Executive Director 410-490-7496 or email@example.com
Anna joined CRA as a member of the Board of Directors in September 2012 and joined the CRA team as Executive Director in November 2013. In the fall of 2012, Anna taught an environmental course at Washington College as an adjunct professor. Before moving to Chestertown full-time, Anna worked at the Environmental Protection Agency as the Deputy General Counsel of EPA and then as an appeals judge on EPA's Environmental Appeals Board. Prior to her work at EPA, Anna served as the Deputy Chief of the Environmental Defense Section and as a Senior Counsel in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. Anna lives in Chestertown with her husband, Ed Hugler.
Isabel Junkin Hardesty
Chester RIVERKEEPER 301-908-0355 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabel Junkin Hardesty became the Chester Riverkeeper in November, 2013. Isabel first joined the CRA team as Policy Specialist in June, 2011. She has a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.S. in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University. She previously worked for Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC and for Midshore RIVERKEEPER® Conservancy in Easton, MD.
Watershed Manager 443-286-7375 or email@example.com
Tim Trumbauer is our Watershed Manager. He manages our water quality monitoring program which includes main-stem tidal testing and coordinating our dedicated group of Chester Tester volunteers. A Chestertown native, Tim resides with his family on Rosin Creek. Tim's nearly 15 years of professional experience includes environmental consulting, water quality chemistry, communications, management, and volunteer coordination.
Prior to joining CRA full time, Tim volunteered as a Chester Tester and served on our Science and Tech Committee.
Agricultural Specialist 410-829-2902 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Spies was named Conservation Planner in October, 2007. He has a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Maryland and has worked in the fertilizer division of Willard and Perdue. Paul is a LEAD Fellow through the LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc. His family owns and operates a 1,000 acre grain farm, vineyard, and winery in Talbot County. Paul works with farmers in our watershed to implement best management practices, including cover crops, buffers, and switchgrass. Paul also sits on the State's Agricultural Certainty Committee.
Emily is an Eastern Shore native, studied the Bay at Washington College, and has interned at multiple conservation organizations. Emily is from Salisbury, MD and graduated from Washington College in May of 2015 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, a minor in English and a concentration in Chesapeake Regional Studies. She participated in the Chesapeake Semester program during the fall of 2012.
Emily has interned at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Maryland General Assembly, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Eastern Shore Office.
Agricultural Specialist 410-810-7556 or email@example.com
Virgil is outstanding in his field! He is a lifetime resident of Kent County and retired in 2004 after a 47-year career as a conservation planner with the state and federal government. Virgil works with farmers in our watershed to help implement more river-friendly farming practices. His exhaustive knowledge of local farms and extensive personal connections with farm families is critical to CRA's agricultural work.
Laura is a native of the Eastern Shore and grew up on a family farm in Queen Anne’s County along the Chester River. An avid sailor, she spent a lot of time on the water growing up and gained a strong personal commitment to protecting local waterways. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Laura manages our member database, bookkeeping, and administrative duties.
Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer 410-810-7556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey is an Eastern Shore native from Hurlock, MD. She received her B.S. in General Agriculture from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in December 2015, and comes to CRA as a 2016–2017 Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer. She worked for three years as a researcher in the UMES nutrient management lab and one summer as a park ranger at Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, MD, as well as traveling a summer to Cape Town, South Africa where she studied agricultural land reform.
While at CRA, Lindsey will be helping with agricultural outreach and leading a new initiative to study submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Chester River.