SELT StaffTo contact anyone on the SELT Staff, please call the office at 603-778-6088 or send an email to and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate Staff Member. Thank you!

photo to right by Paula Singer

Brian Hart

Brian Hart
Executive Director

Education UNH, BS Environmental Conservation
Hometown Bala Cynwyd, PA
Currently living in Durham, NH
Hobbies & Interests Ultimate Frisbee, house renovation, gardening, hiking, local beers
Favorite quote “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Dream trip Cross-country RV with the family

Zoe Aldag

Zoe Aldag
Development & Outreach Coordinator

Education UNH, BS Environmental Conservation Studies
Hometown Lee, NH
Currently living in Kittery, ME
Hobbies and Interests Woody and June Bug, cooking, hiking, bike rides, birds, hot sauce, collage making
Dream Trip Horseback riding through Mongolia

Isabel Aley

Isabel Aley
Communications Manager

Education Bates College, BA English and Environmental Studies
Hometown Brunswick, ME
Currently living in Exeter, NH
Hobbies & Interests yoga, dance, beaches, corgis, sushi
Favorite quote “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” Gary Snyder
Dream trip Tour of the world’s hot springs

Phil Auger

Phil Auger
Land Manager

Education UNH, BS & MS Forest Management
Hometown Rochester, NH
Currently lives in Strafford, NH
Hobbies & Interests managing his land, hiking, travel
Favorite quote “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”Aldo Leopold
Dream trip Biking/Hiking trip to Italy

Dani Christopher

Dani Christopher
Conservation Easement Steward

Education UMASS Amherst, BS Plant & Soil Science
Hometown Newbury, MA
Currently lives in Haverhill, MA
Hobbies & Interests hiking, going to the beach, live music, Settlers of Catan, hockey, knitting
Favorite quote “I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.” Andy Warhol
Dream trip Machu Picchu


Deborah Goard
Stewardship Director

Education Oregon State University, MS Forest Hydrology
UMass/Amherst, BS Forestry & BS Biology
Hometown Stow, MA
Currently living in Dover, NH
Hobbies & Interests  running, camping, gardening, quilting & baking
Favorite quote  “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dream trip  Ireland & Italy to research family history

Duane Hyde

Duane Hyde
Land Conservation Director

Education University of Massachusetts, BS Natural Resources; Virginia Tech, Masters in Urban and Regional Planning
Hometown Dennis, MA
Currently lives in Durham, NH
Hobbies & Interests cycling (mountain and road), hiking, backpacking, gardening, and just being outdoors and with my family
Favorite quote “Harmony with the land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.” Aldo Leopold
Dream trip Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, or spending a year touring the great mountain bike destinations of the world


Jeremy Lougee
Conservation Project Manager

Education Montana State University, BS Ecology
University of New Hampshire, MS Environmental Conservation
Hometown New Hampton, NH
Currently lives in Newmarket, NH
Hobbies & Interests surfing, farming, foraging, and long meanders in the backcountry
Favorite quote “God Bless America. Let’s try to save some of it.” Edward Abbey
Dream trip  Norway


Kate MacKenzie
Development Specialist

Education Dalhousie University, BS Psychology
Hometown Manchester, NH
Currently living in Manchester, NH
Hobbies & Interests Cooking, eating, traveling, being with Joya, accumulating houseplants, crafting, reading, tennis, x-country & downhill skiing
Favorite Quote “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Niebuhr
Dream trip Buy an ancient villa outside of Tuscany and live simply off the land. Run a B&B in high season, and in low season drive around the boot in an old Fiat and drink in the history, landscape, and the Italian joie de vivre.


Beverly Shadley
Deputy Director

Education UNH, BS Environmental Conservation
Hometown Randolph, MA
Currently living in Dover, NH
Hobbies & Interests Paddleboarding, hiking, biking, skiing and traveling with my family
Favorite Quote “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” Steve Marabo
Dream trip I reached my goal of touring 100 National Parks by August 25, 2016, which was the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. What should I do next? Send me your ideas!