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

Staff

Andrew Mackie

Executive Director

New to Maine, Andrew is looking forward to continuing the long tradition of important work carried out by the Scarborough Land Trust and eager to become part of the community and explore Maine’s natural areas.

Andrew has had a career and life-long passion for conservation and the natural world. He has more than 25 years of conservation experience, including community-engaged conservation planning, land protection and restoration, stewardship, and wildlife management and holds a B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York, and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Andrew was with the National Audubon Society for 15 years and most recently served for 10 years as Central Colorado Conservancy’s first Executive Director. During his 10-year tenure there, he built the organization into a well-respected regional land trust, completing over a dozen conservation easements and several fee acquisition projects, initiating a rivers and streams restoration program, raising over $10 million in project funding, increasing their operating budget ten-fold, and developing strong volunteer and citizen science programs.

Volunteerism has always been important to Andrew. He volunteered on his first species counting project at eleven and has been involved with bird and amphibian monitoring throughout his entire life, most recently having been a founding board member of the Amphibian and Reptile Trust International, working to conserve habitat for declining amphibians and reptiles worldwide.

Currently, Andrew continues to travel and bird when time allows. He has led nature travel programs to the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Pantanal, Trinidad and Tobago, Alaska, and Australia, and has taken numerous canoe/kayak trips to the Adirondacks, Canada, and the Boundary Waters. One of his to do items once settled in Scarborough is to find a canoe so he is ready in the Spring to explore the Marsh and the five rivers that meander through the town.

To reach Andrew, use the contact form, or email amackie@scarboroughlandtrust.org

Sami Wolf

Stewardship Director

A Vermonter-Mainer-Dubliner hybrid, Samantha has cultivated a passion for temperate climes and wry wit. She holds a M. Sc. in Conservation from Trinity College Dublin, and a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture from Lyndon State College, Vt.

She has been a Natural Science Educator with Chewonki and the Hurricane Island Foundation, has designed and installed solar thermal heating for organic greenhouses in Vermont, and built trails across Vermont and New Hampshire. She has worked closely with land trusts in Casco Bay to record, map, and manage habitat and trails since 2016. She cares deeply about local food systems and intersectional environmental justice. Her joys in conservation work include critical analysis of land use, teaming up with community members and other organizations, and brainstorming with her creative and passionate colleagues. All the fresh air and sunshine is pretty nice, too.

Off the clock, Sami paddles, hikes, forages, and torments her housemates with violin practice.

To reach Sami, use the contact form, or email swolf@scarboroughlandtrust.org

Liz Hayden

Office Manager

Although originally from Rochester, New York, Liz’s family ties to Casco Bay trace back over 120 years. Liz moved to Maine in January of 2020. Now, she enjoys hiking, skiing, canoeing, and exploring in her new home state. Liz holds a B.A. in Sociology and Religious Studies from St. Lawrence University, where she enjoyed the natural beauty and adventure of the Adirondack Mountains, while acquiring the endurance for North Country winters.

Liz has previously dedicated her time in the nonprofit sector, particularly in nonviolence education, refugee resettlement, and early childhood education for low-income Mainers. Whatever the project, Liz enjoys finding creative and sustainable solutions to serve her community, and is delighted to be using these skills to support local conservation efforts.

Outside of work, Liz landscape paints, gardens, and as of late, birdwatches. On the weekends, she often spends time with family on Great Chebeague Island, or camps along Maine’s many lakes and trails.

To reach Liz, use the contact form, or email lhayden@scarboroughlandtrust.org

Becca Ferguson

Education and Communications Specialist

Becca is excited to be joining SLT for the summer of ‘21! She grew up in Massachusetts but spent the summers living and working in the Casco Bay region. She attended Bates College and graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies. After college, she moved to Taiwan for a year to teach English on a Fulbright Scholarship and will be heading back to Taiwan this fall to complete a MS at National Taiwan University in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. She is passionate about climate justice and advocating for an intersectional environmental movement.

Becca has worked as an outdoor educator in several capacities over the past decade including teaching skiing at various ski mountains, teaching sailing and science at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center, and leading environmental education programs at the Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center. Most recently, Becca worked as an Advocacy intern at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. She’s looking forward to applying her experience in outreach, education and communications to develop outdoor education programming at SLT!

When she’s not in the office you’ll find Becca making pottery, hiking, running, or sailing in the Casco Bay area.

To reach Becca, use the contact form, or email bferguson@scarboroughlandtrust.org

Board of Directors

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

  • Rick Shinay
    President
    Attorney, Drummond Woodsum
  • Elizabeth Peoples
    Vice President
    Attorney, Peoples Law
  • Nancy Kelleher
    Clerk
    Retired, Maine State Director, AARP
  • Melissa Anson
    Development & Communications Associate
    All Chicago
  • Betts Armstrong
    Community Volunteer
  • Rita Breton
    Retired, Communications Specialist, Hannaford Bros. Co.
  • Bill Donovan
    Retired Attorney
  • Seth Hanson
    Business Development Manager, mWave Industries
  • Charlie Lee
    Retired, Co-Founder and Executive, Seagis Property Group LP
  • Diane Neal
    Director of Implementation, Disability RMS
  • Dawn Piccolo
    Retired, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
  • Alex Timpson
    Managing Director, Adelphi Group of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
  • Jeremy Wintersteen
    Owner, Conservation Outcomes
  • Patrick O’Reilly
    Principal, Marcum LLP

Founders

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