OFFICERS

President: Cheryl Holdren
Vice-President: Doug Brown
Treasurer: Ted Schmuhl

DIRECTORS

Brown, Doug. Douglas Clark Brown is the owner of Brown Building Company. He is a former member of Falmouth Town Building Committee. He is also a former member of the board of the Falmouth Housing Trust. He has lived along the bank of the Coonamessett River since 1962. Memories of fishing for eel, crab and herring on the river have led to his interest in restoring local habitat. Mr. Brown is currently the president of the East Falmouth Village Association. He is also a member of the Pond Watch group which has contributed to establishment of the Total Maximum Daily Load standard, a prime motivating factor for the state to mandate cleanup of 89 Massachusetts estuaries, including five in Falmouth. Mr. Brown has also been a member of the Falmouth Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Review Committee. He has been a town meeting member of both Precinct 3 (formerly) and Precinct 9 (currently).

Buczkowski, Brian. Brian Buczkowski is the Curator of Geologic Collections at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, and has participated in research investigations mapping the geology and geomorphology of the seafloor around coastal Massachusetts.  Brian has been a resident of Falmouth since 2002, and has been active in the Falmouth arts community since 2010, singing with the Falmouth Chorale and performing onstage as a member of the Falmouth Theatre Guild.

Buesseler, Wendi. Wendi Buesseler is the Executive Director of the Oyster Pond Environmental Trust (OPET) where she monitors the Pond’s water quality, maintains open passage for the resident herring population, and works to eradicate exotic invasive plants from the watershed. She is also a Town Meeting Member and a member of the Coonamessett River Trust.

Hauff, Martha. Martha Hauff is a broadly-trained fish ecologist with particular interest in the early life stages of fishes. She recently completed a post-doctoral appointment with the University of Connecticut (Avery Point), and now teaches biology, wetlands ecology, and fish ecology courses at Roger Williams University and the Marine Studies Consortium (based in Boston), and is a guest investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Having moved here in late 2010, Martha is a relatively new transplant to the Cape; nevertheless, she is keen to work for the protection of the beautiful and valuable natural resources she has so quickly come to love.

Holdren, Cheryl. Cheryl Holdren is a population biologist with expertise on plant-insect ecology and the adverse effects of pesticides on human health. She has a PhD in Biology from Stanford University and is coauthor of the book, Toxics A to Z. She has served on the Falmouth Conservation Commission, Falmouth League of Women Voters, The 300 Committee and is a founding member of the Falmouth Climate Action Team.

Jones, Andrew. Andy Jones is an aquatic biologist who recently completed his doctorate at Yale University and has moved to the Falmouth area to begin a postdoctoral position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is broadly interested in both ecological and evolutionary topics, as well as the conservation of coastal aquatic ecosystems. As a postdoc, he will be working to relate the growth and survival of juvenile river herring to features of the lakes in which they spawn.

Kinkade, Danie. Danie Kinkade holds a Masters degree in marine science and has experience in scientific research, environmental education, and data science and informatics.  She currently works for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  As a member of the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust and the Cape Cod Chapter of Trout Unlimited, she is passionate about environmental causes.  In her personal time, she enjoys fly-fishing Falmouth’s many ponds and waterways, and exploring the local trails and coastal beaches of Cape Cod. She is also an avid runner, yoga teacher, and Mom to two middle school children.

List, Kellee.  Kellee List is an information specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole.  She has provided IT and Information in support for oceanographic science for the past 21 years. Kellee has a Masters of Arts in Computer Education from Hampton University, Hampton VA. She is currently pursuing the development of a neighborhood blog implementation as a means for intra-neighborhood communications and information dissemination. She and her husband Jeffrey List have raised two children and owe a debt of gratitude to the Falmouth public school system. She is especially interested in the education aspects of the Falmouth Water Stewards efforts.

Muñoz , Sierra Pope.

Neill, Christopher. Christopher Neill is an environmental scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Ecosystems Center who studies how changes in land use influence the movements of water and nutrients in ecosystems from the Amazon to coastal Massachusetts.

