staff

Catherine Rawson
Executive Director

Catherine Rawson is the Executive Director of Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, Chair of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council Steering Committee, Commissioner of the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, council member of the Land Trust Alliance Conservation Defense Advisory Council, and a Greenprint Steering Committee member. A graduate of Bates College and Vermont Law School, where she studied environmental law, Catherine also has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to joining Weantinoge, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut. 

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Paul Elconin
Director of Land Conservation

Paul Elconin is the Director of Land Conservation at Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust.  Paul has BS in Environmental Biology from Yale University and a MS in Forest Resources Management from the State University of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).  While at ESF, Paul researched landowner motivations for granting and satisfaction with their conservation easements, and his findings were published and distributed to land trusts nationwide.

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Carrie Davis
Assistant Director of Land Conservation

Carrie Davis is the Assistant Director of Land Conservation at Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust. Carrie graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Since that time, Carrie has devoted her career to various environmental conservation efforts. Following college, she worked for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Environmental Management Bureau in Albany, New York where she led a water quality monitoring program, sampling and testing lakes and ponds at over 60 state parks. Most recently, at the Watershed Agricultural Council, Carrie managed the Croton Watershed office, where she spent over 12 years working with agricultural landowners on developing and implementing pollution prevention plans for the protection of New York City’s drinking water supply.

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Kate Losey
Conservation Easement Manager

Kate has a BS in Wildlife Ecology and French from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a MS in Conservation and Landowner Relations from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Over the past 9 years she has worked with conservation organization including the Aldo Leoppold Foundation in Wisconsin, Audubon’s California Starr Ranch, the Little River Wetlands Project in Indiana, and most recently at the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust in Massachusetts. She specializes in invasive species management and finding drill holes. Connecting landowners and the public to methodical and science-based approaches to land management is her passion.

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Elizabeth Schrang
Program Administrator

Elizabeth Schrang is the Program Administrator at Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust. Elizabeth has a BS in Environmental Science from Dickinson College. Studying Environmental Science sparked an interest in the connection between water quality and land use, as well as science writing. After graduating, Elizabeth interned at American Farmland Trust’s Farmland Information Center and then worked as a Production Editor for Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., a publisher of medical journals, in Baltimore, Maryland. Elizabeth has also worked on stream geomorphic surveys in Vermont. Elizabeth returned to school to study the connection between surface water and groundwater and has a MS in Hydrogeology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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