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Nick Novak
27 March
2020
  • March 27, 2020

Nick Novak, PGA

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The Golf Performance Center’s Wally Gonzalez - Golf Coach
05 November
2018
  • November 5, 2018

Wally Gonzalez

Wally Gonzalez joined the GPC team in 2015 after graduating from the University of Hartford with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Wally was a four-year member and two-time Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar of the Hawks Men’s D-1 Golf Team. He is currently TPI-certified and is looking towards learning more about the golf game through the PGA Program and TPI certifications. Wally is a First Tee of San Diego Alum, where he spent a substantial amount of time learning the game as well as volunteering to teach their life and golf skills until he moved to Ridgefield, CT from San Diego, CA, where his parents and younger brother Will still reside.

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Dr. Josh Brant
05 November
2018
  • November 5, 2018

Dr. Josh Brant

Dr. Josh Brant’s focus in on the Mental Game, one of GPC’s 5 Elements of Success. He leads the organization’s sports psychology program and is an adjunct teacher at Ethan Allen Prep.

He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 18+ years of experience working with adolescents and their families. Since 2006, he’s led the psychology department at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT, one of the top private high schools in the country. As the head psychologist at Hopkins, Dr. Brant’s responsibilities include teaching Psychology classes and supervising counseling services for 700+ students, ranging in age from 12-18 years old. In his practice, he’s helped students and their families address the many issues associated with a high-performing population (i.e., depression, anxiety, parental pressure, perfectionism, learning disabilities, AD/HD, eating disorders, etc.). Outside of teaching and counseling, Dr. Brant serves as the Head Coach of Varsity Golf and the Assistant Coach of Boys Varsity Soccer at Hopkins and recently won the CSCA Outstanding Assistant Prep School Coach of the Year Award in 2019.


In addition to his work at the Hopkins School, Dr. Brant coaches aspiring professional golfers and top amateurs in Connecticut to improve their mental game. His approach includes strategies for cognitive and emotional self-regulation and, more recently, for physiological self-regulation. He’s also been a contributor to the Connecticut State Golf Association online magazine writing articles on the mental game. 

Dr. Brant sits on the Board of Directors for both GPC and EAP.

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Ethan Allen Preparatory's Charlie Wampfler - Director of Academics and Operations
05 November
2018
  • November 5, 2018

Charlie Wampfler

In her role at the EAP, Charlie is responsible for overseeing all education related activities both on and off campus. Her sole focus is to provide comprehensive support for the EAP student athletes, enabling them to reach their academic potential. On a daily basis, Charlie works directly with students, coaches, tutors, and parents, creating individualized learning plans and developing executive functioning skills to take students from class, to graduation, and on to college. She is passionate about non-traditional and alternative forms of education that highlight individual learning styles.

Charlie was previously the director of a private education services company in Boulder, CO. She holds degrees as a M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Special Education from Miami University.

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