Our Instructors

Paul Gentile

Raised in upstate New York, Paul launched his career at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in the areas of strategic planning and IT. While in New York he worked at Cornell University and helped establish their first digital archiving conservation project before moving to an administrative position in the School of Engineering.   A Cape Cod resident since 1999, he has worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in IT. Most recently, he held the position of Energy Coordinator for the Town of Falmouth where he still coordinates various energy-related projects.   He has taught classes at WHOI, Mashpee Senior...

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Cindie Brennan, CPFT

I am a Certified Fitness Trainer / Instructor who enjoys assisting others on their personal health and wellness journey.  I have had a long term career in Social Services here on Cape Cod while raising four children. I currently work as an Exam Proctor for W.I.T.S,  the Fitness Certification Program conducted at Cape Cod Community College.  I have added to my Certification by taking courses with an additional focus on Senior Fitness specifically. Since March of 2020 I have been leading fitness classes remotely.   My fitness experience includes  leading exercise classes at a non profit exercise studio called  WellStrong. ...

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Laura Lorusso Peterson

Laura is the 2019 recipient of the Falmouth Chamber's Citizen of the Year honor. She is involved in the running of her family's business, Cape Cod Aggregates Corp and enjoys volunteering in many capacities. In 2017, while recovering from thyroid cancer, Laura attend the SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) Program at the Benson-Henry Institute. The benefits of that 8 week program were life changing.  She earned her certification to teach the Part program in the Fall of 2019 and she's looking forward to sharing the benefits with as many people as possible!  

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Christina Jacobi

Christina Jacobi holds degrees in both Art Education and Technology. While painting and mixed media are her primary interests, she also uses photography and computers to broaden her boundaries. Chris has exhibited widely on the Cape in both group and solo shows. She has taught in schools, colleges, libraries, and art centers for many years. Chris enjoys watching students of all ages as they learn to relax into the arts and have fun!

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Matt Carron

A lifelong financial and investment management professional, Matt joined Heritage Finanical Services in 2007. As senior wealth manager, Matt operates as the primary partner for clients, helping them translate their life goals into sophisticated custom financial plans, then recalibrate constantly as their circumstances and goals evolve. Matt also serves as the hub of communication and coordination between Heritage and clients’ accountants, attorneys and insurance agents. Matt and his wife, Shannon, have three young boys. Most of his time outside of work is spent with them, involved in their sports and activities. With the small amount of time left over, he...

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