Board of Trustees

Greg Fetters, President
Veronica Richter, Vice President 
Kevin Brady, Treasurer
Diane Fish Secretary
Adele Connors
Ray Curran
Sara Jane DeHoff
Tyler Eaton
Reg Gignoux
Valerie Ireland
Georgia Jones
Andy Keal
Tonia Ness
Steve Pounian
Jamey Rhoades
Dr. Mara Smith
Bill Ughetta
Dr. Howard W. Smith Emeritus
John Rosenthal Emeritus
Fred Calder Emeritus

LPLC Staff


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Kerry Crowningshield, Executive Director

Kerry Crowningshield joined the LPLC team in May 2016, as the Outreach Coordinator where her focus was engaging with the community to learn more about local resources and community conservation within the Adirondack Park through education and outreach efforts.

In September 2018, Kerry was promoted to the position of Executive Director.  She will be working with LPLC’s Board of Directors to increase the land trust’s capacity and expand its education, outreach, and land conservation efforts in the Lake Placid area.

Kerry holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University, an A.A.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Paul Smith’s College, and a master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, where she focused on climate change policy. She previously served as the practice manager for the largest veterinary hospital in Plattsburgh.

Prior to her work with LPLC, Kerry worked with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. She spent a great deal of time educating students, residents, and visitors of the Basin about water quality issues and aquatic invasive species found throughout the watershed. She also served as the lead on a collaborative initiative that increased awareness about the impact of soil health on local waterways.

Kerry is a native of the Adirondacks and lives in Port Kent. She enjoys gardening, baking, kayaking and exploring everything the Adirondacks has to offer with family and friends.

phone: 518.837.5177

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Kate Glenn, Wild Waypoints Project Coordinator

Kate Glenn has a BS in Liberal Arts from Green Mountain College and a MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University. She has lived in the Adirondacks for about 12 years and works at Paul Smith’s College as an instructor and Sustainability Coordinator. As Wild Wayponts Project Coordinator she is implementing a great new climate change outreach and education program. Wild Waypoints is a series of sites in the High Peaks Region where people can take photos and post them to social media with our hashtag, #LPLCwildwaypoints. We will collect these photos to create time lapses of environmental and human-caused change over time. Each site will have a bracket for cameras to be placed on and interpretive signage with instructions.

Contact Kate at for more information.

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Gouda, Support Staff

Wags consistently. Ready to explore the outdoors at all times.