Staff and Board of Directors

The Kennebunk Land Trust Board of Directors are volunteers from the community 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.

Staff

  Sarah Stanley – Director

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 and Wilderness First Aid certified, and holds a private pilot’s license with a sea plane rating. Sarah previously worked as KLT’s Development & Admin Manager.  Prior to her time at KLT, Sarah worked with organizations such as Maine State Parks & Lands, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and others. 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!

 Nancy Bariluk-Smith- Development Assistant

Nancy was born in CT, moved to Alaska for 10 years and spent many years in the wilds of the Alaskan bush. In her 10 years in Alaska, she had the opportunity to live close to the wild Alaskan bears working as a camp cook in several remote lodges. Having the love for adventure, Nancy traveled for a year backpacking through New Zealand and Australia. She spent her time on backcountry trails, such as the Heaphy Trail and The Routeburn Trail.
Settling down to raise her children, Nancy moved to a small community outside of Saratoga New York where she worked as the general manager for 8 years at a Natural Food Co-op. It is here at the Co-op that she learned the art of woking with a volunteer based business.
Seven years ago, Nancy followed her dream to live near the ocean and in the beauty of Maine.
Nancy now lives in Kennebunk with her husband, two sons and two small rescues dogs.

Board of Directors

Mary Bergen

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.

Rob Felvinci

Rob Felvinci

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 Gasperin

Scott Gasperin

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.

Tony Liguori

Tony Liguori

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.

 Erin Cavallaro

Erin is a Kennebunk native and has always had a passion for open spaces and the environment. She is currently the Director of Philanthropy for Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers and their businesses, and advances the future of farming.  Erin has her Master’s in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and has spent over a decade raising funds and developing creative communication campaigns for local and regional nonprofit organizations.  She lives in Westbrook with her husband and son, and enjoys being outside as much as possible.  She is excited to serve on the Board and contribute to conservation efforts in her hometown.

 

 

Tom Wellman

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 grand kids, walking the beach, camping, biking, skiing, and working in the garden. Tom serves as Vice Chair of the Board.

Beth Sandmire

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. Beth is on the Development Committee and serves as the Chair of the Board.