Laura McKeown: Stewardship and Operations Coordinator

Laura was hired as the Stewardship and Operations Coordinator in 2022.  In 2019, she began her association with the Northumberland Land Trust (NLT) as a volunteer steward for the newly acquired Bonebakker Nature Reserve.

Laura has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  She also has a graduate degree in Environmental Planning from Fleming College.  She began her career at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, first as a Regional Planner and then as a Water Resources Policy Analyst. Laura left MNRF in 2022 to work for NLT, where she knew she could make a lasting impact on the environment. Before joining NLT in fall of 2022, Laura spent her summer working as a Watershed Monitoring Technician with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority.

“My goal is to ensure everything I do, at work and at home, leaves my slice of the earth a little bit better than it was before,” says Laura. “Through my work at NLT, I hope to inspire others to do the same.”

Sabrina Hasselfelt: Stewardship and Operations Coordinator

Sabrina has a degree in Environmental and Resource Science from Trent University in Peterborough, and a Certificate in Urban Forestry from Fleming College. She has a variety of experience, working with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in their parks department and as an Erosion Monitoring Technician in their restorations department. She also spent a lot of time working with turtles, as a Research Assistant for the Latin American Sea Turtle Association in Costa Rica, and as the Turtle Road Ecology Lead at The Land Between Charity in Haliburton. Before joining NLT, Sabrina worked as a Conservation Technician with the Nature Conservancy of Canada where she assisted managing and maintaining 30,000 acres of land across Hastings County.

Sabrina grew up camping in Algonquin park and has a love for reptiles and amphibians. She is excited about working with NLT and exploring new natural areas!