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.
Lauren Eggleston Assistant Director
Lauren spent her childhood on the shores of Lake Ontario and the River. She holds an MSc in Structural Geology from the University of Alberta. After finding a love for education and environmental advocacy with the National Park System and New York State Parks, she joined our staff in 2020. Her work at Save The River focuses on teaching and collaborative research.
Bridget Wright Development 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 permanent 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.
Chelsea Broughton Outreach Manager
Chelsea was born and raised in western New York but came north to receive a degree in Pre-Law at SUNY Canton. After working with multiple environmental education organizations after college, Chelsea joined the staff as an Education Intern in 2021. Since then, she has been promoted to Outreach Manager and is certified in Social Media Marketing and Content Marketing. Chelsea enjoys spending her free time volunteering as a cheer coach with North Country Elite Stallions, traveling, and reading.
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 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.