Peter Paden


Executive Director

Peter has been Executive Director since February 1, 2007. Prior to that time, he practiced law in New York City specializing in environmental and land use projects and litigation. Continue reading “Peter Paden”

Lee Alexander


Conservation Projects Manager

Lee began working for CLC in May of 2015, after having spent 15 years in the land conservation field with Scenic Hudson, The Trustees of Reservations, and The Nature Conservancy. Continue reading “Lee Alexander”

Heidi Bock


Conservation Education Manager

Heidi is a native of Columbia County and joined CLC in June 2006. She has always been amazed at the beauty and abundant natural resources of this area. Continue reading “Heidi Bock”

Doug Brown


Public Lands Manager

Doug joined CLC in March 2019. He has been involved in stewardship and land management at land trusts in New England for nearly six years, most recently the Upper Valley Land Trust in New Hampshire. 
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Whitney Bushey


Public Lands Steward

Whitney joined CLC in June 2017 as a Public Lands Steward. She grew up roaming New England’s woods, lakes and mountains and went on to earn a degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine. Continue reading “Whitney Bushey”

Nate Davis


Senior Public Lands Steward

Nate has worked at CLC since May of 2010, where he puts his appreciation for our natural resources and passion for not over-developing land into practice. Continue reading “Nate Davis”

Jessica Holmes


Director of Operations

Jessica joined the CLC staff in October 2005, and loves being part of achieving CLC’s mission. She especially appreciates being able to see tangible results of our excellent work while driving around the County. Continue reading “Jessica Holmes”

John Horton


Volunteer Programs Coordinator & Public Lands Steward

John joined the CLC team in October 2015. John’s interest in land conservation stems from his passion for wildlife conservation and his love of the natural world. Continue reading “John Horton”