Welcome Our New Volunteer Engagement Manager

November 30, 2017
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Welcome Our New Volunteer Engagement Manager


Kendra Baumer joined the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference team as the new Volunteer Engagement Manager in November.

She’s been a Trail Conference member and trail maintainer for over two years. In her new role as full-time staffer, Kendra’s goals are to enhance the volunteer programs to improve the experience and further cultivate a symbiotic relationship between staff and volunteers.

Before becoming new Volunteer Engagement Manager, Kendra supported the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters & Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania’s work to protect the Delaware River Watershed by developing volunteer programs that moved online activists into offline action takers.

After earning her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, she worked in public relations where she engaged and educated consumers on LED lighting and energy efficiency. She then went back to school for her Master of Public Administration concentrated in sustainability from CUNY Baruch College. While completing her masters, she did environmental outreach and education work for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Somerset County Environmental Education Center, and Student Conservation Association.

“I’m very excited to work with our volunteers as the Trail Conference continues to ensure that the trails and natural areas we share are sustainable and accessible for all to enjoy for generations to come,” Kendra says.

If you'd like to say hello to Kendra, send her an email—she's looking forward to meeting our volunteers and learning about their experiences with the Trail Conference.