Meet Pat Gallagher, our new Advancement Director
From an early age, the natural world has been a place of refuge for me. Growing up in the metropolitan area, I became acutely aware of the beauty and splendor of the untouched landscapes of the region. They stood in clear contrast to the human-built world that permeates our daily existence. Similarly, to New York-New Jersey Trail Conference supporters, whether hiking, biking, skiing, or a jaunt with family; being in nature is a restorative and rejuvenating experience that I deeply appreciate. That has never been truer than in the last few years when many of us found solace and hope during a challenging and isolating time through the exploration of the precious gift nature has to offer.
Ensuring the protection of wild spaces through conservation and advocacy has become a passion of mine. Joining the Trail Conference as the Advancement Director, I am honored to be a part of an organization with a long, rich history of upholding these cherished values. The Trail Conference is leading the charge to protect and promote our extensive network of trail lands while ensuring these special places are accessible to all.
As we enter a new year, I am excited to find opportunities to meet you at our numerous and varied events, group hikes or just for a coffee to share stories of our love of nature. Here is a list of our upcoming events. I look forward to learning more about you and why you have made the great decision to support the Trail Conference.
Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you on the trail!
A message from Advancement Director, Pat Gallagher
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