Joe is the former President of the Customer Support group at Warner Lambert/Pfizer. Locally, Joe has served on the Bass River Park Use Committee, Save the Crowe, Fire Chief Search Committee, and the Dennis Port Public Library Building Committee. Joe has served as a Trustee for almost two decades, and in that time has served as Board Chair or President since 2015.
Kathleen has been practicing law in Dennis for over 25 years. Her focus is on estate and tax planning and estate administration. Kathleen moved to Dennis in 1998 along with her husband and two sons, who all live and work on Cape Cod. For fun, Kathleen paints, throws pots, and makes mosaics.
Frank has been a Dennis resident for over 30 years. He has served on the Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Dennis Planning Board, the Dennis Sign Code Committee, and Save the Crowe. Currently he is a member of the Community Preservation Committee. Dr. Dahlstrom has a dental practice in Dennis Village and lives in East Dennis with his wife, Shawn, an artist.
Vicki is a native Cape Codder and Dennis resident and has always been interested in preserving the beauty of natural environments. She graduated from Simmons College with a degree in Communications and also holds a Certificate in the Culinary Arts from Boston University. Currently working in Medical Sales, Vicki happily spends her free time leading DCLT’s Events Committee and the annual Summer Auction.
Connie, a full-time resident of Dennis for nearly 50 years, is a founding member of the Trust. Connie has a degree in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts, is a past member and Chair of the Dennis Planning Board, served on the Dennis Land Acquisition Committee, and now serves on the Zoning Bylaw Study Committee.
Mark spent his childhood and college summers working in Dennis. He graduated in 1984 with a degree in Ocean Engineering, and after working for various firms in California, moved to Dennis in 1996 to be near his family. Mark has been a consulting engineer since 2008. He enjoys camping, all kinds of paddling, and the outdoors in general.
Katie is a native Cape Codder and Dennis resident. Katie graduated from University of Massachusetts with a degree in Zoology and has a master’s degree in Education from Lesley College. Katie owns the Cape House at William Raveis Real Estate. Her involvement with the Trust started with volunteering at the Summer Auction, and she’s since become actively engaged with DCLT’s Communications Committee.
Dorria is Professor Emerita in Communications at Curry College, retiring after more than 25 years of teaching. She worked previously in broadcasting and media production. She holds degrees in media studies/public relations and a doctorate in education. Dorria served on the Planning Board and the Community Preservation Committee, and is now a member of the Zoning Bylaw Study Committee. She is most passionate about her grandchildren, film, environmental issues, and baseball.
Tom has worked in the administration of Harvard College for 45 years, most recently as Dean of Freshmen. His family started the Mashantum Tennis Club in town; they, like he, have been committed to preserving open space and raising awareness about the environment. In his free time, Tom enjoys racket sports and long walks on Dennis Beaches with family and friends.
Chris is a resident of South Dennis and was nominated a Trustee in 2023 (to be formalized at the 2023 Annual Meeting). Chris brings 25 years of executive experience in the banking industry, including global roles on three continents. Chris formerly sat on both the executive and grant committees of the United Way Board for Cape Cod & Islands and serves as the Board Treasurer for the Cape Cod Theatre Company. Chris volunteers as a career coach for “We Can,” a not-for-profit organization helping women reenter the workforce. Chris serves on DCLT’s Finance Committee, and spends part of the year at her second home in Italy.
Chris Foley came to the Trust from a successful career as a physician and having managed a large medical practice in Connecticut. Chris serves as chair of DCLT’s Finance Committee. Chris and his wife live in East Dennis, where Chris enjoys learning about local history, and in his spare time, is a master woodworker.
Rich is a founding trustee of DCLT and served as president from 1997 to 2015. He also served as president of the Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts from 2000 to 2015. Since 2015, Rich has been Chief Legal Counsel to former Massachusetts Attorney General, now Governor, Maura Healey and oversaw, among other responsibilities, enforcement of the state’s environmental laws. Previously, Rich was a longtime partner in the Boston office of the international law firm WilmerHale, and was also involved in several pro bono efforts in Africa regarding education, economic development, and land rights of indigenous peoples.
Bob has owned a home in East Dennis since 2009, where he has since retired. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Stratus Technologies, a global leader in the undustry. He earned a B.S. degree from Babson College and a master’s degree in business administration from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Bob is actively engaged with DCLT stewardship activities and serves on DCLT’s Finance, Membership, and Land Committees.
