Meet the family
Meet the family

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RAISED FOR NON-PROFITS SINCE 2008!

MAKING ADVENTURES HAPPEN SINCE 2004!

I want to tell you about why I started Over The Edge.

Over The Edge was begun to give back to three local non-profits in Nova Scotia, Canada. With a background in adventure sport, I thought it would be fun to invite my friends and the Halifax business community to the roof of the tallest building, charge them $1,000.00 and get them to climb down it. So, we did, and we raised almost $70,000 for local charities.

I was hooked.
Making the decision to expand into the US in 2008 was when we began even to consider that Over The Edge could make an impact – not only by helping our clients fundraise but helping them expand their donor lists outside of their traditional base through these unique events.

We hosted events all over the US; Atlanta, Michigan, Colorado. We were coast-to-coast. Then we did something crazy. We set a goal to help raise $50 million for charities and non-profits by 2018.

Honestly, $50 million seemed like a pretty ambitious number. Hitting it by 2018 was even more ambitious. But I knew we could do it, because I knew how much our clients needed us to.

We hit our target by 2016.

The success of our organisation has largely been built on the passion and expertise of our staff. Their drive and commitment to our clients are what makes each event we hold a success. And it’s why our customers keep coming back for more.

We’ve held events with some of the largest property owners and managers in the world such as Hyatt, Hilton, Westin, Sheraton, Parmenter, Rosemont Gemini and Marriott.

Today, Over The Edge continues its commitment to help non-profits and charities meet their fundraising goals with our unique adventure experience. We’ve expanded and now also help businesses with their team-building and conference event’s needs.

I’d like to invite you to start your next adventure, and go Over The Edge with us.

You’ll never look back

Paul Griffith

 

Founder and CEO, Over The Edge.

OUR MISSION:

Raising millions for non-profit partners around the globe and shaping how organizations and people think about themselves and the community they engage in.

OUR VISION:

To have Over The Edge Global be a socially innovative company that provides unique and powerful experiences for our clients and staff, while bringing about positive change in the communities where we work and live.

Are you a non-profit or charity looking for a fun new way to raise donations and increase brand awareness?

Are you a business looking for exciting ways to team-build or fun events to have at your next convention?

Are you a building owner or property manager interested in hosting an Over The Edge event at your location?

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Elliot Stockstand
Elliot StockstandTacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity
The effects of this event have been huge.  Yes, we did it to raise money, but equally to raise awareness.  We've been really delighted to see some other the other effects of the event in the community. [OTE] were wonderful to work with.  Very organized and supportive the whole way!
Lee A. Jeter Sr.
Lee A. Jeter Sr.The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana
As an organization that has never had a fundraiser before, we needed someone that could help guide us through the process. The staff and management of OTE are experts and have given us the tools to facilitate a successful event we'll be involved in for a long term.
Teri Alexander
Teri AlexanderCentral Ohio Youth for Christ, Gracehaven
Throughout the entire process the Over the Edge team was so supportive and encouraging & walked alongside us every step of the way. The event gave us a new platform to raise awareness of child sex-trafficking in our community, and bring together new Corporate Sponsors, Community Partners, Volunteers & Champions.
Lisa Songer
Lisa SongerGaudenzia Erie
The crew were simply amazing. Over The Edge is doing great things and I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with all of you. Thank you for making the past few days such a great experience and bringing such great awareness to Gaudenzia.

MEET THE OVER THE EDGE TEAM

Senior Leadership:

  • Paul Griffith
    Founder/CEO
    Paul Griffith
  • Mike Magee
    President
    Mike Magee
  • Deanna Furlotte
    VP, Business Development
    Deanna Furlotte
  • Chad Wicks
    Director, Client Experience
    Chad Wicks
  • Tim White
    Director, Technical & Safety
    Tim White
Paul Griffith

Paul Griffith

Founder/CEO

Paul Griffith is the founder and CEO of Over the Edge. Over the Edge is an expansion of the business model of 1801 Drop Zone, of which Paul was a founding partner. He was the driving force behind the growth of Drop Zone from a one-time local event to a robust National series. Paul is the man behind the mission to help non-profits raise 50 million dollars in 10 years. In 2011, Paul was a finalist for the Atlantic Canada “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”. Paul lives in Halifax with his wife Sue, and their two young girls.

