The Kennebunk Land Trust Board of Directors are volunteers from the Kennebunk and Arundel communities who share expertise, commitment, and a mutual interest in preserving the natural beauty of our area. Each director is elected by the board for a three year term. A director can be re-elected for a consecutive additional three years.
Gordon Collins – Executive Director
Gordon has a deep commitment to and passion for conservation. Gordon and his wife, Joan, along with their lab, Trapper, have called Kennebunk home for 16 years. Gordon has had an extensive career in the aviation and building industries (sales, marketing and management). Most recently, Gordon graduated from a year-long course to become a Maine Master Naturalist. Gordon is a former Board Chair of the United Way of York County as well as the former Board Chair of Kennebunk Land Trust.
Sarah Stanley – Development & Administrative Manager
As a native of southern Maine, Sarah demonstrates a strong connection to the state through her interest in the environment and conservation. She is a Registered Maine Guide, is CPR Certified, and holds a private pilot’s license with a sea plane rating. Sarah graduated from Bates College with a double major in Environmental Studies and Politics and a minor in Geology. Her previous background in environmental program development, public education, and experience with social media, marketing, and outreach, make her a perfect fit for KLT!
Board of Directors
Mary believes stewardship of the land is an invaluable gift each generation gives to the one that follows. With her husband and daughter, she spent five years among the Yup’ik Eskimos of western Alaska, a desolate place where nothing is wasted and everything must be utilized at least three different ways. She has lived in and loved Maine from York County to Aroostook County, including summers aboard a sailboat on Penobscot Bay. Mary serves as Secretary.
Stuart and Lenora retired to Maine in 2004. He has always considered himself a Mainer through his many visits to his grandmother’s cottage on Drake’s Island. Numerous Maine vacations over his lifetime have made southern Maine his most comfortable place. The environment has always been his passion as shown by his several degrees in Environmental Engineering finishing with a Ph.D. Stuart lives in Kennebunk and is very pleased to be able to contribute to the long term conservation of the land for future generations. He feels that it is important to preserve now as open spaces rapidly disappear.
Originally from New York City, Rob has been coming to Kennebunk since 1999 and moved here permanently in 2012. He graduated from Northeastern University and comes from the investment management field where he has held several management and leadership positions in New York City and Portland, Maine. Rob appreciates all that Maine has to offer and enjoys the outdoors, spending his free time hiking, skiing, biking, fishing and hunting. He is committed to the preservation of undeveloped lands in the Kennebunk area for all to enjoy now and into the future. Rob serves as Treasurer.
Scott has been committed to land management both professionally and recreationally for over 30 years. He has a BS in Forestry and spent 20 years in a variety of leadership roles in Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and with the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho. In 2000, he received an MBA from Washington State University and moved to Maine. Scott is currently a Senior Project Manager working on IT projects in the Portland area. He is also an avid nature and commercial photographer and outdoorsman. Scott lives in Kennebunk and has a keen interest in the purposeful management of our landscape for the long-term benefit to society. Scott serves as chairman of the Acquisition Committee.
Isabel lives in Kennebunk with her husband John. Isabel has been active in many non-profits and has several years of experience in development and professional fundraising. Isabel’s interest in land stewardship stems from generations of involvement in Maine’s timberlands. She is looking forward to combining her fundraising experience with her love of land conservation to benefit the community. Isabel serves as Board Chair.
Tony has been an outdoorsman all his life. He has broad career experience in aviation and both people and business management. He is a retired USAF Brigadier General. His passion for outdoor recreation and his strong desire to share knowledge and experience with others led him to become a registered Master Maine Guide and Maine Master Naturalist. He views his involvement with KLT as a great opportunity to give back to the community by helping to preserve and maintain parcels of land for future generations. Tony and his wife, Connie Lou, live in Kennebunk.
Born in Kennebunk, Madelyn has been dedicated to land conservation her entire life. She was a founding member of Kennebunk Land Trust (Ramanascho Land Trust) in 1972. A true ambassador for KLT, her life’s work and goal has always been to preserve the natural beauty of the Town for future generations. Madelyn is Board Member Emerita.
Tom has been coming to Kennebunk since 1971 and moved here permanently in 1983. He returned to Maine and owned a local landscaping business for almost 20 years. Tom has strong ties to this community having held the elected position of Kennebunk Selectman for eighteen years. Tom values being a part of the Kennebunk community and believes the land trust is an important part of what makes Kennebunk a great place to live. He looks forward to helping the Board carry out its mission. Tom lives on Maguire Road with his wife, Sally; they enjoy their grandkids, walking the beach, camping, biking, skiing, and working in the garden. Tom serves as Vice Chair.
Beth has lived in Kennebunk with her husband Dave since 1994. She has been passionate about land conservation and the environment her whole life. She works both as a Speech/Language Pathologist and a Legal Assistant. Beth enjoys the outdoors and traveling.