Joyce’s love of gardening and the natural world is rooted in her early childhood experiences, where working farms and open space were part of the local landscape. She has focused her career on protecting natural habitats and building healthy communities through nonprofit and community-based work.
Her early preservation work included the grassroots effort to protect Columbia County's highest point (Harvey Mountain) from development, followed by 11 years with the Columbia Land Conservancy, coordinating site improvements and public access to conservation areas, with a passion for creating accessible trails. Her most recent nonprofit work focused on ‘edible’ education programs in southern New Hampshire, where her fundraising and program development efforts were dedicated to growing community and school gardens along with cooking and nutrition classes. She is delighted to be part of the Pitney Meadows team and looks forward to helping the organization grow! Joyce and her husband live in Glens Falls.