Abby Pardee Albrecht
How long have you lived in Hamilton or Wenham? 10 years
Tell us about your family – spouse, children, pets! I live with my husband, George, and my four children, Avery (15), Emerson (13), Calvin (11), and Harper(8). We have 2 dogs, Dixie and Lemon.
Educational background – where did you attend college? post-graduate? Degree(s) held. Bachelors Degree (Communication and Political Science) from the University of Miami; Masters Degree in Education from Salem State University
Professional background – current employer, areas of professional expertise, etc. Currently stay at home with my 4 kids. I started my career in the nonprofit sector working for Mass NARAL as a Political Organizer. I left to pursue a career in teaching in the Lynn Public Schools. I also spent time working in the Rockport and Beverly public school systems. My real passion is politics and I hope to get back into working on campaigns as my kids get older.
Volunteer history – other groups or boards you have participated in. Length of service, titles/roles held. Former member of the United Way of Mass Bay Advisory Board and party coordinator for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit that holds birthday parties for kids in homeless shelters; active in fundraising committees for RAW Art in Lynn, and the Wellspring House in Gloucester.
Hobbies/interests: I enjoy taking classes in documentary filmmaking at MASS Art in Boston. I love exploring the amazing trail system we have in Hamilton and Wenham with my 4 kids and my dogs. I also like to bike and participate every year in a 150 mile bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
What is your role/position on TCH Board? Secretary
Why are you involved on TCH Board of Directors? I joined the board of directors 5 years ago because I feel strongly that TCH is a vital part of what makes our town amazing. I wanted to be involved in an organization that was helping people right here in my own community. The sense of belonging and connection that you get from TCH is unique to our town and I think we’re extremely lucky to have it.