Your Voice in the Future of the Adirondacks



Brittany Christenson   

Executive Director

Brittany Christenson, Executive Director

Brittany Christenson is passionate about creating positive change in the Adirondacks.  She hails from the Northwestern United States and has traveled extensively in South America.  Now that Brittany and her husband Lucas have settled permanently in New York, she has decided to dedicate her career to leaving the Adirondacks better than she found them. 

Mrs. Christenson has served as the Administrator and Office Manager at Fledging Crow Vegetables where she honed her skills in membership management, public outreach, and grant administration.  While with Fledging Crow, she managed packing and logistics while overseeing a staff of up to 20 seasonal employees.  She helped grow Fledging Crow’s CSA membership by 65% in two years.  She also secured state grants to support innovative sustainable growing techniques on the farm.   Prior to her experience at Fledging Crow, Brittany worked with the North Country Healthy Heart Network as their Community Nutrition Coordinator where she learned how to build community buy-in and develop innovative program evaluation metrics.  Her experience there prepared her to work well with a board of directors and collaborate with other non-profits in the Adirondacks. She received her Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and also has extensive experience in marketing, social media development, publicity, and website development.

Among Ms. Christenson’s new goals will be to significantly expand its membership by extending the reach of beyond its current strengths in the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid/Tupper Lake region into other areas of the Park, especially the southern tier and the Old Forge/western regions. 

You may reach Brittany by emailing her at

Alice Vera, Consultant is pleased to have Alice Vera as a consultant to the board. Alice's family has had ties to Saranac Lake since her great grandmother came to the area to recover from tuberculosis. She moved here 26 years ago and started her business, Alice Vera Photography, in 1994. Alice's daughter Jennifer was born in Saranac Lake a year later, and is now attending Embry Riddle Aeronautic University. Alice recently graduated from North Country Community College with an associates degree in Computer Graphics and Design. Her family enjoys camping, fishing, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, and reading. Alice is also a sculptor and one of the founding members of NorthWind Fine Arts. She is proud to be a resident of Saranac Lake with her husband, Jeff.

You may reach Alice by emailing her at

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