BOARD OF DIRECTORS - FRIENDS OF PETER IGO PARK, INC.
"FRIENDS OF PETER IGO PARK" IS A REGISTERED 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Craig Alvey has been a significant contributor for the Peter Igo Park Initiative since its inception and is also an officer of Marshfield Tennis Club. A 1980 graduate of Marshfield High School, Craig moved back to Marshfield from Asia in 2004. While in Asia, Craig served as Chairman and CEO of Nationwide Insurance's Thai subsidiary and concurrently oversaw the company's expansion into Hong Kong, mainland China and Japan. Craig has leveraged his corporate executive experiences to form his own consulting company where he and his team assist clients in developing international strategy. In addition to playing tennis, Craig enjoys volunteering within the Town and has served on the Investment Committee for the Marshfield Boys and Girls Club.
Jim Buck has been playing tennis since he was 5, and has taught tennis for over 35 years. His family was the USTA Family of the Year in 1985, because of the family's commitment to tennis. He has been teaching wheelchair tennis for over 20 years, and assisted with the US Open Wheelchair Tennis in San Diego for a number of years, as well as other wheelchair tennis programs in Southern California. He and his wife, Nancy, moved from California to Massachusetts in 2011, and he has continued his work with wheelchair tennis players in New England. Jim is an attorney licensed in California, and continues to practice law.
Bob Carroll is the Senior Director of Tennis for the South Shore YMCA in Hanover. He manages a budget in excess of 1 million dollars. He has been involved in tennis for over fifteen years: as a tennis professional, coach of junior tennis players, and as a former collegiate tennis player. Bob also is a frequent reporter/ contributor to The Boston Globe. He graduated with a journalism degree and won several awards in that field locally and regionally.
Gary Covitz has considerable experience, 32 years, serving as logistical operative support, including superintendent, for US Airways at Boston’s Logan Airport. Gary has been actively involved with youth sports in various capacities. He has coached youth basketball. He has offered tennis lessons as a certified instructor for Marshfield recreation programs and for Marshfield Tennis Club. He volunteers at Marshfield’s new Boys and Girls Club. Gary was selected as the USTA Volunteer of the Year in southeastern Massachusetts in 2012. Gary was involved in teaching percussion in the Drum and Bugle Corps. He also served as a Boy Scout troop leader. Gary’s children have been competitive athletes within the youth sports programs and Marshfield High School.
Mike Dimeo is Harbormaster for the Town of Marshfield, is a member of the Town's police force and is Lieutenant Commander in the US Coast Guard Reserves. As Harbormaster, Mike is responsible for overseeing marine safety along Marshfield's coast and waterways including Green Harbor, one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in New England. He is the driving force for the revitalization of Harbor Park, the creation of Harbor Walk and the planned Maritime Center. Mike will promote water safety for activities on the Green Harbor River and ensure respectful environmental behavior.
Bud Duksta has led the Peter Igo Park Initiative since its inception and also heads the Marshfield Tennis Club, a non-profit Community Tennis Association affiliate of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Bud also serves on the Eastern Board of the USTA. Bud is certified through both the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the USTA, he is certified to teach 10 and Under Tennis, Masters Tennis as well as Cardio Tennis. A certified wheelchair tennis instructor, he is currently working on tennis programs for non-able bodied participants through the Veterans Administration and the Wounded Warrior Project. He belongs to the Marshfield Kiwanis Club. In 2008, Bud retired after 32 years of military service in the U.S. Air Force. While serving in the military police, he was responsible for base security and community policing, disaster preparedness, and food service management. With additional military schooling, he completed extensive training to include recreational activity management. For 10 years, Bud served as the non-commissioned officer (NCO) in charge of recreation and fitness for the 102 Fighter Interceptors Wing at Otis Air Force Base. Responsibilities included the scheduling of recreational and fitness events, such as tennis and volleyball tournaments, softball and touch football games; staging and monitoring annual troop fitness requirements; and scheduling and conducting morale building events. Fully employed as a wine merchant, Bud is primarily responsible for retail and restaurant accounts on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
Keith Hay, a sixteen year resident of Marshfield, works as the Information Technology Manager for Talbots Corporation, a leading multi-channel retailer and direct marketer of women's apparel, shoes and accessories with over 464 full-priced stores, 46 outlets, and 17 clearance stores in the U.S. Keith is an active board member for both Marshfield Youth Basketball and Marshfield Girls' Lacrosse Club plus serves as the webmaster for both organizations. Keith was selected as the USTA Volunteer of the Year in southeastern Massachusetts in 2014. He also has six years experience coaching recreation and travel basketball. Keith, an active member of the Marshfield Tennis Club (MTC), serves as the webmaster for both MTC and PIPI (Peter Igo Park Initiative) websites.
