Staff

Mark Dindorf

Interim Executive Director

Mark’s passion for the land began early on when he first climbed Mt. Chocorua at the age of 5. After attending Union College, Mark moved to the White Mountains to work for the Appalachian Mountain Club.  Mark was an innkeeper for many years, sharing his extensive knowledge and expertise of the area and his enthusiasm for outdoor recreation with countless guests. Mark and his wife, Nancy Ritger, live in Hart’s Location, where they raised three children. Mark chairs the Board of Selectmen, currently serving his 7th term. Mark also chairs the Saco & Swift Rivers Local Advisory Committee and recently joined the Board of Directors of our regional planning agency, North Country Council. Mark’s involvement with USVLT began in 2016 as a Board Director and Land Committee member.  In 2018, Mark was elected Vice President and was appointed Chair of the Land Committee and Personnel Committee. Mark recently served as Executive Director of the Saco Headwaters Alliance. Mark is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, skiing, canoeing & kayaking, mountain & road biking, nature photography and just about anything that can be done outside. Every spring, Mark & Nancy perform the ritual of maple sugaring on their land, and Mark is also a novice beekeeper. Mark is thrilled to serve as USVLT’s Interim Executive Director.

Abby King

Conservation Director

Abby King joined USVLT in September 2019. Abby first moved to Maine in 2012 to work in environmental policy after her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, and she returned to the Northeast after her thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. A resident of Fryeburg, Abby is a Registered Maine Guide and has many years of experience in guiding sea kayaking, backpacking, and backcountry skiing trips. She previously worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, and the Royal River Conservation Trust. Abby has a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Geography from Colgate University and a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She brings a passion for community planning and advocacy to the Land Trust.

Aimee St.Germain

Outreach & Office Manager

Aimee joined the USVLT staff in 2020. She is originally from Maine, and earned a BA in International & Global Studies from the University of Maine at Farmington. After traveling and working in South America and California, Aimee decided North Conway was home. She enjoys getting out in nature and doing yoga.

Greg Bjork

Land Steward

Greg's love of the northern forest began as a child exploring the woods around his home, pursuing a forestry degree at the University of New Hampshire, and continuing to follow a career path in forest ecology, land management, and conservation with the Maine Forest Service and Maine Audubon. He joins the USVLT as the new Land Steward in Spring 2022. An avid backpacker and nordic skier Greg has been recreating in and around the Mount Washington Valley for several decades and is excited to collaborate on current and future multi-use projects.  He is happiest wandering the woods in search of giant trees and looks forward to many new discoveries!