Meet: Heather Pickens, Friends Board
November 3, 2017
A native to the Eastern Shore, Heather Pickens was born in Easton and grew up in St. Michaels. After attending college, she returned to the Eastern Shore and worked for the Grayce B. Kerr Fund. It was through her role with the Grayce B. Kerr Fund that she learned of the significance of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and of the maritime industry as a whole.
For nearly ten years, Heather has worked with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, an organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life throughout the Mid-Shore region of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties. Her role with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation—as well as numerous personal ties within the community—have kept her connected to CBMM, with those connections strengthened through her joining the Friends Board.
CBMM’s Friends Board is comprised of individuals who have their local and regional communities at heart, and helps guide CBMM in its endeavors to strengthen partnerships and develop new ones, while helping CBMM be a real resource to diverse audiences.
Heather earned her BA from Marshall University, with her professional experience including marketing, design, event planning, and administrative support. She resides in Royal Oak with her husband, daughter, Labrador retriever, and other creatures. When not at the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, she enjoys spending time with her family on and around the Chesapeake Bay.
Heather has observed CBMM’s developing role in the community, and looks forward to being an ambassador for the institution as it plays an important role in preserving, sharing, and defining, both the environment, and people, of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.
We thank Heather for her time and dedication to CBMM!