Jean Wood has been a member of Seabird's Board of Directors for many years and a resident of Mystic for 57 years. She is a former Elementary School Teacher, Ombudsman at Fitch Senior High School, Business School Administrator and a Case Worker for CT Dept. of Human Resources. She also served over 20 years on the Groton Planning Commission. While at Fitch working with Special Need and Disadvantaged Students, she discovered that many of these students left school with no vocational skills or plans for future. This was the beginning of plans for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Factory. From this first dream, with the help of civic leaders, families, professionals and many others willing to work hard, we now have Seabird. It is a dream come true.