About Us

BAHAR UTTAM
Chief Executive Officer
Bahar Uttam is the CEO of the Boston Lobsters, LLC, a franchise of Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO, established in Boston for the 2005 season. He was a co-founder and Chairman of Synetics Corporation which was acquired by ACS Corporation and subsequently, Lockheed Martin. He has served as a member of the Dean's Council at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Governor's Committee on International Trade. He currently serves on the Board of the USTA Tennis & Education Foundation. His most coveted recognition was selection as The Tennis Nut of New England by the USTA. Bahar has been recently chosen to serve on both the 2009 Davis and Fed Cup committees, in addition to serving on the USTA National Creative Opportunities task force.
 
JOSEPH MATARESE
Principal
Joseph Matarese is the founder and current CEO of Medicus Healthcare Solutions, a medical consulting and management company. Matarese entered the IT staffing and consulting business in 1991 which led to a position at Oxford Global Resources, eventually serving as Director.  In 2004, he formed Medicus, which has been rapidly expanding ever since.  He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration from University of Texas.   He was raised in Revere, Massachusetts and currently resides in Windham, New Hampshire with his wife Tracy and their two children.   Joe's personal passion for tennis spurred him to purchase a minority stake in the Boston Lobsters in 2010.
 
DARLENE HAYES
Chief Development Officer and General Manager

Darlene, now in her sixth year with the Boston Lobsters, develops strategic partnerships for the organization that include sponsorships, marketing promotions, and community outreach endeavors.  Darlene initiates, coordinates and manages relationships for team sponsors, vendor relations, corporate and group sales. She is a Certified Event Planner with many years in sales and client services. Previously she had been with USTA New England as their volunteer manager and event planner.  She has turn-keyed events through out New England that even include a gala charity affair at Gillette Stadium's Club.  She also enjoys playing an active role in her community, serving on the charitable board of the Hopkinton Senior Center, as well as supporting her children's activities.  Often you can see her family nearby, lending a hand at the Lobsters matches.  Darlene is a graduate of Regis College, with degrees in Public Relations/Economics and Communications/Marketing.  She can be reached at darlene@bostonlobsters.net

ROBERT GREENE
Coach
Robert Greene has been selected as the Lobsters' head coach, in 2014.  Bob has coached several highly ranked players over a 37-year career and has held a career high No. 3 national ranking in USPTA Men’s Doubles. As the former Chairman of USTA Olympic Tennis Committee, he took Team USA to Beijing in 2008 and the Pan Am games in Brazil in 2007. 1970s. Greene began his coaching career in 1976 as an assistant pro at The Tennis Club of Manchester, which is now Manchester Athletic Club and home of the Lobsters. Greene is a past President of USTA New England and is a 35-year USTA volunteer having served on 20 sectional and national committees. He was instrumental in producing three Fed Cup events in New England and, was honored as the USPTA National Pro of the Year in 2009. In 2003, Greene received the prestigious International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award. Greene is currently the General Manager and Head Professional at the Historic 1907 Worcester Tennis Club in Massachusetts.  As a member of the Head/Penn Advisory Staff, he travels and shares his expertise with tennis teaching professionals across the country.  A Native New Englander, Bob resides in Shrewsbury and can be reached at coach@bostonlobsters.net.
 
JOHN GAUTSCHI
Director of Operations
This is John’s third season with the Boston Lobsters, although he started his journey with the team as a ball boy in the 70’s.  John is responsible for the match-to-match operations of the venue and is the team’s stringer.  When not with the Boston Lobsters he is a partner at Silton Tennis, a specialty pro shop, in Framingham.  In addition he  is the stringer for Staples Champions Cup and the Campbell’s Tennis Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, RI.  John is certified USPTA and PTR pro who directs Wellesley and Needham’s recreation department tennis programs, the tennis coach at Newton North High School and Garden City Tennis Camp Director.  He can be reached at john@bostonlobsters.net
 
STEVE CALECHMAN
Announcer
When not harassing crowds to make more noise, Steve is a stand-up comedian, performing at clubs, running auctions and occasionally leading a Fiddler on the Roof sing-along. He’s been featured in The Boston Globe, has been a on-air correspondent for the New England Patriots show Patriots Today and came in second on an episode of Jeopardy. He still knows all 42 state capitals. Steve’s also a contributing editor for Men’s Health. Although he doesn’t know much about chest shaving, he does know the difference between a sweet potato and a yam, how to get a song out your head, and what happens if you object at a wedding. Feel free to ask him. A lifelong tennis player, Steve has a solid backhand and covers a lot of court, but his second serve remains a work-in-progress. Check out www.stevecalechman.com or e-mail him at steve@bostonlobsters.net.
 