Email-id: pgriffith@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 101

Mike Magee

Mike Magee

President

Mike brings a wealth of senior management experience to Over the Edge from the past 20 plus years. From working with large multi-nationals to running his own businesses and working with startups he brings an organized approach to building successful teams and driving growth. A sports nut, Mike is a dedicated family man to his great wife and 2 beautiful daughters.
Email-id: mmagee@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 135

Deanna Furlotte

Deanna Furlotte

VP, Business Development

Deanna joined Over The Edge in January, 2015. Her previous experience managing highly successful sales teams in the finance and recruitment industries led her to working in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. A passionate traveler and learner of global cultures, Deanna enjoys travelling the world with her husband Scott and 2 pugs, Terry and Bruno.

Email-id: dfurlotte@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 125

Chad Wicks

Chad Wicks

Director, Client Experience

Prior to joining OTE Chad’s career consisted of working for numerous non-profit and for profit organizations, including the television and radio industry. He has worked in all aspects of the respective media outlets; and has held positions in Promotions, Marketing, Communications, Events, Development, Sales and Production. Chad is a Chicken-Fried-Steak connoisseur, an envious traveler, dog lover, amateur landscaper, outdoor appreciator, proud dad and Texan.
Email-id: cwicks@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 116

Tim White

Tim White

Director, Technical & Safety

Tim is a Technical Rope Instructor and a SPRAT Rope Access Technician. He is a board member of the National Speleological Society’s Vertical Section, whose purpose is to educate and train cave explorers in safe, vertical caving techniques and Single Rope Techniques (SRT). Since 2000, Tim has been the Southeast Regional Coordinator and an Instructor for the National Cave Rescue Commission. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Bridge Day Safety Team; the largest gathering of BASE Jumpers and rappellers in the US.
Email-id:t white@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 114

Finance, Administration & Logistics:

  • Betsy McAra
    Executive Assistant
    Betsy McAra
  • Kim Matheson
    Logistics Coordinator
    Kim Matheson
  • Melissa Lifsches
    Controller
    Melissa Lifsches
Betsy McAra

Betsy McAra

Executive Assistant

Betsy was born and raised in the carnival capital of the world, Rio de Janeiro. In 2010 she left Brazil to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. Graduating in 2014, Betsy moved to the east coast to help non-profits take their fundraising to new heights. Fun fact: Recent mother to a toothless cat. 2017 Ambitions: Learn to crochet. Looking for a partner for a weekend hike? Look no further than Betsy!
Email-id: bmcara@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 105

Kim Matheson

Kim Matheson

Logistics Coordinator

Perhaps the most important skill for all logistics coordinators is the ability to grasp all the moving parts of any operation. Since 2014, Kim has been responsible for travel bookings, shipping and scheduling, with an objective of minimizing costs and maximizing inventory to execute numerous consecutive events. Kim’s organization and multi-tasking skills are further honed by managing her children’s active schedule. When free time & the weather align, her family is on the beach, where doing absolutely nothing, is doing something!!
Email-id: kmatheson@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone: 1-866-434-8776 x 115

Melissa Lifsches

Melissa Lifsches

Controller

Melissa brings both left and right brain thinking to financial strategy. She believes numbers tell a story, and that if you can decipher the story, you’ll be able to make a solid plan to achieve your goals. She’s passionate about helping business owners, and their employees navigate their vision in this ever-evolving and regulated financial landscape
Email: mlifsches@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 102

Business Development:

  • Kevin Meyer
    Sr. Business Development Manager
    Kevin Meyer
  • Karen L’Oiseau
    Business Development Associate
    Karen L’Oiseau
  • Lindsay Whittaker
    Business Development Manager
    Lindsay Whittaker
  • Kaleigh Fougere
    Business Development Associate
    Kaleigh Fougere
  • Ryan Cox
    Business Development Associate
    Ryan Cox
Kevin Meyer

Kevin Meyer

Sr. Business Development Manager
Karen L’Oiseau

Karen L’Oiseau

Business Development Associate

Karen loves to talk and learn about people which is why she’s great on the Business Development team. She’s an Annapolis Valley native who graduated from Saint Mary’s University. She previously worked in the non-profit world and with international students at a private language school and brings that varied experience to Over the Edge. When not learning about clients’ interesting lives, she loves to travel (visiting 14 countries on 5 continents), spend time outside (but only in nice weather) and sample the best that NS vineyards has to offer.
Email-id: karen@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 136

Lindsay Whittaker

Lindsay Whittaker

Business Development Manager

Lindsay’s adventure side has been prevalent in her recent years of travelling. While having lived out of a bag while travelling across Europe, and taking spontaneous trips across North America, Lindsay finds herself settled in nicely with the Over the Edge Team, and is approaching her 1 year mark with this philanthropically inclined organization. Lindsay has gone “over the edge” 3 times now; once while conducting an audit with Easter Seals Michigan in Grand Rapids, here in Halifax, NS where we hit our goal of helping non-profits raise 50 million (wooo), and even fundraised herself in her hometown for Make A Wish in Moncton, New Brunswick. When Lindsay isn’t at work, she’s spending time with friends and family, playing basketball and working out, or just laying low!
Email-id: lindsay@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 137

