A warm welcome to KELT’s NEW Development Coordinator

Anna with her daughter hiking through Bowdoin Pines


I am thrilled to introduce myself to you as KELT’s new Development Coordinator. I may have crossed paths with you in the past year as a member and volunteer at a spring stewardship workshop, during water monitoring in Phippsburg, or during a conservation easement monitoring visit.

I am looking forward to growing into this position in development, connecting with folks in the communities where KELT works. I also welcome the opportunities to work with the education, outreach, and stewardship programs to utilize my diverse skill set.

Prior to joining KELT, I completed a Master’s degree at the University at Albany in Biodiversity, Conservation, & Policy. During my graduate career, I interned at the Land Trust Alliance’s Saratoga Springs office and at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests in conservation easement stewardship. My time in New Hampshire developed my passion for the human and social side of land conservation, leading to my research in town-owned community forests. Following a detour to southwest Virginia for my husband to complete his doctoral work, we moved to Maine and welcomed a daughter into our lives. During 2015, I helped lead Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s nature day camp during the summer, continued to volunteer with KELT, and hiked 37 local nature preserves with my daughter.

I look forward to connecting with all of the incredible folks who make KELT vibrant!

I can be reached at acarnicella@kennebecestuary.org or (207) 442-8400.


Anna Christie-Carnicella, Development Coordinator