Adam Cook

Adam is a financial professional who spends his nights and weekends (and the occasional off day) helping to raise his two wonderful children with his amazing wife. In business, he helps drive strategy and business development at a leading global asset management firm. At home, he is a dedicated and proud husband and father. Adam can also be found out on the water racing sailboats, kayaking, or swimming. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst who earned his MBA and a B.S. in Business Administration. As Financial Director of SPUR, Adam is committed to helping to build an organization that will inspire others through strengthening our community and teaching our children the value of volunteerism.

 

Alison Spring

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 Peeples

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.    

 

Jennifer Spungin

Jennifer is a wife, mother, business owner and former teacher. Combining her background in education and her husband's background in music she co-founded the Marblehead/Salem School of Music. She enjoys raising three socially conscious teen-aged daughters while being involved in the daily operations and outreach of the music schools. Jennifer holds an Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo, as well as, a Master's of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University. She joined the SPUR board to "be the change" she wishes to see.

 

Jocelyn Cook

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 Clay

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.

 

Liz Buchan

Liz is a wife, mother, and teacher.  When she is not teaching 5th grade at Brookwood School in Manchester, MA, she is working to raise two curious, thoughtful, and kind daughters with her husband, Hugh.  Liz holds a Bachelors Degree from Wellesley College and a Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University.  She and her family have loved settling in to their new home and new town of Marblehead. She looks forward to helping SPUR move its mission forward, especially in educating the children of Marblehead and surrounding communities on what it means to be a helpful person and a global citizen.

 

Matthieu Parenteau

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 Naylor

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.

 

Sarah Magazine-Yount

Sarah is a mom of two small children, a wife, daughter and sister.  During the day she spends her time working for a national health and human services company where she oversees government and media relations, marketing and community relations. Sarah also serves as Executive Director of her organization’s corporate foundation and employee assistance fund.  As a busy mom, there isn’t much time for hobbies but Sarah indulges in her love of spinning with her new home spin cycle.  Sarah holds an undergraduate degree in public policy and masters in journalism.  While Sarah and her family are relatively new to Marblehead, Sarah’s father grew up in Marblehead and she is excited to contribute in an impactful way to the community where she and her husband have decided to raise their family.

 

Shauna Billings Delano

Shauna is a digital media professional, writer, wife, mother and avid coffee drinker. As a Digital Strategist at Emmanuel College, she finds new ways to tell stories through web, email, video and social media. She loves the beach in all weather, playing outside with her two kids as much as possible, reading, traveling and music. Shauna holds two journalism degrees: A bachelor's from UMass Amherst and a master's from New York University. She joined SPUR to make community service a part of her daughters' lives from an early age and to become more involved in the community she loves.

 

Suzanne Hale

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.