Tamar Kupiec comes to HRB from IslandWood where she managed the volunteer program. She has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing, taught creative writing in New York City public high schools, and worked for many years as a freelance writer and editor, most recently at Forterra. Tamar moved to Bainbridge in 2016 from the East Coast, where she lived in various Massachusetts cities and towns and in Brooklyn, NY, and was immediately taken by the island’s natural beauty and engaged community. She believes that through thoughtful, equitable, and innovative housing development, we can create a more economically diverse and interconnected community. She finds great satisfaction in sharing the stories of challenge and opportunity, generosity and commitment that define HRB and involving others in its work.