The Lake George Land Conservancy is able to carry out its mission thanks to its dedicated Staff and volunteer Board of Directors who are passionate about the protection of Lake George.
Helen has been working part-time for the LGLC since 2009. Her responsibilities include building relationships and fostering a legacy of giving back to the Lake George watershed. She has worked in the non-for-profit sector since graduating from Wheaton College, MA, in 1992. Helen grew up in a mix of Glens Falls, North Creek and Sabbath Day Point/Silver Bay, and now lives with her family in New Hampshire.
Helen Barton Benedict
Donor Relations Manager
Giulia joined the LGLC team in March of 2022. Her diverse background in hospitality and her adventurous spirit have led her around the world, but her heart always brings her back to the Lake George region. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton with degrees in Environmental Studies and Economics. She lives in Queensbury where she enjoys gardening, hiking, yoga, and rock climbing.
Fundraising and Events Manager
Megan began working part-time with the LGLC in 2009. She uses her attention to detail and great attitude to complete varied projects. As a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor, Meghan is interested in working within the available rehabilitation for TBI survivors after their intensive physical hospital needs are met. She graduated from Lake George High School and attended the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.
Monica joined the LGLC staff in the spring of 2018. She grew up south of Lake George but visited the area often as a kid to play ice hockey (go Adirondack Northstars!) and go for family hikes. Monica graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science in conservation biology and ecology. She likes hiking with her dogs Ruby and Gus-Boy, marveling at Adirondack carnivorous plants, baking super sweet desserts, and tending to her indoor garden.
Conservation Project Manager
Sarah has been with the LGLC since October of 2003. She leads the LGLC’s communications and marketing efforts, and assists with public outreach events and fundraising. Sarah also runs the LGLC’s annual Lake George Hike-A-Thon. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and certificate in media arts. Sarah enjoys volunteering when she can, including with the Advisory Council for Special Olympics New York, and as a coach for a local youth unified hiking club.
Communications and Outreach Manager
Mike joined LGLC in January 2022 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization. A love for the natural world and a passion for working with people motivate him to further the mission of LGLC. Mike received a BA, Economics and Business from Lafayette College and two master’s degrees from the University of Michigan: MS, Natural Resource and Environmental Policy from the School of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He and his family reside in Saratoga Springs.
Alex joined LGLC in 2015 as an intern and soon became a full-time Land Steward. His position keeps him out of the office most days, walking boundaries, talking with landowners, taking care of 40 miles of trails, and managing invasive species. Outside of work he uses his passion for nature to fuel his love of writing music. Alex’s favorite part of the job is being a partner in the protection and stewardship of Lake George.
Cornelia joined the LGLC staff in June 2006. She manages the day-to-day operations of the LGLC, and continues to love working for an organization that helps to protect the “Queen of American Lakes.” Cornelia holds a BA degree in biology from Skidmore College. Outside of the office, Cornelia enjoys swimming, ice skating and hiking. Her favorite LGLC preserve is Amy’s Park.
Finance and Office Manager
The Lake George Land Conservancy board members work on a volunteer basis, providing the organization with their skills and countless hours of hard work. We are grateful to the following individuals for their leadership and commitment to land conservation around Lake George.
Vice President of Conservation and Stewardship
Vice President of Administration
Vice President of Development
Vice President of Finance, Treasurer
Robert Von Werne
Diane Marr Asiel
Putnam/Clark Hollow Bay
William K. Bixby, III
Clifford David, Jr.
Nancy Flacke Reuss
Robert C. Singer
Ed Becker, DVM
Sabbath Day Point
Robert Birchenough, MD
John Buhac, MD
Dean L. Cook, DMD
Jennifer Waterhouse Cooper
Jonathan A. Herttua
John Hubbard, Jr.
Walter F. Lamb, Jr.
Douglas Langdon, MD
Judith K. Larter
John J. Macionis, PhD
Jim Menzies, PhD
Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, PhD
Virginia Rowan Smith
Protecting the land that protects the lake since 1988. The Lake George Land Conservancy is an accredited not-for-profit land trust dedicated to working with willing landowners and other partners to protect the world-renowned water quality of Lake George and to permanently preserve the natural, scenic, historical and recreational resources of the Lake George Region.