Executive Director Moorhouse Bids Farewell to Hill House

February 19, 2013
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Seven years after joining the staff of Hill House, Ian Moorhouse will step down as executive director next month to assume the newly created position of director of campus programs at the Dexter-Southfield School in Brookline.

“For me, it’s a bittersweet move because I wasn’t really looking for another job,” Morehouse said. “Thank you to everyone who has made my time as Hill House truly amazing. I will never forget the friendships and connections I have made.”

Raised in Swindon, England, Moorhouse earned a bachelor’s in stage and tour management in London before working as company and tour manager for the London City Opera. He relocated to the Boston area in 1995 to join the staff of Duxbury-based Crossroads for Kids, a year-round program for inner-city youth. Moorhouse was named program director of Hill House in 2006 and its executive director in 2010.

After Moorhouse was brought on board to refocus Hill House’s programming, its offerings shot up from 70 to 100.

“I feel like I created some great new programs, including the United Travel Soccer program, and helped reinvigorate the summer camp program,” he said.

Moorhouse also takes particular pride in Hill House’s successful collaboration with fellow non-profits The Esplanade Association and the Red Sox Foundation to re-open the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields in 2006, noting that 1,000 people now use the fields on an ordinary Saturday.

“During my time here, I got married and had a baby,” Moorhouse said. “Many of the kids who were here when I first started are either now in high school or going off to college. It has been a privilege to watch them grow up, and I am very thankful that I was able to be a part of their lives.”

In this new role at Dexter-Southfield, Moorhouse will oversee summer camps and external programs, as well as design new programs.

“Hill House has helped me professionally grow and be ready for this amazing opportunity,” Moorhouse said.

Moorhouse is also confidant he is leaving Hill House in good hands with a staff that he likens to a second family.

“I’m leaving behind an incredible team of professionals,” Moorhouse said,” and I am excited to watch Hill House continue to thrive.

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