CEL offers Gordon College students the chance to help dream, strategize, and implement the programs that serve their fellow students. Learn how you can be a part of our team through various year-long internships.
Carter Crockett, Ph.D., Director
Carter grew up in Paso Robles, California, and spends a lot of time practicing, studying, writing about, and teaching entrepreneurship. Carter is a practitioner at heart, one that is passionate about virtuous ventures and prefers to lead by example. His most recent start-up is Karisimbi Business Partners, a socially-motivated management consulting firm based in Rwanda. At Gordon, Carter serves as founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, where his primary responsibility is to identify future founders and transform ideas into new ventures.
Lisa Buettner, Interim Director
Lisa Buettner founded Anchor Consulting not long after graduating from Gordon ('87). In this capacity, Lisa has developed learning and talent development programs for some of the world's largest companies and senior leaders. She has also worked with Harvard Business School Publishing to build executive education programs. In recent years, Lisa has served as chair of the CEL Advisory Council, and she is excited to serve in a more hands-on role as interim director.
Stephanie Antonucci, Assistant Director & Director of Elevate
Stephanie serves as both the Assistant Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Director of Elevate Leadership Lab, an 8-day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. She grew up in Afghanistan but now calls Wenham home since graduating Gordon College ('16). If you ask her, she says that her life has been built on "bootstrapping". Being raised in a country that has been at war for over 30 years, the methodology of creating business regardless of limited resources feels second nature. Facilitating opportunities for students to learn how to utilize their strengths, work collaboratively, and develop as thought leaders and change makers is what excites her most about her job. When she’s not making spreadsheets and daydreaming about how to grow the many programs that CEL puts on, you might find her riding her moped around the North Shore or planning her next trip abroad.
Megan Hammes, Program Coordinator Intern
B.A. Business Administration ’19
Megan was born and raised in New Hampshire. Since coming to Gordon, Megan has been a tour guide coordinator as well as a Resident Advisor, through which she has learned to embrace the creativity and chaos of event planning—a skill she is excited to develop and utilize through CEL. After assuring her parents that she would be the first Hammes child to never change her major, she changed it three times and has officially settled on Business Administration with a concentration in Management. When she’s not hitting the books, Megan loves photographing, soaking in the great outdoors, and tending to her houseplants.
Michaela Lick, Advertising and Marketing Intern
B.A. Design '20
Born and raised in the Green Mountain State of Vermont, Michaela has always been surrounded with those who share a passion for the arts. Her entrepreneurial mindset was nurtured by the community surrounding her who actively encouraged individuality and ceaseless amounts of creativity. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in Design with a minor in Business Administration. As a designer and painter, she believes that art cultivates a sense of solidarity amongst its audiences. She strongly believes in CEL’s values of both unconventional and all-inclusive sides to entrepreneurial exploration. In her free time, you can find her painting, running, and eating oranges with cinnamon. She is amped to be a part of the CEL team as their Design intern and looks forward to creating a community of entrepreneurs seeking to make a lasting impact.
Chloe Larson, Social Media Intern
B.A. Integrated Marketing '19
Chloe calls Austin, Texas home (of many homes) and has a lot of curiosities, which over the years have included One Direction (RIP), web design, statistics, slow fashion and ethical consumerism, regenerative agriculture, coffee, and natural remedies to health and wellness concerns, among so many other things. Pursuing some of those curiosities led her to create her own Integrated Marketing Pike major, and she’s also completing minors in Art and Business Administration. She is passionate about crafting cohesive brand identities to communicate redemptive information, which is why she is so very excited to be CEL’s social media intern this year. How cool is it that she gets to incorporate her visual, strategic, and interpersonal interests into one job?! Bonus fact: her initials are CEL… this partnership was clearly meant to be.
Alana Mann, Teaching Assistant
B.A. Business Administration '19
Alana was born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii before eventually moving to Northern California in her late teens to finish up her education, and has now made her way to Gordon College in Massachusetts. Currently, Alana is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Innovation and Social Enterprise. From spending a summer in Hong Kong to studying peace and conflict in Northern Ireland, she has been able to experience a wide array of cross-cultural lifestyles, and you can always assume she's planning her next adventure. Currently, she is spearheading her own startup venture, Ticket of Tomorrow, a non-profit that she and her dad started to aid at-risk youth to reach their full potential in life. Besides all things entrepreneurial, Alana's hobbies include horseback riding, attempting to become a better golfer, and last but not least, sampling as many different foods as she can as she explores the world.