The Browne Center

Core Team

Meet The Browne Center Core Team

Pam McPhee

Pam McPhee, Executive Director and Clinical Faculty at UNH

Pam is a founder and the Executive Director of The Browne Center and is on the faculty of the Outdoor Education program at UNH. Pam holds a M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut and has had a varied career working for National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, the Wilderness Education Association, Project Adventure, and as a school social worker, as well as an organizational consultant. Her focus is on helping individuals and groups develop their own deliberate culture through inter- and intra-personal skills development. She enjoys co-creating hands-on learning environments.
603.868.1772 Ext. 103


Mark Stailey

Mark Stailey, Director of Operations and Corporate Programs

Mark holds a B.A in Psychology from the University of Iowa and has completed graduate work with the Whittemore School of Business at UNH. Prior to his role at The Browne Center, Mark has served as Portfolio Manager and Organizational Consultant for a Chicago-based Training Firm, Director of Adventure Based Learning Programs for an International Non-Profit, Lead Instructor and Trainer for several Learning and Development Organizations, and Professional Ski Instructor for a Colorado Mountain resort. Mark’s focus and passion is working collaboratively with clients to develop engaging experiential training and development solutions.
603.868.1772 Ext. 106


Tara Flippo

Tara Flippo, Youth & Student Programs Director and Clinical Faculty at UNH

Tara holds a B.A. in Outdoor Experiential Education from Hampshire College and a M.A. in Social Justice and Outdoor Experiential Education from Vermont College. Tara’s  passions include facilitation and training in adventure and social justice. One of her professional highlights, is the publication of her first book in 2016- Social Emotional Learning in Action: Experiential Activities to Positively Impact School Climate.

603.868.1772 Ext. 109


Jeff Frigon

Jeff Frigon, Youth & Student Programs Support

Jeff has been involved in Adventure-based Experiential Education in a variety of ways. During his career, he has worked in the therapeutic-adventure realm with programs such as Outward Bound as well as in the classroom with the Exeter Alternative High School. Jeff holds a B.S. in Outdoor Education and Psychology from UNH and a M.S. in Experiential Education from the University of Minnesota. He returned to UNH in 2001 as an interim Instructor for the Outdoor Education Program and is excited to be back at UNH working with The Browne Center. When not at work, Jeff spends as much time on the ocean as possible: surfing, kayaking, and sailing with his wife and dogs.
603.868.1772 Ext. 102


Crystie McGrail, Program Manager

Crystie holds a B.S. in Ecology from the University of Maine and prior to The Browne Center worked in environmental education.  In her other time she can most often be found on a pool deck coaching an adult competitive swim program.




"It was a resounding success thanks to the fine program of teamwork challenges that the Browne Center trainers provided. The openness and enthusiasm generated from the program brought our managers to a new level of cooperation and direction for our future. I highly recommend it for any group to capitalize on the talents and ideas existing within their organization." - Captain U.S. Navy

The Browne Center has been providing innovative experiential learning programs since the early 1980s. We provide a wide range of programming from comprehensive trainings to shorter one-day sessions. Our learning programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and our diverse client base allows us to draw upon best practices from a variety of disciplines and remain sensitive to specific needs and outcomes.

Creating a dynamic program based on your group's specific goals is our approach with every single client. We can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs – whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence.