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Buzz joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. He currently serves as a Managing Partner at North Sea Partners. Prior to joining North Sea, he was Executive Vice President/Fund Partner at Ridgewood Energy Corporation where he led successful efforts to raise the first institutional fund at a private equity firm focused on oil and gas exploration. Buzz is a graduate of both Amherst College and the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a proud squash parent—daughter Maura (Dartmouth ‘11) and Hugh (Colby ’17) have both worked at CitySquash in the Bronx.
“Doug” joined the CitySquash Board in 2006. In 1994, Doug founded K2 Advisors, a fund of hedge funds based in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to founding K2, Doug worked in the investment business in institutional sales, first at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities, and later at Tiedemann International Research, Ltd. Doug earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1984. Doug is involved with numerous nonprofit organizations and has served on the Board of Trustees of Outward Bound USA. Doug lives in Brooklyn, sails competitively, and has two children, one of whom is a top ranked junior squash player.
Adam joined the Brooklyn board in 2014. He is a Managing Director of FBN Securities, an institutional brokerage firm. Adam graduated from Franklin & Marshall College, where he played on the varsity squash team and was captain his senior year. Adam is also an alum of the Poly Prep Country Day School. Adam lives in Manhattan with his wife Claira and daughter Bella, who he cannot wait to introduce to the game of squash.
Jean joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. She is a professional artist and photographer. Both Jean and her husband John are alumni of Miami University in Ohio. Her two children, Jack and Lark, are nationally-ranked squash players and both have developed deep friendships with many CitySquashers over the years. Jack played college squash at Williams, while Lark currently trains out of the Heights Casino. Jean is a long-time Brooklyn resident.
Rachel Hines joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. Rachel recently retired from J.P. Morgan where she worked for 16 years, focusing primarily on financing in emerging market countries. She is currently on the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop where she is on the Executive Committee and chairs the Finance Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity in New York City, and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Yale University School of Management. Rachel lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three sons.
Stephanie joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. She currently serves as the President of the Board of the Brooklyn Museum. Stephanie studied fine arts and art history at Michigan State and the University of London, and received a BA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has also been a board member of BRIC Arts/Media and of Creative Time. Stephanie, her husband, Tim, and their four children have mentored many CitySquashers over the years, hosting them at squash tournaments and on overnight excursions. Stephanie and her family lives in Brooklyn.
Pete Kelly grew up in Brooklyn playing squash at the Heights Casino and attending Packer Collegiate Institute. He graduated from Princeton University in 2002 and later in 2008 from Emory University where he earned his JD and MBA. Following Emory, Pete joined J.P. Morgan’s investment banking division, where he remains today. An avid squash player, Pete and his wife, Brittany have one son, Andy, and are expecting their second in spring 2017.
Ben joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. He is the Assistant Athletic Director, Co-Director of Squash, and the Head Coach of the middle and high school boys teams at Poly Prep Country Day School. Prior to joining Poly Prep, Ben played squash professionally for three years while also serving as Assistant Coach at Vassar College and coaching at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn. Ben is a graduate of Brown University where he was a two-time captain, and All-American. He and his wife, Ann, live in Brooklyn with their son, Jack.
Meredeth joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. She is co-Director of Squash and the Head Coach of the girls’ varsity squash team at Poly Prep Country Day School, where she also teaches 6th grade English. Prior to Poly Prep, Meredeth played squash professionally for six years, while also coaching at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn. She has played on the US National Team, coached the US Junior Women’s Team, and remains a top-ranked professional doubles player. Meredeth is a graduate of Princeton University where she was a four-time All-American, leading the Tigers to two national championships. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Peter, and their son, Dylan.
Spencer Robertson joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. He is the Founder and Executive Director of PAVE Academy, one of CitySquash Brooklyn’s two partner schools. Before launching PAVE, Spencer worked at North Star Academy Charter School of Newark. Spencer completed the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship, which provided him one year to study the highest performing public schools in America. He holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, with a focus on the non-profit sector. His education career includes three years as a seventh and eighth graders language arts and Spanish teacher and co-founder of the school’s running club. He then served as a program officer at the Tiger Foundation, supporting after-school programs and early child development initiatives throughout New York City. He graduated from Duke University in 1998. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four children.
Carla joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. Most recently, Carla was a Vice President at Sanford C. Bernstein, a subsidiary of Alliance Bernstein. She also serves on the boards of the Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn Museum, HOPE Program, Green-Wood Cemetery, and the Yale Squash Skillman Association. Carla is a graduate of Yale University, where she captained the squash team and was an All-American. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
Laura joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. She is an anchor of the BBC’s US newscast BBC World News America which broadcasts on the global 24 hour news channel BBC World News. As a correspondent, Laura has reported for the BBC from around the world, covering humanitarian crises and diplomatic visits, interviewing leading newsmakers and public figures. Laura was educated at Parliament Hill Girls School in North London before going on to gain a first class degree in politics from Bristol University in 1990 and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the University of Wales College, Cardiff in 1991. Laura, her husband, James, and their three squash playing sons frequently host CitySquash team members at their Brooklyn home.