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 PR & Marketing Committee for the YMCA of Cape Cod, 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 is the V.P. of Finance & Administration for School Leaders Network. SLN runs learning communities for school leaders in Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Antonio, Tampa, New York City, Washington DC and other urban areas throughout the United States. Matt started as an audit and business consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia. While there, Matt obtained his CPA license. Matt also worked as CFO and subsequently CEO for Living Independently Forever, a Cape based nonprofit serving adults with disabilities.
Matt has an Executive MBA from Boston University and a BS from Villanova University in Accountancy with an English minor.
Matt is the volunteer Treasurer and Board Member for both the Cape Cod YMCA and the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands.
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 four children.
Chris is a dynamic designer and experienced digital strategist. He embraces complex problems and builds creative, effective solutions that help businesses succeed. He founded Dative in 2013 to assist local companies and organizations make the most of their online presence.
A 2013 winner of Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40 award, Chris volunteers on the marketing committee for CCYP and runs Build Guild Cape Cod, a local networking group for designers and web developers. Chris lives in Bourne with his wife and two children.
Bill is an original team member of Axial Financial Group℠ and started his career in finance at Smith Barney while acting as the Assistant Manager for his family's music store, Scotti Piano and Music.
A graduate of the Merrimack College Giraud School of Business, Bill has received Merrimack College's Certificate of Advanced Study in Financial Planning. In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, Bill holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations (held through Commonwealth Financial Network) as well as State Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses.
A believer in a comprehensive wealth management process, Bill enjoys helping clients properly implement sound retirement/goal oriented saving strategies, retirement income funding solutions, and generational wealth planning.
Bill is an active member in his community through sitting on the Finance Committee for the Town of Bourne as well as the CCYP Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association and Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod.
He resides in Sagamore Beach with his wife Brittany and enjoys golfing, playing the guitar, and fishing in his spare time.
Bill can be contacted at Axial Financial Group in Hyannis, MA at 508.771.4992 or emailed at Bill.Scotti@axialfg.com.
Tim has been at Nauset Disposal since the early days when the company consisted of his brother Shawn, Tim, and two trucks. In the following 12 years, Tim has been an integral part of the growth and expansion of Nauset Disposal and now oversees a staff of 20+ drivers, 26 trucks and an operation that covers the entire Cape from Provincetown to the bridges. Tim tackled each new hurdle the company faced while growing with passion and hard work and takes great pride in Nauset Disposal’s community involvement.
Tim’s passion has always been serving the younger generation on Cape Cod. This led to 7 years of coaching travel youth basketball, helping with boy scouts, and currently being a volunteer as a “big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as being on their golf tournament committee. Tim was honored to be nominated as one of Cape and Plymouth Business’ 40 under 40 awards for 2012.
Tim has run 5 Boston Marathons raising money for charity. His first in 2005 was for Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the last 4 have been for Tedy’s Team and the American Stroke Association. He is running a series of races throughout the year culminating in his 6th Boston Marathon this coming April 21st, 2014 for Tedy’s Team.
Tim is a Firefighter/EMT serving on-call with the Orleans Fire Department. He also holds his Coast Guard Master Captains license which he uses to pursue his passion of offshore sportfishing.
Tim lives with his wife, Anna, in Harwich, MA.
Kendra Wallin is a Staffing Consultant with The Executive Suite where she works with Cape Cod businesses to identify talent for their open jobs. The most satisfying aspect of her position is connecting professionals on the Cape with opportunities to advance and grow in their career.
Kendra attended Northeastern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After 7 years of living in Boston, she relocated back to Cape Cod, where she grew up and graduated from DY High School, to plant roots and eventually start a family. Kendra is proud to be an involved young professional on the Cape and lives in Marstons Mills with her husband Jared, their daughter Emma, and yellow Lab Maho.
Kendra is an active member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals, where she is currently Chair of the Events Committee, member and former In-Kind Chair of the Back to Business Committee, as well as a member of the Cape Cod Human Resources Association and American Business Women's Association. Kendra was honored to receive a 40 Under 40 Award from the Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine in 2013.
