Kate Patton has been Executive Director of LSLT since 2006. Prior to coming on as ED of LSLT, she owned and operated the Globe Theater for 17 years. Her experiences in the business community include serving as President of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Worcester County Arts Council and she was instrumental in developing longstanding Berlin events, including the monthly Arts Night and the successful application for Berlin’s designation as an Arts and Entertainment District. In 2002 she received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Small Business in the Arts. Kate’s environmental background includes working with the citizen’s group Clean Water Action after graduating from University of Richmond in 1986.
Kady everson, Outreach & Education manager
Kady Everson joined LSLT in June of 2016 as our Outreach and Education Manager. Kady previously worked for the American Chestnut Land Trust in Prince Frederick MD before moving to the eastern shore with her husband and young daughter. She brings with her over eight years of experience in land use management, stewardship project development, and outreach and event planning. Prior to working in the environmental field, Kady spent a number of years as a community manager and has extensive contracting and budgeting experience.
Kady holds a Masters of Science in environmental management and a Bachelors of Science in environmental science and policy, both from the University of Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family at the beach, traveling, running, paddle boarding, and dabbling in freelance photography.
marianne pettis, stewardship coordinator
Marianne Pettis joined LSLT in June of 2016 as our Stewardship Coordinator. Marianne previously worked for the Robinson Foundation and the Howard County Conservancy in Howard County MD. She brings over 25 years of experience in resource management, land conservation, environmental education and non-profit management experience.
Marianne holds a Master of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology specializing in estuarine ecology and Bachelor degree in Biology from Bates College. Marianne and her husband are currently in the process of relocating to the Eastern Shore. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the region and playing in the water.
MICHELLE WINTERS, AMERICORPS SERVICE MEMBER
Michelle Winters joined LSLT in January 2017 as an AmeriCorps service member. Michelle is active in the Salisbury University ShoreCorps/PALS AmeriCorps program, where members are trained to meet critical community needs in public health, education, safety, and the environment.
Michelle is from Gaithersburg, MD, but has lived on the Eastern Shore for the past four years. She graduated from Salisbury University in December 2016 with a bachelor’s of arts in Environmental Studies and has marketing management experience as well. She has participated in many conservation efforts across the globe, including rainforest restoration, wetlands restoration, introducing rain gardens and sustainable landscape designs, in addition to implementing plans for a university property. Michelle spends her free time hiking, practicing yoga and outside on any given sunny day.