Caitrin was welcomed as the Executive Director of SLT in December 2013.
Caitrin is a native Vermonter, raised amongst the peaks of the Northfield Range in Central Vermont. Her deep connection with the landscape and the people of Vermont stems from her roots; as a youth she enjoyed gardening and cooking with her grandmother, while her love for outdoor recreation was fostered through running, hiking, skiing and mountain biking with her parents.
She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont (UVM), earning a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in 2003. After graduating, she was hired to manage the Lake Champlain Sea Grant/UVM Extension Watershed Alliance. During this time she enrolled as a master’s student in UVM’s Community Development and Applied Economics Department. Her applied research involved extensive travel to Taulabé Honduras, where she worked with more than 20 small villages to develop and implement innovative approaches to rural drinking water management.
Caitrin went on to serve as the Executive Director of Friends of the Mad River (FMR) from 2007 to 2013. At FMR she played a leadership role in the Mad River Watershed Conservation Partnership, a unique collaboration with the Vermont Land Trust and the Mad River Valley Planning District. The Partnership takes a holistic, watershed-focused approach to conservation, with an aim to build resilient communities. An active community member, she also served as co-chair of the Warren Conservation Commission, and helped bring the Four Winds nature program to the Warren School.
An avid recreationalist, Caitrin enjoys all things outside. Her love of backcountry skiing and off-trail adventuring takes her deep into Vermont’s woods as frequently as possible.