|DANA CUMMINGS (Founder/President) he/him/his|
Dana grew up on a farm in rural Maine. He served 6 years in the Marines, including service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In late 2002, Dana lost his lower left leg in a car wreck. Four months after his accident, Dana learned to surf and then founded the AmpSurf: Learn to Surf program in early 2003, to share rehabilitation through the healing power of adaptive surfing and the ocean. Dana is a certified adaptive surf instructor/presenter and developed the instructor training program used by AmpSurf, the International Surfing Association (ISA), and SurfAbilityUK to teach adaptive surf coaches worldwide. Dana is a team rider and member of the US Para Surf team and has been representing the USA Surfing in global competitions since 2019. Dana is also a four-time West Coast Champion and rider in the Western Surfing Association and is ranked 7th in the world in his division. Dana partnered AmpSurf with the ISA to hold the 2020 AmpSurf ISA World Para-Surfing Championships in La Jolla, CA, and hosted the World Para Surfing Championships in Pismo Beach, CA in 2021 and will again in 2022. Dana has been recognized for his work with the disabled and with veterans several times. He has been named a CCN Hero, a California Veteran of the year, and Patriot of the year, as well as the 2022 WSA Volunteer of the year. Dana is also a coach for youth sports and has 5 children.
|ELIZABETH KELLOGG, PhD (Secretary) she/her/hers|
Kellogg is a clinician, DEI facilitator, and an educator in the Expressive Arts Therapy graduate program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She received her doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrated Health from Saybrook University in 2017. Kellogg has been volunteering with AmpSurf since she started surfing and experienced the holistic benefits for herself. She trained as an adaptive surf instructor in 2012 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021.
|ASHLEY FALLON, Treasurer she/her/hers|
Ashley lives in Long Island New York and surfs daily in Rockaway. She is a media professional and a certified Adaptive Surf Instructor. Ashley also volunteers with other groups like Surf Rider.
|STEVE CARBONIER he/him/his|
|Steve works as a Data Center Professional providing energy savings and efficiency improvements to data center facilities. Steve joined AmpSurf in 2011 after both his daughters started volunteering the year prior. He started as a volunteer water helper and quickly became the unofficial director of east coast operations. He got certified as an adaptive surf instructor in 2014 and was officially brought on to the Board of Directors in 2015. Under his leadership, AmpSurf New England grew from a handful of events each summer to nine events in four states at seven different beaches. Steve is passionate about helping participants reach their goals on the surfboard, and experiencing the physical, mental, and spiritual power of the ocean through surfing. Steve’s wife Sara volunteers as a beach helper, and his daughters Kate and Annie are both Certified AmpSurf Instructors.|
|MATAN LUSHKOV he/him/his|
Matan is a performance coach and leadership consultant living in York, Maine. He grew up around adaptive sports as the son of a combat-wounded military veteran and 2-time Paralympian. As a surfer himself, Matan is an advocate of the value of surfing as a means of increasing self-efficacy and mental flexibility as the ocean provides an ever-changing playing field. Matan joined the AmpSurf board in 2021 and volunteers in clinics around New England.
|JOHN CRANE he/him/his|
John is a Service Delivery Manager for County Government and resides in Southern California. He has 47 years as an adaptive surfer, skater and all things ocean. John joined AmpSurf in 2008 and has instructed newly certified instructors and contributed to the content to the AmpSurf training manual. John brings to the organization an in depth knowledge of techniques to ensure participants enjoy our clinics and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021.
|Matt Wolf He/Him/His|
Matthew is an attorney in New York and is a parent of a special needs son. He and his son have been involved with AmpSurf clinics and events in the New York area since 2017. Matthew became a Board of Directors member in 2020
|Randi Woodrow She/Her/Hers|
Randi is a Physical Therapist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Boston MA where she runs the Amputation Rehabilitation Program for the VA New England Health Care System. In 2007, while working at the Los Angeles VA, Randi developed the first VA sponsored adaptive surf clinic for disabled Veterans. Along with AmpSurf founder, Dana Cummings, she developed AmpSurf’s adaptive surfing instructor certification program. She also spearheaded the adaptive surfing
program in the National Disabled Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. In 2010, she co-founded Waves for the Brave, a VA Boston adaptive surf program for disabled Veterans in New England. Randi also serves as an adaptive ski instructor. She has volunteered with AmpSurf for over 10 years and
an AmpSurf Board of Directors member since 2015.