Paul is a restaurant owner and entrepreneur in the town of Dennis, who also serves on the Town of Dennis Select Board. Paul brings a breadth of experience and knowledge of the Town and Cape business community to the DCLT and serves as a Co-Chair of the Events Committee.
Norm has been a Dennis resident since the 1970s. After graduation from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, he was a Signal Corps officer, and then an engineer for the Army at Fort Monmouth, NJ. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served as president of the Quivet Neck Homeowners Association for 10 years, and served for six years as a director of the Friends of the Dennis Senior Citizens. He was a principal member of Save the Crowe, and today serves on DCLT’s Events Committee, leading corporate sponsorships for the annual Summer Auction.
Carole is an 11th generation Cape Codder and a founding member of the Trust. She is a past member of the Dennis Beach Committee and the Arts & Cultural Council. Carole currently is the President of the Village Improvement Society (VIS) of Dennis, which owns the Village Green, playground, and the Revolutionary Soldier’s Training Field. In 2004, the VIS partnered with the Town of Dennis to un-develop a former gas station and create a pocket park, known as Nobscussett Park. Carole serves as advisor to the DCLT’s Land Committee.
Beverley is a founding member of the Trust, and served as a member of the Town’s Land Bank Committee and the Land Acquisition Committee. After graduation from UMass, she taught 1st grade, and later served on the Guilderland, NY School Board. Also, by forming and leading a group called The Dennis Committee, Beverley helped to organize and lead a grassroots effort to promote the acquisition of several parcels of land for open space in the Town of Dennis in the mid 1980s, leading to the formation of the DCLT. Beverley serves on DCLT’s Land Committee.
Edmond has been a longstanding member of the Board of Trustees, and a resident of South Dennis. Edmond traces his roots to the early Nickerson family on Cape Cod, and is an expert in the history of South Dennis.
Paul has lived in Dennis for nearly his entire life. He is retired from Prue Foundry Inc. and is a retired Deputy Chief of the Dennis Fire Department. Paul has been a DCLT Trustee for many years, is a past member of the Town of Dennis Land Bank, and has been an elected Dennis Water District Commissioner for many years. He currently serves as the Commission Chairman, and remains engaged with DCLT’s Land Committee.
Jim became a Trustee in 1996 and lived in Dennis from 1996 until 2020. He was employed by the IBM Corporation for 33 years, including positions as Manager of Competitive Evaluation and Manager of Market Research. Jim was a member of the South Side Civic Association, Dennis Capital Outlay Committee, Community Preservation Committee, and the Dennis Municipal Affordable Housing Trust. At the DCLT, he served as the chair of the Finance Committee.
Brad is a resident of South Dennis and an active supporter of the DCLT, the Rotary Club of Harwich/Dennis, and other nonprofit organizations. Brad leads DCLT’s annual Duck Race and plays an active role in many DCLT events.
Peter is a Dennis resident and an engineer and environmental consultant. Peter brings expertise in science and resource management, having formerly served on the Dennis Conservation Commission. Peter now serves on DCLT’s Land Committee.
Ann enjoys spending time in Dennis with her husband and children. She has been volunteering with the DCLT since 2022 on land stewardship, vernal pool identification, and water quality sampling. She was previously an attorney for The Nature Conservancy.
Dave fell in love with Dennis while visiting family during summers past, having worked as a deckhand for Albatross Fishing out of Sesuit Harbor, and then as a summertime natural resources officer for the Town. Dave earned an honors B.Sc. in biology from UConn before completing a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution at UC Santa Cruz, and a postdoc at the University of Auckland’s School of Environment. He started with the Trust as Land Manager in 2021 before being promoted to Executive Director in 2022. Dave enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife, dogs, family, students, and just about anyone who cares to join!
Janice lives in Dennis and has worked for the DCLT since 2019, providing administrative support regarding DCLT’s donors and donations. Janice has a background in accounting and is a wizard at Microsoft Excel.
Originally from New York, Tara graduated with a BA in English and Environmental studies from SUNY Geneseo in 2019 and has been living in Massachusetts since then. She moved to Massachusetts to pursue an M.Sc. in Conservation Medicine at Tufts University, a degree focused on the intersections between environmental, wildlife, and human health. While serving with the DCLT, Tara will formalize DCLT’s educational programming and take lead of DCLT’s land stewardship activities.