Three new board members were elected by Stowe Land Trust’s membership at the 29th Annual Meeting celebration held on Sunday, September 25that Mayo Farm & Hunnewell Meadow in Stowe. Doren Dolan, Darsey Moon, and Ryan Percy will join nineteen existing board members responsible for governing the community conservation organization. Each year SLT has a limited number of openings available in its volunteer board. New members are recruited based on an identified need within the organization. The diversity of the Board is meant to represent the broad perspectives of our community and strengthen SLT’s position as a community asset.
Doren grew up in CT and skiing at Stratton. She graduated from Westover School and UVM. She began her career as a buyer for Bloomingdales and then switched to a career in Sports Marketing with The New York Times and AT&T. Her husband, John, and three kids moved to Stowe in 2007 and have been enjoying the Vermont life of hiking, skiing, yoga, biking, camping, and more with their dog, Oona. Doren has kept busy with volunteer work in town and in the schools. She is looking forward to serving on the SLT Board to help their efforts in keeping open space here in Stowe.
Darsey lives in Stowe with her husband Joe and her dogs. She has been a resident since 2005. Darsey is a master gardener with the UVM Extension program and serves on the Stowe Conservation Commission. She has served as a volunteer Land Steward for the conserved Sunset Rock property for three seasons. Darsey loves getting out on SLT-conserved properties to hike, walk her dogs and ski.
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 were married this June and along with their two daughters, Louisa and Lydia, call Stowe home. Ryan is looking forward to being involved in the organization that has protected many of the properties their farm uses and owns.