Kaleigh Fougere

Kaleigh Fougere

Business Development Associate

She started her marketing career as a manager for a downtown Halifax sports bar and restaurant. After 2 years, She burst into the start-up tech scene. She connected with F100/F500 companies and agencies to understand their analytical needs. Raised in a small town of Windsor, NS, with an education in Public Relations, Kaleigh joins the OTE team excited to connect non-profits with a unique fundraising opportunity. Her passion for non-profits started in her 3-month internship at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In her free time, Kaleigh does stand-up comedy and picks up random hobbies with her roommates (Right now, it’s skating. Last month, Darts.)
Email-id: kaleigh@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 126

Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Business Development Associate

Born and raised in the wilderness of Atlantic Canada, Ryan has a penchant for adventure; whether he’s hiking to hidden caves and waterfalls, or searching for a restaurant he hasn’t already been to, there’s always a new experience right around the corner! At Over the Edge, Ryan combines his military training in ropes and rappelling with his passion for helping others succeed. He looks forward to showing how your organization can benefit from hosting an experience of a lifetime!
Email-id: rcox@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 113

Client Experience:

  • Amanda Fawcett
    Client Experience Manager
    Amanda Fawcett
  • Jennifer Mackinnon
    Associate Director, Client Experience
    Jennifer Mackinnon
  • Julie Green
    Client Experience Coordinator
    Julie Green
  • Melanie Brister
    Client Experience Manager
    Melanie Brister
  • Angela Jagoe
    Client Experience Manager
    Angela Jagoe
Amanda Fawcett

Amanda Fawcett

Client Experience Manager

Amanda has been a part of Over the Edge since 2012. She is a New Jersey native and graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS with a Bachelor of Commerce, and has experience in Business Development, Client Services and Event Management.  Amanda’s ambitious and adventurous attitude makes her a great fit for the work hard play hard environment of Over the Edge. In her spare time Amanda enjoys yoga, travelling and complaining about Nova Scotia weather.
Email-id: afawcett@overtheedgeglobal.com 
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 ext. 108

Jennifer Mackinnon

Jennifer Mackinnon

Associate Director, Client Experience

Jenn’s can-do attitude helps her conquer a lot. She’s experienced the world during her years as a travel agent and she tackled the corporate world in procurement and account management. She’s knocked on doors to fundraise and organized participants for community events. As a runner, she’s taken on the roads and trails during all four sometimes crazy seasons and there’s no culinary feat she’s afraid to take on. So it’s no surprise Jenn joined the Over the Edge team in 2012 to bring her passion to do great things for amazing clients.
Email-id:jmackinnon@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no:1-866-434-8776 x 129

Julie Green

Julie Green

Client Experience Coordinator

Julie is an award-winning designer with over 20 years of experience in print and digital publishing in both Canada and the U.S., and has managed events at such locations as the Javits Center in New York City and the McCormack Center in Chicago. Since moving to Nova Scotia in 2012 she has focused on her work for non-profit organizations – creating and managing integrated marketing programs through traditional and digital media. Julie splits her time between the playing on the internet and playing outside.

Melanie Brister

Melanie Brister

Client Experience Manager

A born-and-raised Cape Bretoner, Melanie is an unshakeable optimist with the will and drive to make things happen. Melanie has her Masters in Public Relations, and her excellent event management skills harbor from non-profit and government experience. A true philanthropist at heart, Melanie brings a caring, creative and socially conscious focus forward every day. She enjoys chocolate in the morning and sometimes dances to Phil Collins.
Email-id: mbrister@overtheedgeglobal.com 
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 130

Angela Jagoe

Angela Jagoe

Client Experience Manager

Angela brings a record of exceptional event management and creative vision to her role with Over the Edge. Angela was featured in Meetings and Incentive Travel magazine as a top event planner under 30 in Canada. Her eye for detail and infectious personality has enabled her to plan successful events around Nova Scotia and she cannot wait to help you with yours. Angela runs on sunshine and getting outdoors as much as she can. She is a professional cupcake-eater, cat lover, and unprofessional parallel parker.
Email-id: ajagoe@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 130

Tech Team:

