Meet the Development and
Alumni Relations Team

Lindsay Mischel

Director of Advancement

Lindsay is thrilled to have the opportunity to return to her home state of Maine and join the Hyde team as the Director of Advancement.

After graduating from the College of William and Mary, Lindsay spent the first 7 years of her career in financial sales at John Hancock in Boston before deciding to bring her relationship management experience to the non-profit sector, helping organizations raise money to fulfil their missions.

She began her development career with the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago as a Major Gift Officer working on their 125 million dollar comprehensive capital campaign. When her husband’s job pulled them to Wisconsin, she joined the local hospital system, ThedaCare, leading the foundation’s Annual Giving efforts. Later, she moved into the Regional Development Director role where she was responsible for leading all fundraising activities for the rural regions including working with the 65 Board Members that made up the four Member Foundation Boards.

When her husband was offered a position with Bayer that would allow them to live anywhere, they jumped at the opportunity to relocate to Maine.  Lindsay grew up in Yarmouth and now lives in Cumberland with her husband, Stephen, and their black lab, Chester. Lindsay also has family ties to the Mid-Coast region and enjoys spending weekends in South Bristol exploring islands along the coast.

Gary Monnier

Senior Development Associate

Gary was born and raised in a suburb of Buffalo, NY where he lived until his senior year of high school when his family moved to the New Jersey shore area. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he majored in Geography with a strong minor in science. From there, Gary earned his M.S. in Education at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.

Gary’s career in education began as a science classroom teacher and, while in that capacity at Rocky Hill School (RI), he transitioned into a development role. Gary has served as Development Director at Kent Place School (NJ), Wheeler School (RI), Seven Hills School (OH), and as Director of Advancement at Holton-Arms School (MD). Gary came to Hyde in 2014 to direct the Hyde Annual Fund in a consulting role, followed by his ongoing role in Major Gifts and Planned Giving.

Gary has remained devoted to Maryland athletics, especially basketball, loves to travel and attend live events both musical and athletic, and is passionate about golf.

Peter Morrison

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Peter joined the Hyde School Alumni & Development Offices as the Associate Director of Development in July of 2014 after a 15 year career with the American Red Cross. His role at Hyde will involve continued outreach and connecting our alumni/ae and HAPA parents to the School.

Peter and his wife of 12 years, Alyssa, reside in Western Maine with their two sons Tres and Caleb. Their young family is very active and on the go with sports, camping, snowmobiling, swimming, etc. In between his children’s sports seasons Peter likes to travel, hike, fish, and spend time cooking in the kitchen.

Brandy Beckwith

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Brandy was born and raised in the Southwest and has lived in Maine for over 20 years.  Over the past 12 years at Hyde, she has worked in Admissions, Marketing, Yearbook, Dean’s Office, Registrar, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, and is now part of the Development team.

She has a 13 year old son and enjoys traveling, live music, reading, gardening, and spending time outdoors.

Rebecca Grondin

Development Associate

Rebecca is a native “Mainer” and a proud member of Husson University’s 2017 graduating class where she majored in Marketing Communications with a concentration in Sales. Rebecca first joined Hyde’s Development and Alumni Relations team as an intern in January 2017. She is thrilled to have now become a permanent member of the Development team and Hyde family. As Development Associate, Rebecca will be responsible for the teams marketing needs, social media & website management, gift entry, graphic design and stewardship efforts.

Rebecca recently moved to Edgecomb, Maine with her boyfriend, Davidson, and their dog, Tess. In her free time Rebecca experiences the trials and tribulations of living in her first apartment, explores the Maine coast, listens to country music and travels to her camp in Orient, Maine.

Meg Bantley Whiteford

Major Gifts Officer

Meg Whiteford was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and lives just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, where she also played field hockey and lacrosse. Meg earned her law degree from the University of Maryland.

Meg joins Hyde School as a Major Gifts Officer after having spent seven years in Annual Giving at the Friends School of Baltimore. Prior to her roles in development, Meg worked for Hyatt Hotels in sales, and as a civil litigation attorney in the State and Federal courts in Maryland.

Meg works remotely from Towson, Maryland, where she resides with her husband of 25 years, their two sons, and their family dog. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking with their dog, watching and playing sports, and volunteering.