Mary Ellen Copeland, Chair, has a master’s degree in Resource Management and Administration. She has served as fundraiser and grant writer for several national conservation organizations, has been an active supporter and volunteer at the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center since its beginning and is an avid hiker and naturalist.

Ed Anthes has a degree in planning, and over thirty years experience working with organic agriculture as a wholesaler, retailer and grower. He has been involved in community tree projects in Brattleboro and Tucson, Arizona.

Lynn Levine has been a consulting forester since 1978. She manages approximately 18,000 acres, mostly in Windham County. In conjunction with her work as a forester, she is an environmental educator focusing on topics concerning the forest. She has taught more than a hundred workshops on animal tracking. Lynn is co-author of Working with your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide and Mammal Tracks: Life-Size Tracking Guide. Lynn has been a resident of Dummerston since 1979 and was a founding member of the Dummerston Conservation Commission.

John Anderson is a carpenter by trade. He is an amateur naturalist and woods rambler by inclination. He is also the author of numerous magazine articles on natural history topics. He is also a long time participant in the Putney Mountain fall Hawkwatch.

Bill Johnson was born and grew up on his family’s dairy farm in nearby Winchester, NH. Earned degrees in agriculture and animal science from UNH and Cornell. Professor of Animal Science and Nutrition at North Carolina State University for three decades, with residencies and collaborative research in Peru, Brazil, Indonesia, Morocco, Costa Rica, Laos and Philippines. Broad acquaintance with agricultural ecosystems in a variety of tropical, subtropical and temperate climates. Since retirement, established residency on Hopkins Rd in West Dummerston (11 yrs) with a variety of interests, including tree farm management on family property in Winchester, hiking on New England mountains, skiing at Stratton and Okemo, hiking and snowshoeing around the hills near home, choral singing, and political activities. Strong interest in sustainable land use and cooperative arrangements for ecosystem conservation, as well as imcreasing recreational and educational opportunities for the present and future human custodians of our natural resources.

Judy Fink has an undergraduate degree in anthropology and archeology and a graduate degree in elementary and environmental education. After working for 35 years as an educator, including work as an elementary school teacher, staff and curriculum developer with teachers and administrators, and her last stint as founding director of programs of a non-profit sustainable farm, Judy and her husband, Rob Freeberg, retired to a home at highest point in Dummerston. In addition to gardening, cooking, reading, hiking, practicing piano and puttering, she serves on the board at Next Stage, is chair of the Scott Farm Advisory Committee, and coordinates farm tours for the Strolling of the Heifers.

David Greenwalt moved to Dummerston in 2002.  He is interested in maps and the role of computers and programming in their production using GIS.  He has been making tax maps for towns in southern Vermont for the past 20 years.  Previously, he worked at the Windham Regional Commission producing maps, where he was introduced to GIS.

Commission Associates

Bill McKim

Matthew Hoffman

Patti Smith

Barb Hamilton