  • Jason McLoughlin
    Technical Manager - Canada
    Jason McLoughlin
  • Darien Dopp
    Technical Manager - South East
    Darien Dopp
  • Robert Pitkin
    Technical Manager - North Central
    Robert Pitkin
  • Aaron Lennox
    Technical Manager - Pacific
    Aaron Lennox
  • Todd Medeiros
    Technical Coordinator
    Todd Medeiros
  • Adam Stock
    Technical Coordinator
    Adam Stock
  • Matt Jachowski
    Technical Coordinator
    Matt Jachowski
Jason McLoughlin

Jason McLoughlin

Technical Manager - Canada
Darien Dopp

Darien Dopp

Technical Manager - South East
Robert Pitkin

Robert Pitkin

Technical Manager - North Central

Growing up in Massachusetts as a Boy Scout, Robert has always sought out adventure and earned experience working on the high-ropes challenge course. Robert joined OTE as a ropes volunteer in 2010 before he earned his SPRAT 1 in 2011 to be a part time tech in 2012 and has worked up the ladder to his current position. Although Robert has a wonderful family at home with his wife and three children, he also enjoys being part of the OTE family.
Email-id:rpitkin@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 x 119

Aaron Lennox

Aaron Lennox

Technical Manager - Pacific

Aaron Lennox is a Level 3 rope access technician that joined the Over The Edge team in 2010. Aaron currently serves as the Pacific Regional Manager; he lives in Port Townsend Washington and enjoys surfing, rock climbing and sailing in his free time.
Email-id: alennox@overtheedgeglobal.com
Phone-no: 1-866-434-8776 ext. 118

Todd Medeiros

Todd Medeiros

Technical Coordinator

Todd lives in Brooklyn NY and has been on and off rope since he was 10 years old beginning with the Boy Scouts. Todd enjoys getting away from the city on his free time and is an avid climber, hiker, mountaineer and snowboarder. Todd first got involved with Over the Edge as a Rope Volunteer through the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department where he has served since 2011. Specializing in Technical Rescue, Todd also serves Nassau County NY as a member of NTRAC (Nassau Technical Rescue Advisory Committee). Todd joined Over the Edge staff in 2013 and currently serves in the position of Technical Coordinator in addition to working in the field as an event Tech.
Email-id: todd@overtheedgeglobal.com

Adam Stock

Adam Stock

Technical Coordinator

Adam Stock is a SPRAT certified Rope Access Technician. He started working with ropes in the arborist industry. After starting as a Rope Volunteer for Over the Edge, Adam found a calling to work as a rope access technician and was hired by OTE in 2014. You can find Adam driving up and down the east coast in the OTE van at events. When not on a roof top Adam will often be found hiking up a mountain or rappelling into a cave.
Email-id: adamstockote@gmail.com

Matt Jachowski

Matt Jachowski

Technical Coordinator

Matt started life after college as a social worker in Arizona, until he heard about Over the Edge and joined the team in 2011.  With a history of rock climbing and canyoneering the transition to rope technician seemed natural, and Matt was excited that Over the Edge spends its time helping Non-Profits.  Currently living in Denver CO, Matt can still be found climbing in his free time, as well as hiking the Rocky Mountains whenever possible.
Email-id: mjachowski@overtheedgeglobal.com

NORTH CENTRAL
Roy Becker
Lisa Brown
Daryl Byrne
Phil Goldman
Laura Kendrick
Brian Little
Todd Medeiros
Chris Moon
Robert Pitkin
Derick Reinhart
Alexis Roccos
Randy Stocker
Marc Tiritilli
Sara Tsiropinas

SOUTH EAST
Mike Cowan
Alex Curry
Chris Davis
Darien Dopp
Laura Hardy
Laura Herring
Mike Hills
Sara Kreps
Rebecca Land Segrest
Carlos Lao-Davila
Nina Martin
Jeff Martin
Scott McCrea
Columbus Pollard
Casey Ramsey
Glenn Segrest
Adam Stock
Berta Walker
DJ Walker
Les Ward
Timothy White
Troy Wilson

PACIFIC & CARIBBEAN
Chelsea Cobb
Bronson Hovnanian
Matt Jachowski
Levi Kallio
Aaron Lennox
Tracy Martin
Beth Miles
Roberto Palacios
Amanda Smith
Dale Whitten
Tom Wood

CANADA & EUROPE
Marcel Boulet
Michael Delano
Darren DeVos
John Donaldson
Ron Green
Ronan Hughes
Jason Hurst
Haydn Keith
Marina Kozina
Matthew Lavery
Devon McDonald
Jason McLoughlin
Fred Missick
Masih Moosazadeh
Margo Mullin
Hillary Newkirk
Michael Patchett
Daniel Raw
Robert Ward
Meghan Yzerman
Alex Zimin

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