John E. Johanson is an upstate New York based project manager, designer, and natural resource manager focused on sustainable and high performance architecture, historic rehabilitation, land use planning, and stewardship of our forest resources. John holds a Master's degree from Rensselaer, a variety of professional certifications, and he has extensive experience in the industry. John is active in conservation and arts non-profits.
Through the Land Trust and projects such as this, Joe is following up on a rewarding 30 year career at the NYS Dormitory Authority as an attorney in Counsel's Office and Director of Real Property Services. Joe was involved in financing, acquisition and construction of infrastructure for NYS programs and agencies including; State University of New York, City University of New York, Office for Persons With Developmental Disabilities and Office of Mental Health.
Kristina Younger is retired from a career in public service and now applies her knowledge of public funding, regional planning, and grant writing to land conservation and other causes. She holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.
Andrew Kreshik has worked as an assistant planner and project manager for the city of Troy since 2009. Prior to his position with Troy, he worked at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation focusing on regulatory issues and enforcement coordination. Mr. Kreshik holds a Master’s of Science degree in environmental management and policy from RPI.
Laura Welles is a grant writer for the City of Troy, NY. Through her fundraising efforts for the City and during her former roles working for nonprofit land trusts in New York State she has raised millions for projects critical to City operations, quality of life issues and farmland and natural resource conservation.