Adam R. Moore, Executive Director
Adam R. Moore has been the Executive Director of Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation since 2008. Prior to his service with Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, Adam was the Executive Director of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association from 2001 to 2008, the Land Superintendent for the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission from 1998 to 2001, and a forester for Connwood Foresters from 1996 to 1998. Adam is the author of A Year on Martha’s Vineyard, published in 2015. He earned a Master of Forestry degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in 1995 and a B.A. in biology from Yale College in 1992. Adam was introduced to Martha’s Vineyard by his wife, Melissa. He and Melissa reside at Quansoo Farm and have four children – Madeleine, Isabel, Ingrid and Huck.
Bill Bridwell, Property Manager
I was born and raised in Indiana. When I was young my family used to come out to the Vineyard to visit my Aunt and Uncle. It was beautiful and always so much fun that I decided that when I grew up that I would move here. In 1979 after finishing school at the University of Evansville, I did just that. My first years here were spent working in the trades, house painting and then carpentry. Then in 1992 after Hurricane Bob came to visit the island I volunteered to help Dick Johnson clean up some of the mess left by the storm. At that time Sheriff’s Meadow had no property manager, so Dick asked if I would like to work part time helping to maintain the properties. As the years have gone by I have learned many things about plant communities as well as how to maintain trails and sanctuaries so that people may enjoy them. That is how I got started with Sheriff’s Meadow and have had the privilege to be apart of this organization as it has grown to what it is today.
Nevenka Daniels, Office Manager
Nevenka’s family immigrated to America from former Yugoslavia when she was a young girl. She grew up in New York City, where she graduated from the High School of Music & Art. She earned her BA at SUNY at Stony Brook. After college, she was employed by Ken O’Neill Enterprises, an industrial advertising firm located in the World Trade Center. Her work included product research, and creating corporate product directories. Here, she developed an in-house graphic design service to create production ready materials. Living on the Vineyard for many years, Nevenka has been employed by a number of island organizations. She also operated an indoor plant care service, The Plant Lady, providing seasonal interior designs for businesses and residences. Currently, she continues to provide fine handwriting and calligraphy services, Martha’s Vineyard Calligraphy, for all of life’s special occasions. Nevenka’s son, Marco, an island native, lives and works on the Vineyard. She is excited about Sheriff’s Meadow’s new direction for the future and its evolving role in our local community. Nevenka has been working for Sheriff’s Meadow since 2008.
Kristen Fauteux, Director of Stewardship
A graduate of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1997, Kristen attended College of the Atlantic and received a B.A. in Human Ecology in 2001. She began working for Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation in 2002 as the Henry Beetle Hough Intern and has worked with Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation ever since, becoming the Director of Stewardship in 2008. She attended Antioch University of New England and received a Master of Science degree in Resource Management and Conservation and a Professional Science Masters in 2014.
Susan Hughes, Development Associate
Susan Hughes a third generation summer resident, moved permanently to Oak Bluffs in June. An avid sailor, Susan taught sailing at the East Chop Yacht Club for six years. Following her graduation from college she taught and coached at Colgate University, in the Swansea Public Schools and at Wellesley College. During this time she began running competitively, participating in track, road races, and marathons, qualifying for the 1984 Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials. From 1981-1984, Susan served as the East Coast Representative for Nike, Inc.. After raising her two sons, Susan joined the Development Office at the Charles River School in Dover, MA where she worked for the past 19 years. During her tenure at the Charles River School, Susan held many roles, assisting with the Annual Fund and three Campaign efforts, organizing major fund-raising events, and serving on the Development, Marketing and Publication Committees.
As someone who walks the sanctuary trails, sails on the ocean, swims from its beaches and rides along the bike paths, Susan feels fortunate to have access to all the Vineyard has to offer and is very excited to work with Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation to help preserve the Island’s natural resources for generations to come. Susan attended Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts, Boston and the Harvard Extension School. She has two sons, Scott, who lives in Berkeley, CA and Erik, who lives in Somerville, MA.
Samantha Look, Education Coordinator
Marc G. Macfarlane, Property Manager