Olson, Brenda.  Brenda Olson is a retired Falmouth optometrist. She practiced 25 years on Cape Cod, including 20 years with Dr. Edward Fitch in Falmouth. She is a Past Present of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. Previously she worked 13 years as a Research Assistant in chemical oceanography at WHOI, and has maintained a life-long interest in the environment.

Schmuhl, Edward (Ted). Ted Schmuhl has an engineering background and spent most of his career in the development of medical instrumentation systems, mostly with Hewlett Packard. For the past six years since moving to the Cape full time he has been working as a Real Estate Appraiser. Along with sitting on the FWS board, his community activities include membership on the Falmouth Affordable Housing Committee. He is also an active sailor and member of Waquoit Bay Yacht Club.

Siegal, Deborah. Deborah Siegal serves as a Town Meeting member and is active in environmental and civic issues. She is a Past President of the League of Women Voters of Falmouth where she also served on the Board for many years, and was a founding member of the Coonamessett River Trust. Prior to retiring she was an administrator at several scientific and educational organizations both in Falmouth and New York City.

Sundquist, Eric. Eric Sundquist is a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.  His research seeks to evaluate and understand the human activities and environmental processes that control and respond to changes in the level of CO2 in the atmosphere.  He holds a B.A. degree in Geology from Pomona College, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Geological Sciences from Harvard University. Eric and his wife Holly have lived in Falmouth since 1988, and their children attended Falmouth schools.  They currently reside on Green Pond, where Eric is an avid kayaker and sailor.

Thieler, Kama. Kama Thieler has lived in Falmouth since 1997 and enjoys boating, fishing, shellfishing and exploring local waters with her family. She worked as a research assistant at the MBL Ecosystems Center, then as the administrator of the Woods Hole Science and Technology Education Partnership (WHSTEP). She currently works in the Academic Programs Office at WHOI coordinating K-12 outreach and undergraduate programs. She is a volunteer in Falmouth schools and works with the international GLOBE Program training teachers and students in investigations of coastal waters. In the past, she served on the outreach committee of the 300 Committee and as a Buzzards Bay Coalition Baywatcher for West Falmouth Harbor.

Williams, Jeff. Jeff Williams, a coastal scientist, is Senior Scientist Emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey and is on the faculty at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. His research includes studies of coastal and wetland change due to storms and sea-level rise and climate-change impacts on coasts. He was a member of the Falmouth Conservation Commission and the Coonamessett River Restoration working group for three years, is active in The 300 Committee Land Trust, and frequently gives public lectures on coastal issues facing Falmouth, Cape Cod, and elsewhere.

Advisory Associates

Bulygina, Kate. Kate Bulygina heads the Woods Hole Research Center’s Luce Lab of environmental chemistry. Previously, she held positions at Moscow State University’s Museum of Zoology and in the Upstate Fresh Water Institute’s chemistry laboratory in Syracuse, New York. She holds a master’s degree in ecology and hydrobiology from Moscow State University.

Cormier, Tina. Tina Cormier is a Remote Sensing Analyst at the Woods Hole Research Center where she uses remote sensing and GIS to statistically and spatially model deforestation in the United States and in the tropics. She has an H.B.A. in Environmental Science from Saint Anselm College and an M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire. Her undergraduate and graduate research focused on multiple habitat use by the wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) and spatial distribution of vernal pools, respectively. She is also a land steward for the 300 Committee.

Costello, George George Costello is a Sales Representative and Project Manager in the area of environmental services and products for Costello Associates in New Bedford, MA. He has a background in Business Administration. George is also an avid fisherman and fly tyer and as such has a deep interest in the health of Falmouth’s fresh and coastal waters. He is the President of the SE Massachusetts Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the President of the Falmouth Fishermen’s Association.

Moor, Priscilla Priscilla Moor is a long time resident of Davisville, East Falmouth, a retired science teacher, naturalist and “birder.” She is Vice President of Davisville Civic Association, m ember of the Comprehensive Wastewater Plan Review Committee, volunteer with the Pond Watch Program, Town meeting Member for Precinct 4, and an advocate for environmental protection of our open space and water resources.

STAFF

Program Manager/Administrator

Jill Holdren. Jill Holdren has an undergraduate degree in environmental sciences and a master’s in geography with an emphasis in public health. She has more than twenty years of experience in program management in both the public health and environment fields.