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Director Bios

Amy Stewart, Chair

Amy moved to Stowe in 2010, happily leaving behind the stresses of eight years of urban life in Los Angeles and Paris to seek refuge in Stowe’s mountains, forests, dirt roads, incredible trails, and clean air. You’ll often see Amy on the run, whether on Perry Hill or Adam’s Camp’s trails, competing around New England for the Green Mountain Athletic Association or chasing her young son around the Mill Trail or Wiessner Woods. In addition to having volunteered for SLT as an advocate for conservation funding at the Vermont State House and planting trees along the Little River, Amy also serves on the parent board at Apple Tree Learning Center. Amy works for Keurig Dr Pepper. She enjoys serving as a steward and strategist for Stowe’s conservation efforts as an SLT Director. Amy has served on the Executive, Fundraising, Finance, and Strategic Planning Committees.

Jason Slocum, Vice Chair

Jason has been a part-time resident of Stowe for the past 10 years. He is an active and enthusiastic user of SLT's properties in all seasons, and enjoys exploring the woods, mountains, and streams of Stowe with his wife, Callie, and their three young children. As a long-time SLT member and supporter, Jason appreciates the preservation and stewardship work that SLT has done over the years to create the trail network in town and looks forward to continuing to advance SLT’s mission as a board member. His passion for land conservation and outdoor recreation extends to his hometown in Massachusetts, where he serves on the Corporate Board and Charles River Valley management committee for the Trustees of Reservations. When not in the woods, Jason is a Partner at Bain & Co. in Boston. Jason has served on the Fundraising and Strategic Planning Committees.

Anna Black, Secretary

Anna grew up in Stowe and moved away for ten years to attend college and law school in Florida. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and Vermont. She moved back to Stowe in April 2017 and currently works as an attorney at Stackpole & French, PLC, focusing primarily in real estate law. Anna and her husband, Joseph, currently live in South Burlington with their pets, Louis and Marge. Anna also serves on the board of Stowe Rotary and loves engaging with the community, giving back, and getting outdoors as much as possible. Anna has served on the Executive, Stewardship, and Governance Committees.

Kerry Sedutto, Treasurer

Kerry grew up in Stowe appreciating conservation and agriculture from a young age. She and her husband Kevin, along with their son Austin and dog still call Stowe home. In 2012, Kerry took the reins of her family’s maple syrup supply business, The Sugarman of Vermont, as CEO. She sold the company in 2019 and now sits on the board of directors for The Sugarman and the Vermont Maple Sugarmakers Association. She also served on the advisory board for the Community National Bank in Vermont and was the volunteer coordinator for the Stowe Schools’ Friday Ski Program for ten years. In 2020, Kerry purchased and opened the North Hollow Berry Farm, a pick-your-own blueberry farm located in Stowe Hollow. Kerry is also an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying Stowe’s local trail networks on foot and by bike, golfing, hiking, skiing, and whitewater kayaking. Kerry has served on the Lands and Fun & Friends Committees.

Beth Bradford

Beth grew up in Stowe and has always appreciated the physical and aesthetic beauty of this town. She and her husband, Bart, raised three children here and over the years, they have taken advantage of the endless outdoor opportunities Stowe has to offer. Beth is a teacher at Stowe Elementary School where she has worked for more than 20 years. She enjoys instilling a love for the outdoors with her students and working with Stowe Land Trust to protect the places she loves, so that they can be enjoyed in the future. Beth has served on the Fun & Friends Committee.

Catherine Drake

Catherine Drake and her husband Rich Levine visited Vermont for decades and moved to Stowe permanently in 2012. Catherine spent 28 years with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection where she developed a strong passion for land preservation and public access. As Executive Director of Liberty State Park, she directed development of the 1,155-acre urban park across from the Statue of Liberty. She later worked in land acquisition, partnering with local governments and land trusts to acquire land for permanent protection. Catherine served on the Stowe Conservation Commission for seven years. Catherine and Rich have two grown married daughters, one living in Stowe and the other in Montpelier. Catherine has served on the Fundraising and Lands Committees.

Amy Farley

Amy lives in Stowe with her husband Phil and son Jackson, who is in first grade at Stowe Elementary School. She first became involved with the Land Trust as the landowner of a piece of the Little  River Corridor Easement, and then more deeply as a volunteer during various aspects of the Kaiser Farm--now Long Winter Farm--conservation project. Amy's favorite place to be is outdoors, and her passion for the organization continues to deepen through her daily use of various SLT-conserved properties for skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Professionally, Amy is a Senior Director at Community Wealth Partners where she leads strategic planning and capacity building projects for nonprofits and foundations.

Marc Felgar

Marc has been coming to Stowe since 1985, enjoying its plentiful outdoor offerings, including skiing, fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking and more. He is an entrepreneur, having owned several online businesses. Marc lives full-time in Montreal with his wife and two children, but tries to make it to Stowe every weekend that he can. Marc has a keen interest in balancing the growth of Stowe with the natural beauty and character that makes it such a special place for so many.

Frank Foti

Frank, a twenty-year resident of Stowe, recently retired from his equally long tenure as the Director of Pharmacy at Central Vermont Medical Center in Montpelier. Frank is a past board member of Stowe Trails Partnership and was at the forefront of the FAT-biking phenomenon in Vermont. His core beliefs of duty, gratitude, and creating legacy provide him with an indomitable drive toward preserving Stowe's sanctity for generations to come. In addition to spending time with his beloved family, Frank's passion for mountain biking, trail running, and overlanding keep him happily occupied in his golden years.

Sarah Kalil

Sarah lives in Stowe with her husband David and two dogs Scout and Lucy. Sarah is a native Vermonter with a passion for the health of the environment.  Professionally, Sarah is the Co-founder and CEO of a Vermont based medical technology company with a mission to deliver a cure for complex cardiac arrhythmias.  Sarah has a BS in Engineering from UVM and a MS in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall University Law School.  She is excited to join the Board and support its service to future generations.

Micheline Lemay

Michy moved to Stowe 22 years ago after finishing college at UNH in Outdoor Education and a few years as a career ski enthusiast in Colorado. She wanted to be closer to her family in NH, at a bigger mountain. As soon as she moved to town she started working at the Mount Mansfield Ski Club - coaching & teaching. After 3 years of working with the older athletes she became the director of the Junior Alpine Race Program. She also co-founded and operates a summer adventure camp called, Rugged Adventures. Michy has 2 children of her own Sofija & Hugo. Between work, family time, play and passion you will find Michy exploring in all the trail networks in Stowe and on the mountain. She is most connected to Adam’s Camp as she will usually be riding her mountain bike or ski touring around it in the winter. Michy is most at home in the woods and her greatest joy is sharing that passion and education with the youth. She is excited to be involved and give back some of her energy to protecting, preserving and sharing her passion for the amazing recreation here in Stowe.

Jason McLean

Jason relocated to Stowe from Boston in 2008 after 6 years of investment banking and finance with John Hancock in pursuit of a more balanced lifestyle often found in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Jason has worked with non-profits over the last 5 years and currently is the Director of Finance for Mt. Mansfield Academy. As an active community member, Jason serves AEMT on the Stowe Ambulance service and volunteers his time to Stowe's Mountain Rescue team.  When not in the office, Jason enjoys his time with his wife and two daughters exploring and recreating outdoors.  Jason has served on the finance Committee.

Brooke Mitchell

Ten years ago, Brooke moved to Stowe with her husband and three children from the Boston area. Since that time, Brooke has become deeply ingrained in the community through her business and volunteer efforts including organizing the hospitality events for the 2014 Junior National Nordic Ski Championships, the Stowe Derby, and the Stowe Land Trust Annual Golf Tournament. Brooke is a realtor for Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate and cares deeply for the Stowe community. She views this opportunity as a way to continue her volunteer efforts and help protect the land that she loves to work and play in. Whether it is teaching a spin class at Ride, open water swimming, skiing, mountain biking, hiking a trail, volunteering in the schools, or stopping into a local store, Brooke is continuously connecting people. She looks forward to helping with the vision of protecting the fabric and character of Stowe’s landscape.  

Roger Murphy

Roger started working at Stowe High School in 1997 and soon moved less than a mile from the Keith Farm on Elmore Mountain Road where his roots have grown deep. His wife and two kids have spent the intervening years rambling all over Lamoille County, travels that influenced those youngsters who now study Environmental Studies and Forestry, respectively, at UVM. After a stint as a board member and president of Stowe Trails Partnership, Roger is now a county director on the Lamoille County Planning Commission, as well as the board president of the Suwandi Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for children in rural Bali and was founded by a former Stowe High student. SLT properties have always been a part of his family's experience, from biking in Cady Hill and Sterling, to exploring the river along the Mill Trail, and skiing in Brownsville. Roger looks forward to contributing to the expanding vision of SLT's role in preserving the working landscape, recreational opportunities, and ensuring accessibility to those same things for all in Lamoille County.

Ryan Percy

Ryan was born and raised on his family’s 500-cow dairy farm in Stowe which he manages with his father today. Ryan is the third generation of Percy farmers who have been farming in town since Ryan’s grandparents moved here in the late 1930s. Ryan and his wife Courtney, along with their two daughters Louisa and Lydia, call Stowe home. Ryan has served on the Governance and Fun & Friends Committees.

David Wilkens

David Wilkens and his wife Molly Pindell moved to Stowe in 2007 where they have been raising their two children, Juliette and Soren. In 2009, David, Molly and Katie Pindell started Sage Farm Goat Dairy; a small-scale artisanal cheese producer. He has been a part of the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol for 7 years. When he is not at the farm, you can find him on the trails and in the hills throughout the year. Dave has served on the Executive, Finance, Fundraising, and Stewardship Committees.