Christine is a huge fan of all things Berkshire, which made it a natural fit for her to join the 1Berkshire team in 2019 as the Director of Member Services. She specifically loves the many pet-friendly locations in the Berkshires which allows her and her husband Pete to bring along their favorite side-kick Barley (their Puggle).
Tell us a little about your role at 1Berkshire.
I am able to work with members and prospective members to find the right membership level and resources 1Berkshire can offer them. I also work on various programs and events, including the Berkshire Leadership Program and our upcoming Annual Meeting. I do look forward to getting back to in-person programming in 2022, as I miss seeing our members in person!
What do you most enjoy about living, working, and playing in the Berkshires?
I enjoy the beauty of all four seasons (even winter) as the Berkshires has so much to offer year-round. I love being able to drop my kayak into a body of water, go for a walk at the Greylock Glen, ride my bicycle along the Ashuwillticook Trail, see award-winning performances and artists, shop at local farms and farmers markets, and occasionally enjoy playing in the snow.
Tell us one fun fact about you – professional or personal.
I enjoy cooking! I am even working on a cookbook of family recipes that I hope to finish someday. Whether it is a simple meal at home, preparing something to bring to a friend’s house, or putting together snacks for a big game, I love how cooking can be anything I need it to be – methodical, therapeutic, or creative. I get to listen to my favorite music and can usually be found dancing in the kitchen. Food brings people together; at least it has always been a way to gather for my family. During the pandemic, I used cooking to get together with family and friends – learning new recipes and catching up with one another, virtually, from our respective kitchens.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
Aside from my co-workers and their canine companions? I love working with the variety of businesses here in the Berkshires and determining how 1Berkshire can help them. Understanding that our local businesses have varying needs and figuring out how to address them, is truly meaningful work.
Is there anything you wish people knew about 1Berkshire that perhaps they are unaware of?
1Berkshire is comprised of a small team of individuals who are some of the most caring people I know. Each of us bring something to the table that allows for us to work toward a stronger region. I love this Meet the Team series which will allow for you all to meet the people I am fortunate to get to work with, and who work for and with you, every day.