Paula “PB” Baraket
A Brooklyn/NYC native, we moved to CT to be close to Yale University for my partner Nancy's position as Associate Director of International and Area Studies and for me to "semi" retire. No way, after 30 years on Wall St. in various positions in Banking and Financial Services, I joined a real estate company and here it is almost 15 years later, I have made it a successful 2nd career. My loves are music, travel, reading and writing... and people! I first heard of NMS at First Congregational Church in Guilford, where Nancy and I are members. I heard them practice and, in fact, have had the pleasure of hearing and NMS student play with a few of her friends at our Open House at Page Taft/Cilantro's during the Christmas "Lighting of the Tree" ceremony. Not much later I met our new neighbors, none other than Jim and Wendy Undercofler, who later invited us to one of NMS's get togethers and had the pleasure of meeting some Board members. I left wanting to know more about your organization. Jim and I discussed it further at my home and voila, here I am. So eager and pleased to be on the Board.