NRCM Staff

To reach staff members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, please call their phone number listed below or send an email to nrcm@nrcm.org with the name of the staff person you are trying to reach in the subject line. Thank you.

Nick Bennett

Nick Bennett

Staff Scientist and Healthy Waters Director
(207) 430-0116

Nick provides scientific expertise to NRCM’s more technical work. He also heads up the organization’s Healthy Waters program focused on protecting and restoring Maine’s aquatic wildlife and habitat. Learn more about Nick.

Vanessa Berry

Vanessa Berry

Sustainable Maine
Outreach Coordinator
(207) 430-0144

Vanessa connects with people and communities around Maine as a member of NRCM's Sustainable Maine program. Learn more about Vanessa.

Sarah Bierschwale

Sarah Bierschwale

Digital Content Manager
(207) 430-0181

Sarah manages NRCM's social media platforms, keeping the organization up to date on trends and engaging with members and the public to broaden NRCM's reach and effectiveness. She also works across other digital platforms and pitches in with the website. Learn more about Sarah.

Josh Caldwell

Josh Caldwell

Climate & Clean Energy
Outreach Coordinator
(207) 430-0142

Josh connects with organizations, businesses, and Maine residents to advance climate and clean energy policy on the state and federal level. Learn more about Josh.

Beth Comeau

Beth Comeau 

Communications Manager and Webmaster
(207) 430-0106

Beth manages NRCM’s online Action Network, responds to questions and comments that come in via the nrcm@nrcm.org address, keeps nrcm.org looking great and updated, and performs a range of tasks in the busy Communications Department. Learn more about Beth.

Pete Didisheim

Pete Didisheim

Interim CEO and
Senior Director of Advocacy
(207) 430-0113

Pete is a member of the senior management team and provides overall strategic leadership of NRCM’s advocacy work, including serving as the organization’s senior advocate before the Maine Legislature. Learn more about Pete.

Colin Durrant

Colin Durrant

Media Relations & Advocacy Communications Director
(207) 430-0103

Colin is NRCM’s media relations director and works within the advocacy team on messaging strategy. Learn more about Colin.

Marc Edwards

Marc Edwards

Regional Outreach Coordinator
(207) 430-0146

Marc connects with people, organizations, businesses, and communities around Franklin County as a member of NRCM’s outreach team. Learn more about Marc. 

Anya Fetcher

Anya Fetcher

Federal Policy Advocate
(207) 430-0118

Anya is charged with leading NRCM’s efforts to influence federal policies that affect Maine’s environment and people. Learn more about Anya. 

Fiona Gordon

Fiona Gordon

Director of Leadership Giving
(207) 430-0125

Fiona focuses on cultivating and expanding NRCM’s dedicated Katahdin Circle members. Learn more about Fiona.

Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris

Application Analyst, Constituent Engagement Systems
(207) 430-0183

Daniel is charged with a wide range of database-related tasks, including list pulls, data maintenance, research, and analysis. Learn more about Daniel.

Leisa Hodgkins

Leisa Hodgkins

IT Manager
(207) 430-0111

Leisa keeps the logistics of NRCM’s advocacy team running smoothly and ensures work stations are up to date and high-functioning. Learn more about Leisa.

Kathy Thompson

Kathy Hyttel

Senior Director of Finance & Administration
(207) 430-0119

Kathy is a member of NRCM’s senior management team and is responsible for the organization’s finance and administration. She also serves as NRCM’s human resources expert. Learn more about Kathy.

Kristin Jackson

Kristin Jackson

Digital Outreach Manager
(207) 430-0114

Kristin supports NRCM’s outreach and public engagement efforts by designing and executing NRCM’s online organizing strategy. Learn more about Kristin.

Toby Kilgore

Toby Kilgore

Grants Manager
(207) 430-0123

Toby secures and administers grants for our Forests & Wildlife and Sustainable Maine programs. Learn more about Toby.

Todd Martin

Todd Martin

NRCM Rising Director and Grassroots Outreach Coordinator
(207) 430-0115

Anyone who has attended an NRCM advocacy event since 2011 has probably met Todd, who is seemingly ubiquitous doing grassroots outreach all over the state. Todd also runs NRCM Rising, our young and emerging environmental advocates group. Learn more about Todd.

Nancy Murray

Nancy Murray

Administration & HR Manager
(207) 430-0132

From benefits to policies, Nancy is the go-to person for NRCM employees for all HR matters, and she pitches in on a wide range other tasks as well. Learn more about Nancy.

Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols

Sustainable Maine Director
(207) 430-0170

Sarah channels her passion for waste reduction and a clean environment filled with happy people into directing NRCM’s efforts in support of policies that take at aim at those issues and hold corporate polluters accountable. Learn more about Sarah.

Codi Riley

Codi Riley-Havu

Gifts, Records, & Stewardship Coordinator
(207) 430-0128

Codi is a member of the philanthropy team, managing records and gifts, including gift processing and data updates. Learn more about Codi. 

Rebecca Schultz

Rebecca Schultz

Senior Advocate
(207) 430-0175

Rebecca's deep knowledge of climate change science and policy helps NRCM create and maintain strong networks across diverse environmental advocacy groups. Learn more about Rebecca.

Jack Shapiro

Jack Shapiro

Climate & Clean Energy Director
(207) 430-0112

Jack leads the Climate and Clean Energy team that is working in support of policies that address climate change and the threats it poses to Maine’s environment and communities. Learn more about Jack.

Marlisa Simonson

Marlisa Simonson

Senior Director of Philanthropy
(207) 430-0108

Marlisa leads the Philanthropy Department’s efforts to engage individuals and organizations in NRCM’s work. She's also a member of the senior management team. Learn more about Marlisa.

Melanie Sturm

Melanie Sturm

Forests & Wildlife Director
(207) 430-0109

Melanie is the Forests & Wildlife Director advocating for protection of Maine's special places, including our North Woods. This includes working to ensure sustainable land use practices. Learn more about Melanie.

Emmie Theberge

Emmie Theberge

Outreach Director
(207) 430-0105

Emmie leads NRCM’s outreach, organizing, and public engagement efforts to deepen relationships with people across Maine and build enduring power that will strengthen and protect our environment. Learn more about Emmie.

Becca Troast

Becca Troast

Philanthropy & Board Assistant
(207) 430-0179

Becca provides assistance to multiple departments as well as to the CEO and NRCM board. Learn more about Becca.

Allison Wells

Allison Wells

Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs
(207) 430-0180

Allison is a member of the senior management team, overseeing NRCM’s organization-wide communications and strategic marketing partnerships. Learn more about Allison.