Landere Naisbitt joined BHHT in 2019. Landere has called the Blue Hill Peninsula home since she moved here from Idaho with her mom and sisters as a child in 1996. Having spent most of her childhood outdoors she grew to love the plants, animals, and landscape of the coast and is excited to have the opportunity to share with the community her passion for this special place. After renting in many of the area towns including South Blue Hill, East Blue Hill, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Deer Isle, Penobscot, and Surry, she became familiar with the micro-landscapes of each unique place and looks forward to knowing them better through the lens of conservation and education.
For the past 10 years Landere has worked in the field of education in various capacities: public school, waldorf-inspired programs, and outdoor education arenas including forest school, farm-based education, and summit stewarding. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine and a masters in Environmental Studies and Education from Antioch University, New England. She is an advocate for all children playing in the outdoors as much as possible and hopes to help bring more opportunity for this to the public schools of the area to increase well-being, connection, and stewardship ethics.
Landere loves wandering in the woods, gardening, knitting, illustrating native plants, and starting fires in her woodstove.