Board of Directors / Trustees

Our Board of Directors

Our Trustees

    Richard Marshall,  President

  • North Country native, extremely busy family man with wife and 3 children
  • Teacher of   Biology, Earth Science & Environmental Science since 1988
  • Honors research in association with the University of Vermont
  • High School Environmental Club advisor

    Ty Danboise, Vice President

  • Husband and father of 2 teenagers, NYS certified in Elementary Education
  • Artist and owner of Windance hand-dyed clothing for over 16 years
  • Over a decade of experience as a Volunteer Environmental Educator
  • Life-long outdoor enthusiast, mt. bike racing, running & cross-country skiing

Miriam Morrow, Secretary

  • Busy wife, mother of 2 and grandmother of 3 boys
  • Retired elementary school teacher of  25 years
  • Loves the outdoors especially gardening, camping and traveling
  • Born and raised in Brooklyn and Long Island but left the city to enjoy small town living and the fresh air

Wanda Hawkins, Treasurer

  • Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who firmly believes in the needed connection between nature and the individual, on as many levels as possible
  • Notary Public with over 50 years experience in the business world, dealing with most every facet of operation possible
  • Over 40 years experience in the business of Civil, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering

William Sommerfield, Past President

  • North Country native, has always loved the outdoors,canoeing, hiking and hunting
  • Working on a Master of Education while teaching high school science
  • Retired chemist for ALCOA
  • Past scout leader – taught many children to build their own canoes

     Mel Fichette, Park Manager  , Ex Officio Member

  •  Worked for OPRHP since 1978 starting at Grasse Point State Park then Jacques Cartier and St Lawrence State Park Golf Course in various maintenance to manager positions
  • Was named 1991 1000 Island Region Employee of the Year award.
  • Enjoys family,travel, nature, sports and music.                                                                                           

Mark Berninghausen, Trustee

  • Busy family man with a wife and 3 children who love the outdoors
  • Owner and operator of Squeak Creek Apiaries for over 15 years
  • NYS Apiary Inspector
  • He and wife previously enjoyed working at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia