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Leadership

Staff

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Lauren Barker

Chief Executive Officer

Lauren joined the CCYP staff as CEO in October 2017, bringing more than a decade of nonprofit and local government experience. Previously, she served as the Program Manager/Executive Director of Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. in Denton, TX, a unique public-private partnership organization that works with more than 6,000 volunteers each year to offer programs that improve community vibrancy and livability. Lauren holds Masters degrees in Applied Anthropology from the University of North Texas and in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She lives in Orleans with her husband, two children, and their rowdy Weimeraner, Hildy.


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Meagen Colon

Program & Outreach Manager

Meagen joined the CCYP staff as Program & Outreach Manager in September 2018. Following her graduation in May 2018 from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in Communication, Meagen worked for the Friends of the Bourne Rail Trail, a Cape-local nonprofit working to connect the Shining Sea Bikeway of Falmouth with the Cape Cod Canal Path with a 6.5 mile bike and pedestrian path through the Town of Bourne. A lifelong Cape Cod native, Meagen currently lives in Osterville and is excited to continue working within the Cape Cod community.

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Ryan Castle

CCYP President
CEO, Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors and MLS

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.

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Stacie Peugh

CCYP Vice President
President & CEO, YMCA of 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.”

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Sara Kohls

CCYP Vice President
Litigation & Business Associate, Law Offices of Bruce A. Bierhans, LLC

Sara currently lives in 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. In 2018, she joined the team at the Law Offices of Bruce A. Bierhans, LLC as a Litigation & Business Associate. Sara focuses her practice on criminal defense, landlord/tenant, probate litigation, and general civil ligation.

Sara was named a 2017 40 Under 40 winner by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. She was the 2016-2017 Regional Director to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for Barnstable/Dukes/Nantucket. She is the co-founder and past president of the Barnstable Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and also volunteers extensively with MSPCA Cape Cod. Her service for CCYP started in 2015 with the events and summit committees. Since joining the Board in 2017, Sara has served as both Vice-Chair (2017) and Chair (2018) of the Shape Your Cape Summit Steering Committee.

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Katrina Fryklund

CCYP Clerk
Director of National Outreach, Latham Centers

Katrina Fryklund grew up in Wellfleet and is delighted with her decision to pursue a career in the non-profit field on Cape Cod.

Starting at Latham Centers in 2013 as Development Associate, she was promoted to Director of Development, and is now a member of the Admissions team as Director of National Outreach. Latham Centers is a life-changing residential program for students and adults with complex special needs, located in Brewster, MA. Latham provides educational, clinical and vocational services for its residents. In 2017 she was a recipient of Cape & Plymouth Business’ 40 Under 40 Award.

Katrina has always been guided by the principle of giving back to those causes that are important to her. Since the winter of 2014 Katrina has been involved with CCYP, first serving as Secretary and Co-Chair of the Career Connect Committee, and now as Board Clerk. After losing a close friend, she co-founded 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, as well as professionals returning to Cape to pursue a career in the field of Addiction Therapy and Counseling, Live for Lou engages in and donates to community organizations and activities helping to prevent addiction on Cape Cod. She remains 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 Girls Incs. 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 art, travel, and taking advantage of Cape’s beautiful beaches and walking trails.

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Nicholas Berardi

CCYP Director
HR Manager, Cape Cod Healthcare

Nicholas grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated from Pace University in New York City. Upon graduating, he fell into a hospitality career starting at The Plaza Hotel, NYC. After working in various areas within the hotel industry, he found himself ultimately drawn to human resources. He joined the HR Department at the Loews Regency Hotel during their grand reopening in 2013. After years of exceeding guest and team member satisfaction in NYC, he found himself looking for even more than a successful career.

This is what brought him to Cape Cod. Since 2008, Nicholas has been visiting the Cape on a consistent basis. The decision to move here was an easy one when in 2015; he was extended an offer to work with Cape Cod Healthcare. In his current role as HR Manager, he works with various departments within the organization on both a strategic level along with assisting with the day to day employee engagement. His main focus is making the employee experience at CCHC a positive one, which leads to excellence in patient care. Nicholas joined Cape Cod Young Professionals Board of Directors in 2017. Along with this role, he is the board liaison for the Events Committee. This has been exciting for him and he thrives on connecting and helping others. Being part of CCYP has provided the additional engagement in the community that he was searching for.

Living on Cape Cod has been a dream come true and he looks forward to additional growth with both CCHC and CCYP.

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Charlotte Green

CCYP Director

Assistant Residential Mortgage Sales Manager, Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

Charlotte has spent most of her life on Cape Cod, she grew up in Falmouth and currently resides in Bourne. After graduating cum laude from UMass Amherst in 2010 she moved back to the Cape and found a job with a local mortgage company answering phones and improving their marketing strategy. By 2012 she obtained her license to originate mortgages. Since then, Charlotte has helped countless people achieve their dream of homeownership by educating buyers about their purchase options. Charlotte started working at The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod in September of 2018 as Assistant Residential Mortgage Sales Manager. Her goal is to be constantly improving and evolving the mortgage process to provide a seamless purchase and refinance experience for customers.

Charlotte’s involvement with CCYP started when she attended the Back to Business Bash in 2013 followed by various networking event across the Cape. What excites her about the organization is their drive to make the Cape a better place to live, work and play. The focus on engaging a younger demographic resonated as many of the people she grew up with have left Cape Cod to seek opportunities elsewhere.

In her spare time, Charlotte takes advantage of everything Cape Cod has to offer! She is actively involved in the theater community, honing her acting skills and serving on the board for the Woods Hole Theater Company. She participates in a variety on intermural sports leagues, enjoys exploring the ever evolving restaurant scene, and finding new places to catch a sunset!

