MEET THE BOARD
Judith Coughlin, President
Judith is a Realtor with RE/MAX Advantage and The Sullivan Team. Judith has lived on the North Shore her entire life and Salem for the better part of 40 years. She was the owner of Sweetcakes, a pastry business in Salem and a line cook for a number of restaurants on the North Shore, before hanging up her apron and becoming a Realtor. In addition to being the President of Behind You! The Elizabeth Bookholz Memorial Fund, she is also the Vice President of Salem Arts Association. As a founding member of Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, Judith has devoted the past 11 plus years volunteering for Salem’s non-profits. Giving back to the City and Community she loves is what makes her the happiest.
Beverly Nataupsky, Founder
Beverly has been in the Hospitality industry for over 40 years in many different capacities having worked both front and back of the house. Beverly is currently the Bar Manager at The Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. She was the food and beverage director of a corporate incentive travel company and the assistant food and beverage director of a private golf club in Middleton, MA. She is on the board for Behind You! The Elizabeth Bookholz Memorial Fund. When not mixing great cocktails for the members the members and their guests she can be found swimming on Preston Beach, kayaking in the harbor, and enjoying food and drink with friends in the local establishments. She has a chef's certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and has volunteered at Hawc in Salem MA.
Kate Hammond, Founder
Kate was the chef and Co-owner of The Grapevine in Salem for 24 years. She is now the executive chef at Shubie's in Marblehead. She has cooked for and donated to hundreds of charities during her career. Kate is an original board member of the EBMF/ Behind You. Feed your head.
Ian Hunter, Treasurer
Born and raised in St. Louis, Ian moved to Salem in 2001. Ever a tinkerer and having never been one to let minor details like knowledge and experience prevent him from following his passions, he has worked as a musician, a teacher, a network manager, an instrument manufacturer, and an accountant.
After getting into homebrewing, Ian started writing a business plan to open a craft brewery, which is when he first encountered the story of Deacon Giles. Years later, on a fateful trip to Bermuda with his wife, it finally dawned on him that a craft distillery was just what Salem needed. Shortly thereafter, during a serendipitous conversation over some drinks with Jesse, the two of them realized that together they could make Deacon Giles Distillery a reality.
Virginia Rosenblatt, Secretary
Gini began her hospitality career in 2003 after graduating with a B.A. from Rivier University. A true “rock star” bartender, known by many throughout the North Shore, she is the longest-tenured employee at the award-winning Blue Ox restaurant in Lynn, MA. Prior to working at the Blue Ox for nearly a decade, she bartended at the Edgewater Café in Salem, MA for many years.
In addition to her unbridled enthusiasm and sincere care for the well-being of others, Gini brings years of philanthropy and volunteering experience to the board. She has worked with Salem-based nonprofits for years, such as The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival and The Yellow Umbrella.
Gini is a long-time Salem resident and her knowledge, positive attitude, networking skills, genuine compassion for others, and deep ties to the local community are just some of the great assets she brings to the Behind You! Board of Trustees.