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Meet our Board

Marty Bruemmel, President

Marty Bruemmel, President

Marty Bruemmel, President

Marty is an expert at understanding business issues. He has strong interpersonal skills relating with others, business people and their objectives; negotiated with Boards of Directors, employees (both union and non-union), suppliers, vendors, trained in property/casualty insurance licensing as agent/broker in Massachusetts, promotional programs, new business development, promotional plans, store operational requirements.
Marty is a very active Cape Codder! He is General Manager and Buyer at Harney’s Cape Cod Liquor’s here in Dennis. He is involved with many nonprofit organizations.


Amy Dowd, Vice President

Amy Dowd, Vice President

Amy Dowd is owner and chief geek of Coastal Marketing Solutions. She has over 25 years of marketing experience on Cape Cod. She provides businesses and non-profits on the Cape with marketing coaching and the ability to assist or fully-manage all of their marketing projects from media buying and management to press releases and management of their Constant Contact email and event marketing. She can also handle most graphic design projects and oversee your WordPress website development and management.

A Bryant University grad, Amy lives and works in Dennis. She is currently a member of ABWA Cape Cod, Cape Cod Chamber, Hyannis Chamber, CCYP, and Cape Cod Landscape Association, Amy is also a 2005 graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod where she served on the Board for eight years including a couple of years as Board President.

Rob Thorne, Treasurer

Rob Thorne is recognized as a leading financial coach and educator in the Eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod area. Rob was raised by a strong-willed mother that always wanted to be financially independent and secure. He admired her goals and it inspired him to pursue his financial career to connect with women and help people achieve their financial dreams. In addition to his 20+ years experience in the financial services industry, he is a founder of Thorne Financial Partners on Cape Cod with a second office in Boston. Rob is a UMASS grad with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration, and he holds the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).

Rob is a director of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Cancer Society and a member of Rotary Club International. He has been actively involved in the Barnstable Youth Hockey Association since 2003 as a coach to boys and girls from age 5 to 18. One of his deepest passions is working with young people to help them deal with the challenges of growing up and realize their greatest potential in life. Although he loves hockey, he is committed to helping them develop into well-adjusted adults! Rob resides in Marstons Mills and is a proud father of two teenage boys, and together they share a wide variety of hobbies: Boating, fishing, water sports, and hockey. In his “quiet” time you might find Rob playing the drums, motorcycling or acting in a summer theater comedy.

441335927_cf5b7033f3_bChristopher Seufert

Christopher Seufert runs Mooncusser Films, LLC on Cape Cod, specializing in both the production and distribution of documentaries, educational films, music video, artist profiles, and corporate / promotional multimedia. The company also provides audio recording/mastering and photography services, including comprehensive location scouting and management.

Tracy Shagnaussey from Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Tracy Shaughnessy

Tracy E. Shaughnessy is an associate in the Trusts & Estates Department. She works out of the firm’s Hyannis office and focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, guardianship and all aspects of estate and trust administration.


Jamie Goodwin

Jamie Goodwin

Jamie is a true Cape Codder, born and raised on Cape Cod. Graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth High School and went on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Jamie is currently the Station Manager for Harwich Channel 18. She is an avid runner and dog lover.


Rodrigo Passos

Rodrigo Passos is partner and lead software developer at Dative in Osterville, MA and all around technologist with over 25 years of experience. Rodrigo is actively looking for ways to leverage tech to promote and support Cape Cod’s non-profits, and promote STEM education programs for our kids.

Rodrigo is also involved with other non-profits, such as the Calmer Choice, Cape Cod Makers, Friends of Yarmouth Dog Park, and he is a volunteer for the Girls Who Code programs and former board member with the Cape Cod Technology Council.

When not working or volunteering , Rodrigo is tinkering projects in hardware and software, playing guitar, and enjoying the Cape’s coastal life.