Rodrigo Sena was born and raised in Brazil. He moved to Cape Cod in 2001 by himself when he was 16 years old, right after he graduated from High School. For the past 16 years, Rodrigo has considered Cape Cod his hometown and that is where he has built his life, with no intention of moving out.
Rodrigo has been a Sales Manager at Cape Cod Marble & Granite for the past 5 years. He has dedicated his professional skills to the growth of sales and customer service to one of the largest manufacture of natural and engineered stone countertops on the Cape. Prior to this position, Rodrigo had worked as General Manager with BEM – an International moving company. He doubled the sales goals and improved the customer service. In addition to that, Rod has experience in the restaurant industry and as Event Planner.
Rodrigo’s goals are to be a great citizen model to his community. As a natural Cape Cod lover, Rod is motivated by the power of volunteering. He has been involved with non-profit organizations and Church social services. He is a great believer that the more you give, the more you have back. Others of his interests include: traveling, baking, cooking and taking advantage of great local restaurants around the Cape.
Michael grew up on Cape Cod, graduated from Cape Cod Academy, and attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where he obtained a B.A. in Environmental Studies.
Michael graduated from Vermont Law School and began his legal career in Florida. He worked from the judicial perspective as a Trial Court Staff Attorney and performed extensive legal research and drafted judicial orders and opinions for Circuit Court Judges. He then began practicing law as a litigation associate with a firm in Gainesville, Florida. In 2010, Michael joined the law firm, Dell Graham, P.A. and focused his practice in the areas of commercial and general civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, and insurance defense.
In 2013, Michael excitedly returned home to Cape Cod to establish his own law practice Pierce Law, and to raise his young family. Michael's firm is predominately litigation based with a focus in commercial and business disputes and collections, construction, residential and commercial landlord/tenant, and personal injury.
Michael is committed to the Cape Cod community, and is excited to join the Cape Cod Young Professionals' Board of Directors. He serves as a Trustee for the Thornton Burgess Society and Cape Cod Academy. He is also on the board of directors for Cape Cod Child Development, serves on the Executive Committee with the Barnstable Bar Association, and a volunteer for the Cotuit Kettleers and Cotuit Athletic Association.
Michael and his wife Emalee, with their children Luke and Betsy, live in Sandwich. They enjoy spending time together as a family, especially outdoors.
Sara currently lives is South Yarmouth. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated cum laude in 2013. At Case Western, Sara was elected the Executive Articles Editor & Symposium Coordinator of the Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet and volunteered for the Cleveland Legal Aid Society.
After graduating law school, Sara served as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts, in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. Sara joined La Tanzi, Spaulding & Landreth, P.C as a litigation associate in 2015, where she focuses her practice on civil litigation and criminal defense.
Sara is the 2016-2017 Regional Director to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for Barnstable/Dukes/Nantucket. She is the co-founder and president of the Barnstable Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She on the board of Cape Cod Young Professionals, is the co-chair of the Events Committee, and serves on the Steering Committee for Shape Your Cape Summit. She also does extensive volunteer work for the MSPCA Cape Cod.
Having grown up on Cape Cod, Katrina Fryklund never thought that she would settle back home, however is pleased with her decision to return and pursue her professional career in development.
Starting at Latham Centers in 2013 as a Development Associate, she is now the Director of the Development at the non-profit. Latham Centers is a residential program for students and adults with complex special needs located in Brewster, MA. Latham Centers also provides educational, clinical and vocational services. At Latham Centers Katrina participates in event planning, community outreach, marketing and grant writing.
Since the winter of 2014 Katrina has been involved with CCYP, first serving as Secretary and now Co-Chair of the Career Connect Committee. After losing a close friend, she initiated the Live for Lou Fund, a go-thru organization helping to fight the local drug epidemic on Cape Cod and the Islands. In addition to providing scholarships to local athletes, Live for Lou also provides scholarships to professionals returning to Cape to pursue a career in the field of Addiction Therapy and Counseling. She serves as Co-Chair of the fund.
Katrina graduated from Clark University in 2013 with a Master’s of Science in Professional Communication, and worked at Girls Inc. during her college tenure. There, she volunteered, interned, and worked on after-school program implementation for girls in the Worcester area with a spectrum of different needs, as well as their marketing and development programs.
Katrina currently lives in Orleans, and plans to remain on Cape Cod for the foreseeable future where her family has also settled. Other interests include travel, and taking advantage of Cape’s beautiful beaches and walking trails. To contact Katrina, please email email@example.com.
