Ardath Dixon joined the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust in early October as the Stewardship Manager. After growing up in Manchester, Massachusetts, then living in Connecticut, New Hampshire, California, and North Carolina, she’s glad to be back in New England. She received a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a Biology major, Religion minor, and four years of competitive rowing. This led to work centered around youth development including environmental education work in New Hampshire and social work in New Haven, Connecticut. She took her joy for the outdoors to northern California to serve as a camp director and then a redwood zip line tour guide, both in Sonoma County.
Her most recent chapter was in Durham, North Carolina, where she earned the Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Her focus was Ecosystem Science and Conservation, and she received the Geospatial Analysis Certificate. After having worked to inspire youth to care for the natural world, she sought to become the adult that had been raised in such an environment and bring her voice to the table for professional collaboration. She partnered with land trusts for several projects during her time at Duke, which confirmed her interest in this professional field.
She has maintained her Wilderness First Responder certification and loves trail running, backpacking, skiing, cycling, and anything and everything on the water. From sailing in Casco Bay as a high schooler to backpacking the 100-mile wilderness in 2016, she is excited to be back in Maine. Ardath is looking forward to contributing to land conservation and stewardship for these cherished lands in Cape Elizabeth and appreciates the warm welcome into the community. She hopes to meet more neighbors and community members as time continues!
You can drop Ardath a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome aboard!