|Chuck Pyne||Vice President|
|Catherine Wick||Assistant Secretary|
|Christopher Keevil||Investment Officer|
|Philip Armold, M.D.
MEET THE BOARD
Bryan H. Pines, D.M.D., President. Bryan and his wife, Debby are life-long residents of Woodbridge. Together, they are proud to have raised both of their children in town. As a Cub Scout and Boy Scout growing up in Woodbridge, Bryan has developed an appreciation for our town’s natural beauty, and has volunteered his time and resources to protect, preserve and maintain its trails, farms, and open spaces. Bryan received his Bachelor of Science degree from Union College with majors in biology and chemistry. As an undergraduate, he performed research in the field of botany and biochemistry. After graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine he has been in private practice for the past 30 years. Bryan and Debby are avid gardeners in the town’s community garden. They grow several varieties of heirloom vegetables from seed.
Warner C. (Chuck) Pyne III, Vice President. Chuck has been a Woodbridge resident since 1998 with his wife, Holly, and three children. His 30+-year professional career covers sales, marketing and operational positions with major companies in the medical imaging industry. He is currently the VP of Sales for an Israeli software company. His community involvement includes former coach of youth baseball and softball teams, Cub Scout leader, religious education instructor and parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Chuck is also active politically in Woodbridge and at the State level.
Kenneth Rider, Treasurer. A native of West Hartford, Connecticut, Ken moved to Woodbridge in 2010. He began teaching and coaching at Masuk High School in Monroe in 2001 and is currently an English teacher and the coordinator of the Capstone project. Ken enjoys hiking and open spaces with his wife, Alison and Goldendoodle, Josie. He looks forward to sharing his love of the outdoors with his newborn first child, Emmy and is excited to work with the Land Trust board to help maintain and preserve the beauty of Woodbridge for the enjoyment of others for many years to come.
Cynthia Anger, Secretary. Cindy moved to Woodbridge in 1998 with her husband, Jeff Hellman and their two children. She is a licensed attorney and has a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Formerly a full-time municipal attorney, for over 20 years Cindy provided legal advice on a broad array of land use and municipal law issues. She is a certified zoning enforcement official and worked in that capacity before beginning her legal career. Cindy serves as a magistrate for the State of Connecticut Superior Court and for the Office of the Claims Commissioner and is a Justice of the Peace. She is the Co-Director for Undergraduate Public Service programs and Academic Program Manager for the Master of Public Administration program at Post University’s Burke School of Public Service and Education. Cindy is a co-founder of the Farm Preservation Alliance, a group of concerned citizens who initiated and successfully lobbied town leaders to enact Woodbridge’s scenic road ordinance.
Catherine L. Wick, Assistant Secretary. Cathy Wick, husband Robert McLean, and their two sons have lived in Woodbridge since 1997. Cathy’s interest in land and its conservation goes back to childhood; she was raised next door to a working dairy farm, by parents who moved to a rural town and have spent the past 50 years trying to preserve it. She grew up riding horses on the nearby town-owned open space, state forest, and federal land. After a rewarding career as an editor of college textbooks in economics and psychology, Cathy returned to her agricultural roots, becoming a Master Gardener and garden designer. In addition to the Land Trust, she is a member of the boards of the Garden Club of Woodbridge, the Woodbridge Park Association, and Massaro Community Farm, where she also serves as Treasurer.
Christopher Keevil, Investment Officer. Chris has a long-standing interest in land use and open space, having grown up in Lincoln, Massachusetts, which has an open space policy that has been seen as an exemplar for other communities. He has played a leadership role at the Farm and Wilderness Foundation in Plymouth, Vermont with an orientation towards outdoor education, farming, and wilderness experience. Formerly a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, an international management consultancy, Chris is currently Managing Director at Wellspring Consulting, a firm that provides strategy and management consulting services to nonprofit organizations and institutions. Chris moved to Woodbridge in 1991, and presently lives there with his wife Sharon de Kadt and their two children. He graduated from the Yale School of Management in 1987 and from Amherst College in 1977.
Philip Arnold, M.D.
Joseph Calistro, together with his wife Ginny has called Woodbridge home for more than 50 years. As an Air Force navigator on B-17 “Flying Fortress” bombers during World War II, Joe completed 35 missions over Germany. With a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut, Joe worked on domestic and international projects for American Cyanamid for over 30 years until he retired. In addition to his long tenure on the Board, he has been and continues to be actively involved in civic and government affairs, having served on the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen for 14 years and town Sewer Commission. Joe chaired the Firehouse Building Committee, was a member of the Library Building Committee and was instrumental in Woodbridge’s decisions to build public soccer fields and tennis courts. He was also a longtime member of the Woodbridge Lions Club.
Richard Jeynes, a life-long resident of Woodbridge and graduate of Amity Regional High School, draws upon his extensive knowledge of Woodbridge’s open spaces and land use policies to help the Trust achieve its goals. He enjoys hiking and maintaining our trails. With a master’s degree in history, Rich was a high school history teacher for over 40 years. He is also an avid sports enthusiast, having played baseball for four years and been a co-captain of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s baseball team. Rich has coached football, baseball, basketball and cross-country teams, serving as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Yale University (17 years and 3 Ivy League championships), Athletic Director and coach at high schools in Milford, CT for almost 50 years and Head baseball coach at Bridgeport University for two years. In addition to being a member of the Land Trust board of directors, Rich is a member of the Amity-Woodbridge Historical Society board of Directors.
James Urbano served for twelve years on the Woodbridge Conservation Commission and is committed to finding ways to preserve Woodbridge open space. Jim has participated in a number of farmland preservation and open space initiatives, including the purchase of the development rights to the Hitchcock Farm on Center and Pease Roads. He is skilled in seeking out and writing grant applications, working with preservation groups, and building relationships with willing landowners. He has degrees in American Colonial History from Columbia University. Jim is past president of Massaro Farm CSA, and is on the board of the Woodbridge Park Association.
Mike Walter, Trailmaster
Our Board members are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the Trust, membership and how you can make your tax deductible donations. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org