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Board of Trustees

Peter Kenyon


Peter retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the senior regional criminal enforcement counsel. In that capacity, he investigated and prosecuted environmental crimes throughout New England for more than 30 years. He has also designed and taught environmental crimes courses for investigators and prosecutors in the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia. Peter graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in history and received his J.D. from The Boston University School of Law. His wife’s family has deep family roots in Dublin, New Hampshire, where Peter and his wife now live. They have five grown children who live elsewhere but visit often.

Peter D. Hansel

vice president

Peter had a 47-year career at family-owned Filtrine Manufacturing Co. before retiring in 2020. He continues to serve on their board. Peter received a BA from Princeton University in 1972 with a major in Environmental Studies under the Geology Department. He also worked briefly as a Research Assistant for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council before joining Filtrine in 1973. Peter has lived in Keene, NH since 1979 with his wife, Bridget, where they raised four children.   

Following his passion for environmental sustainability, he has served as Chairman of the Keene Conservation Commission, Chairman the Board of the Harris Center for Conservation Education, and President of the Friends of Open Space in Keene. Peter also served as chair of Keene’s Energy and Climate Committee. He is a member of the Keene Rotary Club and was the 2016 General Campaign Chair for the Monadnock United Way and received the 2021 Community Service Award from the Greater Keene & Peterborough Chamber. Peter also enjoys hiking, fishing, sailing and skiing in this beautiful Monadnock region.

Brad Malt


Brad is chair emeritus at Ropes & Gray, where he was a lawyer for 40 years and founded the firm’s private equity practice. He has had a passion for the outdoors since attending survival camp as a teenager, and currently indulges that passion through hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Brad has been involved in conservation, environmental, and outdoor education projects in New Hampshire, other New England states, the Adirondacks and Patagonia directly and through service on various foundation boards. Brad is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He and his wife divide their time between homes in Beacon Hill (Boston, Massachusetts) and Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Jeanne Thieme


Jeanne is an artist who paints from her studio/gallery at Pipe Dream Farm and exhibits throughout New England and abroad. After teaching art at Keene High School and serving as fine art department chair, she moved forward to in her career as a full-time artist. An avid equestrian, Jeanne, along with her family, enjoys exploring the hills, forests, and farmland of the Monadnock region — great inspiration for her paintings. Jeanne has served on the Town of Swanzey Planning Board and the Open Space Committee, which she chaired. She has lived with her husband on their farm in Swanzey, New Hampshire, for 40-plus years.

Dennis Calcutt

Dennis is the director of Connected Families NH and the Monadnock Expansion grant, which are under the governance of Cheshire County. He has 30-plus years of experience focused on children and families, with a particular interest in building community around youth mental health. Dennis has served as the chair of the Francestown Land Trust. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He also has a core certificate from the Institute for Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Boston University’s School of Management. Additionally, Dennis is a New Hampshire Listens Fellow in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Francestown, New Hampshire, with his wife and their three girls.

Mark Florenz

Mark owns and operates Archway Farm, a pasture-based hog operation based in Keene, New Hampshire, which sells pork to local wholesale and retail customers. He is involved with numerous local farm groups including Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition, Cheshire County Farm Bureau, Keene Agricultural Commission, and the Cheshire Fair. Prior to farming full time, Mark was an actuary at Liberty Mutual Insurance and Deloitte Consulting. He is a graduate of Williams College and lives in Keene, New Hampshire, with his wife and their two kids.

Tiffany Mannion

Tiffany has raised her own fruit, produce, lamb and chicken, and helped with caring for cows. She has given presentations regarding both the developing role of local food systems and nonprofits. More recently, she has presented at the National Conference of Mayors and the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., about bicycling and was the first Bicycle Mayor in the United States. She currently works at Brewbakers as one of two bakers. Tiffany is a graduate of Norwich University. Her best life is spent outside, exploring the byways and waterways of the region — she hiked every trail on Mount Monadnock in 2021, adding up to just over 86 miles. Tiffany lives in East Swanzey, New Hampshire, with her husband in a home that she shared with her two children, now grown.

