Volunteer Profiles

Volunteer: Barbara Kirby from Milton

Barbara doesn’t maintain the trails… but she’s still an ace volunteer! Barbara Kirby from Milton says she gets a lot out of volunteering… Let us know if you’d like to help the Blue Hills too! Learn more about volunteering. Or email info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org with...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Anna MacDougall

Volunteer Activities:  I started going to the monthly trail maintenance events two years ago.  I enjoyed it so much that I became a Trail Adopter, which means that I maintain it on my own. Favorite activities with Friends of the Blue Hills:  I love doing the monthly...

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Tess volunteers in the Blue Hills

A big thank you to Tess for volunteering in the Blue Hills! https://youtu.be/pOB2EkVOBuM Learn about trail maintenance in the Blue Hills. Learn about other volunteer...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Liz Tran

How long have you been going to the Blue Hills? I've been going to the Blue Hills since high school, so roughly 10 years? That seems like such a long time! What is your favorite spot in the Blue Hills? Any spot with a view. We tend to frequent Buck Hill when in the...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Therese Joyce

Name: Therese Joyce Town: Milton FBH Volunteer activities: Program Committee Chair Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills: Look at the beautiful views Favorite activities with Friends of the Blue Hills: New Year's Day Walk, Sunset Hike in the fall...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Colleen B.

Name: Colleen Brombacher Town: Randolph. MA FBH volunteer activities: Trail clean up, anything else I can participate in. FBH member since: 2013 Favorite Hike: It’s a combination of trails but I like to park on 28 and run or hike across part of the Forest Path loop...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Erica Quigley

Name: Erica Quigley Town: Jamaica Plain Volunteer activities: I help out on the programming committee with event planning, particularly children's activities. We try to go beyond standard crafts so that kids are engaging with the natural world and using their...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Owen Hartford

Name: Owen Hartford Town: Milton, MA Volunteer Activities:  While occasionally I attend the trail maintenance events, I devote most of my volunteer efforts with FBH to graphic design. I've been doing the layout for the newsletter since 2008, and also have worked on...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Casey Ajalat

Name: Casey Ajalat Town: Billerica, MA Volunteer activities: Trail Maintenance in the Blue Hills, Organizer of the Blue Hills Hiking Club (Meetup), Assistant Organizer for the Random Group of Hikers (Meetup), AMC 3 season Hike Leader, AMC Spring Hiking Program...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Daniel Byrnes

Volunteer Spotlight: name: Daniel Byrnes Town: Braintree Volunteer activities: Writing for the Friends of the Blue Hills Newsletter and Twitter account FBH member since: 2013 Favorite Hike: Skyline trail Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills: Hiking, wondering...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Pete Tierney

Name: Pete Tierney Town: West Roxbury Volunteer activities: Trail work FBH member since: 2011 (I should have joined way before) Favorite Hike: Skyline, although as I explore the many other areas of the Blue Hills I am adding a lot of "favorites." Favorite thing to do...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Sharkey

Name:    Susan Sharkey Town:   Randolph Volunteer activities:   Trail maintenance FBH member since:  2009 Favorite Hike: Walking around the great swamp area. Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills:  Hiking, looking at wildflowers, birds, meeting other hikers on the...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Miller

Name: Christine Miller Town: Cambridge Volunteer activities: Organize events with the Friends of the Blue Hills Programming Committee FBH member since: 2011 Favorite Hike: Skyline Trail-you'd never know you were so close to Boston. It has views like New Hampshire!...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Campbell

Name: Steve Campbell Town: Jamaica Plain Volunteer activities: Trail maintenance FBH member since: 2012 Favorite Hike: Skyline trail Funniest thing that happened in the Blue Hills: When my chow chow was scared to climb up an incline and I had to carry her uphill....

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Volunteer Spotlight: Les Tyrala

Town: Quincy Volunteer activities: Two separate geology walks for the FBH at Great Blue Hill and the Quincy Quarries.  Additionally, I have been leading geology walks for other organizations here in eastern Massachusetts for many years....

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Walcott

Name:  Robert C Walcott Town: Easton (45 years) Volunteer activities: After 20 years of hiking and enjoying the Blue Hills, I finally became a member of the Friends of Blue Hills 4 years ago.   In 2008, when the Friends of the Blue Hills launched the Adopt-A-Trail...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Beebe

Town: Milton Volunteer activities: Staffing the Friends of the Blue Hills info table at community events, advocacy FBH member since: 2009 Favorite Hike: A 45-min.-loop that takes me over the top of Hemenway Hill. Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills: Walk with my...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amir Degany

Name: Amir Degany Town: Stoughton, Ma Volunteer activities: Adopt-A-Trail program since 2008, adopted the Wildcat Notch Path. FBH member since: 2006 Favorite Hike: Skyline Favorite thing to do in the Blue Hills: Hiking with my son and son-in-law, blueberry picking,...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alok Kant

name:  Alok Kant Town: Canton Volunteer activities: Trail maintenance , working with FBH to control invasive species and looking forward to participate in other activities when time permits. FBH member since: March 2011 Favorite Hike: Blue dot trails between   rte 138...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Jaffe

Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Jaffe Town: Readville, MA Volunteer activities:  Leading butterfly and caterpillar walks, putting on live caterpillar shows at museums and sanctuaries to show off our fantastic native creatures, cataloging the caterpillars that use the blue...

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Volunteer Spotlight: George T. Comeau

Town: Canton Volunteer activities with FBH: Judge for the FBH Photo Contest. Favorite Hike in the Blue Hills: Skyline trail from Trailside to the Shea Rink. Unbelievable views, quiet spots around very corner, and pristine trails.  A nice challenge for a Sunday...

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