Ryan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service. In this role, he is responsible for managing the two companies that serve as the ‘Voice for Real Estate on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket”, provide member value to enhance the REALTOR® ability to represent their clients, and runs the technology and database system that facilitates the listing service of homes for sale by member firms.
Prior to this position, Ryan served as the Government Affairs Director for the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® in South Carolina and also has previous experience as a communication advisor to a South Carolina governor, the editor a twice weekly suburban newspaper and worked as a political consultant to more than dozen political candidates.
Ryan has earned the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation, was a 2010 ’40 under 40’ honoree from the Charleston Regional Business Journal, co-founded the Summerville/Dorchester (SC) County Young Professionals Council and has served on numerous town and regional advisory groups and committees.
Ryan moved to Cape Cod for his current job in 2014. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, where he played collegiate golf and even played professionally for a year after college. He grew up in Summerville, SC, a suburb of Charleston. He now resides in Yarmouth Port with his wife, Mary.
Adam is the Director of Finance at Convention Data Services (CDS), a custom event registration and lead management company headquartered in Bourne, MA. Adam has 20 years of experience in the financial sector. At CDS, he manages all accounting and financial functions for Convention Data Services, such as developing and maintaining timely and accurate financial reports, ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures, and budget to mitigate risk, as well as ensuring that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
Adam is a strong believer in giving back to his local community. He has participated as a Mentor in the SMILES program out of Fall River, MA mentoring a junior high school student. Adam also volunteered for the United Way as a member of its financial allocations committee. Additionally, Adam is a member of the CDS Corporate Giving Committee. The committee was designed to facilitate participation and assist in the allocation of corporate funds to local charities. The committee also encourages other employees to take part in service-based projects and donation initiatives.
Adam is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and has also received his MBA from Curry College. He resides in Lakeville, MA with his wife, Heather, daughter, Teagan, and son, Chase.
Sara Cushing has worked in sales and marketing roles in the health care industry for over fifteen years. She is most recently with Cape Cod Academy, leading their marketing and communications initiatives, including advertising, marketing and branding in the marketplace. Ms. Cushing was elected to the Barnstable Town Council in November 2013 for a four year term representing Precinct 10. She has been active with CCYP's Shape the Cape efforts and its Marketing Committee over the several years she's been a CCYP member. Cushing holds a BA in advertising from the University of Georgia and a MS in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine. She resides in Marstons Mills with her son.
Christina Bologna is almost a native Cape Codder. Moving to the Cape at the ripe age of three, she grew up in Brewster and Harwich. Graduating with a degree in Communications from Waynesburg University located in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2006, she promptly moved home and started working jointly for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Community Capital as an administrative assistant. In 2009, she moved to Pittsburgh, PA to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. During her time there, she successfully completed the first Faith Build in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh as the Faith Relations Coordinator. Before moving back to Cape Cod in 2011, she spent some time in Brooklyn, NY where she worked at an art gallery, coordinating special events and managing daily operations. She is currently the Marketing Coordinator for The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod where she manages the bank’s Charitable Giving Program; serves on the Marketing Committee for Calmer Choice; co-chairs the Events Committee for CCYP; co-chairs the Sponsorship subcommittee on the Philanthropy Day committee; is the secretary on the board of directors for VoiceBox Media, a media outlet that reports on the people, models, policies and organizations working to alleviate global social issues; and, in true full-circle, sits on the Faith Relations Committee for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. Christina was selected as a 2015 40 Under 40 honoree by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. She currently lives in Harwich, is active in her local church, and can be seen at most CCYP events or anything involving supporting local businesses and nonprofits.
As a broadcast journalist, Sarah Colvin has reported from one end of Cape Cod to the other, covering events ranging from the arrival of Hurricane Katrina evacuees at Air Station Cape Cod, the 100th anniversary celebration of the Pilgrim Monument, and even talking with World War II veterans while taking flight aboard a vintage B-24 bomber. She has also had the opportunity to have serious discussions with local leaders and experts on a myriad of local issues.
Sarah began her career in 2005 at Cape Cod Broadcasting, writing and anchoring morning newscasts for 99.9 WQRC and Ocean 104.7, and producing segments for the weekly public affairs program Sunday Journal, eventually moving up to the position of News Director.
Sarah joined the Town of Barnstable as News Coordinator in 2011, and serves as producer and host of the Town's daily morning municipal newscast, "Barnstable This Morning".
Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Community Media Center. She is a 2015 graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod and holds a Certificate in Municipal Government Leadership and Management from Suffolk University. She is a lifelong cape Codder, currently living in Osterville, and in her spare time enjoys cycling, yoga, and photography..
Adam Burnett is a Financial Planner with MassMutual of Southern New England. He focuses his practice on providing his clients with a clear picture of their financial world, including addressing their protection needs and implementing wealth accumulation practices. A graduate of Bentley University with a BS in Managerial Economics, Adam holds his FINRA Series 6 and 65 licenses.
Adam has been involved with CCYP for 2 years, and is the Chair of the Last Gasp Committee. He has been participating in the Last Gasp charity bike ride for the past 2 years and others for the Alzheimer’s Association since 2011. He is a coach for the Barnstable Little League and involved with various aspects of his children’s school.
A native of Cape Cod, Adam moved off Cape for college in 1997 and then returned in 2009 to raise his children here. He lives in Hyannis with his wife Andrea, their two children Abigail and Benjamin and his dog Lego. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking and traveling. Adam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-367-5633.
Will was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Cape Cod in 2004. Will received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Ithaca College in 1994, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning weekly newspaper, The Ithacan. He was also fortunate to meet his wife and business partner Sandy while at Ithaca.
After graduating from Ithaca, Will worked in Hollywood at two talent agencies, Paradigm and The William Morris Agency. Realizing that this was not the right career, he moved home to Baltimore in 1996 and assisted in the development, construction and opening of Four Streams Golf Club in Beallsville, MD.
In 1998, Will accepted a job at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, teaching pre-school gymnastics, coordinating youth sports leagues, and managing the transportation needs of a 700-camper day camp. Continuing his re-connection with a passion for summer camp, Will became the first full-time Assistant Director of Camp Wigwam for Boys, in Waterford, ME, where he spent 12 summers as a camper and counselor.
After two years at Wigwam, Will became the Assistant Director at Camp Caribou for Boys in Winslow, ME, and eventually, the Boys Head Counselor at Campus Kids-Minisink in Pt. Jervis, NY.
In 2004, Will and Sandy agreed to purchase and direct Camp Wingate*Kirkland in Yarmouth Port, MA, a co-ed residential camp founded by the Wolfson and Silverman families in 1957. Along with 10 year-old daughter Mia, four year-old daughter Sarah, four-legged children Dexy and Eddie, a Mini Pig and 12 hens, Will and Sandy live and work at Camp W*K full-time.
Will is the Past President of the Massachusetts Camping Association, immediate Past President of the board of Cape Cod Child Development and a past Recreation Commissioner for The Town of Yarmouth. In his free time, he enjoys going to the movies, seeing live music, especially Phish, supporting Baltimore pro sports teams, reading and spending time with family on Cape Cod.
Stacie is currently the President & CEO of the YMCA Cape Cod, in Massachusetts in her 24th year as a YMCA professional. She relocated to the Cape in December 2010 after an eight year leadership role in Albany, New York at the Capital District YMCA where she was the District Executive Director for the Southern Saratoga YMCA Branch. There she led a staff of 300 in a twice expanded, 64,000 square foot YMCA facility with over 12,500 members and a 19,000 square foot, 12 classroom, day care center adjacent to their facility. Stacie grew this operation from $4.1 million in 2000 to $6.2 million in 2010. Her primary focus was on the development of a 35 member board, community relations & partners, facilities, and charitable contributions. Stacie was the key leader of fiscal stewardship & growth and the overall operations in the delivery of the YMCAs mission in the Southern Saratoga community.
Stacie’s first job with the YMCA was as a summer camp counselor and she returned every summer between college semesters. She is a graduate of The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York and holds a degree in Elementary Education and Biology. Stacie also worked in YMCA after-school programs while attending school as a full time student. After graduation, she served as the Head Teacher in a YMCA kindergarten wrap-around program for a short period before being promoted to a leadership position within the YMCA organization. Stacie served as the Child Care Director at the Albany YMCA for four years learning the ins and outs of management and collaborations with school districts and other community based organizations serving children and youth. Stacie then relocated to the YMCA of Greater Rochester as the Program Development Director where she oversaw quality initiatives, training; grant development, and community collaborations for 9 YMCAs and 55 child care programs in Monroe County.
At the YMCA Cape Cod, Stacie is responsible for the strategic leadership of YMCA programs and services throughout the Cape. Under Stacie’s leadership, this YMCA has received national recognition for their fiscal turnaround over the last three years. In a recent employee satisfaction study, nearly 81% of the employees at the YMCA understand the mission of the organization, far exceeding the national average of 51%. Stacie believes in leading the organization through a fiscally strong business model through efficiency and strong productivity of charitable giving in order to sustain the mission into the future.
