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Trails Alliance Elects New Board Member

Norwich — Upper Valley Trails Alliance board of directors recently voted a local fitness leader onto the board.

Rich Synnott is employed as the executive director of the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction.

He has been in the fitness and wellness industry for 35 years and has served as the director for many health and wellness clubs in New England, the trails alliance said in a recent news release.

He’s been a featured speaker at industry conferences, has provided consulting services for clubs throughout New England, and has written numerous articles for trade publications.

His recreational interests include hiking, biking, snowshoeing, backpacking, rock climbing and mountaineering.

Synott will be “a major asset for UVTA’s board,” said Conrad Reining, board chairman.

“His energy, along with his interest and experience in health and recreation, will be invaluable to the Trails Alliance.”

— Staff report