Mike Murphy owns Sportworks in Duxbury and lives with his family within walking distance of Peter Igo Park. He has been extremely supportive and generous in helping raise funds for the renovation and continued betterment of the Park. Mike has a degree in Marketing from University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth and enjoys fishing, boating, hockey, surfing and skiing whenever he has the time.
Dr. Adam Naylor adds his expertise from his applied client based sports psychology experiences at varying levels: professional, collegiate, elite junior, and Olympic. Since 2006, he has served as the director of mental training at The Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy. His teaching credits include UMass - Amherst, Mt. Ida College, and Trinity College in CT, and BU where he’s currently employed. His publications include various academic journals and sport science online resources. Dr. Naylor obtained his doctoral and masters degrees in counseling psychology and developmental studies at BU. He earned his BA in psychology, minoring in human movement studies, from Trinity College (CT). He is an applied psychology certified consultant (AASP).
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS - FRIENDS OF PETER IGO PARK, INC.
Stacey Bartlett has substantial leadership background in the field of special education. Currently, she serves as the special education team chairperson at Duxbury Middle and High School. Previously, she served four years as Associate Principal of the Walker School, which accommodates children with severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges; and 12 years as teacher of special education. Stacey holds a BS in special education and sociology from Gordon College, a MA in education at Cambridge College, and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in special education administration. Leadership skills expand beyond a school setting: she is captain of several USTA tennis teams. Stacey played tennis throughout high school and captained her college team.
Joey Butler has 33 years experience teaching middle school language arts at Silver Lake Regional and Woodlawn Jr. High in Baltimore, MD. She earned her M.A. in Education/ Liberal Arts from Cambridge College. She has led various sports activities including coaching basketball and organizing intramurals; land sports camp counselor for girls ages 8 - 15 in Cornish, ME; tennis instructor for Duxbury summer recreation. Personally, she has a lifetime of involvement in sports: varsity field hockey, varsity basketball, and varsity tennis throughout high school and college, former MA state junior badminton champion and national competitor, participant in 2011 and 2012 Bay Sate Games in badminton; currently plays soccer, golf, and tennis. She also enjoys kayaking, sailing, and woodcarving. Joey is a member of the Wildlands Trust and the NSRWA.
Russ Ellis has been instrumental in promoting and steering the progress of the Peter Igo Park Initiative for the past two years. He, too, is an active member of the Marshfield Tennis Club. Russ holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Russ’s background includes extensive managerial experience in the engineering field: he was a chemical process industry regional manager for Servomex, which involves safety, emissions, and quality gas measurement products. He was a project manager for integrated systems and turnkey projects for safety and environmental monitoring. His responsibilities also included business development and sales management for all of Canada and the eastern seaboard of the US. Russ holds a field sales position with a local company providing instrumentation solutions for safety, combustion control andenergy efficiency. Russ’s community involvement includes serving on the Marshfield Recreation Commission, from 1990-1992 assuming the chairman role in 1992. He also was a member of the North Community Church Building Committee from 2002-2006 being its chairman from 2004 - 2005. A Marshfield resident since 1984, Russ particularly enjoys running, having completed several sprint triathlons and a marathon. Other interests include skiing and tennis.
Pamela J. Fredericks is a nurse manager of a diabetes education program. She has been a registered nurse for the past 15 years and a certified diabetes educator since 2002. Pamela earned her bachelors in nursing from UMass Boston and her Master's degree in nursing from Loyola University. She has a post-masters certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation at Cornell University. She has also completed the course Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Ecological Approach through Cornell University's Nutrition Works. From 2005-2010, Pamela was the Diabetes Coalition of Massachusetts chairwoman for the Community Mobilization committee. Over the past 5 years Pamela has authored and published numerous articles on disease prevention including obesity prevention in children and the importance of exercise and use of open, green spaces for promoting population health. She is the 4-H leader for the Plymouth County Trailblazers, the first of its kind in Massachusetts: a physically fit kids club to promote understanding of the importance of physical activity and plant based nutrition to local kids and families. Pamela enjoys kayaking, hiking, cycling, and running.
