Senior Conservation and Community Planner
Department: Land Protection
Jeremy first came to Maine as a summer visitor before moving here in high school. After college, he came back to Maine to earn a Master’s in community planning and development from the Muskie School for Public Service at USM. In addition to conservation of natural places, Jeremy has a strong interest in coastal access and supporting locally-driven economic development in rural communities. A fellowship with the Island Institute brought Jeremy and his family to Machias. He stayed in the area as a regional planner with the Washington County Council of Government for several years before returning to southern Maine. Jeremy currently lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Neil and Ezra. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, kayaking and bird watching.
Jeremy has worked at MCHT since 2014.
On land conservation: “I do this work for my kids. Postcard cheesy, but true. Jed’s Island in Blue Hill is the first island I ever visited. I remember swimming in the bay with seals all around us, and helping my grandfather free a baby seal from a fishing net on the beach. Conservation makes sure my kids—and all kids—can have these experiences, too.”
On the job: Jeremy works with MCHT’s Project Managers and Stewards to develop strategies for conserving land that balance the needs of Maine’s people, plants, and animals. Jeremy meets with people up and down the coast to better understand what’s important to Maine’s coastal communities.