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ADKAmy Kelsey
Amy loves to explore the natural world and to share it with others. She created Owl Woods to help children of all ages find joy in working together and safely being outdoors.

Amy currently works for the University of Vermont as a Research Specialist.  Previously (2013-2018), she served as the Executive Director of the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) where she worked with landowners, land managers, volunteers, and other partners to ensure the long-term sustainability and conservation of the Catamount Trail, Vermont’s 300+ mile backcountry ski trail. Prior roles include Trail Director at the CTA from 2008-2012, and Watershed Planner at Addison County Regional Planning Commission in Middlebury, VT from 2006-2008.

Amy has several years of experience in outdoor and environmental education, including positions as Senior Level Field Instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Environmental Educator for the Chewonki Foundation, and Adjunct Faculty in Johnson State College’s Environmental and Health Sciences Program. She holds a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College, and an MS in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont.