The White Mountain Trail Collective staff is the group that makes it all happen—projects, funding, administrative work, and leadership.
After a good friend enlisted her to help start a small business and design a website, Melanie found that she had skills that served a need to help others do the same, so she started her own business. That business led to the founder(s) of WMTC hiring Melanie to get the organization up and running. She quickly found enjoyment in the nonprofit world and excelled at the work. Becoming the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization was a long-term goal she had set for herself, and she truly believes it is an honor to have a career she loves, to work for a cause she believes in, and to work with amazing people!
Terri’s background is in higher education administration, and her first 24 years in New Hampshire were spent working at Plymouth State in various roles within the division of student affairs. After leaving there in 2016, she spent time working with the Bridge House Homeless Shelter, NHTI (Concord’s community college) and Grafton Regional Development Corporation. She has loved learning about so many different types of organizations since leaving higher ed. She believes, in working with the WMTC, there is a lot to learn about management of our natural resources as well as the missions of all our partners.
Glenn has 20+ years of experience working in multiple, creative industries focused on strategy-driven solutions and has developed a fine-tuned, unique approach. He consistently delivers innovation that drives relevance, resilience and growth supported by creative, brand-centric strategies. Companies and organizations who have benefited range from Disney, DirecTV, Carrera Sport USA, and United Way to City Peanut Shop, Meriwether Cider Company, World Cycle & XC Ski, and State 64. Glenn grew up out west, always close to the mountains, and is an avid cyclist and snowboarder trying to ignore an aging body.
Born and raised in the Boston area, J.D. is a Marketing Technologist and the Head of Product at Blue Green, a small but mighty marketing agency in Cambridge, MA. Since 2016, he has worked on and lead a number of client engagements including the likes of TIAA, Clover (Fiserv), Vyze (Mastercard), hayu (NBCUniversal), and the American Cancer Society. His work there is vast, but generally revolves around user experience and conversion optimization, through experimentation and analytics.
Yohann is an AMC Professional Trail Crew alumnus (2004-2006) and the co-founder of the Ragged Mountain Foundation’s Conservation Crew (2013-16) in Connecticut. He has spent most of his professional career in education, both in classrooms and the outdoors. As an avid climber and hiker, he believes that the outdoors can and should be accessible to all people.
Before joining the WMTC, Ally spent 2 ½ seasons as a member of the AMC professional trail crew and also worked for the USFS fall trail crew out of the Androscoggin district. She knew back then that she wanted to work with the White Mountain Trail Collective, and when Ally was hired, she was over-the-moon about it and still is to this day! In the winter, she spends her days as a snowmaker for local ski areas.
After hiking a large section of the Appalachian Trail, it was recommended to Olivia that she apply to be a caretaker at the Appalachian Mountain Club. The next summer, she became a backcountry caretaker and worked for three seasons at Kinsman, Speck!, and as a rotator. Olivia then moved out to Utah where she worked on a trail crew for the Salt Lake Ranger District (USFS), learning new skills, techniques, and tools, like the crosscut and griphoist. She has also worked for a mountain bike trail-building company in Colorado, where she was able to hone her stone masonry skills.
Dylan's first season with the White Mountain Trail Collective will be his 8th season of professional trail work. In the White Mountains, he has worked three seasons with the Appalachian Mountain Club and two in the Saco Ranger district. In Salt Lake City, Utah, he worked on the Salt Lake Ranger district for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, as well as for Singletrack Trails Inc. out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Dylan has worked on a wide variety of trail projects, ranging from building composting toilets to stone masonry.