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!
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!
Leadership Giving Director
I fell in love with Maine after spending a summer teaching sailing in a tiny town at the end of a long peninsula. Exploring islands, fishing Maine’s rivers, and mountain biking through the woods makes for an excellent lifestyle. After graduating from Boston University in 2012, I moved to Maine and am now happily settled in the woods of Freeport. As a member of NRCM’s Philanthropy Team, I spend my days engaging our exceptional membership in NRCM’s work. I also have the honor of working on NRCM Rising’s Brookie Awards team—If you’re a young changemaker I hope you will check out The Brookie Awards and consider applying!
Social Media & Creative Services Manager
I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania and witnessed firsthand the devastation that dirty industry caused to the land, waters, and the wildlife who called them home. From an early age, my parents taught me to appreciate my surroundings, to live minimally, and to respect the animals we live amongst. Prior to working at NRCM and moving to Maine, I worked for an animal welfare organization and wildlife rehabilitation center in Pittsburgh, PA, where my dedication to protecting the environment for all creatures was strengthened. It's an honor to use my professional talents in social media management and design to support my values, and to continue looking out for nature and the creatures that depend on it.
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 nonprofits. 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.