Staff

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
Development 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.

Giulia Casella
Fundraising and Events Manager

Megan began working part-time with the LGLC in 2009. She utilizes her attention to detail and great attitude to complete varied projects. As a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor, Meghan has an interest 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.

Megan Clothier
Administrative Assistant

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.

Monica Dore
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.

Sarah Hoffman
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.

Michael Horn
Executive Director

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 about 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 and all its ecological systems.

Alexander Novick
Land Steward

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.

Cornelia Wells
Finance and Office Manager

Board

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.

Jeffry Brozyna
President
Bolton Landing

Paul Bell
VP of Conservation
Silver Bay

Sheryl Arenholz
Vice President of Development
Huletts Landing

Patty HasBrouck
Vice President of Development
Bolton Landing

George Morris
Vice President of Finance, Treasurer
Pilot Knob

Robert Von Werne
Secretary
Bolton Landing

Ed Becker, DVM
Sabbath Day Point

Katie Bruening
Pilot Knob

Clifford David, Jr.
Bolton Landing

Elizabeth Guest
Silver Bay

Bernice McPhillips
Lake George

Elizabeth Meigher
Bolton Landing

Amanda Metzger
Glens Falls

Peg Olsen, PhD
Glenburnie

Nancy Flacke Reuss
Lake George

Kealy Salomon
Huletts Landing

Robert C. Singer
Ticonderoga

Scott Arenholz
Huletts Landing

Robert Birchenough, MD
Cleverdale

William K. Bixby, III
Northwest Bay

John Buhac, MD
Gull Bay

Henry Caldwell
Bolton Landing

Tracey Clothier
Lake George

Dean L. Cook, DMD
Ticonderoga

Jennifer Waterhouse Cooper
Bolton Landing

David Darrin
Director Emeritus
Hague

JD DeSantis
Diamond Point

Jonathan A. Herttua
Putnam Station

John Hubbard, Jr.
Northwest Bay

Debbie Hoffman
Bolton Landing

Walter F. Lamb, Jr.
Bolton Landing

Douglas Langdon, MD
Bolton Landing

Judith K. Larter
Silver Bay

John J. Macionis, PhD
Director Emeritus
Hague

Jim Menzies, PhD
Bolton Landing

Peter Menzies
Bolton Landing

Brendan Murnane
Bolton Landing

Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, PhD
Bolton Landing

Michael O’Reilly
Director Emeritus
Huletts Landing

Rosemary Pusateri
Cleverdale

Daniel Ryterband
Diamond Point

Rebecca Smith
Bolton Landing

Virginia Rowan Smith
Director Emeritus
Silver Bay

Ike Wolgin
Bolton Landing

About Us

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.

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