Meet our staff

Bill Brown

Conservation Manager

Bill has worked for more than 20 years in conservation, including as Land Steward and Director of Science and Stewardship with the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and as professor of Environmental Studies at SUNY Potsdam. He completed a BS in Biology & Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University and an MPS in Natural Resources at Cornell. Along with his wife and two daughters, Bill enjoys exploring the lakes and woods of the Northern Forest.

mIKE cARR

eXECUTIVE dIRECTOR

Mike has worked in Adirondack conservation for 30+ years. As Executive Director of both the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy & Adirondack Land Trust 2000-2016, he led protection of 340,000 acres with more than 720 miles of rivers and streams and 330 lakes and ponds. Mike is a volunteer with the Keene Valley Fire Department and recipient of the 2017 Adirondack Council Conservationist of the Year award and 2018 Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award.

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.

Becca Halter

Stewardship Specialist

Becca has worked in a variety of conservation positions, including sustainability fellow with the City of Pittsburgh. Becca first came to enjoy the Adirondacks working as a leader of volunteer trail crews while earning a BA in environmental science from Skidmore College. She is passionate about connecting people to the land, hands-on stewardship, and learning something new every day. She also enjoys hiking, biking, paddling, snowboarding, and playing and coaching hockey.

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.

Susie Runyon

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Over the past 25 years, Susie has managed operations for a number of Adirondack non-profit organizations as well as her own nature photography business, Alpine Images Photography. Susie enjoys hiking (she is a 46er), camping, canoeing, cross-country and backcountry skiing—and brings her camera on almost all of her adventures. Susie is a volunteer EMT in Wilmington, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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.

Kathy Woughter

Philanthropy Assistant

Before moving to the Adirondacks, Kathy worked in higher education in Western New York, most recently as vice president of student affairs at Alfred University, where she won awards as an ally for cultural diversity and unity. Outside of work, you'll find Kathy hiking, cycling, kayaking, snowshoeing and reading. For years, she and her family traveled to the Adirondacks for outdoor recreation, and they are now glad to be able to contribute as residents.

Megan Zack

Land Protection Manager

Megan joined the Adirondack Land Trust after working for The Conservation Fund in Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised. She earned a BA in environmental studies from George Washington University and an MS in environmental science & policy from the Johns Hopkins University. She is excited to set down roots where her mother’s family has lived for 150 years. Outside of work, she can be found at music festivals and concerts, and finding new trails with her dog, Ziggy.

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