Hello, My Name Is: Hilary Greene

It’s like sitting down and having a cup of tea with your new neighbor! 

Welcome to “Hello, My Name Is…” on CapeCod.com. This weekly feature allows us to spend a little time with the people who help makeup the diverse population here on the Cape. Some people you might know and some you only THINK you know! 

Let’s fill that cup and spend a little time together!

Hilary Greene

Hello, My Name Is: Hilary Greene

Occupation: Executive Director of the Cape, Islands & Southeast MA Chapter of the American Red Cross

 

What was your first paying job?

Working at a day camp, driving some campers to and from camp and then teaching gymnastics (I am NOT a gymnast)….

When was the last time you laughed really hard?

My girlfriend makes me laugh out loud all the time…mostly at myself! Why? She brings me back down to earth with her great sense of humor.

Did you grow up on the Cape?

I grew up in Larchmont, NY- the town right next to the home of Rob and Laura Petrie of the Dick Van Dyke show (they lived in New Rochelle) and my dad was in the advertising business- one of the original, but not as naughty, Mad Men. My mom’s family has owned homes on Cape Cod, in West Dennis since 1927- I know that STILL makes me a washashore- and we came here every summer for a couple of weeks and on January 1, 2000 I moved here year-round, starting work at a local radio station and then I was the first General Manager of this very site, CapeCod.com when it was mostly a travel site where people would use it to find a place to stay or eat. It’s a much better site now, that’s for sure!

Where is your ‘go-to’ spot for a lobster roll?

As a vegetarian…no place. But before I became a vegetarian I used to LOVE lobster, but not lobster rolls. I liked my lobster hot and with LOTS of butter…

Do you have a favorite non-profit group here on the Cape?

Uh, yeah….Who? Hmmm, let me think. Maybe Red Cross? What makes them stand out to you? They have a really nice Executive Director, smart, attractive, you get my point.

What is the one thing you love to do that surprises people the most?

I’m a really big church geek. I love going to church and doing pastoral care and outreach activities in the community. Guess that’s why I was just ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts…I’d better like going to church and doing church stuff…😊

In a parallel universe, what would you be doing?

I’d either be Jane Pauley, hosting a news show or a professional tennis player.

What person had the greatest influence on you and why?

I think my parents, each in different ways. I am a lot like my dad with being in the radio advertising world and my mom is an Episcopal Priest so I guess I am a combination of both of them!

If I looked in your refrigerator right now, what would I see?  OMG so much good craft beer from Vermont. Just got back from a weekend there and had to buy all the good hoppy Vermont beers I can’t get here on Cape (though there are a LOT of wonderful beers right here…).

If you could go out on a boat fishing for a day, who would you bring?

Billie Jean King, my tennis idol and Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church- the guy who gave the sermon at the royal wedding last year. He is a very cool dude. But I don’t fish, so I hope someone who knows how to fish would be on-board too!

Click HERE if you’d like to learn more about the Cape, Islands & Southeast MA Chapter of the American Red Cross

We are always looking for new people to feature in “Hello, My Name Is…”. If you know an interesting member of the Cape community, please send us their name: CatWilson@CCB-Media.com. When possible, please include their contact information and a little about them.
Thank you!

Want to meet a few other folks? Click here:

Dean Melanson, Deputy Chief Hyannis Fire (Retired) 

Bridget Eklund, The Math Learning Center 

Tom Bednark, Barnstable Bat Company 

Alice Cartier, Home Health Aide

Aanjes Hershfield, Brazen Belles 

Freeman Johnson, WWII Navy Veteran 

Brian Sances, Cape Musician

Brian Morrison, Barnstable Police Department 

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.



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