John F. (Jack) Goff III
I was born and grew up in and around Boston, Graduating from Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton in May of 1969, and immediately afterwards, got into my 1950 one ton International pick up and drove to the Cape. The very next morning I began my life as a carpenter/builder/designer. I built Goff Brothers Construction Company, Inc. in Orleans from the ground up and in the process contributed to the homes of countless Cape residents from Provincetown to Osterville – and still at it. I love being outside in all weather and have an absolute love affair with the beaches and open spaces in Orleans. I’ve logged hundreds of miles on my paddle board, surfed thousands of waves at Nauset Beach and wore out more expensive Italian hiking boots than should be allowed. Brenda and I were fortunate to purchase our first home on the western shore of Crystal Lake in 1975 and by 1984 we finished our new house, again on Crystal Lake. When I’m not building homes, you can probably find me walking in the woods with my dogs, catching up with friends over coffee downtown, or entertaining my three granddaughters.
Prior to my retirement in March 2020, I served as a Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. since 1998, and as Chief Counsel – Mergers & Acquisitions since November 2006. As Chief Counsel – Mergers & Acquisitions, I managed the legal aspects of the company’s acquisitions and divestitures. During my tenure, I was involved in hundreds of transactions representing several billion dollars in transaction value. Between 2003 and February 2014, I also served as lead employment attorney at Thermo Fisher. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, I was in private practice. I also spent 3 years as an investment banker at a regional investment bank. I am a 1980 graduate of Harvard College and a 1983 graduate of Boston University School of Law. My wife Noreen, a recently retired physician, and I have four adult children. Now that our family has a second home abutting Uncle Harvey’s Pond, my own interests in the waters of Orleans have become very personal. I look forward to helping OPC achieve its goals.
I am a lifelong Cape Codder. Born and raised in Chatham, I spent much of my childhood and early adult years in the town of Orleans. As kids, my parents always had an ORV sticker to the outer beach where I learned how to surf at the age of 4. As a family we would frequent the many shops and restaurants in the great town of Orleans. I feel like summers, were spent more in Orleans than in our hometown of Chatham. That helped me fall in love with the town and all it has to offer.
I graduated from Chatham High School in 1998 and attended Cape Cod Community College and then went on to the University of Harford in Connecticut. During college, I spent my summers on the lower Cape, enjoying the wonderful beauty it has to offer. After college I moved up to Burlington, Vermont to pursue my career in business. After a while, I truly missed the Cape and all it has to offer so I moved back to Chatham. I got a job at the Cape Cod Chronicle, handling advertising, marketing and I even write the garden column because I love to garden.
Since being at the Chronicle, I have been very active in the community. I am the chair-elect of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce, a board I have been on for six years now. I am the President of the Creative Arts Center in Chatham and have been on that board for about seven years. In addition to these organizations, I volunteer for the Sampson Fund when I’m called upon, I am on the board for Chatham 365 and have successfully run a few big-time fundraisers for individuals who have had medical emergencies that have caused financial distress. I have also had the pleasure of working with the Cape Cod Covid Relief Fund. My job has been to select the local businesses who receive grants from the fund because of hardships during the pandemic. I am one who strongly believes in preserving and protecting the incredible environment of Cape Cod. My wife recently went back to college at the young age of 42 to pursue a career in environmental technologies, but she really wants to focus on Conservation. Our passion as a couple for the environment runs deep. We are active hikers, kayakers and anything that gets us out to enjoy nature. We both have participated in countless beach cleanups over our years of being married. We love our environment!
I have owned a small farmhouse on Champlain Road since 2002, and have been in residence full-time since 2014. Over the years I have come to love, respect and worry about our coastline estuaries, coves and inland fresh waters. And as dog walker, birder, kayaker and fisherman, I am emotionally, practically and intellectually invested in their present ecological state and future wellbeing. Consequently, the potential opportunity to serve through OPC is quite exciting.
I hope that my professional experience will be of some value as well. Following a decades-long career as a business, marketing and communications strategist I started Lakeland Ventures Development in 2010 to identify, develop and commercialize novel new technologies addressing large, unmet human health and safety issues including water treatment and purification for human consumption. I also have experience recruiting and directing sizeable groups of volunteers for issue-focused political campaigns. Growing up in Michigan, living on Manhattan and in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have spent my life near water enjoying its many pleasures. Working with OPC provides an opportunity for me to “give back” a little.
Clyde K. Hanyen
Since 1992, my wife Anne and I have owned a home on Areys Pond in South Orleans. From the time it was formed we were involved in the Friends of Areys Pond that was later incorporated into the Orleans Pond Coalition. For a number of years I have participated in sampling water quality in Areys Pond and was involved in the operation of the Pond Coalition’s upweller where oyster seed was nourished until reaching a size that allowed survival in bags at Mill Pond.
I am a retired attorney who practiced civil litigation in Massachusetts until 2020. I have served as a board member of the Orleans Conservation Trust, Secretary of Cummaquid Golf Club, and President of Chatham Platform Tennis Association. The past and future of Orleans have been and will be shaped by its unique environment. Organizations like OPC have tremendous impact by raising awareness of and addressing the issues facing our town as we work to preserve and protect the land and waters we call home.