Chrissy Beardsley Allen, a multi-generational native of the Blue Hill Peninsula, has deep roots in her community. After 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 in secondary English and raise her two children, Adie and Corwin, with her husband Luke. She joined BHHT as their first Outreach & Development Coordinator in summer of 2015 and was promoted to Development Director in 2017. She has diverse experience in event planning, marketing, web design, hospitality, development, and community outreach and education. 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 preservation and public open spaces. 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.