(St. Michaels, Md. – November 27, 2017) As a native to St. Michaels, Spence Stovall grew up with water less than 100-feet out his back door, spending much of his time fishing, boating, and skiing with his family. He later moved away to attend college in Fredericksburg, Va., but after graduating, was called back to what Spence refers to as ‘shore life.’
“It’s a very important heritage and way of life,” comments Spence. “Now, I enjoy sharing shore life with my wife, Kristen, and six-year-old son, Nathan.”
Spence currently serves as Vice President and the third-generation owner of Higgins & Spencer, Inc., an interior design and furniture business based in St. Michaels for more than 75 years. His volunteer work includes serving with St. Michaels Rotary, and as past president of St. Michaels Community Center, and past treasurer of St. Michaels Business Association, among others.
Spence’s connections to CBMM run deep. His grandfather, Alex Spencer, was instrumental in helping CBMM get its start, with Spence remembering attending knot-tying camps, sailing camps, and various other museum events as a child.
When it comes to CBMM’s work today, Spence enjoys seeing progress on the Edna Lockwood restoration project, and feels it’s very important that the area’s children have as much exposure to CBMM as possible, so that the heritage of the Bay and its importance to this area is understood and preserved.
Spence joined the Friends Board in 2016, bringing with him a passion for carrying his family’s legacy forward, while serving as an ambassador for CBMM.
“Being a part of something that my family has been passionate about for years, and the opportunity to be an ambassador for CBMM were major draws for me,” said Spence. “Many local folks my age don’t take enough advantage of CBMM, so I invite them to see all the museum has to offer, and does for this community.”
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, for CBMM to be a real resource to diverse audiences.
We thank Spence for his time and dedication to CBMM!