We look forward to meeting you soon—either on the trail, at the State House, or at a social event. NRCM Rising staffers are part of NRCM’s 30-person staff. We work on all of NRCM’s top priorities—tackling climate change, protecting the North Woods, restoring Maine’s rivers, promoting more sustainable living, and keeping tar sands out of Maine. Please get in touch with us to learn more about NRCM Rising and how you can get involved, too!
Forests and Wildlife Outreach Coordinator
Maine mountains are my happy place! It’s a pleasure to connect with people who want to protect them, too. I began thinking about how people situate themselves in relation to the land around them when studying anthropology at Bates College. Before working at NRCM, I taught Leave No Trace education in Acadia National Park, and after that I was a high school English teacher in Luxembourg where I taught piano lessons and hiked from castle to castle. Every so often I produce NRCM’s podcast, Maine’s Environment with NRCM. I’m always looking for new podcast recommendations and running routes.
Federal Project Director
I grew up on Orr’s Island and have a deep affection for Maine’s coast. Currently living in Hallowell, I’m also a big fan of the Kennebec Valley, which is full of top-notch swimming holes, fishing spots, and quiet places to sit by the water. Since graduating from Colby College in 2008, where I studied Government and Environmental Policy, I have been focusing on tackling climate change, fighting tar sands, and advocating for energy efficiency and clean energy policies. I was excited to help launch NRCM Rising, because it is helping us meet other young Mainers eager to do their part in protecting this beautiful state. I enjoy traveling; sea kayaking up and down the coast; hiking, skiing, and camping in the mountains; canoeing, fly and ice fishing on Maine's lakes and rivers; and all things Maine. Get in touch if you’d like to cast a line in Hallowell!
Federal Outreach Coordinator
Born and raised on Peaks Island and in the greater Portland area, I developed a strong affinity to our oceans, mountains, and lakes here in Maine. The growing threat of climate change to our coastal regions led me to concentrate in Environmental Studies at Brown University, focusing on energy policy and politics. Before coming to NRCM, I spent four years as an organizer and organizing director mobilizing college students in Massachusetts and Maryland around environmental and public interest issues. A resident of Portland, I spend my free time biking on the Eastern Trail, swimming or paddling in Casco Bay, or going on self-guided brewery tours.
Climate and Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator
My love of the outdoors led me to Maine to study government at Colby College. Before joining NRCM, I had experiences canvassing and working on a wilderness campaign in New York State’s Adirondack Park. I've traveled to and studied the impacts of climate change on fisheries in Vietnam, farmers in Morocco, and water accessibility in Bolivia. Though originally from the Adirondack Mountains of New York, I am so happy to be living in Hallowell and spending time biking on the rail trail, skiing, fly fishing, and exploring Maine's mountains and rivers.
NRCM Rising Director and Grassroots Outreach Coordinator
I was born and raised in Portland and now call Waterville home. After graduating from Green Mountain College with a BA in Environmental Studies in 2010, I moved back to Maine. I worked as a field organizer and canvasser for a number of state and national non-profits. As NRCM’s outreach coordinator, I engage NRCM members and supporters in our environmental advocacy work at the State House and beyond. As a native Mainer, I feel good knowing my work is helping to protect Maine’s environment today and for the future. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and camping on Maine’s mountains, picking wild berries, and tossing a frisbee at the beach.