Sandy Walczyk, Sandy has had a life-long passion for wildlife, plants, and all things outdoors, which she has translated into a career in natural resources management. After studying wildlife biology and conservation policy at College of the Atlantic, she worked as a wildlife research technician at a variety of positions around the country. She also tried her hand at carpentry, landscaping, and arboriculture before returning to school at the University of Maine for a Masters degree in Forestry. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of positions in the Maine forest industry and most recently spent four years as a District Forester with the Maine Forest Service. Sandy has spent most of her adult life learning to understand, protect and manage the forest of eastern Maine and she very happy to join the dedicated team at the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and to begin management of the Trust’s newly acquired forestland.
When not working in the woods, Sandy enjoys hiking, running, kayaking, renovating her old home, working in her vegetable garden and training Brazilian jiu-jitsu.