From Big Blue to the Green Mountains, T made her transition back to her Northeastern roots when she joined GMC in 2018 as a member of the development staff. She feels she is finally back home and enjoys opening new eyes to nature by sharing outdoor adventure stories and growing the network of Long Trail supporters.
After graduating from Boston University, T started her career working for IBM as a Systems Engineer in Phoenix where she hiked the Grand Canyon and through many desert southwest eco-systems. Her IT path took her to Dallas for technology planning and architecture at American Airlines/SABRE, providing distribution channel strategy for the flight reservation system. Motherhood found her home caring for her four children (all under 4 years old). She found inspiration (and sanity!) exploring outdoor trails and parks where the kids could dig in the dirt and turn over rocks in nearby streams. She became a Master Naturalist and started leading local hikes and plant talks. Once the children were school age, T transitioned to non-profit work by joining National Audubon Society in 2008 and helping to open their flagship nature education center, the Trinity River Audubon Center where she was Director of Operations. In keeping with her environmental passion, she most recently served as Director of Development for Texas Trees Foundation. A self-professed tree hugger and locavore, T can be most often be found experimenting with native plants, biking, or at a local farmers market.