Board of Directors
Teresa MorgensternWordPlay, Inc., a public relations and communications firm, was founded in January 2000 by Teresa A. Morgenstern. A native of Camp LeJeune, N.C., Morgenstern graduated from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism with specialties in sports and feature writing. She moved from Muncie to Naples in 1990. Prior to launching WordPlay, Inc., she was the public relations manager for WCI Communities and brings more than 15 years of industry experience. She was the 2006 president of the Public Relations Society of America/Gulf Coast Chapter, is the public relations director for the Taste of Collier, a Gulfshore Business magazine's Top 40 Under 40 business professional for 2005, a two-time National Telly Award winner for script writing and a five-time Golden Image Award winner, Florida Public Relations Association, and has been selected for Leadership Collier, Class of 2010. She has also presented public relations seminars for PRSA, Florida Gulf Coast University and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
Lane BeattyLane Beatty earned his bachelor's degree in education from Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) in 1983. He is the President of Sports CLUB. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with young children in various capacities. For almost 20 years he was an elementary physical education teacher and high school physical education teacher at several locations in South Florida. During this time he also was very involved with a variety of youth sports programs. As a teacher, Mr. Beatty saw a need for quality after school care in Collier County which eventually lead to the birth of Sports CLUB and the philosophy of Children Learning Ultimate Balance between academics and physical activity. After the program grew from two locations and only six students to several locations and hundreds of students, he decided to devote his full time energy to the program which now has over one-thousand registered students. He has been instrumental in getting after school care for needy families and also making after school care affordable for teachers and other school staff members. Additionally he has created a program that is not only child centered but also focuses on staff development and positive working conditions for after school employees. His devotion, time and effort has made after school care a special part of a child's day in many Collier County locations. Lane has a Child Development Associate Certificate and a Childcare Professional Staff Director Crediential.
Bill CarufeBill has a wealth of experience in, teaching, coaching, facilities planning, curriculum design, book consultation and writing program philosophy. Mr. Carufe currently focuses his energy, vision and talents at Sport CLUB as an administrator and program coordinator.
Prior to moving to Naples, Coach Carufe was an elementary physical education teacher, assistant football coach, JV baseball coach and varsity basketball coach for 14 years in upstate New York.He moved to Naples in 1998 and was employed by Gulf Coast High School as a high school physical education teacher, assistant football coach and junior varsity basketball coach. During his tenure at Gulf Coast High School, he was named Gulf Coast High School Coach of the Year, Gulf Coast High School Teacher of the Year and Collier County Public Schools High School Teacher of the Year.
In 2002, Carufe was named the Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball Coach at Community School and remained in those positions until 2008. During his tenure, Carufe guided the Seahawks Boys Varsity Basketball Team to a 125-37 record during his six seasons at CSN. During that time his teams won four district titles, a region runner up, a regional championship and made a state final four appearance. In January of 2007 his team was ranked number one in class 2A by the Florida Sports Writers Association. He was named 2A district coach of the year four times, and was twice named SFABC Boys coach of the year. He was also has been selected both the Naples Daily News and Ft. Myers News-Press Boy Basketball Coach of the year. Also while at CSN, was an integral part of adding new athletic facilities to the school. Additionally he guided the entire athletic program into prominence as Community School was name state 2A runner up in the Dodge Sunshine Cup all sports award in 2008.
Carufe is a Nationally Certified Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from the State University of New York-College at Cortland. He also holds a Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) and a Childcare Professional Staff Director Credential.