Top row, left to right:
Erica Kaufmann, Forestland Steward. Erica works out of the FSM offices in Bangor and Greenville, and is responsible for monitoring easement lands from Jackman to Millinocket. She works with groups in the Greenville area to improve access to conserved lands.
Kristin Peet, Forestland Conservation Specialist. Kristin assists in developing new conservation projects, and outreach with landowners and partner organizations. She also assists in project-specific fundraising.
Jake Metzler, Director of Forestland Conservation. Jake oversees FSM’s conservation projects as they unfold and the ongoing longterm monitoring and stewardship program that ensures the varied terms and conditions of FSM’s easements are met.
Kristen Hoffmann, Forestland Steward. Kris conducts ground and aerial monitoring for many of the current easements, compiles baseline documentation for new projects, and conducts outreach for students at nearby schools.
Bottom row, left to right:
Anna Mercier, Development Associate. Anna helps carry out all FSM fundraising, outreach, and communications. She also manages FSM’s website and social media, and is the editor of FSM’s biannual newsletter.
Karin Tilberg, Executive Director. Karin leads and oversees all FSM operations. As the face of FSM, she spends time meeting with supporters and partner organizations, and spreading the word about our efforts.
Deb Capilli, Business/Office Manager. Deb makes sure every organizational aspect of FSM is running like clockwork. She is in charge of financial management, human resources, office management, and coordinating IT support.
Janice Melmed, Development Director. Janice oversees FSM fundraising and outreach. She ensures FSM meets annual and project specific fundraising goals and coordinates marketing, events, and communications.
Read more about our staff’s background.