Growing up a native of Pennsylvania, Pam has fond childhood memories of visiting New hope on Weekends with family and friends to ride the mule barges on the Canal. While she and her husband Stephen have moved their family many places in the Northeast, in 2011, the Cans settled in the borough of New Hope along the Canal, bringing it full circle for Pam. The whole family enjoys hiking and biking along the towpath.
Pam currently serves on the New Hope Park and Recreation Board as Garden Club chair and is also a member of the New Hope Revitalization Committee. Since moving to New Hope, she has participated in Canal Clean-up Days, the Canal Action Team (CAT), and various Friends of the Delaware Canal functions. She is eager to do what she can to help keep the canal viable and its towpath a destination for families to enjoy together.