UVLT has strengthened and re-positioned its staff team with new hires and new roles to keep our focus on high impact conservation outcomes and continue to increase the pace and scope of our work. Leslie Rimmer became UVLTâ€™s Vice President, Operations this month.
Leslie comes to UVLT after a four-year stint at the Student Conservation Association where she served as National Director of Conservation Teams, National Director of Young Adult Programs and finally, Vice President of Program. Previously, she was a Managing Director at Resource Systems Group, a consulting firm specializing in transportation, market strategy, the environment and software development. Leslie has been an Upper Valley resident for three decades, and says she is eager to â€œapply my analytical, problem solving and operational skills in an organization whose mission and culture resonates with me.â€
At UVLT she will lead financial and administrative operations including fiscal planning and budget management, information systems management, human resources and organizational development including support for fundraising.
Sara Cavin has rejoined our staff on a part-time basis to direct public programs and outdoor activities that raise awareness and build support for UVLT. Previously, Sara served as a Conservation Project Manager â€“ she is intimately familiar with the places UVLT has conserved and she is eager to introduce our work to new audiences.
John Roe has taken on a new title as VP Stewardship and Strategic Initiatives, reflecting his focus on conservation strategy and transaction finance; landscape scale planning and citizen science. And Land Steward Alison Marchione, hired a year ago for a part-time position, is now working five days a week, busy with the more than 3500 conserved acres added last year alone!