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Executive Director:  Maxanne Resnick
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Max's professional experience includes roles in New York City government, fundraising, and several entrepreneurial ventures. She served as Project Manager in the initial years of the development of Chelsea Market, New York City. Locally, she was a former co-owner of The Phoenicia Times and The Olive Press newspapers, and worked in sales at Solar Generation. Her volunteer projects include co-chairing the beloved "Meet, Greet, and Eat" foodie fundraiser and producing several large-scale music events for the Onteora Central School District. She served a term on the School Board, including briefly as its President.  Max was instrumental in establishing with its founders the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. She has been a longstanding member of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation. She holds an A.B. in History from Brown University and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.  



Program and Outreach Coordinator: Ellie Reese
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Ellie was born and raised in New Paltz in the shadow of the Shawangunk Ridge where she developed a love of the outdoors, exploring all that the mountains in her backyard had to offer. Now a Shokan resident she enjoys walking on the Ashokan Rail Trail and regularly spends time in Woodstock to enjoy the atmosphere and its beautiful outdoor spaces. Ellie is an Alumni of SUNY New Paltz and has worked in the non-profit field for over a decade, previously as Communications Director for Economists for Peace & Security (EPS). During her tenure at EPS Ellie organized events across the country that gave economists and other social scientists a public platform to offer solutions to the world’s most pressing issues including the economic impact of climate change. Ellie is committed to serving the community both professionally and personally, volunteering regularly. Ellie is the mother of two active boys who also love the outdoors and she has worked diligently to educate them about the importance of environmental and community-mindedness. 


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Temporary Program & Outreach Coordinator: Etta Grover
Etta will be joining WLC in February, March, and April of 2021 while our regular Program & Outreach Coordinator Ellie Reese is out on maternity leave.
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Etta Grover was born in the Hudson Valley and raised in Kingston, New York. She is a recent graduate of Rider University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Etta has performed professionally at regional theaters in New York, Delaware, and Michigan. As well as being an actor and singer, Etta is passionate about environmentalism and protecting the lands that make upstate New York so uniquely beautiful.


SUNY New Paltz Spring Interns:

Hollie Burton 2021

Hollie Burton

Hollie is a senior at SUNY New Paltz. She is majoring in Geography with an environmental concentration, as well as minoring in both Environmental Studies and Sociology.  She enjoys creating maps using GIS programs and has enjoyed classes relating to climate change, pollution, soil, and food and agriculture. In the spring of 2020, she attended the Dimensions of Political Ecology conference in Kentucky where research she had done, along with another student and professor, was presented about Newburgh, NY’s drinking water having been contaminated with PFAS. Hollie is from Clifton Park, NY, but has spent much of her time during the summer in the Adirondacks. She is excited to be learning more about the important locations in the Catskills that WLC preserves. Following graduation, she hopes to use what she has learned at SUNY New Paltz and with WLC to help preservation and conservation efforts.  

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Adam is a senior at SUNY New Paltz double majoring in Geography(with a concentration in planning) and History. Adam found a passion in the field of Geography after taking a Human Geography class in his first semester. Since then, he has followed the Geography track, and has also taken classes related to urban/regional planning, People-Environments Geography, and mapping, learning how to use GIS software. Originally from Long Island, Adam chose to go to school in the Hudson Valley because he wanted to be surrounded by nature, and enjoys frequent hikes and nature walks in the New Paltz area. With Woodstock Land Conservancy, Adam will be working on supporting the expansion of the Pollinator Pathway project. Following graduation, Adam is looking to graduate school to further pursue Urban and Regional planning.