A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

Tag: guest blogger

Michelle Brier stands in front of a multiple signs on Mount Kilimanjaro.
21 Apr
2022
Guest Blog: Africa, 2020 Vision Quest, and Crater Lake Moments 

I met Randy Pierce through work and was thrilled when he invited me to hike Mounts Liberty and Flume in New Hampshire’s White

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Randy, Greg, and the Tough Mudder team hang out and after the day's difficult race, laughing and having fun.
08 Apr
2022
Guest Blog: I couldn’t make it up if I tried

In early 2015, I had a conversation with Randy Pierce We were reminiscing about all the fun and misery we had experienced at Tough

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Woman stands on a large rock outcropping with green hills and a partly cloudy sky behind her.
31 Mar
2022
Guest blog: Unexpected Company

At first, I wasn’t sure whether I was going to share about my experience on the team here at 2020 Vision Quest I haven’t been

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Rob Webber takes a selfie during a hike, with a rocky mountain stream bed behind him.
17 Mar
2022
Guest blog: When Adversity Hits

I am very lucky I have faced little adversity throughout my life I am in a great relationship, I have two terrific children, my health

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A close-up of Randy's sunglasses on a hike, with Jose and Greg reflected in the lenses.
16 Feb
2022
Guest blog: My 2020 Vision Quest experience – Jose Acevedo

My friendship with Randy Pierce dates to the 90s, and a shared love for cheering on our New England Patriots through thick and thin

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A group of hikers rest on a gray rocky summit.
10 Feb
2022
Guest blog: Fond memories along the trail with Randy

On the event of Randy’s recent transition to lead Future in Sight as its new President and CEO, I offer some reminiscing on what it was

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A man in a black shirt and sunglasses stands with his German shepherd guide dog.
01 Feb
2022
Guest blog: The meaning behind the mission

In 2015, I began a life challenging battle I had a staph infection inside my chest and spine The infection ate vertebrae T11 and

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A black and white photo of two hands clasped in friendship.
08 Aug
2021
Guest Blog: What I’ve learned in the past 3 months as an intern at 2020 Vision Quest

As my time at 2020 Vision Quest wraps up, I want to use my last blog post to recap three major lessons I’ve learned I am so grateful

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Conference room with people surrounding a conference table, looking at laptops, watching a colleague give a presentation.
11 Jul
2021
Guest Blog: The process and importance of drafting a mission statement collaboratively

One of the most significant projects I am working on as an intern at 2020 Vision Quest is reworking the mission statement Throughout this

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Randy and guide dog speak to a gymnasium of children sitting on the floor in rapt attention.
19 Jun
2021
Guest Blog: The Power of Communication

To start this blog post, I would like to introduce myself to those of you who may not know me yet My name is Caroline Brown and I am a

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Two masked women walk down a path with a long practice harness between them.
10 Jan
2021
Guide Dog Update and Training Innovations during COVID-19

I’ve been without a Guide Dog for a little while now and folks continue to ask me regularly about it Guide Dogs for the Blind is

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Deo Mwano, standing with open arms on the street.
08 Nov
2020
Future In Sight strides forward to reach underserved communities

"As part of our mission, we have long felt passionate about understanding and delivering on the needs of those who live with profound

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Randy speaks at a podium to a room of people seated at banquet tables.
24 Nov
2019
Guest Blog: Thoughts on the Final Peak Potential

Farewells to our beloveds are never easy And to most of the 200-plus 2020 Vision Quest supporters who packed the Marriott ballroom

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Mt. Moosilauke, group standing on the summit in front of an American flag on Sept. 11, 2011
14 Sep
2019
Guest Blog: Do Not “Live every day as if it’s your last”

We have a powerful and important opportunity to make a choice in our lives, to deliberately and willfully escape the default settings of

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A group shot of Fitness University volunteers
29 Apr
2019
Guest Blog: Fitness University

By Carolina Tumminelli The Gate City Striders are gearing up to have their 20th year of Fitness University, an amazing program that

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Randy, Tracy, and Nora posed for a picture with the check to from 2020 Vision Quest to Guide Dogs for the Blind
25 Nov
2018
Guest Blog: Thoughts on Peak Potential 2018

'Tis the season of giving and the season of gratitude Everyone who attended the 9th Annual Peak Potential dinner and auction on November

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Randy and Jose at the top of a summit on a sunny day
20 Oct
2018
Guest Blog: A Different Kind of Quest

For this week's blog, we revisit a guest blog from October 2015, written by 2020 Vision Quest friend Jose Acevedo We've reprinted the text

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A plastic skeleton in a coffin
13 Oct
2018
Guest Blog: Why A Haunted House… Deserves a deeper look!

Way back in 1979, I assembled a team of friends and created a fairly extensive Haunted House for the public at my home on Bridge Street in

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Poster of Quinn and Randy climbing a mountain with the following words superimposed: Climb Your Mountain. Trust, Commit, Persevere, Build Your Team, Believe and Achieve, Reach Your Peak Potential.
13 May
2018
Guest Blog: Bank of New Hampshire Is a Platinum Partner for Reaching Peak Potential

By Randy Pierce We are thrilled to announce the Bank of New Hampshire returns to be our Platinum Sponsor for the 9th Annual Peak

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22 Dec
2017
“Louis, The Blind Christmas Elf”, a Story for Children

By Randy Pierce Christmas is certainly for all ages, though I admit to the appreciating the special enjoyment it brings to children In

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