Visitor Services and Gift Shop Manager
As the Gilley’s gift shop manager, Tammy strives to find interesting items to help visitors remember their time at the museum, on Mount Desert Island, and in Maine. She enjoys interacting with visitors to the museum and sharing her knowledge of Wendell Gilley’s story, the museum’s collection, and information about our island communities, including birding locations and other great places to visit.
Tammy brings a varied background to the museum with her education, work experience, and hobbies. She holds three degrees in art, radiology, and human ecology. In addition to managing the Gilley’s gift shop, Tammy works at two hospitals and spends as much time outside as possible observing nature. Photography is how Tammy captures the world, including highlighting events and unique aspects of the Gilley, and has earned high accolades for her projects. As for her favorite bird, Tammy enjoys watching the Great Blue Heron hunting in a marsh. In addition to its pre-historic gracefulness, the arrival of the heron signals for Tammy that another winter has passed. Taking slow walks with her camera is Tammy’s favorite way to connect to nature, but with two dogs in tow the walks aren’t always slow!