Board of Directors

Executive Board Members:

Paul Adams ( Chairman) – BS Biology, SUNY Oneonta, MS Science Ed, SUNY New Paltz. Retired, following 36 years of teaching. Steering Committee Chair of NYS DEC’s Project Learning Tree.

Tim Stanley (President) – B.T. Animal Science, SUNY Cobleskill. A.A.S. Forest Technology, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Assistant Director, Fresh Air Fund @Sharpe Reservation. Founder, Native Beeology, a native pollinator educational platform. Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Naturalist.

Ed Cigna (Vice President) – BA Biology, MA Science Education, NYU. Prof Diploma, Ed Admin, St. John’s. Former Planner, Town of Hyde Park. Adj Inst, Env. Sci, Dutchess Community College. Asst Superintendent. Baldwin & East Williston School Districts.

Bruce Jantzi (Treasurer) – Former Store Manager, Blue Seal Feeds-Kent Nutrition Group, now retired. Currently consulting, mentoring store managers. Member, Town of Plattekill Zoning Board of Appeals.

Yvette Valdes Smith (Recording Secretary) -BA, Sarah Lawrence College. Masters, Childhood Education & Bilingual Education, CCNY. Past Middle School Teacher, Earth Sciences. Member at Large, Environmental Management Council for the Dutchess County Legislature.

Board Members

Rob Cohen – BS Computer Science, Union College, MS Computer Science, NYU. Information Technology Development, Consulting, and Management in several industry sectors. Currently Customer Relationship Management(CRM) Technology Consultant. Current farming/agriculture/beekeeping experience. Volunteer educator Vassar College.

Karen Finnegan – Nonprofit sector, Past Volunteer Director, Meals on Wheels; Events Manager, The American Cancer Society; 12 years, Director, Walk for The Alzheimer’s Association.

Ed Hartmann – BS in Computer Science from Penn State. MBA from Columbia University. Data processing field for 30 years (IBM and Prodigy Services), spent the last 25 years moving through middle management to Vice President. Now retired.

Laurie Malin – BS in Biology from Old Dominion University. MS Education, SUNY New Paltz. Teacher, Beacon School District. Visited Tanzania in support of children there.

Katherine Messina – B.S. Environmental Science, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY; M.S. Elementary Education, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY; Currently, real estate salesperson, Berkshire Hathaway. .


Program Director – Stacey Lynch Adnams
Office Manager – Tina Cianciulli
Volunteer / Events Coordinator – Margaret Maruschak
Livestock Caretaker – Lindsey Kuter


Kaetlyn Stamper
Stephen Soltish