New Members of the Board of Overseers
Introducing the Gardens’ New Overseers
During the fall and winter of 2012/13, the following individuals have been elected to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Board of Overseers. As you’ll see by their mini bios, our overseers represent a vast and interesting range of experience and expertise.
Marie Bosarge of Houston, Texas and Southport Island, Maine, is president of Music Doing Good, LLC, a non-profit organization devoted to philanthropy through music. She serves on the boards of the Houston Symphony and several other philanthropic organizations. Marie is a talented actress and vocalist who’s produced and appeared on stage in numerous productions, including at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, as well as in many other locales.
Jonathan G. Fauver of Harwinton, Conn., and Southport Island, Maine, he is a former president and chairman of the board of directors of Camp Pemigewassett, Inc., in Wentworth, N.H. He was a founder of Pemi West, an outdoor program in the Colorado Rockies. He was a partner and founder of Murphy & Fauver, an LBO fund focused on media and health care and a portfolio manager with Travelers Insurance Company. He is a former president of the Harwinton Congregational Church Council and founder of the Rittner Fund.
Mary Gene Myer of Edgecomb, Maine, and Washington D.C., is a retired landscape planner with an MLA from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has served on the board of directors of Friends of the National Arboretum since 2000. She was co-chair and currently serves on the Washington Youth Garden Committee and was treasurer and co-chair of the Garden Fair Committee, on which she continues as a member. She coordinates the Fair’s sale of used garden and landscape-related books. She was a board member, production manager, props designer and interim executive director for the Washington Revels until retiring in 2002. She also served on the regional (mid-Atlantic) board of the United States Institute for Theater Technology. She is a member of the Wiscasset Garden Club. Mary Gene is an active volunteer in the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Resource Room.
Sally Ann Wood of Devon, Pa., and Cushing, Maine, runs a thriving landscape design business in southeastern Pennsylvania with her daughter. Sally is an active member of her local garden club, a former horticulture committee member of the Garden Club of America, and a long-time participant of and volunteer for the Philadelphia Flower Show.
James C. Yardley of Houston, Texas, and Boothbay Harbor, retired from El Paso Corporation after 34 years. At the time of his retirement, he was executive vice president with responsibility for El Paso’s natural gas pipeline system, the nation’s largest. He served on the boards of Scorpion Offshore Ltd., an offshore drilling company, and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and was chairman of the board of the latter in 2008-09. He currently serves on the board of the National Forest Foundation.