Board of Directors

Hilary Clark

President 2017 - Present

Hilary was raised in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.  As a child of the first environmental movement in the 1960’s-70’s, she was deeply affected by the destruction of our natural resources and overpopulation and wanted to find a profession that mirrored those concerns.  To Hilary's surprise, she took a different turn and became a social worker and child and family therapist until retiring 5 years ago.  Hilary has always loved the natural world and joined the Board of the York Land Trust nine years ago to help preserve the land around her.  Hilary joined her first White Pine Programs tracking event eight years ago and have been hooked ever since.  She lives in south western York, enjoying the animals in her neighborhood.

Karl Honkonen

Vice Chair 2019- Present

Karl earned his B.S. in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire in 1981 and an M.S. in Education from the University of New England in 2008. Prior to joining the Forest Service, in 2014, Karl worked in a variety of positions, including jobs as: an Environmental Specialist at FEMA; a Forensics Specialist during Hurricane Sandy recovery; a High School Science Teacher in Maine and Surrey, UK; and an Environmental Consultant.  Much of his expertise in watershed management came from his 20-year career with Massachusetts environmental agencies. During this time he served in a variety of positions, including Director of Water Policy, Watershed Manager, and as Chief of the Bureau of Interpretive Services for Massachusetts State Parks. He lives with his wife, Anne, and their sons on an old dairy farm in South Berwick, Maine.  When not working, Karl enjoys hiking, canoeing, cycling and camping on his woodlot at Moxie Falls as well as time away at camp on Schoodic Lake.

Sarah Clark-Hamel

Treasurer 2020 - Present

Sarah grew up in York, but has lived in cities around the US (and world) since high school. These travels have made Sarah appreciate even more the natural beauty of Maine and New Hampshire. After completing her first sit spot challenge during the spring of 2020, she knew she wanted to support White Pine Programs and is excited to join as the Board Treasurer.
Among other hobbies, Sarah especially enjoys hiking (she is working on the New Hampshire 4,000 footers), yoga, and cooking with friends and family. Sarah holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Georgetown University.

Patricia McCabe

Secretary 2018 - Present

Pat went to camp as a kid and into college, then figured out going to grad school meant more camp summers living in tents and spending days in a canoe.  She's worked as a college administrator, adventure-based counselor, volunteer relations director, and currently works at UNH as an HR Partner.  Working behind the scenes so that others get to know, love, and protect wild places is her way to contribute to a future where wilderness can still be found. Find her in the woods and water in the White Mountains or the coast.

Bob Eckert, PhD

Board Member 2004 - 2010, 2012 - Present

Bob has a life-long interest in the outdoor world and education, starting with field trips with his dad. He is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Conservation and Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire. He taught courses in forestry, land conservation, and sustainability, and was an active researcher in these fields. He was a founding Board member of White Pine Programs, and was one of the first Program Elders for White Pine. He delights in working with the Piney kids and mentors as a Program Elder in the field programs, where he puts his naturalist and sustainability knowledge to use, along with his gentle good humor. Bob lives in Kittery with his wife on what they call a small “pollinator and bird refuge.” It is important to both of them to live out their sustainability beliefs every day. .

Sarah Hebert

Board Member 2017 - Present

For the past 20 years Sarah has lived in the York Woods of South Berwick. A parent of two Piney campers, now Mentors, Sarah has always shared a passion for the outdoors. Originally from Pittsburgh, a positive summer camp experience in New Hampshire lead her to New England. She attended St. Michael’s college in Vermont and she and her husband, Ted, settled in the seacoast area shortly after. Sarah’s professional background is in Human Resources and Recruiting. When not enjoying the wilds of their own backyard and sightings of Blandings turtles, Sarah and family can be found in favorite seacoast spots like Vaughn Woods, Harbor Beach or skiing in the mountains. “White Pine has given our kids such wonderful experiences I am looking forward to giving back.”

Emma Dolan

Board Member 2020- Present

Emma has been part of White Pine since 2004 as a program participant and later as a staff member. Outside, she loves to garden and sit under trees and she says that when she's not working as a birth doula, she daydreams about building her own "tiny" house. When asked why she was interested in joining the board,  Emma shares, "White Pine has been part of my life for such a long time and has had a major impact throughout my teen and young adult years. I believe that my relationship with WPP has given me confidence to make decisions that are true to my heart and my community."

Peter Yauch

Board Member 2020 - Present

Peter's son Joe began attending White Pine summer camp in 2004 at age 7. Since then, Peter's family has been an active Piney family. Peter enjoys hiking and generally any time he gets outside, even if it's doing yard work or DIY home projects. He also loves spending time with his family and his poodle Viv. Peter was interested in joining the board to give back to the community that means so much to his family.

Mark Gallup

Board Member, Elder 2020- Present

Mark has been a Program Elder at White Pine since 2015 and is often found at Zach's farm leading geology and mapping lessons with our Ways of the Wild and Acorn Weevils participants. Since joining White Pine, Mark cites a deeper connection to the Earth. Mark enjoys hiking and walking, or just sitting at his "sit spot" to observe seasonal changes. Being retired, he also spends time cooking, writing and reading, and serves as an interfaith minister.

Kevin Baum

Board Member 2015 - Present

Kevin grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where he spent his childhood exploring every corner of the local parks. He now lives with his wife and two children in Seacoast New Hampshire. Whenever possible, he can be found out on the trails for a hike, run or bike ride. When not out in the woods, Kevin practices as an attorney in Portsmouth, focusing on land use, environmental and real estate matters.