Board of Directors

Kevin Baum

Board President 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.

Hilary Clark

Board Treasurer 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.

Bob Eckert, PhD

Board Member 2004 - 2010, 2012 - Present

Bob has a long-standing interest in the outdoor world and education. He has been University of New Hampshire faculty for 25 years, where he teaches tree identification, courses in sustainable living, and conducts ecologically related research. His great interest in tracking and all aspects of the lives of animals and plants led him to be student in the Kamana and Shikari training programs. Bob lives with his wife in a small opening in the woods of Barrington, New Hampshire. He greatly enjoys the antics of his grandchildren.

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.”

Patricia McCabe

Board Member 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.

Karl Honkonen

Board Member 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.