Wayne Martin has 25 years experience in the Information Technology industry specializing in Financial and Insurance administration systems, web services, and business-to-business connectivity. He has expertise in leading multi-entity, cooperative, heterogeneous architecture development efforts. Currently, as vice president of Ashton Consulting Group, he oversees all technological aspects of development initiatives. Amongst his clients are Macy’s Group INC (Federated), Sun Life of Canada, Mutual of Omaha, Manulife Financial (John Hancock), and Ameriprise (American Express). Wayne has extensive community involvement in coaching sports and leading programs for Boy Scouts of America. He has coached for Marshfield Youth Soccer – boys and girls ages 6-12, Marshfield Youth Baseball U8-U14, and Marshfield Girls Softball U16. Wayne holds certifications as USTPA Recreational Tennis Coach and Massachusetts Youth Soccer, licenses G & F (U6- U12). Wayne has been both a BSA Cub Scout Den Leader and Licensed Youth Leader for six years. Individual class and training certificates held include Course qualification, Fast Start Orientation, Leader Specific Training, Safe Swim Defense, Annual Youth Protection, OWL (Outdoor Leader Skills) and Leave No Trace.
Hank Mosca, a civil engineer, is a project manager at Siena Construction Corporation. which has responsibilities for $5 - $50 million commercial projects in the greater Boston area. Siena performs all types of commercial construction projects but specializes in laboratory and biotech construction. Previously, Hank was involved in the construction of the Mugar Omni-Theater and a renovation project at the Boston Museum of Science. Hank plays tennis in the South Shore Tennis League and the Marshfield Tennis Club. He also enjoys hockey, skiing, and gardening.
Erik Vaisey, owner and full time operator of Vaisey Irrigation Inc., with over 27 years of design and installation experience, is a landscape, irrigation and lighting professional. He also is a certified irrigation contractor and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Irrigation partner, that involve expertise in efficient sprinkler design, hydraulics, soil types, and the water needs of various plants.
Toni Wiley has served as Executive Director of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center since June of 2008, at which time Sportsmen’s financial situation was dire. Lack of financial stability also limited community outreach and hampered Sportsmen’s ability to live up to the vision of the club’s founders, which was touse tennis as a means to open doors of opportunity for academic and social growth for local Boston youth. Under Ms. Wiley’s leadership, Sportsmen’s finances have stabilized, their budget has more than tripled, and their community outreach has risen from approximately 600 youth in 2008 to over 5,000 in 2014-2015. Ms. Wiley has served on the US Tennis Association (USTA) National Junior Tennis & Learning Committee since 2014 and is a frequent speaker at regional and national training events. She has served on the USTA New England Eastern MA State Association Board, of which she is currently president, since 2011, and also serves on both the Diversity and Inclusion and Adaptive Tennis committees for USTA New England. Sportsmen’s has been honored as New England Club of the Year twice during Ms. Wiley’s tenure, and received the prestigious USTA National Icon Award for promoting diversity and inclusion in 2011. Sportsmen’s is the only tennis organization in New England to have been recognized for multicultural excellence by the US Tennis Association.
Jason Zimmer has been actively involved in the Peter Igo Park Initiaitive for several years as both a regular volunteer and, more recently, as a Board member. Jason is a 12 year resident of Marshfield (most of those living within view of the park) and lifelong resident of the South Shore, growing up in neighboring Scituate. Although not as active in tennis these days, he played both tennis and ice hockey competitively through High School. Jason is the Southeast District Supervisor for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in Zoology & Physiology, with a focus in Wildlife, as well as a minor in Statistics, from the University of Wyoming. He also has extensive experience in Botany and Wetland Ecology, having worked for a number of years as an environmental consultant. He is also a certified Archery instructor and actively participates in the National Archery in the Schools Program as an instructor. Jason serves as the environmental specialist for the FOPIP and developed the Operation & Maintenance Plan for the Parks natural areas and coordinates with Town officials regarding environmental matters pertaining to the park. Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters in the outdoors going camping, kayaking, hiking and going to the beach, etc.