Helen and Paul

Helen Goransson

Helen Goransson lives on a beef farm in Eliot, Maine with her husband. She grew up in Massachusetts and has lived abroad a number of years until she and her family returned to the U.S. to lived in Eliot, Maine. Helen graduated with a B.A. from Simmons College and earned her MBA from IESA in Caracas, Venezuela. She has also written and published "The Hand of Fate", the memoirs of her father who is a survivor of the Holocaust, and numerous poems, short stories and newsletter articles.

"Views from Rosemary Hill" chronicles the history of the region from before the 1600s to 2010. A history, a mystery and a love story, the focus is on the family of Ralph Bartlett. He was a Dartmouth-educated attorney who grew up in Eliot in the 1800s. His story runs parallel with the story of a present-day couple, Emily and Niel, who settle on the Bartlett family farm in Eliot. We learn of Bartlett's unique ties with the young couple, as well as important Maine families, such as the Shapleighs, Pepperells, Heards, Raitts, Frosts, and Farmers, and his romance with the daughter of world-renowned violinist Ole Bull. Enjoy over 100 historical images.

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Paul Goransson

A serial entrepreneur who has led two boot-strap start-up companies through successful acquisitions by industry giants - Qosnetics by Hewlett Packard (1999) and Meetinghouse by Cisco (2006). Paul held management positions with Agilent Technology's Advanced Networks Division and Cisco's Wireless Networking Business Unit. Paul serves on the board of directors of Tallac Networks. Paul received a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University in 1975, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1995. Paul was an avid marathoner, mountaineer, triathlete, scuba diver and outdoor enthusiast. He has completed several Ironman triathlons, numerous ultramarathons including the Leadville Trail 100, and is a PADI Scuba Instructor. He completed a Thru-Hike of the 2,189 mile long Appalachian Trail in 2015 on his recently-installed artificial right ankle. He has lived, studied and worked for extensive periods in France, Algeria, Venezuela, Mexico and Sweden. Paul co-authored two textbooks as well as articles in technical journals related to computer networking. He has often been an invited speaker at technical conferences. Paul owns and manages a 240-acre Polled Hereford beef and hay farm in southern Maine in his spare time.

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