May 31, 2023

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust Welcomes Three New Board Members

May 31, 2023 - Conway, NH - The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust recently welcomed three new
members to their board of directors at the USVLT Annual Meeting held on May 6, 2023 in
Conway, NH. Each new member brings a wealth of experience, a unique skill set, and a strong
commitment to the mission of the land trust.
“We are fortunate to add Jennifer, Ken, and Mike to the Board of Directors. They join a team of dedicated
Board volunteers who are committed to preserve land for community benefit,” shared Jen Pribble,
Executive Director.

Jennifer Snell Rullman has spent her career alternating between teaching environmental
education and leading international conservation efforts. Throughout her career she has worked
for the Jane Goodall Institute in Tanzania; helped establish conservation initiatives in Mongolia,
Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China; and currently serves as Senior Philanthropy Manager for the
Snow Leopard Trust where she has spent the last 19 years of her career. Rullman lives in
Fryeburg with her family and serves on the Fryeburg Conservation Commission. In her spare
time, she can be found hiking local mountains, bowling with the Bowling Stones, rewilding
landscapes, and attempting to grow vegetables in New England.

Ken Olson brings an extensive array of conservation experience. He is the retired President and
CEO of Friends of Acadia and held positions as the Executive Director of The Nature
Conservancy of Connecticut, President of American Rivers, Director of Special Projects at The
Conservation Fund, and (early in his career) head of the Appalachian Mountain Club Hut
System. He is a published author and holds multiple recognitions including a Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, an Honorary Ranger
appointment by Acadia National Park, and an honorary degree by College of the Atlantic for
outstanding contributions to human ecology.

Mike Laracy has lived in the Mount Washington Valley for more than 20 years. He is the founder of
Rapid Insight, a local software company that was recently acquired by EAB. Laracy was a Managing
Director of EAB until his retirement in February 2023. Mike received his M.A. in Economics from
Rutgers University, and his B.A. in Economics and Finance from Catholic University. He has served on
several local non-profit boards including Jen’s Friends and the Conway Budget Committee. He currently
serves on the Kennett High School Computer Science Advisory Board and the White Mountains
Community College Advisory Board. He lives in Conway, NH and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, trail
running, and hiking with his wife and two kids.

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust annually evaluates the composition of the Board of Directors and the
needs of the organization. According to Sue Nichols, chair of the Strategic Action Committee, “We work
to ensure that we have representation across our service area, broad skill sets, and we are continually
working to add diversity to our Board.”

To learn more about USVLT and the Board of Directors, visit

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