Pamela Gay, daughter of the late Walter and Winona Gay of Rockland and Warren respectively, was born in Portland, Maine. She grew up in Rockland and graduated from Rockland District High School, attended the University of Maine for two years, and graduated from The George Washington University, Washington D.C., with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Pam was the 1961 Maine Sea Goddess and represented the MLF and the State of Maine at Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Mass. She served as a Coronation Judge in 2011. After years of success as an international consultant, collaborator, and manager of thoroughbred horse businesses and properties, and in a broad range of accomplishments in thoroughbred racing, breeding and equine sporting pursuits, she has now focused her concentration on the conservation and preservation of Northern Virginia open space.