor Trainer (AP-IT) and Coastal Kayaking Instructor-Level 2, Water Safety Instructor (WSI), 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…