Bernie was born on Nantucket and has 12th generational history on his father’s Coffin side and his mother’s Hussey’s side. Bernie graduated from Norwich University, Vermont, where he met his wife, Carol. Upon his graduation, Bernie began working at Sconset Real Estate, a family business. He and Carol ran a seasonal office, with winters spent in Vero Beach, Florida. In 1979, Bernie and Carol returned to Nantucket full time, running Coffin Real Estate and Sconset Real Estate. 2014 the Coffins decided to sell their Sconset Real Estate business to Great Point Properties and continue to work for them.
Carol and Bernie have two children and five grandchildren who are able to enjoy Nantucket as a family in the summer.
Education: Norwich University, BS
Professional Associations: Past Realtor with MA Association, Nantucket Association of Brokers – member and secretary 7 years, LINK
Charitable Organizations: The Board of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Board of the Chamber of Commerce, Board of the New School on Nantucket, Board of the Siasconset Chapel. The Sconset Trust, The Nantucket Historical Association, The Nantucket Preservation Trust, The Sconset Civic Association, Hope For Families
Social Affiliations: Sankaty Golf and Beach Club, The Siasconset Casino, The Mooring Yacht and Country Club.