PO Box 9, Chesterfield, NH 03443-0009
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Principal Ecologist & Senior Planner
Recognizing the vital contributions that conservation planning and land stewardship play in our ever-changing world, Jeff set vision into action. He started Moosewood Ecological in 2002 to help develop innovative conservation solutions to meet today’s growing challenges. He earned his M.S. in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies program. Now with over 30 years of experience in ecological studies and education, Jeff is expanding his horizons while tapping back into his roots. He’s getting his hands dirty with pollinator habitat development and other natively-inspired areas that enhance wildlife opportunities for all landowners. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Antioch University. When not working, Jeff enjoys gardening, sailing, music, and camping. He lives in Chesterfield, NH with his family, chickens, and Rocky the yellow lab.
Ecologist & Project Manager
Steven Lamonde grew up along Massachusetts’ South Shore where he developed a deep curiosity for all things wild. After receiving a B.S. from Johnson State College in Environmental Science, Steven moved to the Monadnock Region to pursue an M.S. in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. Here, his passion for birds and community science intensified, leading to active participation in regional and national bird conservation projects. In addition to working for Moosewood Ecological, Steven teaches part-time as an affiliate professor at Antioch University. Never without binoculars or a camera close at hand, Steven enjoys taking any opportunity to document biodiversity.
Laura is a wildlife biologist at Moosewood Ecological and adjunct instructor at Antioch University, in Keene, NH. A native of South Portland, Maine, she earned a B.S. from Dartmouth College and M.S. from the University of Vermont School of Natural Resources. In her previous job at New Audubon, Laura led numerous field surveys for birds, turtles, vernal pool species, and bats. She has worked for Jeff off and on for many years, more recently joining Moosewood Ecological’s team on several projects across the state. When not searching for birds, turtles, frogs, salamanders, or snakes, or teaching Herpetology, Laura is writing her PhD dissertation about evaluating how floodplain complexity influences wood turtles by using bare earth lidar. In her free time, she enjoys birding, hiking, XC skiing, painting, knitting and gardening.
Maggie grew up on Long Island but has lived in many places in the 15 years since. She now owns and lives on a small farm in West Townshend, VT. She received a bachelors of fine art in illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010, and finished a masters degree in conservation biology at Antioch University New England. Maggie found her way into the conservation field after working on farms all over the world through the WWOOF program from 2010-2012. She learned how to raise, care-take and butcher livestock and became a butcher, and is currently working as a butcher for Archway Farm. Through farming she realized how important conservation and healthy ecosystems are to well-managed farms. Maggie has worked for Moosewood Ecological since February 2021, she started as an intern and is now a field technician. During her internship she designed maps using GIS software for one of the properties Moosewood manages and has conducted many plant bird and reptile surveys.
Land Manger / Native Plant Gardener
Arian is originally from Furlong, Pennsylvania and earned a degree in Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University and received her master’s degree in Conservation Biology at Antioch University in Keene. She started as an intern for Jeff and has now spent 4 years working with him, specializing in aquatic turtle surveys and as social media director. While Arian has dreams of collecting a variety of rescue animals, right now she has a cat named Noëlle, two dogs named Draig and Tumnus and three tortoises named Boris, Beatrix and Darwin. They all live in Hancock along with her husband Steven. She loves traveling, gardening and spending time with friends and family.
Native Plant Gardner / Compost Specialist
Alex grew up in Salem, MA and fell in love with the natural world around her through experiences at day camps, books by Jan Brett, and movies like Bambi and Fern Gully- she’s been chasing the sustainability dragon ever since. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, took some time off to travel, farm, sing in a couple bands and returned to New England to study Environmental Education at Antioch where she received her M.S. as well as a newfound passion for composting. With soil at the forefront of her mind, she strives to help design and install garden features that complement the local biology, adhere to permaculture principals, and will entice the client to strengthen their reciprocal relationship with the land.
Meet Jaime McGuigan (she/her), a longtime resident of the Monadnock Region, where she resides in a gloriously rattly, clattery old farmhouse outside of Keene, surrounded by lovely and unruly gardens. Her deep appreciation for nature was kindled as a child when she explored the forests of New England, and is now pursuing a master's degree in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. Jaime is equally intrigued by both the big picture and the minutiae of ecology. If you can’t find her right away, she is probably hanging out on a beaver dam in a wetland somewhere, snapping pictures of carnivorous plants, or maybe somewhere further out in her kayak. She's thrilled to be joining Moosewood Ecological and is eager to help make a positive impact on local conservation and ecology.
Josh is the Assistant Land Manager of Woodland Views in Roxbury! His job has many aspects but maintaining trails, managing invasive species and monitoring acres of pollinator habitat seem to be his most consuming tasks. He grew up in a small town in the middle of NH called Piermont, just outside the White Mountains. Josh has two great kids and a wonderful wife and they love to camp, bike and ski together! He also has two dogs, a chihuahua named Zuzu aka Susan and an almost 1 year old mix named Walter aka Wally.