Our story: Lauren, the founder, lost her mother Alice in 2006. Everyone on the board loved Alice. Everyone who met her would agree she was an inspiration to us all. In 2011, Lauren asked her father Joseph Muscarella and two close friends, who have extensive non-profit experience, to serve on the t2a board for three reasons: 1) To provide support for those dealing with the death of a loved one, 2) To revolutionize the way our society copes with and understands death, 3) To honor the memory of Alice Muscarella, wife, mother, humanitarian and woman light-years ahead of her time.

Meet our board. Everyone has an extensive background, which is a given. For our bios, we shared five things we aspire to do and five things we are most grateful for.

Nicole Damstetter, Fundraising Master & Public Relations
Alma mater: Boston University

I aspire:

  1. To educate and entertain people about American History through documentary
  2. To raise a family
  3. To inspire others
  4. To never stop learning
  5. To become a household name

I am grateful for:

  1. The people who inspire me the most in life, my family and friends
  2. My health and vitality
  3. Books and the authors who write them
  4. The educational opportunities I have been given in my life
  5. Coffee!
Katherine Burton Jones, Fundraising Champion Kathy Burton Jones
Alma mater: Florida State University
Current: Assistant Director/Research Advisor, Museum Studies Program, Harvard Extension School
I aspire:
  1. To be present in every precious moment.
  2. To be the best teacher/advisor I can be.
  3. To complete the Boston Marathon, somehow.
  4. To write another book about the use of technology in museums/
  5. To raise money for Trauma to Art.
I am grateful for:
  1. Norman
  2. My family. Greg, my sister, their families, Norman’s sisters and their families.
  3. My health.
  4. My wonderful friends, especially the best ones.
  5. Jimmy Buffet and Parrot Heads.

Lauren Muscarella, Founder & CEO
Alma mater: American University, Washington D.C.

I aspire:

  1. To inspire others to live full lives every day
  2. To make two cheek kisses standard practice in the United States
  3. To be interviewed on Terry Gross
  4. To write a bestseller
  5. To make a documentary about death in our society

I am grateful for:

  1. My family. They are supportive and love me unconditionally
  2. My beautiful friends
  3. John
  4. My health
  5. Email

Joseph Muscarella (CPA), Treasurer
Alma mater: Northeastern University
Master of Science in Accounting Bentley University, C.P.A.

I aspire:

  1. To own my own business
  2. To convince Mike to stop smoking
  3. To have more fun
  4. To be there for my children
  5. To run Falmouth in less than an hour

I am grateful for:

  1. Marrying the woman of my dreams
  2. My children, who are my best friends
  3. My health
  4. The love my son and daughter have for each other
  5. Ice cream or any other dessert

Caitlin O’Shea, Grant Advisor and Curriculum
Alma mater: Cornell University
Masters in Teaching

I aspire to:

  1. Enact Educational Equity
  2. Empower Brillant Minds
  3. Radiate Love
  4. Learn More
  5. Publish

I am grateful for:

  1. The O’Shea Clan
  2. Inspirational Friends
  3. My Juicer
  4. My Education
  5. Spontaneous Travel

We are interested in hearing your top 5. What are you grateful for and what do you aspire to do? Share with us.