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.

Mark Gallup

Vice President, 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.

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. .

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."

Stacey Weeks

Board Member 2021 - Present

Stacey grew up in the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire loving the outdoors. Since receiving her M.Ed. from the University of New Hampshire she has worked as an elementary teacher and administrator for the past 25 years. When not working she enjoys traveling, biking, kayaking, camping, and rowing with an area rowing club. Her love of exploring new places has brought her and her family to more than 50 National Parks and Historical Sites. Stacey first heard of White Pine Programs when her 5th grade students shared their excitement about it in class. She is now thrilled to be able to contribute to a program that brings two things she loves together, educating children and the outdoors.  

Bronwen Miller

Board Member 2022 - present

Bronwen lives with her family in an old farmhouse raising chickens, a puppy and each other. She enjoys live music, being with family, reading, hiking, snow, gardening, and baking. Her great loves are family, friends, community, and stories. She is a Tracking Apprentice, Kamana Naturalist Training Student, and is certified in Wilderness First Aid. Her children are long-time Piney’s and avid nature lovers. Her background is in social services.