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Board of Trustees

Peter Kenyon

president

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 Rotch

vice president

Peter is an attorney who practiced law with a firm in Manchester, New Hampshire, and focused on finance, commercial development, and land use matters. He has been involved in a wide variety of real estate matters representing both developers and landowners. He enjoys boating, hiking, and generally being in the out-of-doors. Peter earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He and his wife live in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and have two grown children.

Brad Malt

treasurer

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

secretary

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.

Steve Larmon

immediate past president

Steve is a retired physician. He is an oncologist and was director of the cancer center at Cheshire Medical Center. He enjoys skiing (organizes an adult racing program), sailing, and running (on the DeMar Marathon organizing committee). He also sings with the Keene Chamber Singers and the Brattleboro Concert Choir. Steve is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He and his wife moved to Keene, New Hampshire, from Andover, Massachusetts, in 1989. They have three grown children who live out of the area, and now one granddaughter.

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 with his wife and their two kids.

Rhonda Fowler

Exploring nature in Minnesota with her three children, Rhonda discovered first-hand the important connection between spending time outside and well-being. With the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum as her neighbor, Rhonda was part of the family education program and became a master gardener. Following a move to the East Coast, she enjoyed being a volunteer gardener for the Central Park Conservancy. The discovery continues since settling in a woodland environment in New Hampshire. Rhonda’s interests include herbs, native plants, Forest School, and crafts. She lives with her husband on a farm in Langdon, New Hampshire.

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.

Bridges Smith

Bridges currently runs product and strategy at Plannuh, a software platform for marketing operational excellence. His career has arced from professional services to engineering and product management — starting with statistical software, moving to speech recognition and other AI-driven applications. Bridges’ love for the outdoors grew during his experiences with the Johns Hopkins University Outdoors Club. His free time is often spent running the streets and trails near his home in Hancock, New Hampshire, or else hiking, skiing, cycling, or swimming. He is happiest when sharing these pursuits with his wife and their two daughters.

Jane F. Taylor

Jane is “of counsel” to the law firm Drummond Woodsum in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She is the retired city solicitor for the City of Claremont and a former general counsel of Peerless Insurance Company, and she has served four terms in the N.H. House of Representatives. Jane has been a volunteer for the Monadnock Conservancy since 1989, and is a current member of the Keene Zoning Board of Adjustment. Over the years, she has also served on the Keene Conservation Commission as well as on land use planning subcommittees for both the Southwest Regional Planning Commission and the Keene Master Plan Committee. A graduate of Tufts University and the Univerisy of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, she lives in Keene, New Hampshire.