Our Team

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    Bill Burnett Owner
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    Bill Burnett Owner

    Bill Burnett has always been an entrepreneur at heart. As a former All-American swimmer at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bill has always passion for the sport of swimming. The opportunity to open Goldfish Swim School in Braintree was a perfect fit for Bill and his family.

    Outside of Goldfish, Bill manages Streamline Events, a nationally recognized event management company. The company manages triathlon, cycling and open water swimming events yielding over 10,000 participants annually in New England. One of Streamline's most popular events, the Cohasset Triathlon, has helped raise over $1.5 million in fundraising for Type 1 Diabetes.

    Bill is also the Head Coach of the Cohasset High School swim team. In the 2020, season the girls team finished second overall in the state. The highest finish ever at the MIAA State Meet with only five athletes scoring points.

    Email: bill.burnett@goldfishss.com

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    Matt Cubr General Manager
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    Matt Cubr General Manager

    Immediately following graduation from Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) with a degree in Management and Entrepreneurship in June of 2018, Matt moved to the east coast to manage our sister school in Rockland. With two years of success in Rockland, we are excited to have Matt on board here in Braintree. 

    While Matt's true colors are from the great state of Michigan, he has settled in well in Massachusetts keeping busy with lots of outdoor activities.  

    We know you'll be impressed with Matt's vision to ensure every member has an exceptional experience here at our school. 

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    Alex Hayes Assistant General Manager
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    Alex Hayes Assistant General Manager

    Alex joins our team with over 10 years in the aquatics industry and a degree in Early Childhood Education from Temple University (Philadelphia).  She swam competitively in high school and had a good amount of success as well on the lacrosse and field hockey teams. 

    When not working, you'll find Alex hiking on the trails or kayaking in the ocean. 

    Something unique? Alex worked at a Halloween/Party supply store in high school and has a ton of halloween costumes she got for free from working there, including a giant bear costume. Watch out Bubbles! 

    Good to have you on the team Alex! 

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    Jackie Penwarden Regional Manager
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    Jackie Penwarden Regional Manager

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    Mai Whyte Marketing Coordinator
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    Mai Whyte Marketing Coordinator

    Just sit down with Mai for 10 seconds and you will see why she is so passionate about Goldfish!

    Mai started working for us in our Rockland school in May of 2017 where she took hold of our Front Desk responsibilities. She holds a Marketing Degree from Suffolk University and previously worked in Sales & Marketing for CSI Group LLC and the Nantasket Beach Resort.

    Mai is the proud Mom of three boys!

    What does she love about Goldfish? Mai shared “I love the family feel atmosphere of our school. I started out bringing my boys to the Braintree school and quickly fell in love with all that Goldfish stands for.”

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    Sue Kennedy Office Manager
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    Sue Kennedy Office Manager

    Sue Kennedy was the very first employee hired at our school! In the fall of 2015, she literally make a desk out of cardboard boxes and together we starting working on a marketing plan. Sue quickly became a member favorite and knew everyone who walked through our doors. Over time, Sue has taken on new roles for our organization and now helps manage our vendors and procurement process for our four schools.

    Sue lives locally with her husband and is the proud mother of two children, Alex and Mikayla.

    We asked Sue to share her feelings about working at Goldfish and simply put she said, "I have loved watching Goldfish grow from the very beginning. It's been life changing for me working at a place that I love!"

    Thank you for all you do for our team and our members Sue!

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