Troy Weldy



Troy assumed the new title of President on September 28. (more…)

Heidi Bock

Conservation Education Manager

Heidi is a native of Columbia County and joined CLC in June 2006. (more…)

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 (more…)

Whitney Bushey

Assistant Public Lands Manager

Whitney joined CLC in June 2017 as a Public Lands Steward. She grew up roaming New England’s (more…)

Sam Calhoun

FARM Program Associate

Sam joined CLC in June of 2019 as the FARM program intern. He has a B.A. in Psychology from (more…)

Marissa Codey

Director of Agricultural Programs

Since she began working at CLC in 2003 Marissa has overseen more than 50 land conservation transactions, (more…)

Terence Duvall

FARM Program Coordinator

Terence began working at CLC in November 2015. He is excited to work with a team (more…)

Arianna Ferrario

Stewardship Associate
Arianna joined CLC in November 2018. She is excited to work alongside a dedicated and (more…)

Jessica Holmes

Director of Operations

Jessica joined the CLC staff in October 2005, and loves being part of achieving CLC’s mission. She especially (more…)

Rachel Hoppins

Development Coordinator

Rachel joined CLC in April of 2019. Coming originally from the Kansas flatlands, she finds the rolling hills and lush (more…)

JJ Kathe


Public Land Steward

JJ joined CLC in May 2020, after receiving her Bachelor’s in Geography from SUNY New Paltz, (more…)

Beth H. Mills, Ph.D.

Director of Conservation Programs

Beth joined the staff at CLC in July 2017 after working for many years in New Mexico where (more…)

Katherine Pinkowski

Operations & Outreach Associate

Katherine joined CLC in March 2019. She grew up exploring nature in Columbia County, and has a passion for the (more…)

Nicholas Pitel

Conservation Projects Manager

Nick joined CLC in September 2019. (more…)

Paul Stathis

Public Land Steward

Paul joined CLC in January of 2020. He is excited to explore and conserve the land of Columbia County. (more…)

Christine Vanderlan

Community Projects Manager

Christine became part of the CLC team in January 2014, and helps towns and municipalities conserve natural (more…)

Rebecca Walker

Communications & Grants Manager

Rebecca joined CLC in August 2015 after completing a dual-degree graduate program where she earned a Master’s in (more…)

Craig Westcott

Director of Philanthropy

In partnership with staff and board colleagues, Craig nurtures relationships and raises philanthropic support for CLC (more…)

Christopher Young

Stewardship & GIS Coordinator

Chris joined the CLC staff in June 2016. A Columbia County native, the wonders of nature fostered a deep respect in him for (more…)

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