Doug Sutherland

Doug Sutherland is a summer camp professional in the Monadnock region. He has been the camp director of Adventure Camp at Sargent Center in Hancock, New Hampshire, camp director at Camp Starfish in Rindge, New Hampshire; camp director at the Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield, New Hampshire; and the executive director of Brantwood Camp in Greenfield, New Hampshire. He enjoys fall weather, woodworking, the outdoors, and working with children and adults in the outdoors. He is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging facilitator and is a part of the Hancock Community Conversation on Race group. Doug is a graduate of Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he moved to the area in 1999. He, his wife, and their daughter live in Hancock, New Hampshire.

Sarah Kossayda

Sarah Kossayda serves as Keene State's chief brand advocate responsible for crafting and leading the strategic execution of messaging and marketing. She joined Keene State from Bensonwood, where she provided strategic marketing, brand stewardship, and leadership for the company’s marketing team. Bensonwood specializes in prefabricated and environmentally friendly custom homes. Her professional and civic background is broad and includes a role at Cheshire Medical Center and its Center for Population Health, where she helped to support the Healthy Monadnock initiative. Kossayda has served on area nonprofit boards, including the Greater Keene & Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Monadnock United Way, and Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. Kossayda is a Keene native. She lives in Harrisville with her husband, Adam, and their two sons. She enjoys skiing in the winter and swimming and boating in the summer.

Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly works as the Cheshire County Forester for UNH Cooperative Extension. In this role, Matt provides technical assistance and educational programs to landowners, foresters, and municipalities on forestry and natural resource management topics. Matt also serves as the state lead for the Securing Northeast Forest Carbon Program, which is a multi-state effort to raise awareness about forest carbon science, carbon markets, and carbon-friendly forestry practices. Prior to joining UNH Extension, Matt served on the faculty at Michigan Technological University where he taught courses in forestry and conducted forestry-related research. Matt earned his PhD and MS in Forest Resources Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY, and his Bachelor of Music degree from New York University. His hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, camping, hiking, and music. Matt lives in Keene, NH with his wife and their two children.

Archie McIntyre

Archie McIntyre recently retired as Executive Director of the Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy in Winchester, MA where he helped lead efforts to save that community’s last remaining farm and built a multifaceted organization serving thousands of customers, learners, and visitors annually. Under his leadership, Wright-Locke Farm has become a cherished community resource that grows certified organic fruits and vegetables, provides a wide variety of farm-based educational programs for children and adults alike, serves as a venue for public and private events and runs a food hub for local farms and small producers. 

After graduating from Brown University with a BA in Architectural History and Urban Studies, Archie worked for 22 years in the commercial and residential real estate industry for a variety of companies in the greater Boston area. He has experience in real estate development, finance, construction, management, and sales of both commercial and residential properties. 

Archie also served on the Board, and became its first Board Chair, of Gardens for Health International, a non-profit organization based in Rwanda that provides nutrition education and resources to combat the high incidences of childhood malnutrition in that country.

He lives with his wife Nina and dog Hank on a farm in Dublin, NH which is under a conservation easement held by the Monadnock Conservancy. Their two married daughters live in New England. He currently serves as an Alternate member of the Dublin Planning Board

Wendy Webster

Wendy Webster previously served on the board of the Philander Chase Conservancy at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The Conservancy’s portfolio includes conservation and agricultural easements and fee-owned properties, including the Kokosing Nature Preserve, a green-burial cemetery. Wendy established and chairs the Governance Committee and led the College’s Search Committee for a new Conservancy Director in 2021. She served as a Trustee of Kenyon College from 2015-2019 and has years of experience volunteering on parent boards and organizing events at her kids’ schools.

Wendy has a long-standing love of the outdoors and natural landscapes. After earning degrees in Environmental Studies  and Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she consulted to the EPA on hazardous waste issues, to companies interested in entering the environment waste disposal industry, and to the New England Aquarium on legislative issues. She has an MBA from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Wendy has two grown children and lives in Jaffrey with her husband and pup, enjoying all the Monadnock Region has to offer: hiking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, and snowshoeing. She also enjoys boating in Maine and resides part-time in San Francisco, California.