Staff

Meg Taylor, Executive Director
Meg became Capitol Squash’s Executive Director in 2014. A native of the Hartford area, Meg learned squash on the Trinity College courts before going to Vassar College, where she captained the squash team. After graduation, Meg joined Teach For America and taught special education at an elementary school in Washington, DC. While teaching she received a Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education from George Mason University.

Emily Chernick, Director of Academics and Placement
Emily became the Capitol Squash Academic Director in 2015. She graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2011 with a BA in Social Services. She then went on to get her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. While at Fordham University, she was a Social Work intern at StreetSquash Harlem. Emily graduated from Fordham University in 2014 and is a Licensed Master Social Worker.

Mamam Cooper, Academic Coordinator
Maman joined Capitol Squash in June of 2018. She moved to Hartford from Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa in 2004. She attended Hartford Public Schools and graduated from Bulkeley High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut in Political Science. At UConn, Maman was the President of the NAACP and Founder of the Women’s Legacy organization. Prior to joining Capitol Squash, she taught social studies and world religion at Covenant Preparatory School, a Capitol Squash partner school. This year, Maman will be working part-time as a French Teacher at Covenant Prep and will be working full-time as Capitol Squash’s academic coordinator.

Brendan McClintick, Squash Director
Brendan joined Capitol Squash in the summer of 2016. He graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience. At Conn, Brendan played squash for 4 years and captained the team his junior and senior year. During his senior year, he also coached kids from neighboring towns and has spent summers coaching with Mark Talbott.