Meet the Staff: Hilary Pesarik-Thompson

Hilary’s career in the boating industry began when she was a young whipper snapper just out of college. After graduating from the State University of New York with a degree in music, Hilary moved to Maine where she worked as the Sales Coordinator for Back Cove Yachts during their early years. Hilary’s responsibilities included supporting the dealer network and clients specifically working with both to ensure the clients were building a boat to suit their needs, providing specification to the production team, being a member of the Back Cove Design Team and attending boat shows throughout North America building the Back Cove Yachts brand.


While Hilary was with Back Cove Yachts, she grew great admiration for the team at DiMillo’s and the care they took ensuring each client’s experience was exceptional. When the time came to stop traveling and start her own family, she knew she wanted to join the team at DiMillo’s in Portland, Maine. In 2008, Hilary started her adventure with DiMillo’s and has had the opportunity to work in our different departments from sales and marketing to service and accounting. In her current role as the Director of Marketing and Administration, Hilary works closely with the teams in all of our locations, implementing and constantly evolving our sales and marketing approaches. In addition to marketing, Hilary helps to bridge the needs and requirements of our administration and service departments with our sales team. She enjoys collaborating with the different teams to make our processes more efficient and effective. On occasion, Hilary has the opportunity to project manage new yacht constructions which keeps her up to speed on the new technologies and the ever-evolving build processes with our different manufacturers. Over the years, she found that the most rewarding part of her role at DiMillo’s is delivery day- she loves all of the personal touches that our crew adds for our owners. As a boater, Hilary knows the endless memories that are just on the horizon when we make the handoff of a new or pre-owned boat to its new owners.


Hilary loves to cruise with her husband, son and daughter, on their West Bay 31 (a lobster boat hull finished for cruising) around the Maine and New England Coasts. The family also enjoys puttering around the Harraseeket River and neighboring islands on their 13’ Whaler. When Hilary is not working or playing on boats, you’ll find her cheering her children on at a musical event or a sports game, gardening, taking on a home improvement project or throwing a Clambake at her home in South Freeport.

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