Cindy brings to CELT a passion for community-based land conservation, strong management and organizational skills, and significant experience in environmental education. Cindy recently served as the Executive Director of the Gulf of Maine Association, an organization with multiple partnerships focused on protecting and restoring regional watersheds and the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem. She also managed conservation projects and supported other initiatives for the South Portland Land Trust. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic, and is also a registered Maine Guide. She lives in South Portland and loves to walk, bike and snowshoe on CELT’s trails.
Linden’s goal as an educator is to help people feel connected to their natural surroundings through exploratory play and discovery. She has taught environmental education for almost seven years with a variety of organizations, including Nature’s Classroom throughout New England; St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program in Concord, NH; and most recently as a staff naturalist at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center in Hayward, CA. She works with both the student community of the Cape Elizabeth school system, and the general public. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of New Hampshire, and lives in Portland with her husband and daughter. She enjoys swimming, birding, reading, music-making and family adventures.