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.
Sarah Stanley – Executive 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 Manager. Prior to her time at KLT, Sarah worked with organizations such as Maine State Parks & Lands, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University of Maine at Machias, and others. Sarah is a Bates College alumna; while at Bates, she double majored in Environmental Studies and Politics with a minor in Geology. Sarah also holds a masters in Environmental Studies & Sustainability from Unity College. Her previous background in programming, fundraising, fostering strategic partnerships, marketing, community building, and outreach, make her a perfect fit for KLT!
Nancy Bariluk-Smith- Development Assistant
Board of Directors
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.
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. Tony serves as the chairman of the stewardship committee.
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 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 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.
After spending over 30 summers in Kennebunk, Lori and her family officially moved to Kennebunk in 2016. It was a big decision, because she always wanted Kennebunk to be a “special” place not to be take for granted. She became interested in the Kennebunk Land Trust to make sure that this wonderful town does not become over developed and lose it’s wonderful charm. She values protecting open space in our community. She loves the outdoors having hiked the Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Victoria Island and the Great Smoky Mountains. While in Minnesota, she served on the board of the Jon Francis Foundation whose mission is dedicated to saving lives through wilderness safety education, empowering families who have suffered the loss of an adult loved one in the wilderness and advocating for legal protection for missing adults. Lori serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Bill has worked over 35 years in the investment management industry including institutional and management positions with The Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC Wood Gundy and Drexel Burnham & Lambert. Since 1997, he has been a managing member and Chief Investment Officer of Cox Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory and wealth management firm. Cox Capital Management serves families and Non-profits in 21 states. He has served on the Board of Directors for First Federal Savings Bank of Boston and has taught multiple college-level finance, fixed income management and other investment courses at the New England College of Finance.
Bill’s family has spent summers on Drake’s Island since 1963; his family moved to Maine full time in April 2019. Bill loves exploring the Maine outdoors with his wife, Penelope, and his two children. He is an active member of the Cape Arundel Golf Club, serving as president from 2006-2008. Bill loves exploring new trails and is passionate about protecting nature within the community and preserving the unique character of these special places