While Ellen’s roots go back generations on Matinicus Island, she moved to Owls Head after college and started a family. Then she started selling real estate. As her children grew, she found she missed the island. “My family have always been lobstermen on Matinicus. Something brought me to the point of saying, ‘That is where I need to be, for at least part of the time.’ So she named her new lobster boat after her grandmother, and in the winter, she takes over a desk in our Rockland office. “It’s such a nice balance, she says. “I’m lucky I can do it.” While Ellen handles most of the real estate transactions on Matinicus, she enjoys her mainland work as well. She partners with Sharon Tucker for her mainland transactions, and they cover an area from Damariscotta to Camden. Ellen spends her winters in South Bristol and holds a desk at the Rockland J&C office. She enjoys cooking, hiking, cross country skiing and time with her father in his Cessna airplane.