June Hammond (2017-2019)
June Hammond Rowan is associate director of the Center for the Environment and a research assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at Plymouth State University where she teaches courses in land use planning, land conservation, and outreach. June has previously worked as a land use planner in Berlin and Plymouth, NH; a forestry technician for the White Mountain National Forest; and a staff scientist for the Appalachian Mountain Club. She and her husband Peter are the editors of Mountain Summers: Tales of Hiking and Exploration in the White Mountains from 1878 to 1886 as Seen Through the Eyes of Women. June is a New Hampshire native from the Monadnock region and now lives in Campton and Randolph, NH.
Kim Votta (2014-2019)
Kim is the Research Coordinator for the Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, overseeing their environmental monitoring and stewardship programs. This is Kim’s second career; she spent many years in nonprofit finance and management beforehand. Kim lives in Lancaster, New Hampshire with her husband, Ken. Her favorite pastime is spending time in the woods whether in hiking boots or on cross-country skis.
Peter Palmiotto (2014-2018)
Peter A. Palmiotto, is a Professor and Master’s Program Director in the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England. He directs the MERE Project whose mission is to promote informed use and foster appreciation of Mount Monadnock through ecological research and educational outreach. He received his Doctorate of Forestry in Ecosystem Ecology from Yale University. His current research involves studying the population ecology of northern hardwood and spruce/fir forests in the White Mts and on Mt. Monadnock. His academic interests include the ecology of forested and alpine ecosystems and applying the knowledge of system dynamics to conservation and sustainable management goals.
Charlie Jacobi (2011-2016)
Charlie is a natural resource specialist at Acadia National Park whose focus is visitor use issues. He has worked for the National Park Service since 1982. His responsibilities include identifying and facilitating visitor impact and social science research, monitoring visitor use numbers and behaviors for the park, mitigating visitor impacts to natural and cultural resources, Leave No Trace education, and contributing to a variety of park planning efforts. He has worked on the development of park management plans for Isle au Haut, carriage roads, rock climbing cliffs, hiking trails, and commercial services.
Matt Larson (2011-2016)
Matt has worked for the Green Mountain Club on and off since 2001, first as a summit caretaker on Mount Mansfield and then in other roles including group outreach, development, and communications positions. He lives in Waterbury Center with his wife, Ann, son Ben, and daughter, Hannah. When time allows, he can be found behind the beam of a headlamp hiking to one of the local summits in hopes of catching sunrise.