John Peach, Executive Director and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper
John was appointed to serve as executive director and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper in August of 2018. John served on Save The River’s board from 2000-2018 in several key roles including as president from 2004-2007, on the executive committee, and most recently as treasurer leading the finance committee. He has been an active volunteer in Save The River’s Common Tern Monitoring program and shoal marking program and will continue his work in these programs while serving as executive director. Prior to his retirement several years ago, John worked as an international business consultant in fields including arts, oceanographic research, environmental, and pharmaceuticals. He and his wife Pat call Windward Cliffs in Clayton home for a significant portion of the year.
Lauren Eggleston, Assistant Director
Lauren grew up in the North Country and spent her childhood on the shores of Lake Ontario and the River. Lauren joined Save The River in 2020. She holds an MSc in Structural Geology from the University of Alberta. Lauren found a love for education and environmental advocacy with the National Park System and New York State Parks. Her work at Save The River focuses on teaching and collaborative research.
Bridget Wright, Development Director
While growing up in Chicago, Illinois, Bridget always looked forward to spending as much time as possible at her family’s home on Crow Island in The Thousand Islands. After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois she worked as Development Director for Shared Marketing Services in Chicago. In 2006 Bridget realized her lifelong dream and relocated permanently to the River to be near family. She was thrilled to join the staff at Save the River in 2010.
Chelsea Broughton, Outreach Coordinator
Chelsea was born and raised in western New York but came north to receive a degree in Pre-Law at SUNY Canton. In 2017, she began working at New York State Parks as an Environmental Educator, where her passion for conservation took off. Since then, Chelsea has been involved with multiple education organizations and worked as a Conservation Steward for the SCA. She joined Save The River in 2021 as an intern. Chelsea enjoys spending her free time volunteering as a cheer coach, being outdoors, and reading.
Robin Hall, Education Coordinator
Robin recently moved to the area from her hometown in Florida where she graduated from the University of West Florida with her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies. After an internship in 2020 as an environmental educator in the Thousand Islands, Robin fell in love with the area and decided to move back! Through National Park Service, New York State Parks and activist groups, she found a passion for environmental education. In her spare time, Robin enjoys any activities that involve the outdoors and loves a good book.
Caryn Clements, Office Coordinator
Caryn is excited to have made the permanent move to Wellesley Island in 2021 after having traveled here with her husband and children from Georgia every summer for the last 20 years. She grew up in New York state and enjoys exploring the North Country and Adirondacks through hiking, kayaking and camping. After a career in office administration in the real estate development and construction industries, Caryn is eager to combine her work experience with her commitment to environmental stewardship.
Linda Wright, Account Manager
Linda first joined Save the River as our volunteer bookkeeper from 1999-2002, returning in 2005 as a part-time employee. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of New Hampshire. Her accounting career has been in both non-profit and for-profit environments. Linda and her husband Eric live in Evans Mills where they raise sheep. She enjoys spending her free time quilting, gardening, reading and traveling.