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The Board

Kevin Pearce Former professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce sustained a traumatic brain injury that ended his career just shy of the 2010 winter olympics. Motivated by his experiences, Kevin has set out to inspire people to better understand the most vital and fragile human organ, the brain. Kevin is sharing the message and work of the LoveYourBrain Foundation all over the world through motivational speaking, camps, and educational programs. Kevin’s remarkable recovery –- and his journey to accept his new life – has been chronicled in “The Crash Reel,” a documentary by two-time Oscar nominated director, Lucy Walker. 

Patricia M. Pearce

Board Member, Board of Directors for Simon Pearce (US) Inc.
Since 1979, employed by Simon Pearce (US) Inc. in a leadership position. 
Currently a member of the Board of Directors for Simon Pearce, Secretary of the company, and President of the LoveYourBrain Foundation

Adam Pearce When Kevin sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in 2009, Adam took a leave-of-absence from his job and spent an entire year by Kevin’s side supporting his rehabilitation. Adam co-founded LoveYourBrain alongside Kevin and now serves as the Executive Director. Through his vision, LoveYourBrain endeavors to help all people understand what it means to truly love their brain. Adam also served as the co-producer and co-videographer of the HBO documentary “The Crash Reel.” The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and was short listed for a 2014 Academy Award. 

June D. Heston

Non-profit professional for 15 years serving in the CEO position at three different non-profits including The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont, Vermont Family Network, and The Chill Foundation.  Prior to that, June worked in higher education administration for 15 years.  She has volunteered on many non-profit boards including Camp Ta Kum Ta for 17 years, the Alumni Board and Norwich University, Leadership Champlain, The Snelling Center for Government, and the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation. She has also volunteered at the camp for the past 30 years. June is married with two college-aged children.

Geoffery J Vitt

Geoffrey J. Vitt

Mr. Vitt has more than thirty years’ experience handling complex business disputes. He has appeared in state and federal courts in New Hampshire and Vermont. His cases have spanned a wide variety of substantive areas including intellectual property, breach of contract, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, employment, and other business disputes. Geoffrey has done extensive pro bono work. For four years, he was the Co-Chair of the Children’s Rights Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the ABA and for ten years, he served on the Working Group of that Committee. He recently completed a three-year term as the Co-Chair of the Pro Bono and Public Interest Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation. He also served on the Governing Council of the Section of Litigation. 


Jay Benson

Jay is Chief Operating Officer of Simon Pearce US and serves as an advisor to Andrew Pearce Bowls.  Previously, Jay was SVP and CFO of Swiftpage Inc., an email marketing, social media marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM) company based in Denver, CO.  He has also been a strategy and corporate development consultant to multiple clients in the high tech industry.  Consulting followed a career in digital mapping at TomTom and TeleAtlas, where he served as Vice President of Strategy and Planning.  Jay, his wife Heather and their two daughters live in Norwich, VT. They love playing outside year round: biking, skiing and raising some of their own food. He is active in many area non-profits including the Montshire Museum in Norwich, the United Church of Christ at Dartmouth and Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH.