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Board of Trustees

We are continually rewarded by the generous gifts of time and skill from members of the CRC Board of Trustees. All are seasoned experts in fields ranging from the environment and education, to legal, corporate business, and finance. The dedicated folks on our Board offer us the know-how and long-range thinking that helps keep CRC moving in the right direction.

We cannot thank them enough.

Bob Sproull

Bob Sproull

Trustee, Board Chair

Computer scientist, rower, and experienced with conservation and board management.

Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis

Trustee, Secretary

Avid paddler and conservationist retired after a career in manufacturing.

Kari Kastango

Kari Kastango

Trustee

The first person to swim the entire length of the 410-mile Connecticut River.

Tom Ciardelli

Tom Ciardelli

Trustee, Treasurer

Retired Professor of Pharmacology, and the former owner of Hanover Outdoors.

Payton Shubrick

Payton Shubrick

Trustee, Vice-Chair

Skilled in design thinking, leadership, and ideations to solve tough problems.

Stephen Gephard

Stephen Gephard

Trustee

Fisheries biologist, consultant, formerly with CTDEEP for 42 years.

David Deen

David Deen

Trustee

Former CRC River Steward + 30 years as a VT legislator advocating for river protections.

Nicole Pollard

Nicole Pollard

Trustee

Experienced in industry-leading technology, data science, and education.

Damon DePaolo

Damon DePaolo

Trustee

20+ years of experience in IT & cyber security, with a passion for the outdoors.

Alison Brinkmann

Alison Brinkmann

Trustee

Experienced in business & nonprofit leadership, boater on the Connecticut River.

Leslie Harris

Leslie Harris

Trustee

Nonprofit administrator for 25+ years, orchard manager, and outdoor enthusiast.

Tony Judge

Tony Judge

Trustee

Former broadcasting executive and radio, television, & film producer, and wildlife nonprofit board vice-chair.

Honorary Trustees

Raul de Brigard

Land Use Consultant

Higganum, CT

Ed Gray

Author

Lyme, NH

Susan Merrow

Environmental Lobbyist

East Haddam, CT

 

Jim Okun

Principal, O'Reilly, Talbot, and Okun

Ellington, CT
 

Ronald Poltak 

Retired, Executive Director, NEIWPCC

Auburn, NH

John Sinton

Retired, Professor of Geography, Land-Use and Environmental Planning, Human Ecology

Florence, MA

Annette Spaulding

Retired, Spaulding & Harris Tax Service

Bellows Falls, VT

 

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