Executive Director: Shelley Kruszewski

Shelley Kruszewski joined ALT in August of 2016. She has a master’s degree in Community Planning and Development with a focus on Land Use and the Environment. She worked as a graduate assistant at the Association of State Wetland Managers, as an Outreach Intern for ReTreeUS and spent time leading tours at a butterfly garden that included a leaf cutter ant colony and many other insects. She also previously worked for several years in the legal field and in a school admission office, where she coached a high school sports team. Shelley enjoys exploring the outdoors, especially near any source of water. Born and raised in Maine, Shelley lives in Auburn with her husband and their energetic dog.




Associate Director: Julia Harper

Julia Harper Bio

Julia Harper joined ALT in January of 2018. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Maine. She has experience in community food systems organizing, as well as farming and various value-added food production operations. Since 2014 Julia has been the part-time Coordinator of the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn. She also has previously worked in healthcare administrative and run/walk/cycle fundraising event planning. Julia has a passion for community development and is engaged as a volunteer in several community-based efforts, including serving on the board for Grow L+A. She is a resident of downtown Lewiston and member-owner in the RAISE-Op Housing Cooperative. Julia enjoys gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, and XC skiing in the Maine outdoors.