Paul Niedzwiecki, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission, leads 40 talented, innovative professionals in transforming the Commission from a once static agency, into a more efficient, proactive organization fulfilling its mission- ‘Keeping a Special Place Special’- by protecting the natural environment, enabling economic growth, increasing transparency and encouraging community engagement. He is a leader in community consensus building and is routinely sought after by federal and state officials to advise on economic and environmental issues, most recently pertaining to wastewater planning.
Prior to joining CCC, Paul was Assistant Town Administrator, Barnstable; Special D.A., Barnstable County; and General Counsel/CFO at Commonwealth Corp. He graduated from Suffolk University, received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Paul is also a veteran, having served in the Marine Corps, and a father.
Mairead Graf is a Training Specialist at the Cape CodFive. Mairead trains all new tellers and Financial Services Representatives as well as assists in any other training programs the bank may have.
Mairead was born in NYC then moved to NH at a young age where she grew up. She studied communication at Keene State College and graduated in 2004. She met her husband at Keene State who is from Dennis. They married and bought their house in Yarmouthport in 2006 where they reside now with her dog Benny and their son Parker.
Mairead is the Chair of the CCYP Events Committee. She enjoys being part of an organization that has not only helped her build professional relationships, but personal friendships as well.
Stefanie Coxe has spent a decade serving the Cape Cod community, working for expanded economic opportunities, environmental preservation, and improvement of the public trust. Because of Cape roots that go back to the Mayflower, this Barnstable High School and UMass Boston alumni feels an imperative to ensure Cape Cod remains accessible for those who grew up here and to maintain the community character that natives, transplants, and tourists alike have come to cherish.
Recently appointed Executive Director of Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Inc., an anti-poverty agency, Stefanie and her team are working to eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency in a seasonal economy.
Early in her career, Stefanie worked for legislators representing Cape Cod's interests on Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill. A 2010 winner of Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 awards, Stefanie believes preserving the economic livelihood in advocating for their workforce will be determined by the involvement of its young people in advocating for their interests at all layers of government. She has been an active participant in Barnstable County Council for Children Youth and Families' annual Youth Summit, keynoting the 2008 conference on dropout prevention, and receiving its Community Champion Award in 2012.
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.
Matt is the 3rd generation owner of Cape Associates, a local custom building, painting and property management company that now employs over 110 year-round talented craftsmen and professionals. Matt re-joined Cape Associates after working in commercial construction out of New York City for seven years. Matt earned an engineering degree from Bucknell University after graduating from Nauset High School.
Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Cape Cod, the Orleans Athletic Association (Firebirds Cape League team). Matt serves on the Orleans Zoning Board of Appeals and as the CCYP’s Board President.
Matt currently lives in South Orleans with his wife Katie, their son Hudson, and their dogs Porter and Eb.
Melissa Ellis was born and raised on Cape Cod. After graduating from DY High School in 2004, Melissa received her Bachelors in Communications from Keene State College in 2008. She returned to Cape Cod after graduation and worked at a property management firm in New Seabury for four years. Melissa started working for CCYP in April 2013 and is very passionate about working for an organization who strives to retain and recruit young professionals on the Cape. CCYP was founded in 2005 and will be celebrating 10 years of success in 2015. CCYP has a full-time staff of three, a Board of Directors of 15, over 85 volunteers, and over 1,000 members.
Melissa loves volunteering as a ‘Big’ with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands. She has also worked as a Marketing Assistant for the Cape Cod Baseball League for over 6 years. She is also active on the Town of Yarmouth Community Housing Committee, the Nickerson State Park Board of Directors and is part of the Community Leadership Institute Class of 2015. Melissa lives in Yarmouthport with her fiancé Jonny and her dog Chloe.
Anne Van Vleck joined CCYP in 2010 as the organizations first Executive Director. In this role, Anne leads a dynamic organization of 850 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 Hook Fisherman’s Alliance. She currently serves on the board of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands, the Youth Council with the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, and was recently elected to The Needy Fund board of directors. She also volunteered as a mentor for WE CAN in their PathMaker Program. She is a graduate of Loomis Chaffee and Dickinson College and lives in Chatham with her husband and three sons.