She grew up in a small village, Scotia, New York, with her mother, father and older brother. She has vacationed on the Cape since early childhood and has always had a dream to work for the Y in this community. Stacie currently resides in Hyannis with her dog “Brindie.”
Dara Bryan is the Program Officer for The Cape Cod Foundation, the community foundation for Barnstable County, where she manages the grant and scholarship programs. Dara is also actively involved with the Foundation’s civic leadership initiatives including the Cape-wide Youth Action Plan, a master plan for the community to support the vision of “a healthy Cape Cod for all young people”.
Dara is passionate about her participation with CCYP and is the chair of CCYP’s Career Connect Committee and past co-chair of the Last Gasp Committee. Dara is also a member of the Board of the Cape Cod Technology Council, on the planning committee for Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, a past graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands, and was honored to be named one of the 2014 “40 Under 40” leaders by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine.
Originally from Chicago, Dara moved to Cape Cod in 2011 with plans to spend the summer on the beach, realizing after a short time that she didn’t want to leave. Prior to moving to the Cape Dara lived in Boulder, CO and received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado.
Matt founded Boardwalk Business Group in 2014. Boardwalk Business Group provides outsourced CFO, controller, bookkeeping and strategic support services for small and medium sized businesses.
Matt is the original V.P. of Finance & Administration for School Leaders Network, a nonprofit that runs learning communities for school leaders in urban areas throughout the United States. Matt has also served as CFO and CEO for two other nonprofit organizations.
Matt started as an audit and business consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia. While there, Matt obtained his CPA license.
Matt has an Executive MBA from Boston University and a BS from Villanova University in Accountancy with an English minor.
For ten years, he served as a volunteer for the Cape Cod YMCA, as Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Board Member, soccer/basketball/baseball coach. Matt was also Treasurer / Board Member for the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands for 4 years.
In 2012, Matt was recognized by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine as a “40 Under 40” Award Winner as one of the region’s young business leaders.
Matt lives in Sandwich with his wife Noelle and children Nora, Timothy, Brendan and Grace.
Lisa is the Director of Community Benefits for Cape Cod Healthcare. In this role, she is responsible for directing a system-wide community benefits program and promoting positive relationships between Cape Cod Healthcare and community organizations and coalitions, task forces, public health providers and governmental agencies. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.
Early in her career, Lisa built her skill set in commercial real estate ventures and the hospitality industry. In 2004, she founded Building Impact, an award winning non-profit organization in Boston dedicated to increasing corporate citizenship in the small and medium business sector. Lisa has been recognized as a Social Innovator for her non-profit business ventures by the Social Innovation Forum in Cambridge and was selected a '40 Under 40' rising business leader by the Boston Business Journal in 2007 and Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine in 2012.
Lisa is a graduate of Harwich High School and Wheaton College. She resides in West Barnstable and is committed to building a vibrant and healthy Cape Cod through her involvement with many organizations as an advisor, volunteer and board member.
Catherine Baker was adopted from Lima, Peru as a baby, and raised on Cape Cod. After graduating from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in 2009, Catherine received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Endicott College in 2013. She returned to the Cape after graduation, and completed a summer internship at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) managing their Annual Pops by the Sea & Pops in the Park Auctions. She was promoted to a full-time position in the fall, and enjoyed working at the AFCC for over a year. Catherine started working for CCYP in May 2015 as their Office Administrator, and was recently promoted to Operations Manager in January 2017. She is extremely passionate about working for a non-profit organization that strives to retain, and recruit young professionals on Cape. Her roots run deep in the sand of Cape Cod, and she is proud to play a role in the Shape the Cape movement. CCYP has a full-time staff of two, 15 Board of Directors, over 100 volunteers, and 1,200+ members!
Anne Van Vleck joined CCYP in 2010 as the organizations first Executive Director. In this role, Anne leads a dynamic organization of over 1,000 members who are committed to retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce for our region, building healthy and vibrant communities and increasing civic engagement for the betterment of the future of Cape Cod. Prior to her leadership of CCYP, Anne served in marketing and communications roles and most recently as the Event Director for the Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance. She currently serves on the boards of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, The Needy Fund, and the Nauset Endowment Foundation. Anne also serves on the Youth Council with the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board. She is a graduate of Loomis Chaffee and Dickinson College and lives in Chatham with her husband and three sons.