am so excited to be joining CHC as the new Administrative Coordinator. I have been working actively with Bridget, Charlie, and Nancy to ease the transition as I attempt to fill Bridget's un-fillable shoes.
As with most mountain obsessed Massachusetts natives, I have always wanted to live in Vermont. That obsession was only exacerbated by my experience at Grinnell College, surrounded by corn and soy in the flatlands of Iowa. After college, I traversed the U.S. as a seasonal biologist and outdoor educator, doing everything from coral reef ecology research in Florida to running field programming for middle schoolers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Through all my adventures, I regularly found reasons to spend time in Vermont, working as a camp counselor at Farm & Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, VT for multiple summers.
In 2017, I relocated to Vermont on a more permanent basis, to serve as an AmeriCorps member with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. I worked with citizen scientists like many of you, to monitor vernal pools across the state. It was through this experience that I gained a deep appreciation for the love Vermonters have for their state and for the natural world. I am excited to stay in Vermont and continue working, now with all of you at CHC, to conserve Vermont's forested landscape. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you in the coming months. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or feedback you might have.
Contact Liza by email at liza@ or by phone at (802) 448-0343. coldhollowtocanada.org