Year Long Staff

DNE's key staff ensure that essential roles in the organization are filled, as well as support the Board and various volunteer committees. Positions include Program Manager, Operations Manager, Bookkeeper, Registrar, Administrative Assistant to the Board. Staff work throughout the year to coordinate and produce Camp each summer, and ensure the well-being of the organization.

Michael Sheely

Operations Manager

Michael comes to DNE with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including work with social justice, environmental, and community arts organizations. When he is not pursuing his passions of contact improv and ecstatic dance, he can be found dancing on snow with his telemark skis, or on the floor playing LEGO or wrestling with his 6-year-old son, or on a date with his beloved wife. He also has two stepsons in college and high school.

Michael has a long history of community development including helping start a community mediation program, restorative justice work, volunteering with DNE’s Peace Council, and helping create alternative currencies so we can stop destroying the planet for the sake of fractional reserve banking’s relentless need for growth. (Ask him about it!) He holds a strong commitment to building and sustaining community wherever he goes.

When he is not tending to the operational needs of DNE, Michael is a life and relationship coach, and can also be seen behind a toolbox building things or doing renovations. Michael moved to Massachusetts from British Columbia, Canada, in 2014 and has loved being a part of the amazing bubble of culture, art, and community that can be found here in New England.