Elizabeth Ehlers, Business Manager

Elizabeth grew up on the Florida Panhandle, spending days crabbing on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, and nights fishing for snook and grouper in the inner bays. She studied Environmental Science with a focus on Sustainable Development, and completed field projects in the Florida Everglades, Peru, Guatemala, Panama and Nicaragua. Seeking a new adventure after graduation in 2000, she drove to Vermont to spend the summer, and met her now husband while planning a kids fishing derby on Lake Champlain. That 3-month trip has turned into 11 years.

Juliana Dixon, Program Director

Growing up in rural Northern California Juliana was raised on woods and waters.  With a passion for ensuring access to the same natural childhood for all children, she has come to LCI looking to work preserving and protecting the watershed of Lake Champlain.  Juliana has a BS in Environmental Science, and an MS in Sustainable Agricultural Development.  She has worked on a local food systems campaign, promoting a Land Trust, as a developer for a Forest School, and as a Park Ranger at Sand Bar.

Lindsay Harris, Newsletter Editor

Lindsay has always been drawn to animals, mountains, wilderness and water. She was born and raised in New Jersey, but escaped out west, wandering through the mountains of Wyoming, Montana, California, Arizona and Alaska, mostly working for the US Forest Service as a wildlife technician. She got a BS in Aquatic Biology from Humboldt State University in Northern California, settled in Vermont in 2003 and worked for the VT Department of Water Quality for a few years.

Robert White, Volunteer

Robert has been a volunteer for LCI for roughly 7 years.  In addition to providing derby weigh station assistance, Robert has provided both the fun side of volunteering - out on the Lake as the Captain of Champlain's Ark - and the less glamorous but necessary work of grant writing.

Hilary Kirchner, Volunteer

Hilary has been a volunteer for LCI for over a year.  She provides administrative support for LCI's programs and attends relevant meetings and special events when she can. She has an AS in Environmental Science and BS in Plant and Soil Science.  Helping to create a culture of clean water is a personal priority for her.