After working with MMRG for nearly five years, our multi-talented Office Manager, Amy Gardner, has decided to move on to a new career path. As our administrator since 2017, Amy’s skill set and enthusiasm have helped to boost the capacity of our organization.
Office Manager Amy Gardner
When Amy started working with MMRG, she was brand-new to New Hampshire and hadn’t always planned on a position in land conservation. Initially drawn to the organization by the energy with which we approach our mission, Amy has appreciated the ability to expand her horizons and learn about a field that was new to her.
“I’m very grateful to have learned so much about conserving land and to be able to be a member of a team taking MMRG from a small start-up to a much larger organization with many more properties conserved,” she said, reflecting on her time.
Amy has particularly enjoyed the events and various opportunities to get out into nature, a big perk of the job when you work in conservation! The Branch River Paddle, MOOSE-ie bonfires, Ponding for Polliwogs, and Hawk Watches have been some of her favorites. She also likes to bring her kids out with her as a fun and engaging way to get them outdoors, and to meet all of the people who enjoy MMRG’s programs:
“I love being in nature, so naturally a job that pays me to sometimes be in nature with awesome people, was an amazing fit!”
During her tenure, Amy led many internal advances and process improvements to MMRG’s management of its finances, events and membership. Her attention to detail and dedication to high-quality work in all of her affairs was a boon to the organization through a period marked both by growth and leadership turnover. Amy departs from MMRG having left it a better, stronger organization.
Executive Director Jill Eldredge reflected on Amy’s time with MMRG, “Amy was an invaluable asset to MMRG during her employment with us and was personally incredibly gracious with me as I transitioned into my role as Executive Director. While her presence throughout the organization will be sorely missed, we will certainly enjoy a long-term benefit from the strength of Amy’s work and particularly her financial skill.”
We are excited for Amy’s next steps as she begins a new position as an LNA at a local hospital, a position she’s always wanted. As an LNA, she’ll gain hands-on experience to reach her dream job of becoming a nurse.
“I have always wanted to be a nurse and though I took a detour, I’m thrilled to be in a place where I can grow in the medical field. I’m looking forward to making people feel better, putting a smile on their faces during their harder moments in life, and giving them the gift of an LNA who truly cares,” she said.
While we’re sad to see her go, we are so proud of Amy and her step towards her long-time career goals! From all of us at MMRG, we’re sending her off with lots of well-wishes for this new job.
With Amy’s departure, we are currently hiring for our Office Manager role. This is a full-time, salaried position who will be responsible for the key tasks that make the organization run smoothly and efficiently. This includes administrative, financial, data management and communications tasks, and this person will be the public’s primary point of contact. Learn more and apply here!
The conserved lands of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways located in the communities of Brookfield, Wakefield, Milton, Union, Farmington, New Durham, Middleton, Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro and Ossipee, New Hampshire rest on the traditional ancestral homelands of the Abenaki, Pennacook, Wabanaki and Pequawket Peoples past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the aki (land), nebi (water) and the alnobak (people), the original stewards of N’dakinna (homeland). We take this opportunity to humbly thank them and reflect on the history attached to these precious lands. For more information, please visit Indigenous NH.