possible, given that they worked full-time in New Jersey. In 1999, they retired and are now able to enjoy their riverfront, fields, and views. As conservationists, they donated a conservation easement on 12 acres of their land along the Wildcat River.
Betsey and Sam love to travel and have combined volunteer interests with travel, resulting in their founding a nonprofit organization in Russia geared to help orphans too old to attract adoptive families. With university students determining orphan needs and societal gaps, the organization witnessed many improvements for orphans in the city of Yaroslavl, Russia.
Betsey received her Master’s Degree in City & Regional Planning, leading to her long-term involvement with local and regional community planning; at present she enjoys serving on the Jackson Planning Board and the MWV Housing Coalition’s Board. Following twelve years on the Mountain Top Music Center Board, which she chaired from 2008 to 2012, now she continues as an advisor; in addition, she volunteers with the Mountain Garden Club, the Jackson Community Church, and, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in New Hampshire; Betsey has become a Guardian ad Litem for children brought into the court system because of abuse or neglect.