A Virgin Islander and lifelong resident of St John’s north shore, Eleanor worked for Caneel Bay from 1979 to 1995, resigning from her position as Caneel’s Chief Horticulturist to raise her family. She is an expert on the indigenous and cultivated plants of the Virgin Islands, and the author of “A Field Guide to the Native Trees and Plants of East End, St. John.” Eleanor lives at Hawksnest Bay with her children and numerous animals and plants.
Ms. Gibney has been a Society Board Member since 2002, and has served as Representative, President and now Archivist, for the third time. The Archivist position is responsible for curating the ever-expanding collection of papers, publications, and records. As Archivist, Eleanor is looking forward to organizing these materials into a searchable catalog; and also writing new articles for the SJHS Journal, inspired by some of the wealth of archived information.