Traveling to the Cape for my entire life, we spent summers at a family cottage in Provincetown. Raised on the water, I fell in love with the delicate ecosystem of Cape Cod and all of its natural beauty. After pursuing an education in environmental science at UMASS Boston and Harvard University, I moved to Orleans and met my husband, Thomas Dempsey. With mutual interest in preserving the health of Cape Cod’s waters and coastline, we began collaborative efforts to bring green energy technology into the boating industry. We are now running Dempsey Marine Electronics & Electrical, while raising our two small boys on Pleasant Bay in Harwich. When we have breaks, we sail, hike, and bicycle all over the Cape. The Cape has provided a beautiful and enriching place to raise our children, and I’m eager to be part of any efforts to protect it.