Staff News

Eliza Stinneford

January 2020 – Maine Coast Heritage Trust welcomed Eliza Stinneford to the team on January 2nd as our new Assistant to the Director of Stewardship. Born and raised in Maine, she has a degree in journalism and worked with Whole Foods, helping to open stores in New Hampshire and Maine. She was drawn to MCHT by a desire to be more connected to her community and a passion for preserving Maine’s natural beauty. We are excited to have her here.

Brad Kauffman

January 2020 – We are happy to welcome Brad to Maine Coast Heritage Trust in the beginning of 2020. He is thrilled to be a recent addition to the MCHT team. Brad joins us after leadership roles at L.L. Bean, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thos. Moser, and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. In the new role of Chief Operating Officer, Brad expects to leverage his experience across a broad range of disciplines including strategic planning, organizational development, process design, information technology, operations, brand development, marketing, merchandising, and supply chain. Brad and his wife, Joan Adler, moved to Maine in 1985. They had no connections to Maine but fell in love with all that Maine has to offer. Brad is excited about the opportunity to help MCHT keep the coast Maine!

Sean Ducker

January 2020 – Sean Ducker is a recent addition to the Lands Department at Maine Coast Heritage Trust; joining our team in January of 2020. He is our new Land Protection Assistant, helping with a variety of tasks and projects, working from Camden to Washington County. Sean is a resident of Southwest Harbor, and graduated from University of Maine in Orono with a BS in Forestry. He has worked for Friends of Acadia as their seasonal stewardship assistant and previously was their summit steward. Sean was the GIS mapping club president at UMO, and interned there for the Maine Natural Areas Program and before college he was an AmeriCorps volunteer. We offer Sean a warm welcome to the team!

Emily Marshall

November 2018 – Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member at Aldermere Farm, Emily Marshall! She takes on our new, full-time role of Farm Operations Coordinator. Emily comes to us from Southeast Land Trust of NH, where she was the Operations and Finance Specialist. She took a unique apprenticeship roll with us both at Aldermere and Erickson this summer where we saw her plethora of skills.

We are excited to bring her on the team with her positive attitude, operative skills and team approach! Emily and her daughter will live at the farm, as well.

Ellie Pendleton

July 2018 – MCHT welcomes Ellie Pendleton as our Herd Management Assistant at Aldermere Farm. This is a new position that offers us a chance to have a team approach when it comes to managing the cattle. Together Ellie and Heidi Baker manage the herd, with Ellie’s focus on the day-to-day care and ongoing maintenance of the cattle operation, show cattle and database administration!

Ellie has been a part of Aldermere Farm for over a decade! She began at the age of ten in our Farm Hands program. Through the 4H program and other agricultural leadership opportunities she has gained great respect in the cattle industry here in the Northeast.

Our cattle has been her passion and the farm has been second home her entire young adult life. She brings great energy to the group and we are so lucky to have her.