Meet our staff



Mike has worked in Adirondack conservation for 28 years. As Executive Director of both the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Adirondack Land Trust from 2000 to 2016, he led protection of 340,000 acres featuring more than 720 miles of rivers and streams and 330 lakes and ponds. Mike is a volunteer with the Keene Valley Fire Department.

Kimberly Corwin Gray

Donor Relations Manager

Kimberly has worked in fundraising for independent schools in the Adirondacks and Vermont. Kimberly grew up in the Adirondacks. She, her husband, their two children, and her parents live in Lake Placid where their family produces maple syrup. Kimberly and her family can be found cross-country or telemark skiing in winter, and swimming and canoeing in summer.

Doug Munro

Stewardship Manager

Doug has worked in North Country conservation for 25 years, starting as a High Peaks Summit Steward. From 1997 to 2015, Doug focused on stewardship for the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust, helping volunteers and landowners care for private lands. Prior to returning to the Adirondack Land Trust, Doug helped Thousand Islands Land Trust with community outreach and education.

Mary Thill

Communications Manager

Mary has lived in the Adirondacks for 25 years, working in journalism and conservation. She is especially interested in how trails connect Adirondack communities to wildlands, and she is a volunteer with the Town of Harrietstown’s Dewey Mountain Recreation Center.

Nancy Van Wie

Director of Philanthropy

Nancy became Director of Philanthropy at the Adirondack Land Trust after working in the same capacity for both the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust 2002-2017. Nancy has worked in nonprofit management for 30 years, 20 as a fundraiser. She has a BA in environmental science from University of Vermont, an MBA from SUNY Albany, and Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) status.

We are grateful to the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for contracted support from key staff members until June 30, 2018:

Dirk Bryant, Director of Conservation
Craig Cheeseman, GIS/Computer Specialist, IS Manager
Chris Jage, Land Protection Manager
Jan Maria Localio, Senior Conservation Manager/Senior Stewardship Specialist
Bill Martin, Stewardship Specialist

If you are a landowner with a question about protection or stewardship of your land, please email us at or call (518) 576-2400. We will direct your query to the appropriate staff member. Thank you.