Mar 08, 2024 1:00 PM
Barrett Takesian
Portland Community Squash

Barrett Takesian: Barrett grew up near Acadia National Park and started playing squash in the Boston area. After graduating from Bowdoin in 2012, he decided to leave the private sector to pursue his dream of working in youth development. Starting with small youth clinics at the YMCA, he rallied the community to open Portland Community Squash - a multigenerational community center on Noyes Street in 2017. Barrett also serves as the Senior Advisor for Community Squash at US Squash, Maine's Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance, Chair of Portland's Out of School Time Network, and a general enthusiast for community centers.