Alison is a mother, architect, proud Marbleheader, sailor, design blog enthusiast and amateur cook. She spends the majority of her days wrangling two high energy boys. Alison's professional experience includes design work on institutional buildings as well as residential projects. She has also worked in development for universities and non-profit organizations. Alison holds an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and a graduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia. She is excited to further SPUR's mission of connecting people with opportunities to grow, give back and appreciate community.
Bernadette is a mom, wife, and non-profit professional. She spends a bulk of her time helping to run a non-profit in Boston that provides outdoor access to low income youth. Bernie enjoys raising her two young energetic kids, as well as running, reading, and and basically anything outdoors! Bernie holds a bachelors degree from Northeastern University in Criminal Justice and a Masters degree from Loyola University in Criminology. Bernie joined the SPUR board to become more connected to Marblehead and the surrounding communities as well as furthering the SPUR mission and connecting volunteer opportunities to all members.
Elizabeth is a mom and wife to a Swampscott/Marbleheader (yes, he started at Hadley School and graduated from Marblehead High School). Professionally, Elizabeth has years of administrative experience including companies in the tech, mortgage and finance sectors in MA, CA and Chile. Currently she works as the Executive Administrator for the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair. In her free time she can be found watching her son play basketball and football and spending time with her friends. She earned her BS in Business Administration & Marketing at MCLA. Elizabeth joined SPUR to be a positive influence on her son and as a way to advocate for causes that she is passionate about.
Jocelyn is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is married to her best friend, deeply loves sailing, is a cooking enthusiast and can hardly keep up with her two children. Jocelyn holds a Master of Science in Global Studies and International Affairs, specialized in Global Health and a certificate in Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of International Health Programs. As the Founder and Executive Director of SPUR, Jocelyn is deeply committed and passionate about finding ways in the everyday to inspire good deeds, connect in the community and provide a platform to engage not only her children, but others in giving back activities.
Kristen is mom to two tween boys and wife to a Marbleheader who actively volunteers in local youth sports and church communities. She's spent the last 5 years as a sales and marketing consultant and sales operations analyst, working from home while managing a busy household. The Community Roots garden, originally located within feet of Kristen's spring and summer hangout at Gatchell's Field watching youth baseball, pulled her into the SPUR community, providing just-right-sized opportunities to really make a difference in our neighborhood. She is excited to help further SPURs mission to connecting people with opportunities to get involved and give back. Kristen has a BA in International Relations from Boston University.
Matthieu is a father and husband who spends his days as a trial attorney. He and his wife have two young children and a lab that likes to eat wooden spoons, coffee, and cats. Professionally Matthieu represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries in Courts throughout the Commonwealth. When he has a moment of free time he can be found surfing, running, skiing, playing basketball or playing music. He holds an undergraduate degree from Portland State University and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. Matthieu is inspired by SPUR dedication to community involvement and inclusion and will strive to further the work of being a force for good through our community, one heart at a time.
Rachel is a Homeschooling mother of two. Originally from NY state, Rachel and her family are now thrilled to call the misty harbor town of Marblehead home. Driven by the arts, Rachel studied theatre and Co-created and organized an Artisan Market which ran for 5 years in Upstate NY. Always needing to have her hands busy, she enjoys her days teaching handcrafts to her children, studying Shakespeare and finding inspiration in Nature. Rachel is so thankful to have the opportunity to join SPUR, to work with her neighbors in strengthening the community, and to teach our children the joy of spreading kindness and love.
Suzanne is a feminist, wife to a zen guru and a mom of two feisty girls. She spends her days testing recipes, cursing laundry, growing organic vegetables, avoiding exercise (except skiing and yoga) and expanding her orchid collection. Hailing from Princeton, NJ, Suzanne found her way to the North Shore via Brookline when her husband accepted a job in Marblehead. After an education spanning psychology (Rider University) and theatre (Marymount Manhattan College), the appeal of living in the 'burbs by the beach was a perfect balance for raising a family. A career multipotentialite, years between education and family included catering, event planning, and spa management. Always having a desire for volunteerism, Suzanne was energized by SPUR’s mission and is eager to serve on the Board to demonstrate values of compassion, integrity, and generous service for her community.