Contact Us

Gould Admissions Office
27 Church Street
Bethel, ME 04217
Phone: 207-824-7777
Fax: 207-824-2926
admissions@gouldacademy.org

Directions to Gould Academy

Meet the Team

Christopher Sparks

B.A., University of Southern Maine
Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement

Bio
Chris has spent 20 years working with families and students at the university and independent school levels. Prior to his re-arrival at Gould, he worked as the director of Advancement at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, and also at his alma mater, Wilbraham and Monson Academy, as director of admissions and head boys’ basketball coach. As a collegiate men’s basketball coach, he spent time at the University of Pennsylvania, Central Connecticut State University, Brown University, and the University of New England. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, he served for three years as a middle school special education teacher in the Portland, Maine, public school system. Chris attended the University of Southern Maine, and holds a certificate from the Lily School of Philanthropy in Non-Profit Fundraising.
He and his wife, Leah, and children Keenan, Cuyler, Ruby, and Christopher Jr. are thankful to be a part of the Gould community.
Beth Garfield

Admission and Advancement Associate

M.Ed, Plymouth State University

Bio

Mrs. Garfield brings extensive experience working in education as a school counselor and holds a Vermont Level II Professional Educator’s License Endorsement for K-12 School Counselors. She worked at Dothan Brook Elementary School in White River Junction, Vermont, where she was instrumental in designing and implementing a nationally recognized comprehensive school counseling program to improve achievement, attendance, and discipline and close achievement and opportunity gaps. She has been a PBIS instructional practice coach, high school counselor, class advisor, teacher mentor, kindergarten teacher, and Yogakids instructor. She and her family enjoy the experiential learning and outdoor recreation and opportunities that Gould and Bethel have to offer. She lives in Bethel with her husband, Brian, and their three children — Maia ’20, Phoebe ’22, and Zachary.

Timothy Mannix

Advancement/Admission Associate

Bio

A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Mr. Mannix comes to us after two years as a mathematics teacher and basketball coach at Springfield Central High School. Prior to that, he coached basketball at the collegiate level (St. John’s University, Iowa State University) and worked and coached at the prep school level (Wilbraham and Monson Academy). He lives in Davidson Hall and enjoys traveling, lifting weights, fishing, and watching football in his downtime.

Courtney Snowe

Events and Operations Coordinator
University of Maine, Farmington

Bio

Mrs. Snowe brings with her a diverse skill set developed from her years of experience in multiple professional positions. Most recently she worked as the Director of Competition and Events at Mt. Abram where she was in charge of development and operations of the Competitive Alpine Racing and Kids All Mountain Programs. Prior to and during her tenure at Mt. Abram, Mrs. Snowe worked in the field of Early Childhood Education as both a teacher and program development manager. While working with young children Mrs. Snowe focused on integrating curriculums with a focus on the whole person, creative thought, and active lifestyles. Mrs. Snowe is excited to join the Advancement Team and looks forward to bringing her passion for development, event planning, and relationship building to Gould.

Growing up in Maine has provided the foundation for Mrs. Snowe’s love of the outdoors and natural world. She is passionate about maintaining a healthy active lifestyle and loves everything Maine has to offer from the snow-covered mountains to the sea. When not working, Mrs. Snowe can often be found skiing, running, training in the gym, or enjoying the coastal waters.

Mrs. Snowe lives in Bethel with her husband, Tyler Snowe, and their daughter, Teagan.

 

Casey Morey

Admission and Advancement Associate
Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
BA, University of Maine at Farmington

Bio

Mr. Morey is originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, and graduated from Saint Andrews in Barrington, Rhode Island, where he was on the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. He went on to attend the University of Maine at Farmington to earn a degree in business psychology and a ski industries certificate with a focus on snow coaching. At UMF, he played lacrosse and coached snowboarding at Sugarloaf. He enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, and hiking—anything that gets him outdoors and moving! He will live in Holden with his very friendly lab, Charlie.