Carolyn Shubert, Land & Water Program Manager
Born in Philadelphia, PA, and summering in Maine since the age of five, Carolyn has lived in Boothbay a long time, moving to that peninsula full time in 1977. She was co-owner of a jewelry store for 25 years and then worked for Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) for more than 8 years. In 2010, she went on a 14 month sailing adventure across the Atlantic Ocean and back on a 25-foot sailboat with her Captain Jack Bassett who built their beautiful boat S/V Flying Fish. Carolyn has worked at PWA since April 2012 and is dedicated to land trust conservation work. Carolyn’s goals at PWA include finding niches for all to help as volunteers and the promotion of the Water Quality programs such as LakeSmart, Courtesy Boat Inspections at two boat ramps in the watershed, water quality testing for safe swimming at three locations, and the Land Stewardship program which includes annual conservation easement and preserve monitoring.
Jody McKenzie Harris, Business Administrator
Jody’s roots are from Massachusetts, growing up on the coast south of Boston but spending most of her adult life in the rural foothills of the Berkshires. While on a visit to Mount Desert Island during high school, she decided that someday she was going to live on the coast of Maine. It took many years and many visits, but her dream came true 8 years ago!
It was her grandfather that cultivated her appreciation for the earth by teaching her to tend the soil. Her first real job was as an owner of a herd of milk cows, which then progressed (or maybe digressed) to a flock of sheep. With the abundance of wool from the sheep, she developed a fiber arts business, Botanical Shades in 2004, which she still operates today. She has a studio at her home in Round Pond where she specializes in natural dyeing, producing a line of hand-dyed yarns and woven items.
Having worked and volunteered for a variety of non-profits including a land trust, an art school and a museum, Jody has a strong conviction and commitment to the essential work that non-profits do. In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, paddling the magnificent shoreline of Maine and spending time with her family. Her next dream is to become a sailor and cruise the coast of Maine and beyond. But for now, she happily lives in Round Pond with her husband Bob and kitten Lincoln! Jody has been with PWA since April 2015.