The opportunity to work here for one week was given to me many years ago, and I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to stay. But, I’m still here mainly because of the staff. Over the years, I’ve been amazed at the projects Manomet has accomplished because of the staff and their dedication to their programs and making the world a better place in the future. There have been so many great people here in the past and there is certainly a great group to work with now.
It’s hard to answer this without being a scientist or working in one of the programs. But I believe the Finance Department helps keep Manomet running. My job of processing the timesheets helps the staff get paid–which is very important to everyone. It’s also important to make sure the bills are paid. Also, I believe my editing and proofing are important to help ensure quality information from and about Manomet is given out.
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. I taught 5th grade for 4.5 years and was a stay-at-home mom for 4.5 more. I came to Manomet to work in the front office, and also handled sales of mist nets and banding supplies for the Assoc. of Field Ornithologists for many years. I’ve now been in the Finance Dept. for about six years.
My favorite vacation was a cruise to Alaska, through the inland passageway. Alaska was very beautiful and interesting, and I’d love to go back. I love spending time with my grandson (Robbie, 13) and my granddaughter (Sally, 11), especially attending his baseball games and her gymnastic meets.