Christy Bassett Baker
Christy Bassett Baker, a Captain of family life on Nantucket, lives permanently on island with her husband, their young daughter, and her three, four-legged adopted siblings. Christy loves life on the water and is the Communications Manager at the Nantucket Boat Basin. After graduating from Nantucket High School and earning a BA from Connecticut College, Christy travelled extensively, teaching English in Spain and volunteering abroad. Christy loves to travel, take photos of landscapes, and journal about her experiences in different cultures. She loves reading historical fiction and free-lance writing when she has some downtime. An avid runner and animal lover, Christy is the founder of the ShamRock Run road race, which annually raises funds for the Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals. Above all else, Christy enjoys spending time with her family, be it running with a stroller, fishing with her husband on his commercial boat or sitting at the beach with her great-aunts, grandmother, and entire family, watching the sun set over the water. Christy is looking forward to sharing her experiences as a new mom on Nantucket throughout the year as well as recall special moments from her own childhood on island, for which she feels incredibly blessed.