Tom Gilmore of North Berwick joined the Board in Spring 2011.
From the Summer 2011 issue of Great Works:
Several years ago, a membership check arrived in the mail with this note from Tom Gilmore: “My new property borders the GWRLT property on Bauneg Beg Mountain. I’ve been walking and snowshoeing the mountain every chance I’ve had in the month that we’ve been here. It’s an absolutely beautiful place and I’d like to help maintain it. I’ll help with trail work or whatever else needs to be done to keep this area safe and enjoyable.”In the intervening years, Tom Gilmore has done just that – assumed the unofficial role of steward of the Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area, pitched in on trail work and cleared fallen trees after a storm. This led to attending Stewardship Committee meetings. Now, Tom is stepping up to an even bigger role as a Board member where he wants to continue working on stewardship.
An accomplished photographer, Tom has shared many photos with us. He received his Certificate in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and is a member of the York Art Association. He especially likes landscape photography, a passion sparked by the desire to bring home images that conveyed the beauty and scale of the wilderness he experienced while backpacking in Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. His favorite place to vacation and photograph is the Arctic and he has travelled north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Finland.Tom’s day job for the last 28+ years began as a Quality Engineer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and he is currently the Quality Manager at another Navy activity – Submarine Maintenance Engineering Planning and Procurement Activity, located at the shipyard. Tom lives in North Berwick with his partner, Paula, and, until recently, his 18-year old Maine Coon cat, Barley, who passed away in April 2011.