Board of Trustees

Sara Jane DeHoff President
Reg Gignoux Vice President
Diane Fish Secretary
Greg Fetters Treasurer
John Bogle
Kevin Brady
Liz Clarke
Tyler Eaton
Valerie Ireland
Georgia Jones
Steve Pounian
Jamey Rhoades
Veronica Richter
Susan Riggins
Bill Ughetta
Dr. Howard W. Smith Emeritus
John Rosenthal Emeritus
Fred Calder Emeritus

LPLC Staff

Kerry Crowningshield
Kerry Crowningshield, Outreach Coordinator

Kerry Crowningshield joined the LPLC team in May 2016, as the Outreach Coordinator. Her focus is engaging with the community to learn more about local resources and community conservation within the Adirondack Park through education and outreach efforts. She holds a master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University, and an A.A.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Paul Smith’s College. She previously served as the practice manager for a veterinary hospital in Plattsburgh.

Most recently, 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 soil health has our waterways.

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

phone: 518.837.5177


Mikael Cejtin, Wildlife Monitoring Technician

Mikael Russell Cejtin joined the LPLC team in June, 2017, as the Wildlife Monitoring Technician. He will utilize his skills as a tracker and wildlife biologist to assist with the implementation of our Conservation Monitoring Program.

Mikael is a naturalist, outdoorsman, conservationist, and writer. He holds a Bachelors in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Environmental Science from Yale University. As a published field scientist, Mikael’s work work has focused on wildlife movement, community conservation, citizen science, large carnivore conservation, and strategies for human-wildlife coexistence. He has studied bobcats in Vermont, wolves in Wyoming, and pumas in Argentina. He has also worked for both Grand Teton and Olympic National Parks and for the Nature Conservancy in Mongolia.

Mikael is an avid tracker, birder, and fly fisherman. When not outdoors, he enjoys cooking, reading, and playing guitar. Mikael currently lives in the North Country with his partner Ash Draper, a women’s health provider at Alice-Hyde Medical Center in Malone.

phone: 518.837.5177