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Paula Harris, Duxbury
Photo by Greg Derr

Age: 41
Occupation: Co-founder, WH Cornerstone Investments

Being a volunteer on the project to save the 140-acre O’Neil Farm in Duxbury. It was such a
wonderful feeling knowing that my efforts resulted in this dairy farm being protected in perpetuity. It was so inspiring that I learned how to make cheese. Now I teach others how to make mozzarella. The farm even invited me to do a demonstration at their celebration last fall.

It would start with a with a walk with my dog, Sharka, and husband, Bill, either exploring a remote trail in the woods or a secluded beach spot in Duxbury. We’d then grab Gerard Turkey Farm's irresistible turkey sandwiches for our ride out to our home in the Berkshires. We’d soak in the awesome views of the Tyringham valley as we pick up some local cheeses and fresh bread for dinner. We’d then sit on the porch with wine in hand while stargazing.

First is knowing that our clients feel confident and secure about their financial futures. Additionally, I serve as the board president of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and look forward to the Phil having a well-established endowment. It is such a privilege to be a part of an organization that touches the community with their special music and educational programs.

There are two quotes that shape both my personal and professional life.

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don't like.” - Will Rogers

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Peggy Mullen, The Patriot Ledger