Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987



Professional Advisors

  • Investment Advisor: Hal Howard
  • Financial Advisor: James Watkinson
  • Certified Public Accountant: Joseph V. O’Brien
  • Web Developer: Brian Shaughnessy
  • Conservation Ecologist: Dr. David Hunt
  • Civil Engineer: Steve Longtin
  • Graphic Artist: Julie T. Moore

Staff Biographies

christine2Julie Moore, Rensselaer, Communications and Fundraising Associate

Julie joined the Land Trust in October 2012 as a part­time employee. With over 14 years in the nonprofit field, Julie’s professional experiences include communications, graphic design, development, and public relations.

After receiving her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2000, Julie began her career supporting a regional arts organization located in the Adirondack Mountains. In 2005 she moved to Ithaca, NY, where she held a position in communications with Cornell University and served as a volunteer docent for Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology. Since relocating to the Capital Region, Julie has had the opportunity to work for Environmental Advocates of New York and Saratoga Springs Public Library.

She enjoys exploring new hiking trails and birding spots with her family. Julie is also an artist who creates artworks inspired by nature, in watercolors, graphite, and fiber.

christine2Christine Young, Sand Lake, Executive Director

Christine Young joined the organization in 2008, beginning as a volunteer, providing pro bono legal services. She was hired as Executive Director in 2009. She also has her own law practice focusing on estate planning, estate administration and real estate including conservation easements. Prior to joining the Land Trust and launching her own practice, Christine worked for the law firms Tabner, Ryan and Keniry, and Crane, Greene and Parente in Albany; volunteered for the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office; and interned at the NYS Public Service Commission and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. She has also worked as a Judicial Hearing Officer for disputed tax assessment cases.

Christine is a Cum Laude graduate of Albany Law School, holds a MBA from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh Scotland, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

She is an avid outdoorswoman who hikes, swims, kayaks, snowshoes and skis. Christine is a cellist and is fluent in German.

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