Tim Wyant – Executive Director
Tim co-founded SEA in 2005 and became Executive Director in 2012. Under Tim’s leadership, SEA’s membership has grown from twelve to nineteen urban squash programs in the United States and four affiliate organizations abroad, with combined enrollment exceeding 2,500 students. Previously, Tim was the founding executive director of CitySquash, the country’s fourth urban squash program, which operates in the Bronx and Brooklyn. A graduate of Harvard University, where he played varsity soccer and was an All-American on the squash team, Tim later competed on the professional squash tour and was a member of the U.S. men’s national team. A native of Cincinnati and resident of New York City, Tim is a board member of US Squash.
Becky Silva – Deputy Director
Becky works in a variety of capacities at SEA, with her primary focus being on the development of program quality and best practices among all member programs. Most recently, Becky spent four years as the Program Director at SquashBusters Boston, the first urban squash and education program in the country. Prior to SquashBusters, Becky worked in senior leadership positions at MetroLacrosse in Boston and as a Spanish teacher at a public middle school in Waterford, CT. Becky earned a B.A. from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from Harvard University.
Sonia Gonzalez – Director of Educational Partnerships & Alumni
Sonia recently completed her masters degree in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy at NYU Steinhardt. Originally from Texas, Sonia is an alumna of KIPP Houston and the University of Chicago (AB’12), and is a Bezos Scholar. Previously she worked as a college counselor, instructor & academic advisor for the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, and ran a mentorship program rooted in social justice for first-generation college students of color at NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education & Programs. At SEA, Sonia will focus on educational programming and partnerships, college student/alumni support, and academic programming. Outside of SEA, she can be seen doing improv comedy around the city. Sonia is based in our NYC office.
Kristen Rugel – Finance & HR Coordinator
Kristen manages the finance and human resource functions of SEA. Kristen graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting and earned a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining SEA Kristen worked in leadership positions at non-profit organizations for over 14 years. Kristen’s most recent role was Chief Financial Officer at Stevens Cooperative School.