Helen is from Ogdensburg, New York.  A small town on the St. Lawrence River.  Where she grew up enjoying the beauty of nature and became aware of the need to be good stewards of our waterways.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Brockport State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Maine in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  
 
In 1974, after a short time of living in a big city,  Helen chose Maine to search for employment when she realized that people can live permanently in Vacationland!  She has enjoyed all Maine has to offer from skiing in winters and boating in summers. She has lived in South Portland, Pownal, and North Yarmouth. 
 
Helen was employed as a Speech/Language Therapist in MSAD #51 Cumberland/North Yarmouth for 35 wonderful years. 
 
In retirement, she has volunteered as a group facilitator for the Center for Grieving Children as well as establishing an online library of the Center’s books.  She has also volunteered with the American Red Cross. She is now devoting time to Maine’s Center for Sustainability because she has become keenly aware of the fragility of our natural environment and would like to do her part in bringing awareness to how important it is for humans and nature to co-exist in harmony, especially for future generations.
 
Helen and her husband of 47 years have two adult sons and three small granddaughters.  Helen enjoys devoting as much time as possible with her family as well as gardening, reading, traveling, and volunteering.