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Our Team & Partners

Craig Pearson Owner Reset Boston

Craig Pearson

Founder | Owner | Coach

​Craig has been helping kids and young adults his entire life. His professional resume includes having worked as a special education teacher in New Hampshire, as well as starting his own businesses that focused around serving youth and creating alternative education and experiential teaching programs for at-risk youth. One of the programs Craig developed (Internet cafe) was featured on the PBS kids show Zoom. He was also featured on PBS for another experiential educational learning program that included business education through running a functioning bike shop.​​


In 2013, Craig co-founded Surf House Puerto Rico, and in 2016, began a partnership with Pacia Life, adding resources and services to the overall ability to serve young adults. Craig then expanded into Boston, co-owning and operating that location, which led to him venturing out fully on his own with Reset Boston.​ Having professionally counseled and supported young adults since the early 90's. Craig is a strength-based leader with a Master's Degree in Emotional and Behaviors Disorders. His work with families has helped hundreds of students achieve their goals of independence and improved relationships.​ In addition to regularly reading, Craig’s hobbies include mountain biking, soccer, surfing, and spending time with family. And puns. Lots of puns!


Alan Houghtaling

Managing Partner | Admissions Director

Alan brings two decades of varied experience with adolescents and young adults to Reset Boston, as well as a business acumen from running his own successful tutoring and coaching company. Along the way Alan has:

  • Facilitated individual and group counseling with at-risk youth in Boston. 

  • Led Outward Bound modeled adventure trips for teens where rock climbing, backpacking, and ropes courses were utilized to coach kids to challenge their limits.

  • Created various after-school groups in the Boston area that began to incorporate his therapeutic and experiential-based knowledge with an academic tutoring component.


Ultimately, Alan founded Evolve Tutoring & College Admissions Coaching, a Best of Boston award-winning company, which he still directs. He has coached hundreds of young people, with each of these experiences helping to hone his coaching model. Alan and Craig met in 2018 and realized that their philosophies around working with young adults were very aligned and that their skillsets complemented one another. This led to Alan coming on in a leadership capacity to support Craig's vision for Reset Boston.​ In his personal life, Alan enjoys reading, writing, mountain biking, following the local arts and sports scenes, and being with good friends. Mostly though, you can find him spending time with his wife, who is a Yoga studio owner, and their ever changing nine-year-old son, who keeps them both on their toes!


Zach Pearson

Director of Coaching

Zach brings nearly a decade of experience working with a range of students in the public school system, as well as young adult programs in Puerto Rico, Portugal, and Boston.  Zach started his life coaching journey as a mentor for Surfhouse Puerto Rico. As Surf House merged with Pacia Life, Zach's coaching role evolved into a position as the program's Academic Director. In this role, he developed curriculum that brought together coaching and academics while addressing the needs of neuro-diverse clientele. 


Throughout his career Zach has taken on many leadership roles, developing and implementing programming, training other staff, and helping to start new programs such as Pacia Life Portugal.  While Zach has spent time in various leadership roles, and his position at Reset involves leadership, his passion is for working directly with students. Zach is a life coach, first and foremost, with a strong knack for creating meaningful connections with students, helping them develop their life goals, and creating a plan for how to achieve them. 


In his role as Director of Coaching at Reset Boston, Zach is able to bring all of these strengths and passions together; working directly with every student, while also working with the leadership team to oversee the big picture of each student's process from start to finish. In his personal life, you can find Zach surfing, rock climbing, running, writing, and taking amazing photos. He believes that the key to life is to keep yourself moving, to always push forward, mentally and physically, and to never give up on what you love. These are just some of the values that he hopes to impart to the students that he works with here at Reset Boston!


Ruth Katzman

Lead Life Coach

Ruth offers a plethora of experience in the fields of social research, community organizing, tutoring, and counseling. As a recent graduate from Lesley University, she earned a  B.A. in Sociology, graduating Cum Laude in her 2023 class.


Ruth initially worked as an intern for Reset Boston, and transitioned after graduating to her current full-time role. In addition to her work as a lead life coach, Ruth also aids in developing Reset Boston's coaching modules and program structure. She feels that Reset Boston’s holistic coaching module offers an incredibly transformative experience to students and feels grateful to work in a role that allows her to live into her values of integrity, open-mindedness, and self-improvement. 


Alyssa Yeragotelis

Activity Coach/Peer Mentor

Alyssa began with Reset as an intern studying Holistic Psychology and Wellness at Lesley University, and has now transitioned to full-time status. The program went beyond the traditional psychology curriculum to include studying how the mind, body, and spirit are intrinsically connected.


She is interested in different modalities of healing and helping people understand how they can create a holistic approach to healing to reach their highest potential of wellness. Alyssa’s passion for helping others and gaining the knowledge to become a resource for people struggling in their healing journey drives her work as a peer mentor and a coach who consistently gets out and moves with our students.

Micah Levine

Coaching Intern

Micah is a Massachusetts native, and an undergraduate at Lesley University, where he studies Counseling Psychology. He originally pursued an education in film, his lifelong passion (and favorite talking point), before having the courage to recognize the internal need for change.  Micah is elated to intern at Reset Boston!! He currently resides in Cambridge.​

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Sierra Sullivan

Academic Support

Sierra has dedicated her life to working with students of all ages, from elementary students to middle school, and young adults. Sierra has a bachelor's degree in Political Science, and a Master’s degree in Education, focusing on Curriculum and Instruction, from Boston University.  Sierra worked for Surf House Puerto Rico as an Independent Living Life Coach, helping open the doors of the program and welcome the first student, and has volunteered for the AmeriCorps program, dedicating thousands of hours of service in a Boston Public School classroom.  Sierra is an asset to Reset Boston students, especially those with academic needs. When she’s not teaching, Sierra loves to spend time with her husband and their dog, Mijo, who was rescued from Puerto Rico.

Brooke Howard

Occupational Therapist

We partner with Brooke and the Ivy Street School to work with some of our neuro-diverse young adults.​Brooke has a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Sargent College at Boston University and an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Oberlin College.  Brooke has been working as a licensed Occupational Therapist since 2005 and at Ivy Street School since 2009. Before coming to Ivy Street, she worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and supervised the outpatient program at Franciscan Hospital for Children. Brooke also worked as an adjunct faculty in the Occupational Therapy department at Sargent College from 2010-2014. Brooke was a founding member of the transition program at Ivy Street and has continued to grow, develop and support the program since. Most recently Brooke was a founding partner of Ivy Street’s community-based program, Skills For Life where she works in the community with young adults who seek to gain more independence.

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