Associate Director of Data Operations
Kaileigh (she/her) grew up in the coastal town of Scituate, Massachusetts and came to Maine to attend college – she immediately fell in love with the state and knew this is where she wanted to stay. She holds a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Maine, Orono. Prior to joining MCHT Kaileigh worked with the Maine Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, and Massachusetts Department of Agriculture where she enjoyed her time spent in the field surveying for invasive forest insects, pathogens, and plants.
Kaileigh has worked at MCHT since 2015. She started as Administrative Assistant for Development and Land Protection and in the fall of 2020 was hired as the Associate Director of Data Operations.
On land conservation: “I grew up near the coast, in a town with five beaches open to the public. When something was wrong or I wasn’t feeling great, I went to the beach to feel better. That was my safe space. It wasn’t until I moved away that I realized how special that was and how important that access was to me. I’ve always been interested in people’s relationship to place and the natural world, how natural lands—and our access to them—shape us and vice versa.”
On the job: Kaileigh is responsible for the operation of MCHT’s donor database in support of engagement and communication activities. She manages and reports on donor and financial data to ensure that the Engagement Department has the information they need to connect with donors and reach fundraising goals.