“I am so proud to be working for an organization whose mission is to preserve this land for generations to come.”
“I was incredibly lucky to grow up in Maine in a family that valued time spent outdoors. Countless family memories center around fishing, canoeing, swimming, snowmobiling, and hiking. My heart is grounded in a deep connection to the woods, farms, coastline, and waters of Maine. As a grew up and beloved outdoor spaces, farms, and trails were developed and no trespassing signs became commonplace, I knew I wanted to work to protect Maine’s natural areas and access to them for everyone.”
I believe the ability to get out in the natural world is important not only for my family, but for everyone regardless of their background or circumstances.
“I grew up in a suburb with an astounding lack of parkland. Thorny woods and an often-smelly crick were the best places for us kids to play, but those early encounters with nature stayed with me. I want to make sure southern Maine develops in such a way that we still have amazing places for kids and adults to visit, and also room for the moose, bear, and bobcat.”
“I was drawn to this work out of a love for wildlife and native plants, and while that’s still crucial, I’m also motivated by inviting people to love MCHT land. Building trails, putting up a welcome sign, restoring degraded landscapes—these are all aspects of my job that I love.”
“Land conservation protects what people love and enjoy about Maine—and sometimes they don’t even realize it. The happiness, fulfillment, and peace that comes with taking a trip out to an island or walking a coastal trail is essential. I see it first-hand: time in nature brings out the kindness in people.”
Caitlin monitors many of the conservation easements that Maine Coast Heritage Trust holds in Midcoast and Southern Maine.