Born and raised in Heart’s Content, Eileen Balsom Matthews moved to St. John’s in 1973 and began a long career (32 years) with BMO, holding many positions; retired from Branch Manager at Bay Roberts. Chairperson of Heritage New Perlican since the group started in 2007. HNP operates a Facebook group with well over 600 members, she administers that. She has just been appointed to the Board of Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation and is a member of the Mizzen Heritage Society, Heart’s Content. She is a very active volunteer in the Town of New Perlican including Secretary of the New Perlican Senior’s Gym, operates a Weigh in Group, member of the Come Home Year 2018 Committee, Anglican Church Women’s group, Matthews Walker Golf Committee (which has have raised almost 20,000 for Bursaries for Grade 12 students of New Perlican over 8 years) the Annual Cod Derby fishing event. Since retiring she has become an Artist and has a company called NERRL Hand Painted Designs.