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South Jersey Land & Water Trust Staff

At the South Jersey Land & Water Trust we are fortunate to have an experienced, dedicated and passionate staff who keep our organization running smoothly.

Meet Christine Nolan, Executive Director for South Jersey Land and Water Trust.

Christine Nolan, Executive Director
Christine has been working with SJLWT in some capacity since 2003. She has a degree in Geography from UCLA, which was instrumental in SJLWT’s work with watersheds.

Christine also serves as an adjunct professor of Geography at Rowan University and has served on her municipality’s Environmental Commission and Open Space Committee.

Meet Michael Hogan, Program Manager for South Jersey Land and Water Trust.

Michael Hogan, Program Manager
Michael is a nature photographer turned environmental consultant; he serves on the Atlantic County Environmental and Parks Advisory Board and is extremely active in protecting the Pinelands. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna that are unique to South Jersey, and passionate about preserving the habitats of these species. Michael organizes all of SJLWT’s volunteer opportunities, monthly Community Clean-ups and monthly Walks in the Woods series.

Phil Arsenault, Steward

Phil Arsenault, Steward
Phil volunteered for SJLWT since 2010 until he became a staff member in October, 2014. As a steward, Phil assists in cleanups and stream macroinvertebrate studies, protecting rare plant habitats, and managing SJLWT preserved open space.

Before joining SJLWT, Phil interned with an environmental nonprofit addressing urban greenway development in Camden, and served as an AmeriCorps member conducting outreach and volunteer opportunities in the Maurice, Cohansey and Salem River watersheds. In addition to SJLWT, he works for a private land consulting business, and is an amateur botanist and birder.

Meet Patti Moran, Administrative Assistant for South Jersey Land and Water Trust.

Patti Moran, Administrative Assistant
Patti has been involved with SJLWT for many years, initially as a volunteer, and most recently as Administrative Assistant since the autumn of 2014. She spent 10 years working in the retail book industry and 10 years as a stay-at-home mom before she got involved with SJLWT. She continues to be an avid reader, and enjoys quilting and crafting in her spare time. She also has an associate degree in liberal arts with a business background.

Ken Atkinson, Land Program Manager 

Ken Atkinson helped to preserve over 13,500 acres while working as the Director of the Gloucester County Office of Land Preservation. Over the course of his 30-years working in the environmental field, he’s also created environmental programs for various parks, including Red Bank Battlefield and Scotland Run Park and later served as the Gloucester County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator where he drastically increased Gloucester County’s recycling rate. For his work, he was awarded the Special Service to Agriculture Award from the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture. Ken is now the SJLWT’s Land Program Manager where he oversees our farmland and open space preservation projects. 

Jody Carrara, Program Coordinator

Jody Carrara is our Project Director. She manages our water quality monitoring programs including our rain garden projects and water quality education programs. Jody’s worked in the environmental field for over 30 years. During that time, she monitored bald eagle nests, started  the Concerned Citizens of Cape May County organization, and won an Audubon Award for her work. 

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