Our Staff and active Board of Directors work together to carry out our mission, with community support from donors, volunteers and partners.


Rich Bard, Executive Director

Rich has been living, playing and working in Maine since 2004.  Conservation has been his passion since graduating from Cornell University in 1994.  Prior to joining Scarborough Land Trust, Rich was the Executive Director of Downeast Coastal Conservancy, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and worked for a variety of other nonprofits and government agencies in New York, Louisiana, and Arizona.  He is particularly interested in exploring ways to reconnect people with the natural world.  In addition to his professional career, Rich and his family started and ran a grass-fed beef and goat farm and became active in fostering the resurgent local food movement in the Machias area.  Rich lives with his wife, son, and various pets, enjoying frequent visits with his daughter and granddaughter.

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Toby Jacobs, Stewardship Coordinator

Toby has spent over a decade working for environmental organizations in Maine and internationally.  He has managed conservation projects in Costa Rica and Honduras, surveyed the City of Portland’s trees, managed volunteers in Portland’s urban gardens, monitored shellfish areas for the Maine Department of Marine Resources, and maintained miles of land trust trails. He serves on the Board of the Freeport Conservation Trust. Toby holds a concurrent, part-time position as Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator at Presumpscot Regional Land Trust. He holds a B.S. in biology from James Madison University, and M.S. in conservation biology from Antioch University. He enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, and exploring the Maine woods.

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Sandi Dargi, Administrative Coordinator

Sandi is an engineer who previously worked in the software industry for Applied Materials and National Semiconductor, and has been a long-time friend of SLT.  She also serves on the Town Energy Committee and is a volunteer tax aide with Maine AARP.  Sandi holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UMass Amherst and an M.B.A. from Babson College.  She enjoys knitting, rock concerts and theater.

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Board of Directors

Our Board members are your friends and neighbors who cherish Scarborough’s natural assets.

  • Rick Shinay
    Attorney, Drummond Woodsum
  • Elizabeth Peoples
    Vice President
    Attorney, Peoples Law
  • Patrick O’Reilly
    Principal, MacPage
  • Mark Follansbee
    Toxicologist, SRC, Inc.
  • Melissa Anson
    Development & Communications Associate
    All Chicago
  • Betts Armstrong
    Community Volunteer
  • Rita Breton
    Retired, Communications Specialist, Hannaford Bros. Co.
  • Seth Hanson
    Business Development Manager, mWave Industries
  • Nancy Kelleher
    Retired, Maine State Director, AARP
  • Gil Paquette
    Director of Environmental & Energy Services, VHB
  • Dawn Piccolo
    Retired, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
  • Alex Timpson
    Managing Director, Timpson George Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Jeremy Wintersteen
    Owner, Conservation Outcomes


We are proud to recognize our Founding Board Members:

  • Wallace Fengler, President
  • Mark McIntyre, Vice President
  • Phineas Sprague, Treasurer
  • Rebecca Warren, Clerk
  • Georgiana Chase
  • Robert Jensen
  • Teresa Messer
  • John Snow