WHO WE ARE
Board Members & Officers
John Little received a Master’s degree from Lyndon State College in 1996 and has taught in the sciences at Richford High School and Vermont Technical College. He currently teaches at both the Vermont Community College and North Country Union High School. He received the Commissioner’s Award for Vocational Technical Education in 1993 for a Solar Race Car Project, as well as the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in 2009. John also played an integral role in garnering support for a study of the eligibility of the upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers for inclusion in the prestigious national Wild and Scenic River network, a 10-year effort that ultimately became a success in 2014. He is also a member of MRBA and the President, along with being a lifelong paddler.
John Little, President
Paul was raised on his family’s farm in Franklin, VT and has always been involved in agriculture. For the past 30 years, he and his wife, Linda, have owned and operated a small registered Jersey dairy farm in Bakersfield. Paul also serves as a Certified Crop Adviser for 30 local farms of all sizes. He is an avid volunteer, serving as a director for MRBA. He is also a past chief and current member of the Bakersfield Fire Dept., an active member of Franklin Watershed Committee, and a 4H leader. He enjoys motorcycle riding and downhill skiing in his limited spare time.
The Missisquoi River Basin Association (MRBA) is an active, non-profit group of volunteers dedicated to the restoration of the Missisquoi River, its tributaries, and the Missisquoi Bay. We bring together diverse interest groups within the community – teachers, farmers, summer residents, loggers, business owners, environmental experts, outdoor enthusiasts, municipal officers, woodland owners, and concerned citizens like you.
Paul Stanley, Vice President
Cynthia has been involved with MRBA since 1997 when she assumed the position of coordinator. She is now the organization’s Treasurer. Cynthia is also a member of the Enosburg Conservation Commission and the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions.
Cynthia Scott, Treasurer
Wendy Scott has been involved with MRBA for many years. An avid paddler in Canada, Wendy decided after many northern trips that it was important to pay attention to the local waterways of Franklin County. Wendy lives in Enosburg Falls with her husband Al Stirt and has been enjoying retired life after 30 years of teaching. Most summers Wendy and Al head north for long canoe trips and in the winter they enjoy winter camping in Algonquin Park in Ontario.
Wendy Scott, Secretary
Mike Manahan, Enosburg, VT
Brian Jerose, Fairfield, VT
Brodie Haenke, Winooski, VT
Thomas Bryce, Shelburne, VT
Meet Our Staff
Lindsey serves as the part-time coordinator for both the Missisquoi River Basin Association and the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Committee. A biologist by trade and inclination, Lindsey worked most recently as an environmental consultant, specializing in surveys for endangered bats. She grew up in Brookfield, Vermont, and now resides in Jay, with her husband and their many pets.
Lindsey Wight, Coordinator
Ranier Lucas is serving with the Missisquoi River Basin Association and the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee for the 2019-2020 service year. Originally from Binghamton, New York, Rainer grew up living at the confluence of the Susquehanna River and the Chenango River, causing him to develop a strong passion for the environment and water quality. Ranier graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Environmental Geoscience in 2018.