Who We Are

Stand for Land: Capacity and staff

The Town of Marbletown, its Environmental Conservation Committee, and Stand for Land is eager to collaborate with other towns and build partnerships to advance natural resource plans and conservation measures.

Tracey Dewart completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University in Sociomedical Sciences in 1996. She has over 15 years experience in designing, managing research and evaluation studies. Tracey has extensive experience in program development, collaborating with community-based agencies. She has served as Research Director and project director on numerous community, state/city (OASAS, MHRA), and federally funded projects (Ryan White, NIDA, MCH), and foundations (Open Society, Commonwealth, JEHT, Robinhood, Hayden).

Bobbi Esmark - For more than 30 years Bobbi has worked for non profit organizations involved in the arts, public higher education and the environment. She created and administered comprehensive publications, public relations, and development programs. She was the development director at the Mohonk Preserve, 2003-2005, and Associate Vice President for University Advancement, 1993 – 2001 at California State University, Fullerton, California. She has also served the Office of the Chancellor, State University of New York as Director of University Relations and as Director of Graphic Design & Print Communications, State University of New York – College at New Paltz. She has lead fundraising campaigns and produced graphic materials in town for decades. She is on the board of the University and College Designers Association Foundation, the Stone Ridge Library Foundation and owns beGallery in High Falls. 

Daisy Foote - Environmental Conservation Commission Liaison, Planning and Zoning Commission Liaison. Daisy has a degree from Dickinson College in American Studies. She is a published playwright and screenwriter who has had several plays produced regionally and Off Broadway in New York. She is the recipient of the Roger L. Stevens Incentive Award in association with the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays in cooperation with the President’s Committee for the Arts. Daisy currently serves on the ECC and is about to begin serving as the ECC representative on the Planning and Zoning Commission as the Commission takes up debate and action on a new town growth plan. As an ECC member she is currently involved in researching property assessments and property taxes particularly in regards to the assessment of land that is restricted by a conservation easement. She will be working with the town to find a more equitable way to assess and tax this land so that landowners will not feel unduly burdened for conserving their property.

Natasha Williams - Environmental Conservation Commission Liaison and Community Outreach Coordinator. Natasha has a degree from Hunter College in Molecular Biology and a Masters in Science curriculum development from Univ. of Pennsylvania. She use to chairs the ECC and has developed community collaboration between our towns land conservation efforts and town institutions and organizations. Examples of projects and organizations which she has developed collaborative projects with include: Sustainable design educational programs into the local school district, Environmental visioning programs in collaboration with library programming and the Teen center, working with Clearwater and Sustainable Hudson Valley Resource Center on Watershed education and fostering ongoing collaborative efforts for sustainable growth guidelines and best practices development with our towns planning and zoning commissions.

Michel Eckersley has agreed to provide pro-bono web design and programming support on an as needed basis. Michel has worked in the computer and internet industry since its inception and has his own computer development and design company, Eckersley’ Inc which has developed educational interfaces for the American Cancer Society and National Comprehensive Cancer Network as well as national and international multilingual medical ethics training modules for CITI. He enjoys using technology to the benefit of public health and the environment. He has done other pro bono websites for environmental groups such as the Nature Conservancy, Bezac Environmental Center and The American Public Health Association.