As HLT’s Executive Director, Sally conducts land protection projects, oversees outreach and stewardship activities, leads fundraising efforts, maintains organizational records, and many other things in between. In addition, Sally serves as Community Conservation Coordinator for The Trustees of Reservations, representing and protecting land in the hilltowns for our affiliate as well. Sally’s work is supported by staff of The Trustees, particularly in the areas of land conservation, financial management, and organizational administration. Sally has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field. For six years, she served as Deputy Director of the Environmental Leadership Program, a national leadership development organization working with emerging environmental leaders. Prior to that Sally was the Director of Green Communities for the Parks & People Foundation, a community-based nonprofit in Baltimore, MD. In her volunteer life, Sally chairs the Town of Williamsburg’s Open Space Committee and leads the Williamsburg Elementary School’s Farm to School Program. Sally has a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University. She lives with her husband and three kids in Williamsburg. Sally works out of the Bullitt Reservation office and can be reached by phone at (413) 628-4485 x2.
Katie Carr is the MassLIFT AmeriCorps Community Engagement Coordinator at Hilltown Land Trust. She grew up in the majestic beauty of Seattle, where she gained a deep appreciation for wilderness and wildlife through exploration of the waters, islands, mountains, forest, and farmlands of the Pacific Northwest. After living in New York City and Missouri, she moved to Western Massachusetts and loves all that the area has to offer. Over the years, she has held many different jobs, ranging from knitting instructor at a local yarn shop to librarian in the rare book room of a large, public university. She likes to bake, hike, bike, craft, and cook and eat delicious food. Her passion for local food and land will be put to good use in her position at Hilltown Land Trust.
Tamsin Flanders is the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator at Hilltown Land Trust. She grew up in Danville, Vermont, and received a BA in cultural anthropology from Bard College in 2008. For the past eight years, she has worked on farms in Vermont and the Pioneer Valley, and managed a solar aggregation business based in Hadley. She also co-coordinates a monthly natural history program for adults with the Hitchcock Center of Amherst. Tamsin is passionate about birding, farm worker rights in the Pioneer Valley, hiking every trail, and the 1987 Toyota RV that she travels in with her partner.
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