Timanous welcomes Mark O’Connor as our new Facilities Manager and Head of Woodshop Activity
We’re thrilled to announce the hiring of Mark O’Connor as our new Facilities Manager and Head of Woodshop. Mark will start on April 5th, 2021. He will be working closely with longtime Facilities Manager Robert Blake for this year as Robert transitions towards retirement after a long and distinguished tenure at Timanous. We look forward to recognizing Robert later this year.
Mark grew up in Maine, attended the University of Vermont, and now lives nearby in Harrison, Maine with his spouse and three children. Mark’s varied background as a teacher, arborist, carpenter, and maintenance worker at a hunting and fishing camp in northern Maine, as well as his enthusiasm for the summer camp setting, make him an ideal hire.
“I am excited to learn and become part of the rich traditions at Timanous. Helping to preserve and maintain the camp is an opportunity and challenge I can't wait to begin. I am excited to work with the campers on the shores of Panther Pond during the summer - there is no more wonderful setting I can imagine”, says Mark.
Please join us in welcoming Mark to Timanous.
Staying resilient to carry on our traditions and positive impact
While last summer was our first without camp in over 100 years, our Annual Report shares how Timanous endured thanks to the care of everyone in our community. The fact that we are on track to open safely with a full camp this summer is a testament to our strong governance and leadership, the support of our alumni, and the belief that families have in our ability to give our campers such a positive summer experience.
We are proud to recognize all those who donated to Timanous this past year, both for their financial support as well as for helping to grow a culture of charitable giving to our beloved camp. This was all the more critical because we faced the challenges of 2020 in just our second year as a nonprofit organization.
I'm confident that we will come out of this time on an even stronger foundation, and more importantly with a rededicated commitment to our mission to promote the holistic growth of body, mind and spirit. We can't wait to get back to camp and get started.