Lynda Bernier, welcomed in the picture by Director of Marketing and Sales Will Honan, has joined our team. She recently retired after 28 years in the mortgage department at Bath Savings Institution, having helped over a hundred customers from around the country relocate to Highland Green.
Our professional marketing, operational, development and accounting team of Amber Grant, Brina Stairs, John Coughlin, Sandra Halverson, Michelle Krehel, Will Honan, and our local founder John Wasileski will be perfectly complimented by Lynda’s extensive experience. She can help new friends, as needed, understand how their financial picture fits with Highland Green and learn about the many avenues available to make a move here possible.
Lynda’s familiarity with Highland Green goes far beyond bridge and construction loans for scores of new residents. Like the rest of our staff, she is truly part of the community and is a close personal friend to many. She was also a founding board member of the Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA).
CREA is the non-profit environmental education organization that was co-founded as part of the development of Highland Green. It uses the 235-acre Cathance River Nature Preserve here as a teaching tool. Operation and maintenance of and financial commitment to the Preserve are part of an exclusive written agreement between Highland Green Management Company, CREA, and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.
As a Highland Green consultant, Lynda will be able to spend more of her well-earned time visiting her daughter Jessica, who is Director of Student Financial Services at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. And most of her time can be spent with her husband Stanley, travelling in their RV, and pursuing her canine hobby.
Lynda is on the National Board of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association and has bred “Shelties” for 25 years. She also shows her dogs nationally, most recently at competitions in Ocala, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland.
Through her experience with Bath Savings and with Highland Green, Lynda highly values the benefits of locally founded and managed businesses. “Local ownership tolerates more creativity and flexibility,” she says. “It allows for stability through all situations. It’s all about personal trust.”