Cam­bridge Light­house Foun­da­tion adds two new board mem­bers

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL -

CAM­BRIDGE — Maris Wicker and Sharon (Sam) Borg Wall have joined the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Cam­bridge Light­house Foun­da­tion, a vol­un­teer-driven non­profit group that pro­motes and man­ages the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence at the Chop­tank River Light­house at Long Wharf Park.

“Both of th­ese women come to our or­ga­ni­za­tion with such rich and in­ter­est­ing back­grounds when it comes to their pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ences and per­sonal in­ter­ests,” said Cassie Burton, pres­i­dent of the Cam­bridge Light­house Foun­da­tion. “We are be­yond ex­cited to have their ideas and ad­vice on our lead­er­ship team.”

A Hur­lock res­i­dent, Borg Wall has two decades of pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence in fed­eral leg­isla­tive af­fairs. She has served pre­vi­ously on the boards of an ar­ray of other non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions here on the Eastern Shore and in the Wash­ing­ton, DC area. In ad­di­tion to her non­profit ser­vice, Borg Wall’s pas­sions in life in­clude swim­ming, bi­cy­cling, run­ning, and line danc­ing.

She views work­ing with the Chop­tank River Light­house as a chance to “pro­mote the beauty, cul­ture, and his­tory” of an area she has called home for 20 years now.

An at­tor­ney by trade, Wicker is a na­tive of Rich­mond, Vir­ginia. She says that she and her hus­band, Larry Skin­ner, felt drawn to Dorch­ester County af­ter dis­cov­er­ing its “nat­u­ral beauty, rich his­tory, and the warmth of its peo­ple” on a visit to the area back in 2010. The cou­ple now lives in Cam­bridge, where Wicker has vol­un­teered to sup­port pro­grams at Sandy Hill Elementary School and the Dorch­ester County YMCA.

She is also a singer and pi­anist who has per­formed at the Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts and a num­ber of other venues. She says that work­ing to man­age and pro­mote the Chop­tank River Light­house is a way to pro­mote “the his­tory” and ad­vance “the fu­ture of this spe­cial place.”

The mis­sion of the Cam­bridge Light­house Foun­da­tion is to pro­mote vis­i­ta­tion to the Light­house and en­hance the ex­pe­ri­ences vis­i­tors have when they ar­rive. The Foun­da­tion also works to con­nect vis­i­tors with other at­trac­tions and busi­nesses in Cam­bridge and Dorch­ester County. The Foun­da­tion’s small army of vol­un­teers—or “keep­ers,” as they are called—staff the Light­house on week­ends be­tween May and Oc­to­ber, serving as am­bas­sadors for the com­mu­nity.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Cam­bridge Light­house Foun­da­tion and its ac­tiv­i­ties, contact Chop­tankLight­house@gmail.com or 410-463-2653.

MARIS WICKER

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