Jim Dow was chosen to become Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s first Executive Director as the result of a national search process conducted by the Board of Directors. He began work in May 2001. Jim is a native of Belfast, Maine, and is a graduate of Belfast Area High School, Princeton University, and the University of Maine School of Law. He has worked for a law firm in private practice, for a statewide environmental advocacy organization and for the 12 years prior to joining BHHT as a senior staff member of the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, including service as its Director of Land Protection. In addition to service on the Boards of other community organizations, Jim was a member BHHT’s Board of Directors for seven years. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Maine Land Trust Network. He lives in East Blue Hill, has two adult children of whom he is very proud and enjoys hiking, kayaking, jazz, basketball, baked goods and laughter.email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam graduated from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine with a BA in Human Ecology focusing on Public Lands Management and Wilderness Philosophy. His experience includes serving on the Board of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and working in the stewardship program of Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Other skills include GIS mapping and Wilderness First Aid. His career in land conservation was briefly interrupted by a successful stint as co-owner of a café and catering company, both focused on sustainable agriculture and local foods. Adam enjoys hiking, fishing, canoeing and camping with his two young children.
Eileen has extensive experience in community outreach, education, and membership. In addition to her tenure as the Membership & Marketing Coordinator at the Blue Hill Co-op, she has worked with volunteers and non-profit boards in the fields of sustainable agriculture, domestic violence, human rights, literacy, and libraries. Eileen received her Bachelor’s in English and Master’s in Literature before moving to Maine in 1988. She was employed at the University of Maine System in Off-Campus Library Services for 13 years prior to relocating to Surry. Eileen enjoys singing, dancing, drumming, chanting, eating good food, listening to music (especially jazz), swimming, hiking, biking, and getting to know more folks on the Peninsula.