As our long-serving Treasurer Ned Jeffries has stepped down, we are pleased to welcome Bethe Palmer, who has agreed to join us in this position. Bethe and her husband Steve Lantner moved to Essex seven years ago from Marblehead. She is a native of the North Shore and grew up enjoying nature in our woodlands, parks and along the beaches, as well as skiing, hiking and camping in the White Mountains. Bethe and Steve live at the edge of the Wilderness Conservation Area; they grow vegetables, support local farms and forage for mushrooms.
Bethe brings us a wealth of professional experience. She earned a BBA at UMass Amherst and an MBA from Northeastern University. She also is a CPA. Bethe’s career has largely been spent working with start-ups: companies she has worked with include Zipcar, EchoNest, Myomo, Woo Sports, Tracksmith and Karmaloop. We are happy that she will be helping us in MECT’s mission as a locally important Land Trust.