Carol Ann Cook-Board Member
Recently retired I have had many different roles in my career life. First, legal secretary in Washington, DC, mother raising 4 children, vocational school administrator, marketing and advertising sales executive for cable TV and lastly, senior associate, editing documents for KPMG. After retirement, I became certified as a doula, which is a birthing coach for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
One of my favorite childhood memories is waking on Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked rolls. My parents attended 6am Mass on Sundays and always stopped at the local bakery on their way home with a bag of warm, newly baked rolls. The warmth and wonderful rolls combined with the cooking my father did every Sunday morning represented love and family to me. The cooking smells in the house gave me a feeling of love and security all the years I was growing up. More than 15 people would come every Sunday for a large family meal; growing up in an Italian family meant that preparing food was a gesture of love. Of course, the baked bread was always my favorite part.
Moving to Gettysburg and tasting the wonderful breads that Marc made brought back these memories so vividly to me; I had not tasted bread this wonderful since my childhood.
As an active member of my new church stewardship programs, being part of Bakewell Farm is the link to bringing the whole community together. Through the various outreach programs, Bakewell Farm can help those less fortunate feel like they are part of the giving community by helping them to experience the fine artisan breads that they may otherwise, never had the opportunity to taste. I’m excited to share Marc’s amazing talent with our community. His passion and expertise will give so many people the gift of what love really tastes like.
Being invited to be on the Board of Bakewell Farm was such an honor, and being involved in this wonderful outreach is something I have always wanted to be a part of my life.