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Norwalk, CT 06854

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staff & board

our staff

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”


- Arthur Ashe

Tennis Coach

Carl Brodnax

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”

- Marianna Williamson

Senior Education Coordinator

Matthew Dorissaint
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“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit”

– Ancient Greek proverb

Senior Director of Tennis

David Kimani

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

- Paulo Coelho

Director of Education

Kristi Miller

“Experience should be a plus as long as it doesn't become complacency. If you say, 'We're not going to change; we didn't do it that way before,' then you've become too old.


- Marv Levy

Operations & Tennis Coordinator/Coach

Jonathyn Young
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"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

- Maya Angelou

Scholarships & Financial Aid Associate

carla conway

“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think.”


- Maya Angelou

Accounting Manager

Ritu Duenwald
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"We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Executive Director

betsy mcneil

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director of Operations

Daniel Pearson
Board of directors

Sean Cahill, Chair
Kurt Vogt, Vice-Chair
David Van Gessel, Treasurer

Deborah Gordon, Secretary

Chris Caldwell

Michael Crafter

Rich Freeman
Mike Frost

Mark Magnusen

Greg McCall

Caron Palder

Anthony Pesco

Phillip Rehg

Audrey Weil
Ed Weiss

advisory board

Roy Anderson, Chair

Arthur Goldblatt, Founder

James Biggs
Thomas Blake

Wally Cook
Jay Dulberg
Ed Fogarty
Pete Gogolak
John Hammill
Merrideth Hammill
Joseph Holmes
Alex Knopp
Bill Macey

Sharon Macey
Mark McEnroe

Catherine Osterhout
Dick Packer

Faycal Rhazali
John Schmidt
Alex Seaver
Harlan Stone