Carol Lloyd has been with the ECTA in varying capacities since 2000. She has put endless hours into coordinating ECTA activities with landowners, conservation commissions and trail users throughout Essex county. Carol has coordinated the inventorying of all the public and private trails in 5 of our 6 towns in the form of maps. These maps are instrumental in understanding the trail system so that it is easy to pinpoint necessary trail maintenance. It also allows the ECTA to see at a glance, what trail segments are important to protect as trail easements. Carol has also developed Townwide Trail Management Plans that enable the ECTA to work quickly and efficiently with the town when the trail repair is needed in wetland and/or resource areas. These plans also create a way that the ECTA can help landowners permit trail repair on their private land. In addition to the Townwide plans, Carol has completed management plans for Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest and now works closely with DCR officials to systematically maintain the trails in the parks. Carol also coordinates the completion of many of the trail repairs for the ECTA and is the Race Director for the ECTA’s Run for the Trails.
Sarah Shadoff, the newest member of the ECTA team, started in May 2015 as ECTA’s Outreach Coordinator. She grew up in Bremerton, Washington. After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle with B.A. degrees in both Psychology and Anthropology, Sarah moved to Boston to become a zookeeper at Zoo New England. While working as a senior keeper at Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA, Sarah graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Master’s Degree in Parks and Resource Management. During her graduate studies, she interned at Bradley Palmer State Park and was introduced to the great work of ECTA. After the birth of her daughter, Sarah changed careers from zookeeper to Outreach Coordinator for ECTA. She is in the Wenham office at 162 Main Street on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am-4pm. Please stop by and say hello!