Donald S. Berry, President (Tuftonboro)


Don Berry has been the President of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust since 2006. He previously served as a member of the LRCT Board of Trustees for 14 years. He formerly practiced law in Boston, is a graduate of Trinity College, and has a law degree from Yale Law School.

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Ashley E. Clark, Membership Director (Campton)

A west coast native, Ashley has made New Hampshire roots both in the White Mountains and Lakes Region. Ashley graduated from Plymouth State University with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. She interned with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust during her senior year of college, and continued to work as the Land and Stewardship Assistant. After a brief time at New Hampton School, she has returned to work as the Membership Coordinator. When she’s not admiring the view of Red Hill and the Ossipees from LRCT Headquarters, she can be found hiking with her dog, floating on Squam, or skiing in the mountains.

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Leah E. Hart, Conservation Easement Steward (Sandwich)

Before joining LRCT, Leah worked in a similar position at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and prior to that held seasonal land stewardship and education positions with The Nature Conservancy and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Leah is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, where she majored in Conservation Biology. As a Lakes Region native, Leah looks forward to playing a key role in stewarding the conserved lands of the region, and we are very pleased to have her as a member of the LRCT team.

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David R. Mallard, Land and Stewardship Director (Sandwich)


Dave formerly worked as Stewardship Director at York Land Trust, is a graduate of University of Vermont and has a Conservation Biology Master’s Degree from Antioch University New England.

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Anne T. Payeur, Special Projects Manager (Gilmanton Iron Works)

Prior to working with LRCT Anne worked as a Natural Resource Management Assistant for Virginia State Parks. Anne graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and went on to earn a Master of Forestry from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Originally from New York, Anne is happy to return to the northeast and assist in the conservation of natural resources.

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Lisetta J. Silvestri, Operations Director (Holderness)


Lisetta previously worked in Maryland at the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and at Pickering Creek Audubon Center.  She is a senior fellow at the Environmental Leadership Program.  She graduated from St. John’s College and holds a J.D. from The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  She is a member of the NH Bar.  She lives with her husband, son and their two dogs in Holderness.  Lisetta loves to hike, swim and kayak in our beautiful Lakes Region.

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