Meet the Board Members!

Meet three of our new directors!

Director Tracie Hines has been working in the environmental and land conservation field for the past twelve years. Since 2001, she has been the Open Space Program Manager for the Town of Ipswich, where she acquires and protects valuable open space parcels for the Town, and has obtained over $2 million in grant funding. She has also worked in the non-profit sector and for private land trusts and holds a Master’s degree in Regional Planning and Environmental Policy. Tracie and her husband Tom live in Lynn with their two children, Jack and Cate, and enjoy hiking and cross country skiing in the Woods.

Treasurer Doug Perkins was born in Northern British Columbia, Canada and started his involvement in woods sanctuaries early, living on a waterfowl refuge and accompanied by two trumpeter swans as he walked to school. In the summers of 1973-4, he created a park and wrote a grant to fund trail creation. Soon, his education included a Geology degree and many courses in forestry and biology. He spent his first two summers working in geology by walking and sampling all streams every quarter mile from Eagle, Alaska, to the Mackenzie River on a four-person crew. This reinforced his love of wilderness locations and his specialty became working in remote beautiful areas. During his field career, he worked in two areas that have become World Heritage wilderness sites, the Tatshenshini on the Alaska/British Columbia border (6 years), and the Darien Gap in Panama (2 years). He is now employed as a ranger for the Marblehead Conservancy. Doug met his wife Henriette through her cousin who worked in Greenland. Henriette lived in Marblehead and soon introduced him to the town and the region. They now have three children 13, 4, and 2 years old, as well as fish, a gecko, and a dog. Doug is looking forward to working with the FLW and hopes to be able to bring some grant writing experience to the Friends.

Director Maura Scherrer was born and raised in Lynn, and has always been proud of all this great city has to offer. She considers Lynn Woods the ‘jewel’ of our city. Scherrer says, “I am grateful to the people whom have worked hard to preserve the Lynn Woods Reservation and feel honored to be involved with this dedicated group of people to continue the work.” She currently works for Lynn Public Schools in the Data Center, and has served on the board of Wyoma Little League for the past five years, and held the office of president for the past two years. Scherrer lives with her husband Rick in Lynn with their two daughters, Tracey and Stephanie, and their dog Jack.

See Also

Our Purpose

Earth Day 2005

Message from the Incoming President

Which is the highest hill in Lynn?

Calendar of Events

Wild Owls Lead to Serenity by Lisa Capone

Stone Walls in Lynn, Salem, and Peabody by Leslie Courtemanche

Annual Meeting 2005

Gypsy Moth Crew by Ranger Dan Small

Stay Tuned… by Jeanne Curley

Special Guest Speaker at the April Membership Meeting

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