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.




Conservation Assistant: 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. Julia is currently also the part-time Coordinator of the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn, work she has done since 2014. 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, including constantly discovering new beautiful spots along urban trails in Lewiston-Auburn.