Bob & Lisa Harris
Bob and Lisa have lived in Eliot, Maine for the last 21 years, in an old farmhouse with views out the back that are reminiscent of the family home in Manchester, Vermont. Buster, a 10 year old black lab mix, guards the 10 acre kingdom from invasion of groundhogs, turkeys, skunks and deer. He is know as the groundhog slayer by the local vets that have had to tend to his battle wounds.
After high school, Bob took a gap year to travel the country with friends – you’ve probably heard the stories! After moving to Florida and getting his radio license, Bob was a DJ for several years. Bob also attended Davis Elkins College in West Virginia. Bob eventually landed in Portsmouth, NH and started a 20 year stint in the restaurant business behind the bar. Then he switched over to retail sales in golf, and then 14 years with Bose. Bob is currently working part time at Breakfast Hill Country Club in New Hampshire and enjoying the golf that comes with the job. He also works part time in the golf department at Dicks Sporting Goods.
Lisa, a Washington, D.C. native, has continually moved north. Home towns included: Falls Church and Reston, VA; Ocean City, MD; Staten Island, NY; Metuchen, NJ; Poland, NY; Montpelier, VT; Portsmouth, NH; and now Maine, “the way life should be.” Lisa received her BA in Criminal Justice from Norwich University in Vermont, then moved to NH to pursue a MPA at UNH. Lisa landed in the restaurant industry and met Bob through work at the Pressroom in Portsmouth. Bob and Lisa were married on a schooner in Portsmouth Harbor in 1989 with a flotilla of family in attendance. Lisa continued her education with a Master in Business Education from Southern NH University, which lead to a teaching job at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH. She enjoys teaching teenagers personal finance, webpage design, digital publishing, and marketing. Her newest project (and possible retirement gig) is growing medicinal plants and making potions, salves, teas and tinctures for family, friends and pets.
Son Aaron, 26, the early years were full of sports, family and friends – swimming and hockey for a big chunk of childhood. Graduate of Berwick Academy, captain of golf, hockey and lacrosse. Western New England University brought more lacrosse with several appearances in NCAA D3 tournaments, two time All-American awards and an Academic All-American honor. Besides lacrosse, college was also good for a BA in Business. After graduation, Aaron packed up the car and headed west. By the time the five day journey to Seattle was complete, he had a job and housing set up. Three years later and he still works in the industry that drew him west, Float Seattle, now as the general manager of both locations in Seattle and Bellevue. Aaron continues to play lax in a men’s league and learn all he can about a business he enjoys. The transition from east to west coast has been good and he might be there to stay.