DAN HARRISON
Media Coordinator
2013 marks Dan's first year with the Lobsters and we are as pleased to have him as he is excited to join us. He has spent the past four years reporting sports for the Salem News. He has covered all different kinds of sports from field hockey and swimming to football, basketball and, of course, tennis. He's covered the Boston Lobsters and loves the family atmosphere at games. Dan grew up in Andover and graduated from Hamilton-Wenham high school in 2005. He is currently enrolled at Salem State University where he is the editor of the sports page for the school newspaper. Contact Dan at dan@bostonlobsters.net.  
  
 
HOLLY PLOURDE
Director of Advanced Media & Internet Technology
Holly is in her fifth season with the Lobsters. She enjoys maintaining the Lobsters online presence, with a grateful nod to the Mylan WTT staff. Holly's background is in online documentation and education development for various high tech companies in Massachusetts. When she's away from the computer, Holly can be found volunteering at her local school, or watching her daughter figure skate. She can be reached at holly@bostonlobsters.net

SHARON GLASSER and TRACY TALBOT
Co-Directors of Player Care
Tracy and Sharon joined the Lobsters in 2009 to coordinate the various needs of the players during the season. They complement each other's style and are happy to be part of the team. As Sharon says, "A tennis court is my happy place and tennis players of all levels are the best people to be around." Tracy is a tennis enthusiast, as well and both are wonderful assets to the organization. Tracy can be reached at tracy@bostonlobsters.net.

LORI LYNES
Director of Volunteers
Lori has been spearheading the volunteer efforts of the Boston Lobsters, now going into its seventh season. She recruits, schedules, coordinates, and manages all aspects of the volunteer staff. In 2009, Lori was recognized as the star team player of the organization and for her support to our team each year. For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact Lori at lori@bostonlobsters.net.
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LARRY T. LOBSTER
Team Mascot
Larry is very happy to be part of the Boston Lobsters, spared from ever being served on a plate with butter.  He is a favorite of Boston Lobsters fans of all ages. You can often find Larry on the court, with his 5' Wilson racquet, practicing his lob shot.  At the Boston Lobsters matches, Larry spends time greeting our guests along with his two pals Orson of Polar Beverages and CoCo of CoCo Key water park.  If you are wondering the T in Larry's name is for, it's THE. If you would like Larry to make an appearance at an event or have any other questions about him, feel free to email Larry at larry@bostonlobsters.net

KAREN DRAYMORE
Official Boston Lobsters Team Photographer
Karen and her husband, also nicknamed the "Superfans of the Boston Lobsters," have been avid supporters of the venue.  In 2008, Karen graciously joined on as our photographer.  Long time tennis fans, Karen and her husband Peter were actually married at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI.   For inquiries on access to pictures from the venue, please contact Karen at karen@draymorephotos.com 
 
LAUREN MIHALCHIK
Ball Person Coordinator
Lauren is a tennis player who just finished her freshman year at the University of South Carolina, she and her family live in the north shore and are involved in the Racquet Club in Newburyport. Contact Lauren at lauren@bostonlobsters.net.
 
 
 
BILL O'HALLORAN
Strategy Advisor
Bill O·Halloran is an advisor to the Boston Lobsters. He was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Synetics Corporation. In this capacity he was responsible for all aspects of the organization, from Finance and Contracts to Technology.
 
JOSHUA LATHAM
Legal Advisor

Joshua E. Latham is an attorney with the law firm LATHAM, LATHAM & LAMOND, P.C., a third-generation, general practice law firm located in Reading, Massachusetts, where he focuses in real estate, business planning and estate planning. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, cum laude, where he received his B.A. in History and Archeology, and studied abroad at the War Studies program at King's College, University of London. In 2000 he graduated from Boston College Law School, where he was an Author and Articles Editor for the BOSTON COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS LAW REVIEW, and was admitted as a member of the Massachusetts Bar in January of 2001. Josh is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Real Estate Bar Association, and is a founder and Director of the Boston Scholars Program, a charitable organization formed in 2004 to provide scholarships to Boston's inner-city students.

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