Co-Founder & Executive Director
Sparked by a trip to a particularly wasteful ice cream shop, Keith transformed his lifelong passion for the environment into Sustainable Seacoast. As executive director, Keith works with restaurants and events as consultant and facilitator to explore practical and sustainable alternatives to disposable processes. As the list of participating restaurants and events grows, Keith has begun speaking at local and regional sustainability events and conferences, including testifying in favor of single-use plastic regulations at the NH State House in Concord. Learn more about Keith’s work with Sustainable Seacoast by checking out his 2018 TEDx talk.
Raised by environmental activists, Kate studied Natural Resources at the University of Vermont with a focus in Recreation Management, then deviated while pursuing a career in civil service and then photography. Through it all, Kate’s commitment to the environment endured and grew. After refusing as many single-use items as possible, Kate decided hopping across the counter would be more impactful. When she began to affect change on a larger scale by educating others locally on the single-use plastic dilemma, Sustainable Seacoast was born.
Director of Operations
Growing up in NH, Micaela has lived in Portsmouth for the past 11 years. Having a great love for the area and working closely with Emery Farm, she began to increase her awareness about living a more sustainable lifestyle and making adjustments in her day-to-day. Not only wanting to grow individually but also work with our community she connected with Kate and Keith and Sustainable Seacoast. With an operations and marketing background, she is up for any challenge and ready to take on any task at hand with a passion for our amazing community and a smile on her face.
Board Of Directors
An author, photographer, and filmmaker based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jerry’s books, images and films have defined adventure landscapes and told conservation-themed stories for more than 20 years for clients such as The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic Adventure, L.L. Bean, and The Society for the Protection of NH Forests. A two-time winner of a National Outdoor Book Award and the 2017 recipient of the North American Nature Photography Association’s Mission Award, Jerry joins Sustainable Seacoast in our efforts to improve the sustainability of his hometown of Portsmouth and the surrounding area.