Board of Directors & Advisors

Board of Directors

Annie Faulkner
President
Conservation Landowner
Annie is a conservationist and landowner with conserved properties in New Hampshire and Maine. Annie is a founding board member of the Northeast Wilderness Trust, and has served as President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition to land conservation, Annie has worked as an environmental activist and writer, community organizer, and reproductive health researcher, educator and counselor. Annie likes to hike, ski, and camp in remote and/or high elevation terrain; winter is her favorite season. She lives with her husband, Bob King, their two amazing teenagers, and two black pets in a nicely converted woodshed in Keene, NH.

 

 

Jim Dumont
Vice President
Attorney

Jim is a public interest environmental and energy lawyer based in Bristol, VT.

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Lizotte
Treasurer
Private Practice

Dean (on the left) is a Certified Public Accountant and advisor to closely held and family-owned businesses, as well as non-profit organizations.  His experience includes senior management and finance positions with several major manufacturers and real estate companies. Dean is a graduate of Bentley University, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the NH Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Dean resides in NH and spends as much time as possible outdoors in the woods and on the waters and mountains of NH and Maine, often with his partner, Sue, and dog Bear (above right).

 

CC White
Secretary
Artist and Conservation Landowner

As a small child, CC loved to climb trees, play in spring brooks, ski and hike with her family, and paint. Today, CC is an artist, and she and her husband, David White, live off-grid in Sandwich, NH, on a modern-day ‘homestead’ they built themselves.  She still loves to play outside in all kinds of weather (although she doesn’t climb many trees these days).

 

 

 

Mark Anderson
The Nature Conservancy
Mark is Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy’s eastern U.S. region. Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessment tools for conservation efforts across eighteen states. His current research interests include ecological resilience, disturbance processes, geophysical landscape properties, and seafloor mapping. Mark lives with his family and works in the Boston, MA area.

 

 

Tom Butler
Tompkins Conservation
Tom is Vice President for Conservation Advocacy at Tompkins Conservation. He is a longtime conservation activist and writer who has concentrated primarily on wilderness and biodiversity. He is the former longtime editor of Wild Earth journal. His books include Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, and ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. He and his family live in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains.

 

 

 

Kristin DeBoer
Kestrel Landtrust
Kristin is the Executive Director of Kestrel Land Trust, which is dedicated to conserving, caring for, and connecting people to the wildlands, woodlands, and farmland of the Connecticut River Valley in western Massachusetts. Kristin has a BA in economics and environmental science from Bucknell University and an MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University, and has worked in the environmental field for more than 25 years. Kristin lives with her family in Massachusetts.

 

Jim Dehner
Southern New Hampshire University
Jim is Senior Director for Academic Quality and Accreditation at Southern New Hampshire University. He also teaches graduate level courses in nonprofit management, leadership and ethics, and previously worked at Northeastern University as a director overseeing regulatory affairs. Prior to his current career in higher education Jim worked in the land trust field for organizations including the Trustees of Reservations, the Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Northeast Wilderness Trust, and was the Founding Board President for the Ashburnham Conservation Trust. He holds BS and MS degrees in environmental science, an MS in nonprofit management, and is currently finishing his doctorate of education dissertation in higher education administration with a focus on accreditation at Northeastern University. Jim and his family live in Kingston, MA.

 

Brett Engstrom
Ecologist
Brett is a consulting ecologist and botanist specializing in the inventory and mapping of wetland and upland natural communities, and the inventory of rare, threatened and endangered plants, in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Maine.  He has worked on many inventory projects in northern New England, especially Vermont and New Hampshire focused on inventorying a wide variety of natural communities, and rare, threatened, and endangered plants for a variety of clients. He also teaches workshops on natural communities and plant identification and was part-time faculty at Lyndon State College for ten years. Brett lives with his family in Vermont.

 

 

Susie O’Keeffe
Artist, Author, and College of the Atlantic
Susie lives in Montville, Maine. She holds Master’s of Science with distinction in Environmental Management from Oxford University, England. She serves as a Research Associate and Visting Faculty at the College of the Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, the Maine Review, Naropa University’s Phylogeny, and the Spoon River Poetry Review. Susie lives in Maine.


Advisors

Gerard Bertrand, PhD
Co-founder of The World Land Trust
Honorary President of The American Bird Conservancy

Meade Cadot, PhD
Land Program Director & Senior Naturalist
The Harris Center for Conservation Education

Mike DiNunzio
Staff Ecologist
PROTECT the Adirondacks

Bill McKibben
Journalist and activist
Author of The End of Nature and Eaarth

Marc Lapin
Assistant Laboratory Professor in Environmental Studies
Middlebury College

Merloyd Ludington
Publisher

David Publicover
Senior Staff Scientist
Appalachian Mountain Club

Nancy Smith
Former Executive Director
Sweet Water Trust

Stephen Trombulak, PhD
Professor of Biology
Middlebury College

George Woodwell, PhD
Founder, Director Emeritus, and Senior Scientist
Woods Hole Research Center

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