We are delighted to introduce Brian Majeski and Catherine McGraw, the newest additions to the Adirondack Land Trust board of directors.
Brian T. Majeski
Brian has spent his career working in the musical instrument and professional audio industry, first running trade publications, and currently managing Music Trades, a specialized market research firm. He serves on the board of trustees at the Adirondack League Club, in Old Forge, and oversees the club’s Adirondack Fisheries Research Project. A partnership of more than 70 years with Cornell University, the research project uses the club’s rivers and lakes to study freshwater ecosystems, and its data related to acid rain were instrumental in amending the Clean Air Act in 1990. Brian was introduced to the Adirondacks at age 10, when he hiked to the summit of Giant Mountain with his father, and he developed a deep affinity for the Adirondacks’ plants, wildlife and geology through subsequent adventures in the High Peaks region. He and his wife, Diane, describe their purchase of a camp on Little Moose Lake as one of the best decisions they ever made. They call the Adirondacks “their preferred natural habitat.”
Cathy is a civic volunteer following a career in advertising and sales with Young & Rubicam and CBS Television Network, where she was an account executive and director of sales and planning. She is the board chair of the Lake Placid Institute and the Jupiter Island Club Library and is a past co-chair of the Skidmore College Parents Association and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County’s annual gala. She is also a past president of the Short Hills Garden Club and the Milburn Short Hills Township Beautification League. Cathy studied communications at Northwestern University. She has been coming to Lake Placid for over 40 years since meeting her husband, Scott, drawn by four generations of family and friendships bonds. Cathy and Scott have a daughter, Carolyn (the fifth generation of Lake Placid connection), and son-in-law, Max Walker, both avid hikers and climbers.
We are grateful to them both for putting their expertise and love for the Adirondacks to work through the Adirondack Land Trust.