Jack joined the Rotary Club twenty years ago.  Ellsworth High School Principal Lee Beal encouraged him to join and he never looked back.  Jack’s first assignment was helping to support the annual Pancake Breakfast which was then held under a tent at Ellsworth’s City Hall.  He went on to serve as Treasurer for several years and became Club president in 2008-2009.  Jack was very proud to join the international wheelchair project when the Club partnered with the Bar Harbor Club to distribute chairs in Belize and his daughter Abigail participated as a 2016 high school senior.  The Rotary Club of Ellsworth granted a Paul Harris Fellow to Jack in 2009.
Jack has been a resident of Ellsworth for nearly thirty years.  He serves as Vice President, Director of Community Giving with Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Previously, he was Executive Director of Maine Coast Hospital Foundation (2006 – 2017), where he was responsible for fundraising initiatives, including: planned giving, capital campaign, grant writing, annual fund, and charity events.  While serving as Director, he aided leaders of the Hospital to successfully complete two significant capital campaigns for the construction of the F. Eugene Dixon, Jr. Emergency Center and the Mary Dow Cancer Center. Prior to joining Hospital in 2006, he served as Program Manager with Training & Development Corporation (1992 – 2006) for state and federal Department of Labor job training programs in the northeast region of Maine.
Jack is a graduate of the University of Maine at Machias (’89) and obtained a Master of Public Administration from the University of Maine (’92).  In the past two decades, he has served on numerous boards and committees, including: Child & Family Opportunities, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce; Ellsworth Business Development Corporation; Ellsworth Knowlton Park Campaign Committee; Ellsworth Sestercentennial Committee; Frenchman Bay Conservancy; Good Shepherd Food Bank Campaign Advisory Committee; Healthy Acadia; Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Maine Volunteer Foundation; Northern Light Health Corporators; University of Maine at Machias Board of Visitors; University of Maine Black Bear Athletics; and The Bay School.