Board of Directors
Board of Directors 2015-2016
Marilyn Booth, Landaff
Ned Brewer, Franconia
Ned moved to Franconia after he and his wife Jane bought a place there in 1999 having spent many winters downhill and cross country skiing in the area with Jane’s parents. They have come to love the North Country in all seasons and look forward to being here on a more regular basis now that they are both retired. Ned practiced corporate and securities law in Boston before his retirement. He is past President and member of the Board of Trustees of MAB Community Services which provides assistance to individuals with disabilities including brain injuries, developmental, and visual impairments. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, an organization that provides youth from the greater Boston area, including inner city middle school students, with courses in environmental education, peer leadership, and challenging wilderness adventures at its facility on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor. Jane serves on the board of Copper Cannon Camp.
Ed Craxton, Dalton, Treasurer
A native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Ed has been coming to the North Country for 40 years visiting his brother, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and skiing in the White Mountain area. An ordained Presbyterian clergyman, Ed has served in many areas of church work including the pastorate, regional governing body staff, and, for 20 years, on the national staff for the denomination. As Associate Director for the Congregational Ministries Division, he was engaged in many aspects of ministry including camp and conference ministry, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, church leadership development programs, age group ministries, and curriculum development.
Now retired from active ministry, Ed and his wife, Ann, manage 25 acres of forest in Dalton, NH, volunteer for various groups in the North Country, and enjoy sitting in their rockers by the fire, watching the leaves change and the snow fall.
Ned Cutler, Easton
Ned has over 25 years of management experience in sales and marketing, and in product and program development and implementation. Other areas of experience include operations management, public relations, customer service, and commercial insurance.
Since 1997 Ned has specialized in the restoration of antique furniture, a business that he moved to Easton several years ago. He and his wife, Lisa, had supported land conservation efforts in Massachusetts before moving north and becoming involved in ACT. Ned holds a bachelor of arts degree in environmental science from New England College.
Ray Dionne, Sugar Hill
Ray became a full time resident of the North Country in June 2013 after purchasing a home in Sugar Hill in the Fall of 2010. He has been a regular visitor to the area for over 40 years in pursuit of his interests in hiking, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and just general appreciation of the White Mountain region and its way of life. Ray grew up and resided in southeastern Massachusetts for much of his life while also spending a period of time in western Massachusetts where he met his wife, Eileen. He is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City where he obtained a degree in Philosophy and U. Mass. – Amherst where he obtained a degree in Forestry. While his educational background served to color his views of the world, his career path diverged into retail management, real estate, insurance, and finally commercial banking for the last 27 years. He is currently employed by the Connecticut River Bank as a Regional Vice President and Commercial Lender. Ray serves as a member of the North Country Council loan committee, a Trustee of the Trusts for the town of Sugar Hill, a Littleton Rotarian, and a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and SPNHF. Ray and Eileen have two daughters, Elise and Jackie.
Douglas Evelyn, Sugar Hill, Secretary
Doug has been active in the American museum field for over four decades, starting at the American Association of Museums in the 1960s before a 36-year career at the Smithsonian Institution where he was deputy director respectively at the National Portrait Gallery in the 1970s, the National Museum of American History in the 1980s and the National Museum of the American Indian from 1991 until his retirement in 2005. He’s served as Treasurer of the American Association of Museums, President of the American Association of State and Local History, and a trustee of the US Committee of the International Council of Museums. Currently he’s an independent museum planning and management consultant and member of non-profit boards, including serving currently as Chairman of the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown. Doug, his wife, Martha, and Martha’s brother donated family land in Sugar Hill to ACT. He and his wife reside in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. The MacCornack-Evelyn Forest is adjacent to ACT’s Foss Forest and the Bronson Hill Conservation Area.
Margaret Gale, Bethlehem, Vice President
Margaret is a long-time resident of New Hampshire’s North Country, whose interest in organic farming is evident in her large garden. Currently employed by The Littleton Public Library, Margaret shares her love of good books with the busy stream of patrons who visit daily.
Rosalind Page, Lisbon, President
Rosalind, a United Kingdom native, moved to the U.S. in 1980 to live and work in Connecticut. She started her own land surveying business in 1993. Rosalind spent 17 years visiting the White Mountains hiking, camping and skiing having owned a condominium in Lincoln before moving to Pearl Lake in Lisbon in 2004. Rosalind is a member of the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors, the Southern Connecticut Surveyors Properties Council, the State of Connecticut Advisory Committee on Surveyors Code of Practice Standards, and speaks at schools on non-traditional careers for women.
Rosalind enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, taking care of her dogs, traveling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, reading, and supporting local farms and businesses with her partner Tom and their family of “fur kids.” Rosalind and Tom conserved a the Pearl Lake Shorefront portion of their Lisbon land with ACT, finishing a project started by previous owner Betty Matthews. Her volunteer work in addition to ACT includes the Lisbon Conservation Commission, the Lisbon Planning Board. She is also her town’s representative on the North Country Scenic Byway Council, and the Ammonoosuc River local advisory committee.
Steve Sabre, Franconia
Steve Sabre lived in North Woodstock, NH for the majority of his life, before escaping the big city and settling in the village of Easton. Here with his wife Laura, they built “Breaking Wind Farm”. They share their acreage with their labrador, Jasper and a varying menagerie of horses, chickens and pigs. His interests vary from casting a fly for trout in Quebec, to chasing elk in Idaho, to Canoe tripping in Maine, to hunting the wily Chanterelle in the woods of Easton. In his free time he enjoys sharing his love of nature by giving Natural History programs to schools, conservation commissions and local civic groups.
Steve has had a lifelong love of the out of doors. He attended Unity College with a focus in Forestry. He worked for NH Fish and Game as an Ed. Center Coordinator and Naturalist. He was Coordinator of the 12th International Salmonid Habitat Workshops, bringing the world’s foremost aquatic habitat experts to NH. He has held various positions from director to president of numerous conservation organizations including: Ammo Trout Unlimited, NH Cold Water Fisheries Coalition, NH Wildlife Federation and NH Children in Nature Coalition.