John Peach

Executive Director & Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper

John was appointed to our staff as Executive Director and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper in August 2018. Additionally, 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 program and shoal marking program. Furthermore, he will continue his work in these programs while serving as Executive Director. Prior to his retirement, 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.

Bridget Wright

Assistant Director 

While growing up in Chicago, Bridget looked forward to her summers spent on the River and with her family whose history is rooted in Thousand Island Park. After earning her Bachelors of Science degree from University of Illinois, Bridget worked in Business Development and Marketing in Chicago. In 2006, she relocated permanently to the Thousand Islands to be near family and the River she now calls home. In 2010, Bridget joined the staff of Save The River. Advocating for the River is not just her professional mission but her personal one as well. 

Caryn Clements

Office Manager

Caryn grew up in New York state and enjoys exploring the North Country and Adirondacks and sharing her conservation passion through her various volunteering efforts with The Antique Boat Museum, The Wild Center and the Adirondack Mountain Club. After a 20 year career in office administration in real estate development and construction in Atlanta, Georgia, she made the permanent move to Wellesley Island in 2021 after spending every summer on the River for the last 20 years.

Daniel Bellinger

Education Coordinator

Daniel spent his childhood in Hawaii, Florida, and Texas before beginning to settle down in upstate New York. He started falling in love with the North Country while pursuing degrees in Environmental Science & Policy, Environmental Engineering, and Political Science at Clarkson University, and delving deep into the Adirondack-to-Algonquin Corridor. Over the next several years, he worked with the Student Conservation Association in Alaska, the Excelsior Conservation Corps across NYS, and the North Country Children’s Museum as their Science Educator in Potsdam, before joining Save the River in late 2023. In his free time, Daniel enjoys volunteering with the St. Lawrence Land Trust, gardening with his family at their home in Gouverneur, experimenting with random personal projects, and going on imaginary dice-fueled adventures with friends and family.

Linda Wright

Accounts 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. Additionally, Linda enjoys spending her free time quilting, gardening, reading and traveling.

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