Chrissy Beardsley Allen, joined BHHT’s team in 2015. A multi-generational native of the Blue Hill Peninsula, Chrissy has deep roots in her community dating back to the founding of the Town of Blue Hill. Growing up in Surry and Penobscot, she graduated from George Stevens Academy and went on to complete her degree in philosophy and history from the University of Maine. After spending five years in Michigan she returned to Maine to complete a teaching certificate and raise her two children, Adie and Corwin, with her husband Luke. Chrissy grew up on King Hill Farm in Penobscot and spent her summers exploring the forests and beaches on her family’s land on both Toddy Pond and Weymouth Point in Surry. This has instilled in her the importance of farmland protection and made her an advocate for land conservation and public open spaces.
She joined BHHT as their first Outreach & Development Coordinator in summer of 2015, was promoted to Development Director in 2017, and then became Associate Director- Director of Development & Operations in 2023. She has diverse experience in event planning, marketing, web design, hospitality, development, and community outreach and education. She is excited to be a part of the conservation movement so that her children, and generations to come, will also be able to enjoy these great natural playgrounds of Maine.