Machias, Maine (March 21, 2018) Originally from the United Kingdom, Jon moved to Perry, Maine in 2001 to join his wife Nancy. Jon brings a broad range of management experience from a variety of disciplines, including work with non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Downeast Coastal Conservancy (DCC), Jon was a Management Consultant and a Regional Coordinator for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W), covering Washington and Hancock Counties. It was in his role with IF&W overseeing conservation and recreational safety education programs that Jon further developed his passion for conservation, gaining an intimate understanding of the importance of wisely using Maine’s natural resources. Jon also previously served as Eastport City Manager, Senior Program Manager for Superlative Technologies and Occam Solutions in East Machias, and as a Planner for the Passamaquoddy Tribal Government. Spending much of his free time in the outdoors, Jon is an avid hiker, mountaineer and enjoys many outdoor sports; including archery, camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and photography.

It is truly an honor to be able to serve as Executive Director of Downeast Coastal Conservancy. I am looking forward to reaching out to as many people as possible to illustrate the importance of our conservation work,” stated Jon. “DCC is helping to ensure public access during a time when private land owners continue to restrict access more and more. I’m excited to be part of the growing effort to protect the critical habitats and natural resources that support our way of life and the local economy here in Downeast Maine. Thank you to all of DCC’s members and volunteers for your steadfast support. I look forward to working with you in the near future.”

Jon replaces Rich Bard who had served as Executive Director of DCC for the past three years. Rich now serves as Executive Director of Scarborough Land Trust