David Ford recently joined Makers Mill after retirement from his work as the Public Works and Water & Sewer Director for the Town of Wolfeboro. For sixteen years, David served the town and is now reaching out and looking forward to using his experience to help out at the Mill. Although he has been participating at the Mill for less than a year, David deeply appreciates both the inspiring mission and the good people he finds there. “I share Josh’s vision of sustaining the Mill facility with a team of talented community women and men. At the Mill, a think tank becomes a do tank.”
David worked on the last grant application for upgrades to the Makers Mill facility and is now excited to help out with the construction of the approved parking lot which includes the cultivation of green space. He envisions Makers Mill set within a walkable community surrounded by sustainable landscaping and a new deck that will provide views of the surrounding beauty and prime wetlands.
David Ford is deeply appreciative of the natural setting of the Lakes Region and enjoys all the seasons here. He loves both vegetable and flower gardening on his residential property in Tuftonboro where he lives with his wife, Trisha. He enjoys the winter months with downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow shoveling. David also loves hiking and has summited all 48 four-thousand-foot mountains in New Hampshire.
Another passion for David is artwork. He is an amateur artist who works with watercolor, acrylics and pastels and looks forward to participating in art class at the Mill. Additionally, he plans to engage in workshops at the Mill where he hopes to improve certain skills.
Presently, David, who is a nature lover, does volunteer work building trails with the Tuftonboro Conservation Commission.
What might be a surprising fact about David Ford is that he likes to dance. He became involved in high school musicals and recalls the roles he played in the mid 1970’s including the role of a dancer in No, No, Nannette and the role of the bad guy, Bill Sikes, in Oliver. David continues to feel a deep connection to the world of dance, theater, and musicals and movies starring Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. With a smile, David affirms that he likes to “have fun” and is “a dancer, prancer, and a gay romancer.”
David Ford is an enthusiastic participant at Makers Mill who deeply values this post-retirement opportunity to teach, to learn, to share and to interact with this creative community of doers and makers.