Born and raised in Lowell, Matt has been, and remains, a part of numerous organizations and committees throughout the city seeking to make Lowell a better place to live, work, and raise a family. The Lowell Athletics and Activities Foundation is the latest exciting addition to those efforts. He graduated from Lowell High School in 97’ and UMass-Amherst in 01’ with a degree in Sports Business Management. After working for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA for 2 seasons, Matt returned to Lowell to run the sales department for the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL. A successful career in finance and association management followed before he created two companies, Association Merchant Services and KDE Consulting. Both are based in Lowell and are committed to making it easier and more profitable to be a business owner.
Matt currently lives in the Pawtucketville with his amazing wife and is the proud father of 3 school aged children. He currently serves as the President of the Pawtucketville Youth Organization, so if you’re looking for Matt, you will probably find him on a baseball diamond somewhere in the city of Lowell loving every minute of coaching youth baseball.
Brian Chapman is the president and founder of Mill City Environmental, Inc. He started MCE as a waste management company specializing in assessment, management, and disposal of hazardous waste. MCE has grown to offer a complete range of the environmental solutions, including asbestos abatement. Today, MCE is a thriving, award winning small business with 46 employees serving the federal, commercial and private sector, in 17 states throughout the New England, Mid Atlantic, South and Southwestern territories.
Brian’s entrepreneurial spirit encompasses: a passion for preserving the environment and for supporting his beloved Lowell community, a positive can-do attitude, a commitment to servicing his customers’ needs – whether large or small – Brian and his team will get the job done right, a successful work-life balance that considers the needs of his family, his employees and their families. Most importantly, Brian’s entrepreneurial spirit can be seen through his leadership qualities. He is a charismatic, ethical, fair leader who brings integrity, compassion, and enthusiasm to the day-to-day aspects of MCE’s operation and as such inspires his employees, customers and partners to deliver their best.
In addition to running a multi-million dollar operation, Brian is very active in the Lowell/Merrimack Valley community. He is married and currently resides in Lowell.
Marisol Nobrega is a proud 23 year veteran of the Lowell Police Department. She is Lieutenant currently assigned as the OIC of the Family Services Unit. Lieutenant Nobrega has extensive experience in training and education in law enforcement. She was a Staff Instructor at the Lowell Police Academy for over 9 years. She earned the 2013 Mentoring Award from the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law enforcement (MAWLE) for her work with student officers. Lieutenant Nobrega was also recognized by the Middlesex Community College Foundation, Living the Dream in January 2019. In addition to her work in Lowell, she has provided recruit and in-service training to other departments in Massachusetts.
Marisol received her Associates Degree from Middlesex Community College. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a certificate in Leadership and Policy Development from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Marisol is a resident of Lowell where she has lived for most of her life. She is committed to the community in which she lives and serves. She is married and has three sons, Justin (29), Christopher (26) and Kaiden (17) of which she is extremely proud. Marisol really loves to spend time with her family and also enjoys getting involved in community events.
Chris was born and raised in Tewksbury, MA. Residing in Lowell during his early years out of college, Chris finally settled back in Tewksbury, although he and his family have deep roots in the City of Lowell. His family owned and operated two companies in the City with one of the companies around for 110 years which started back to the late 1800’s.
Chris currently works for Trinity EMS and first joined the organization in 1991 as a chair van driver during his time at college. After moving on to a successful career in the hospitality and then banking industry, Chris returned to Trinity in 2008 as Director of Business Development and Marketing.
Chris serves on numerous non-profit boards and committees throughout Lowell and Haverhill. He has been an active member of the Board of Director for the YMCA of Greater Lowell since 2004. Chris was also one of the former founders of the Young Professionals of Greater Lowell Organization.
Chris is one of 5 partners that formed the Lowell Management Group who were successfully awarded the contract to manage the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in 2017.
Chris is a graduate of Tewksbury High School (’90) and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Hospitality Management from Johnson and Wales University (’94) in Providence, Rhode Island. He is married to his wife Elizabeth and resides in Tewksbury. While not busy with work and his non-profit rolls, he helps raise (and coach) his three children – Abbey, Brody and Tyler.
Karoline Zacharer Ellis
Karoline grew up in Lowell, where she gained a passion for the local community. Now based in Saco, ME, she is the Digital Communications Specialist for Camden National Bank.
A 2009 graduate of Lowell High School, Karoline went on to study Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. After getting her start working in the Athletics Department at UMass Lowell, she moved to Portland, Maine, then Berkeley, CA, before returning to Maine where she lives with her husband, Matt.
Karoline is an ardent supporter of community organizations, serving on the city of Saco, Maine’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. She has previously served as Assistant Coach of the Lowell High School alpine ski team. She was previously a member of the Junior League of Portland, Maine, the Junior League of San Francisco, and has volunteered with the American Heart Society, American Red Cross, and March of Dimes.