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 of Directors for a three year term. A director can be re-elected for a consecutive additional three years.

Staff

Sandy Gilbreath, Executive Director

Sandy Gilbreath holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Southern Maine, and a Master’s in Policy, Planning and Management with a focus on food systems planning, from the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service. Sandy has spent considerable time as an environmental educator – working in Maine farms, tide pools, and marshes; during winter in the Rocky Mountains, and in rivers in the Appalachian Mountains. Sandy continued her love of teaching and learning about food systems as an adjunct in the Food Studies Program at USM, and you can find her many weekends at a farmers market, in the garden, and cooking up some favorite foods at her new home in Arundel.

Prior to joining KLT, Sandy was at the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission where she coordinating projects to benefit local communities on climate action, environmental sustainability, and long range planning and goal setting.

Sandy brings a strong environmental conservation ethic, creating engagement opportunities, and skills to bring people together around commonly held values to ensure all voices are heard. Sandy is thrilled to be with the KLT and sees land trusts as unique and important opportunities to increase access to the outdoors and learning about the surrounding environment.

Sandy is excited to work with the KLT board and community in support of the mission to preserve and protect significant natural spaces in the region, and the special natural identity of the area. Click here to email Sandy. 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_2403-1.jpg Nancy Trottier, Development & Administrative Manager

Nancy grew up in a bilingual household in the Biddeford-Saco area.  She has diverse work experiences that she brings to KLT, and has worked in a variety of sectors including education, non-profits and business organizations.  Nancy has experience in fundraising, membership, communications, and events management.  She likes diverse opportunities to challenge herself and see others succeed in the process and believes in community. Her outside interests include her family, gardening and bicycling. Click here to email Nancy.

Board of Directors

Lori Beath, Chair

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.

   Alex Peacock, Vice Chair

Alex has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire.  For the past 25 years Alex has honed his forestry and tree care skills as a professional forester and arborist.  He began his career as a research forester with the U.S. Forest Service working in the Northeast Region before joining the Maine Forest Service conducting forest inventory and analysis and assessing forest health throughout the State.

Alex spent several years as an urban forester with the City of New York involved with invasive species management and forest/wetland restoration throughout the five boroughs.

Upon returning to Maine, Alex began a career in arboriculture focusing on tree and plant health.  He currently is an Environmental Specialist with the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.

Alex resides in Kennebunk with his wife and 2 children.  He became connected to the Kennebunk Land Trust when they purchased a farm in 2011 that is in conservation easement with KLT.  Alex manages the farm growing hops, hay, chickens for eggs and sheep for wool.  He has been a member of the Stewardship Committee for the past year.

Peter Nardini, Secretary

Originally from Massachusetts, Pete moved to Wells after vacationing in the area for many years. Pete enjoys taking his dog Tucker on skiing, fishing, kayaking and biking adventures as he explores his new home state. As an avid outdoorsman, Pete enjoys lending a hand to conservation organizations in the hopes of leaving our natural places enjoyable for generations to come.

  Jacalyn Gorczynski

Jacalyn has a Master of Science in Geology from Texas A &M University – Corpus Christi, a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Mount Holyoke College, and is a licensed geologist in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Texas. Jacalyn currently leads a group of geologists and scientists for Haley Ward, Inc., an engineering, environmental, and surveying firm, from their Saco office.

Growing up in New England, Jacalyn spent a lot of time outdoors in all the wonderful seasons and settings New England has to offer, enjoying the beach to the mountains and everything in between. This leant itself well to her selected career, which still affords a good amount of time outdoors.

After learning and living in Texas for several years, Jacalyn returned to New England and resides in Lyman with her husband and dog. In exploring their surroundings, the trails of Kennebunk Land Trust became frequent places to visit. Jacalyn became involved with KLT’s Stewardship Committee in early 2022 and quickly learned that assisting KLT was a great combination of personal interests and career knowledge that could leveraged to advance KLT’s goals. She is excited for the opportunity to serve on the KLT board and to play a role in protecting our surrounding lands and promoting access to these precious resources.

 Kathleen Kramer

Originally from Massachusetts, Kathleen moved to Maine in 2018 after landing a job at L.L.Bean. She works as a Sr. Analyst on the Print Marketing team, managing the budget and performance reporting for the catalog program. Kathleen moved to Kennebunk from Portland in 2022 with her dog, Blue, and fiancé, Will, a Kennebunk native. She joined the KLT Development Committee at that time to lend her marketing expertise and to become more involved with the community. She is an avid runner, skier, and triathlete, and is a member of the Kennebunk Beach Tri Club. Walking with Blue on the KLT trails is one of Kathleen’s favorite things to do (Alewive Woods is their favorite), and she is passionate about preserving and expanding access to these outdoor spaces for future generations!

 

Lisa Randall

Lisa has spent her entire banking career at Kennebunk Savings Bank, holding many roles over her 38-year tenure.  She is currently the Asset & Liability Manager, a role she has held since 2008.  Lisa is committed to her community and has a passion for volunteering, as is demonstrated by her involvement in entities such as; the United Way of York County - serving as Chair of the York County Day of Caring in 2009 & 2010, The American Heart Association – serving as Chair of the Go Red York County in 2013, Junior Achievement of Maine where she presently serves on the York County Board, as well as many other worthy organizations.

Another passion of Lisa’s is being in nature.  A life-long resident of Wells, she enjoys strolling on the beach or exploring local trails. Some of her other favorite activities include traveling, golfing, kayaking, boating, camping, skiing, crafts, working with children and spending time with family and friends.  She says she’s grateful for the opportunity to serve on the KLT board and to play a role in protecting a portion of our lands in their natural character for future generations to enjoy.

Durward Parkinson

Durward is an attorney and partner at Bergen Parkinson, a local law firm. He has lived for many years in Kennebunk with his family and values conservation. In addition to role on the Board of Directors, Durward also serves as the Chair of KLT's Acquisition Committee.

Eileen Church Preston

Eileen Church Preston has been a supporter of preserving our land and parks for many years. She moved to the coast of Maine 4 years ago after years of living at the New Jersey shore. Recently retired as COO from the Federal Reserve, Eileen is a business professor at a community college.

Eileen is delighted to participate in the mission of Kennebunk Land Trust in this wonderful location, a worthy investment of time and resources. Eileen is a dedicated hiker, golfer, and traveler whose greatest joy is sharing these interests with her family. She and her husband live in Arundel, and they can often be found walking the trails and beaches.

Carly Traub

Carly moved to Kennebunk in 2020 with her husband, a Kennebunk native, and her two children. She currently works as in-house counsel for a real estate closing and title company. Throughout her life, Carly has been fortunate to spend a significant amount of time exploring nature and playing outdoor sports. She is grateful for being able to introduce fascinating elements of nature to her little ones and see them grow up in an environment where the ocean meets the woods. On the weekends you can often find Carly and her family walking one of their favorite trails in Kennebunk, Hope Woods.

John Williamson

John is a life-long resident of the coastal Gulf of Maine.  He has worked in commercial fisheries from New England to Florida and Alaska.   As a citizen appointee to several NOAA federal management bodies he has contributed to marine resource and protected species conservation regionally and nationally.

John and his wife Margaret Shively settled in Kennebunk in 1987 where she established her local veterinary practice.  In the summer months you’ll find John on their boat.

Tony Liguori

Tony Liguori, Emeritus

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. Tony now serves as a KLT Board Member Emeritus.


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