At the annual meeting, chapter members will be invited to vote for the new officers.
| Chapter Chair || Brian Covelle |
| 1st Vice Chair || Kim Brown |
| 2nd Vice Chair || vacant |
| Treasurer || Steve Mackey |
| Secretary || John Caffrey |
| Memebers-at-Large || Maureen Coutant,
Kathy Noble |
| Trustee || Thomas Khairallah
In the event that there is more than one candidate for any given office, at the annual meeting
the Secretary shall furnish a ballot containing the names of all nominees, arranged in
alphabetical order, as candidates for each office.
This ballot shall be the exclusive
means of voting for officers and members-at-large. The successful candidate for each position shall be determined by a simple majority of the votes cast.
Please see ... another page .. for the biographies of these nominees.
I grew up on Long Island and developed an interest in hiking while exploring
Bear Mountain State Forest with my friends. After relocating to the Capital Region in 2015,
I began working as an internal auditor at Pioneer Bank and now work as a Financial Services
Specialist in the Cybersecurity Division of NYS DFS. I have previously volunteered with the
Chapter as Young Members Committee Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Director,
2nd Vice Chair and currently as Chapter Chair. I currently volunteer at the club-level
as a member of the Audit Committee. I also volunteer with the Information Systems Audit
Control Association (ISACA) Hudson Valley Chapter on the Board of Directors and with Saratoga
PLAN as a steward of the Orra Phelps Trail.
I have been a member of the ADK Glens Falls - Saratoga Chapter since 2012. Over the years IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been fortunate to make new friends and learn from many who have taken the time to share their outdoor experiences with me. Looking to give back, I became more actively involved with our Chapter upon my retirement in 2018. Currently I serve as both Education Chair First Vice Chair earlier this year I became a hike leader. I also enjoy volunteering as a trail and summit steward so that others can learn to enjoy the outdoors safely and with care for the environment.
I have been an active member with the ADK Glens Falls - Saratoga Chapter since the early 80s and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already served as the Chapter Treasurer for 7 years. I also have participated in the Adopt- a- Lean-To program, with Jim Ã¢â‚¬Å“JungleÃ¢â‚¬Â Mosher, taking care of Ward Brook Lean-to, for over 30 years. We have always maintained the trail into Ward Brook Lean-to, so a couple of years ago, I made it official and adopted the 5 miles of trail. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been busy improving the trail up Potash Mountain in Lake Luzerne the past few summers, as well as the new trail up Swede Mountain. If you have never been up either, make it a point to put them on your hiking schedule. I lead hikes regularly and do a lot of trail work with the 46Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ers trail crew. I am retired now, but I spent my career as the owner/operator of the Luzerne Market which has been operating for 42 years.
I have been an ADK member since 1985 and have served the Club in many capacities, such as member of the Chapter Executive Committee since 1987; former Chapter Publicity Committee Chair and Second Vice Chair; Chapter Secretary from 2006 to 2015, and starting again in 2018; Chapter Chair from 2016 to 2017; former member of ADK Board of Directors and Executive Committee; former chair of ADK Headquarters Committee; and former chair of the ADK Conservation Committee; and participated in the Adopt-a-Lean-to program for 10 years. Occasionally, I find time for hiking, paddling, and all varieties of skiing.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been an active member of ADK Glens Falls - Saratoga Chapter since the early 1990s. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve led hikes, chaired the nominating committee, served in the Vice Chair positions, and as the Chapter Chair twice. Currently I help out the Banff Film Festival Committee to bring the festival to the Glens Falls area every February. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve helped with other nonprofits and know that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard to find volunteers, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m always willing to help when I can.
My first Adirondack adventure was a canoe and camping trip from Old Forge to Blue Mountain Lake along the Fulton Chain of Lakes in my teens, and I was smitten by the beauty of the Adirondacks. After graduating from Albany Law School, I settled in the Albany area and began my long term relationship with the Adirondacks, becoming a 46er in 2006, and more recently a winter 46er. During this time I had the good fortune of meeting and joining members of the ADK Glens Falls - Saratoga Chapter on outings that introduced me to a variety of activities and like-minded individuals. I have been an ADK member for a number of years, and became an Outings Leader in 2019, and since that time have continued to regularly lead outings to explore, camp and hike the Adirondacks year-round. My initial sense of wonder, enthusiasm, and inspiration are still present today each time I enter the Adirondacks to experience the land I love best.
I have been a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) for many years, becoming involved with the Glens Falls - Saratoga Chapter in 2011 when my husband and I took over as the ADK Fire Tower Challenge Correspondents. I have served in the past as the chapterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chairperson and secretary. I retired in 2014 after 34 years of teaching special education. I fill my days hiking, biking, skiing, paddling and many other outdoor activities. I also volunteer as a ski instructor at the Double H Winter Adaptive Ski Program and as a trailhead steward at HPIC.
During the pandemic, my wife Kellie and I moved to the Saratoga area where Kellie's roots are and where I fell in love with the nature in the area and the mountains north of it. I currently work remotely for a software company called Servy where I enjoy the innovation of an e-commerce product while still having the ability to go and meet with my team and my company's clients around the country and globe. I have always enjoyed volunteering for local clubs and causes and it all started in Lebanon where I was constantly volunteering with various charitable organizations, blood drive organizations, and others. I have become very attached to the Adirondacks even before settling in the Saratoga region as I'd visit with friends and family. The nature and the mountains remind me so much of my home country where I was constantly hiking, climbing, skiing and have always found myself attracted to the mountains.