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I have been a member of the ADK for many years, becoming involved with the Glens Falls /Saratoga Chapter since 2011 when my husband
and I took over as Fire Tower Challenge Correspondents. I recently retired after 34 years of teaching special education.
I fill my days hiking, biking, skiing, paddling and many other outdoor activities. I also volunteer at a local food pantry and as a
ski instructor at the Double H Winter Adaptive Ski Program.
I have been an ADK member since 1985, and have been the Chapter Chair for the past year. I have also served ADK in many other capacities,
such as member of Chapter Executive Committee since 1987; former Chapter Publicity Committee Chair and Second Vice Chair;
Chapter Secretary since 2006; former member of ADK Board of Directors and Executive Committee; former chair of ADK Headquarters Committee;
current member (since 1988), and former chair, of ADK Conservation Committee, and participated in the Adopt a Lean-to program for 10 years.
I am a native of Glens Falls, currently living there with my wife, Ellen. I am a member of the Caffry & Flower law firm in Glens Falls.
Occasionally, I can find time for hiking, paddling and all varieties of skiing.
I have been an active member of ADK-GFS since the early 1990s. Iíve led hikes, chaired the nominating committee, served in the Vice Chair positions,
and as the Chapter Chair twice. For the Club, I chair the Lake George Property Committee and organize workdays. Iíve helped out with other
nonprofits and know that itís hard to find volunteers, so Iím always willing to help out when I can. As Vice Chair, I help the Chapter in any
way that I can.
I joined ADK in 1984 and have been an active member for many years.† I am currently an Alternate Director for the the Glens Falls/Saratoga Chapter.
I also am a member of ADK's Personnel Committee.† I have participated in the "Adopt-a-Lean-To" program and have volunteered for the RAGNAR Relay,
National Trails Day and for the Outdoor Sports Expo at the Saratoga City Center.† I am active with other organizations within the Adirondack Park
including Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue Team, The Friends of the Important Bird Area in Fort Edward grasslands, the Riverkeepers who monitor
water quality in the Hudson River from Newcomb to Manhattan and I have worked on the trail maintenance crew in the Siamese Pond Wilderness Area.
I've been an ADK 46r since 1995.
I have been an active member with the Glens Falls/Saratoga Chapter since the early 80s. I served as Conservation Chairman for a couple of years
back when the "Crane Pond Road Closure" and the "Big Cedar Swamp & Earltown" were big issues. I also have participated in the Adopt- a- Lean-To program,
with "Jungle" Jim Mosher, taking care of Ward Brook Lean-to, for over twenty five years. I lead hikes regularly and am
the "Winter Weekend Coordinator". I own and operate the Luzerne Market and have been in business for 35 years.
I have been a member of the ADK, Glens Falls/Saratoga Chapter since 2008. I have enjoyed participating in many club outings, events and activities. As an ADK member, I have volunteered for the RAGNAR Relay for the past 3 years. I do trail work with the 46ers and participated in ADKís 2015 National Trails Day Event at Cranberry Lake. After retiring several years ago, I now work for the NYS Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (Disaster Assistance). In my free time, I like to walk, hike, ski (Alpine & Nordic), and go fishing.
Tammara Van Ryn
I am the executive director of the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and work with land conservation organizations across the US from an office in Saratoga Springs. I have extensive experience in nonprofit governance and management and knowledge of conservation issues in New York and beyond.† I have been a member of the ADK Glens Falls/Saratoga chapter for many years and love to hike and canoe. I became a director in 2016 to combine my passion for the Adirondacks with my knowledge of nonprofits.