Staff directory:

Tim AbbottRegional Conservation Director

Email: taselkie@gmail.com

Contact Me About:
Land conservation projects, fundraising, questions about the Highlands Conservation Act and the Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Program, charitable giving in support of Follow the Forest.

If you could be any animal what would you be?
Black bear: wide ranging, overcomes obstacles, alert, arboreal, omnivorous. Resurgent. Evolved in North America 2 million years ago. Nettlesome. Our futures are intertwined.


Julia RogersSenior Land Protection Manager

Email: jrogers.hva@gmail.com

Contact Me About:
Partnership opportunities, land conservation projects, strategic conservation planning, grant opportunities and assistance, and forest land conservation easements.

If you could be any animal what would you be?
I would be a Torrent Duck – Torrent Ducks are native to the Andes Mountains, and thrive in the steep mountain streams – nesting among the steep rapids, and able to swim upstream with no challenge. Torrent Ducks are known for playing amongst the rapids in these areas, even at a very young age.


Connie ManesGreenprint Director

Email: connie@manes-consulting.com

Contact Me About:
The Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative, conservation planning, land trust accreditation, organizational capacity-building, conservation connections, and crazy ideas that we really should try out.

If you could be any animal what would you be?
I would be a bird (who doesn’t want to fly?) or an office dog.


Stacy DemingGIS Manager

Email: hvamaps@gmail.com

Contact Me About:
Creating GIS maps and requests for GIS data.

If you could be any animal what would you be?
I would be a pika as I would love to live above tree line and scurry amongst the boulders annoying travelers.


Paul Mailhot-Singer – Outreach Specialist

Email: paul.mailhotsinger@gmail.com

Contact Me About:
Partnership opportunities, community science projects, school engagement, social media and website questions.

If you could be any animal what would you be?
I’d be a flying squirrel so I could glide from tree to tree and frolic around the canopy.