People

Staff    |    Trustees

Theresa  Andrews, Administrative  Director

Kimberly Barrett, Development Manager

Megan Hess Lilla, Lands Program Assistant

Mike Palladini, Land Steward Manager

Doug Parker, President & CEO

Jenny Pessereau, Development Assistant

Lena Septimo, Land Project Manager

Karin Troedsson, Staff Attorney

Louise Vicencio, Administrative  Assistant

 

Theresa Andrews, Administrative Director 
AS, Management and Marketing, Napa Valley College

Theresa has over 20 years combined experience in both private and non-profit small businesses management.  Her specialties include project management, human resources, and program development as well as process improvement. Theresa is a true Napkin, born and raised in Napa.  She holds an Associate of Science degree from the Napa Valley College, with a concentration in business management and marketing.
 

Kimberly Barrett, Development Manager   
B.S., Nutritional Science, Georgia State University
Kimberly is a corporate sales executive and event planner with over 15 years experience in corporate events, sales and marketing.  Her event experience includes project development, planning, production and management for corporate, non profit and for profit organizations with events ranging in size from 50 - 50,000 attendees.   She has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing Management with experience in the environmental, restaurant/hotel and wine industries.  Prior to joining the Land Trust of Napa County, she was co-founder and VP Marketing of an environmental consulting business. 

 

Megan Hess Lilla, Lands Program Assistant 
B.A., Politics, UC Santa Cruz
Megan has been leading diverse groups of students and volunteers in community-based ecological restoration projects since 2004, working with non-profit organizations in the SF Bay Area, Southern California, and the Pacific Northwest. She was an Americorps member with EarthCorps in Seattle in 2004, and has since worked with local bay area organizations such as Save the Bay and Merritt College’s Environmental Management and Technology Program.  Prior to joining the Land Trust, she served four years as the Restoration and Nursery Manager for the Friends of Sausal Creek in Oakland.

 

Mike Palladini, Land Stewardship Manager 
B.A., Environmental Studies, U.C. Santa Barbara
M.S., Wildlife Biology, Humboldt State University

Mike has an extensive background in land stewardship and field biology, having spent eight years working on avian research and conservation projects for a number of organizations including the U.C. Santa Barbara Marine Science Center, PRBO Conservation Science, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and University of Montana Avian Science Center.  Prior to joining the Land Trust, Mike served as Land Steward for a watershed conservation group in northwest Montana’s Swan River Valley, where he assisted private landowners with development of conservation plans and implementation of restoration and management projects.

 

 

Doug Parker, President & CEO

B.S., Economics, University of Colorado
M.S., Public and Private Management, Yale School of Management

Doug has worked in land conservation for over 20 years, serving as CEO of two different statewide conservation organizations.  He comes from Audubon Vermont, where he has served as Executive Director since 2005, as well as Vice President of the National Audubon Society.  Prior to that, Parker served as Director of External Affairs for the Colorado Conservation Trust and was State Director for the Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island.  He was also Director of Marketing with TechnoServe.

 

Jenny Pessereau, Development Assistant 

Jenny Pessereau, Development Assistant
B.G.S., Journalism and French
Ohio University

Jenny has 15 years of experience in outreach, public relations, and organizational leadership at volunteer-supported nonprofits in Napa, including Stone Bridge School, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-Napa Valley, New Tech High School, Martha Walker Native Habitat Garden, and CNPS. In her spare time, she and her husband Philippe enjoy gardening at the Napa Community Garden, hiking at Point Reyes, and cooking a great meal with friends and family.

 

 

Lena Septimo, Land Project Manager 
B.S., Environmental Sciences, Washington State University
M.S., Natural Resource Sciences, Washington State University

Lena has extensive experience in community-based land conservation, volunteer programs and environmental education activities through both domestic and abroad programs.  She served as the Stewardship Coordinator at the Inland Northwest Land Trust with AmeriCorps, and served on the board of GroundWorks Institute in eastern Washington for over three years. 

 

Karin Troedsson, Staff Attorney 
B.A., Political Science, University of Washington
JD, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Lewis and Clark College
After several years as a volunteer on the monitoring and project committees, Karin Troedsson joined The Land Trust as its part time Staff Attorney.  Karin formerly practiced law for the County of Sonoma, the City of St. Helena and the Town of Yountville.  She has also practiced with domestic and international conservation organization.

 

Louise Vicencio, Administrative  Assistant 
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Natural Resource Management, Humboldt State
Louise worked with the US Fish & Wildlife Service for over 15 years as a Refuge Biologist and six years as the Land Trust Monitoring Coordinator before switching gears and joining the Administrative staff.  She enjoys raising bees and chickens in her spare time.