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ECO Member Aidan Gardner

Aidan Gardner (he/him)

The Willowell Foundation, Program and Outreach Coordinator

“I serve to educate any and all who want to learn.”

ECO Member Alex McKearin

Alex McKearin (she/her)

Montpelier Parks, Trees & Conservation, Montpelier Parks Forest, Food and Fun Steward

“I serve to help bridge the adventure gap & make natural spaces more accessible to historically marginalized communities.”

ECO Member Carissa Finnerty

Carissa Finnerty (she/her)

Addison County Regional Planning Commission, Water Quality Planner 

“I serve to give back to the Vermont community that's given so much to me.”

ECO Member Gabriella Stevens

Gabriella Stevens (she/her)

Addison County Solid Waste Management District, Waste Diversion Planning Assistant 

"I serve to keep usable items out of the landfill and create sustainable communities."

ECO Member Hannah Mahar

Hannah Mahar (she/her)

Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, Assistant Project Coordinator 

“I serve to ensure that future generations can enjoy a healthy Lake Champlain.”

ECO Member Jack Lundgren

Jack Lundgren (he/him)

Middlebury Area Land Trust, Lands, Trails and Education Coordinator

“I serve to build better communities and to find fulfilment in myself.” 

ECO Member Jack Reed

Jack Reed (he/him)

VT DEC - Watershed Planning Program, Watershed Planning Communications Specialist

“I serve because consistent, good action can create a good person.”

ECO Member Jay Mullen

Jay Mullen (he/him)

VT DEC - Administration and Innovation Division, ECO Team Leader

“I serve to be connected to the environment I live in, and to develop tools to better the environment.”

ECO Member Jennifer Mynard

Jennifer Mynard (she/her)

Rich Earth Institute, Research Assistant 

“I serve to support farmers, crops, and waterways in my community.”

ECO Member Jerome Lee

Jerome Lee (he/him)

Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative , Monitoring and Outreach Specialist

“I serve to facilitate networking & partnership, and provide tools to understand & manage forested ecosystems across the region!"

ECO Member Julia Restelli

Julia Restelli (she/her)

VT DEC - Clean Water Initiative Program, Clean Water Communications Specialist 

“I serve to strengthen my connection to the Vermont community.”

ECO Member Kerry Brosnan

Kerry Brosnan (she/her)

Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District, Conservation Technician 

“I serve to be in community and better the local environment.”

ECO Member Kyle Birrer

Kyle Birrer (he/him)

Vermont Land Trust, Riparian Forest Coordinator 

"I serve to give back to a community that has given me so much.”

ECO Member Maria Burnett

Maria Burnett (she/her)

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Agriculture and Water Quality Outreach and Verification Specialist

“I serve to promote food justice and environmental sustainability."

ECO Member Rachel McKimmy

Rachel McKimmy (she/her)

Vermont Center for Ecostudies, Communications and Outreach Coordinator

“I serve to be a part of making positive change in the world.” 

ECO Member Sam Buswell

Sam Buswell (he/him)

VT DEC - Wetlands, Wetlands Stewardship Assistant 

“I serve to contribute to wetland conservation in my home state, and to share the importance of wetlands with others.”

ECO Member Sara Gratz

Sara Gratz (she/her)

Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Assistant Water Quality Program Coordinator 

"I serve to protect the lake that I care about."

ECO Member Sarah Redman

Sarah Redman (she/her)

NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Northern Woods and Waters Steward 

"In the words of Robin Wall Kimmerer, 'To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it.'”​


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