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Elizabeth Jenkins

CCYP Director

Director of Planning & Development, Town of Barnstable

Elizabeth S. Jenkins, AICP is a senior municipal manager in the field of community planning and economic development. She is committed to building engaged, creative, and sustainable communities through supporting neighborhood revitalization, opportunities that create jobs and housing for an intergenerational community, the protection and preservation of our natural resources, and resilience in the face of a changing climate. Elizabeth has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a 2018 Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine 40 Under 40 winner. She also serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Jenkins family resides in Yarmouth Port and enjoys the beach, hiking, canoeing, Sunday driving, art, music, and baseball.

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Sarah Mason

CCYP Director

Founder & Owner, Cape Cod Nail Company

Sarah is a Cape Cod native, small business owner and entrepreneur. She is a mom of two young boys, fitness enthusiast, lover of adventure and the outdoors. Sarah founded Cape Cod Nail Co. in 2016, one of two mobile nail salons in the state and the only servicing South of Boston. In three short years she has more than doubled her business growth and launched a product line of eco friendly nail lacquer that promotes Cape Cod culture and gives back the the community. The innovation of Cape Cod Nail Company has caught the attention of media outlets including the Cape Cod Times and Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, and the South Coast Times after her success in the EforAll Business Accelerator Program.

Prior to the launch of her business, Sarah worked in high end spas, exploring life on the other side of the bridge. Knowing the Cape was the only place that would ever feel like home, she returned to raise her children and became primarily a stay at home mom. Sarah worked part time as an instructor at a woman's fitness club and fed her passion for nails working at the club's in house salon. After 13 years in the nail industry she began to grow restless with the lack of job opportunities available to suit her family's needs. Driven by her desire for more, she combined out of the box thinking and a recent shift in state legislature to pave the way for her mobile business. This is the energy Sarah hopes to share with her involvement as a CCYP board member. She is passionate about cultivating relationships within the community, highlighting the best parts about living on Cape Cod and loves helping and connecting others. She prides herself on her resourcefulness and always welcomes a challenge.

Sarah is a huge supporter of EforAll, serves as a mentor and resource for EforAll Cape Cod, sits on the Cape Cod Chamber Wedding Committee, and volunteers time and service within the special needs communities on Cape Cod. When she's not brainstorming ways to grow her business, she spends quality time with her boys exploring different parts of the Cape and sampling the local restaurant scenes.

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Kevin Skrickis

CCYP Director

Certified Public Accountant, DePaola Begg & Associates, P.C.

Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with DePaola Begg & Associates, P.C. located in Hyannis, MA. While at DBA the past twelve years Kevin has worked helping individuals, companies, and non-profits in all aspects of accounting including: tax preparation, tax planning, bookkeeping, payroll, training and consulting. Prior to joining DBA, Kevin worked for State Street Bank and Trust Company in Quincy and a small accounting firm off cape who was headquartered in Brockton.

Kevin earned his Masters Degree in Accounting from Bridgewater State University, his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University, and his Associate in Arts Degree from Cape Cod Community College. Kevin is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Kevin is a native Cape Codder originally from Bourne and now resides in Sandwich with his wife and young child. In his spare time, he can be found enjoying all Cape Cod has to offer especially the beaches, trails, golf courses, or just spending time with friends and family. Kevin is passionate about the mission of CCYP and believes strongly that the young professional can succeed and thrive here.


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Megan Terrio

CCYP Director

Owner, Megan F. Terrio CPA LLC

Megan is the President and owner of her own accounting business where she provides accounting support, bookkeeping and tax services to local individuals and businesses here on Cape Cod. Megan earned her Bachelors degree from the University of New Hampshire and her Master's degree from Northeastern University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years in the accounting industry.

After graduating Megan began her career in Boston, working for a public accounting firm before moving to Cape Cod in 2011. Her first job on Cape was with Cape Cod Healthcare, where she worked for over five years in general accounting and also budgeting and operations. From there she moved on to a smaller CPA firm before stepping out on her own to work towards fulfilling her entrepreneurial goals.

Megan grew up in Central Massachusetts and now resides in Sandwich with her husband, Chase, and their three young (and energetic) children. As a mom and small business owner, she is passionate about creating a sustainable and vibrant community for her children and business thrive in as they grow. Megan is excited to join the Cape Cod Young Professionals and work to improve and make a positive impact on what is already a wonderful place to live and work.

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Angelique Viamari

CCYP Board Director

Vice President/Governance Manager, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Angelique is currently Vice President / Governance Manager at The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. She joined the Bank in 2011 as a Senior Paralegal and has served in her current role since 2017, managing the daily operations of the Office of the General Counsel including all corporate governance matters related to the Bank and its Board of Directors. Angelique also serves on the Executive Committee of The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust and is the Chair of the Foundation’s Culture, Art and Other Community Services Donation Advisory Committee.

Angelique attended Northeastern University where she earned a Master of Public Administration degree. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Union College and a Paralegal Studies Certificate from Boston University. She has completed the New England School for Financial Studies program at Babson College and is currently enrolled in the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program at the Wharton School of Business.

Angelique grew up in Western Massachusetts and currently resides in Yarmouth Port with her husband, Jeff, and their two children. Community involvement has always been an important part of Angelique’s life which is one of the many reasons why she joined CCYP after moving to Cape Cod. Prior to joining CCYP’s Board, Angelique served on the Community Connect Committee and volunteered at the Back to Business Bash. She now serves on CCYP’s Governance Committee in addition to serving on the Board. Angelique has also volunteered for WE CAN and ABWA’s Cape Cod Chapter. In 2016, Angelique was selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine.