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Nicole Corriveau

Nicole Corriveau joined SLT as the VHCB AmeriCorps Lands and Trails Steward in September 2023. 

Nicole, born and raised in Colchester, is delighted to be back in Vermont and eager to explore the intersections of conservation, accessibility, and community. Nicole has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of New England, where she spent her time studying avian ecology, vernal pools, and the environmental and sociological effects of climate change.

Nicole is passionate about her home state and conservation in working landscapes. She has previously held positions monitoring ground-nesting songbirds in Vermont and Florida and with SORALO.

Nicole is looking forward to meeting the many volunteers at SLT and gaining trail stewardship experience. Nicole enjoys being by the water, either wading in Lake Champlain or jumping into one of Vermont’s many swimming holes. In her free time, she can also be found skiing, fly fishing, or reading in a local coffee shop.

Metzi Anderson

Metzi Anderson became Director of Operations and Finance in 2021 after being Stowe Land Trust's Operations Manager since October 2014.

Metzi, who was born and raised in Stowe, holds a BA in Complex Organizations from Mount Holyoke College and arrived at Stowe Land Trust after five years working for real estate trade associations in Massachusetts and New York. 

Metzi’s appreciation for land conservation began at an early age when her family conserved their land which adjoins Sterling Forest with the Vermont Land Trust and created the Sterling Falls Gorge Natural Area. This interest in caring for the land was cultivated further by spending many hours helping her dad clear blowdowns on the trails in Sterling Forest and summers home from college as a Vermont Youth Conservation Corps crew member maintaining hiking trails in Sterling Falls Gorge and in the Moosalamoo region of the Green Mountain National Forest.

An avid skier, mountain biker and runner, Metzi enjoys the beautiful trails on Stowe Land Trust conserved land and the many other trail networks in the surrounding region. 

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Dany Boyle

Dany Boyle became Office and Program Assistant in September 2023, after serving with SLT as the VHCB AmeriCorps Youth and Volunteer Projects Coordinator since October 2022. 

Growing up along the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey’s only ski-town, Dany forged a deep relationship with the natural world. She is a nature enthusiast with a passion for researching interdisiplinary climate solutions. She arrived in Vermont in 2021 to pursue work as a land conservation and access advocate. She holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Neuroscience.  

Dany currently lives in Westfield with her wonderful partner and their lovingly excitable pitbull. Outside of SLT she can be found hiking The Long Trail, snowboarding and chatting environmental policy. 

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Carolyn Loeb

Carolyn Loeb joined SLT as Conservation Program Manager in August 2022.

Carolyn is a field ecologist, GIS technician, and educator who is passionate about helping people build relationships with the outdoors and with each other. Carolyn fell in love with Vermont in 2013 when she joined the staff of a working farm and forest. She returned to the state in 2017 to complete an M.S. in the University of Vermont’s Field Naturalist Program. As the Land Trust’s Conservation Program Manager, Carolyn is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and maintenance of SLT’s conserved lands and for coordinating volunteer stewardship activities. She also assists with new conservation projects, outreach, and communications. Previously, Carolyn held roles as an ecological consultant, researcher, and in sustainable forest certification. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Macalester College and speaks conversational French and Spanish.

Carolyn lives in Duxbury, Vermont with her husband, her cat, and a flock of ever-curious chickens. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, paddling, cross-country skiing, gardening, and puttering in the local pottery studio.

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Barry Matthews

Barry Matthews joined SLT as the Community Engagement Manager in October 2021.

Barry is a storyteller, educator, and environmental historian committed to fostering sustainable relationships with the natural world. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, Barry arrives in Stowe after several years spent in the Berkshires. As the Land Trust’s Community Engagement Manager he organizes public programs, builds community partnerships, and supports the organization’s outreach and communication efforts. Barry joins SLT following a TerraCorps service year as Community Engagement Coordinator at Hilltown & Franklin Land Trusts in western Massachusetts. Previously, he held a variety of roles in higher education and museum interpretation. He holds a BA in Art History from VCUarts and an MA in American Studies from the College of William & Mary.

Barry enjoys spending time in the kitchen, trying new recipes, and hosting potluck dinners. An outdoors enthusiast, he can often be found exploring the region's trails, roads, waters and slopes.

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Kristen Sharpless

Kristen Sharpless became Executive Director in 2018 after a four-year tenure as SLT's Conservation Program Manager and upon graduating from the Snelling Center’s Vermont Leadership Institute.

Kristen leads Stowe Land Trust’s land protection work and oversees a talented team to achieve strategic financial, land stewardship, and community conservation results. Stowe Land Trust’s impact has grown significantly during her tenure: the organization has increased its staff capacity and operating budget by 60%, collaborated with partners to leverage $13 million toward protecting an additional 3500 acres of land important to the Stowe area community, and has grown the land trust’s stewardship endowment for the long-term care of conserved lands by 70% to $1.8 million. Previously, Kristen served as a conservation biologist at Audubon Vermont where she worked as part of a team to implement strategic regional conservation initiatives, including the Foresters for the Birds Project. Kristen is a graduate of the University of Vermont’s Field Naturalist Program and has worked as a consulting ecologist and volunteer specializing in assisting municipalities with community-based town forest planning. Kristen lives in Stowe with her husband and daughter and is likely to be seen stopping to listen to the birds, taking a walk at Kirchner Woods, or buying dark chocolate at Laughing Moon.

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