Division of Lands Administration and Recreation Staff

Rebecca WashburnDirector of Lands Administration and Recreation
Becca leads the division of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation responsible for land conservation and easement stewardship, state land survey and property ownership issues, the administration of leases, licenses and special use permits, support of state land management planning and state land recreation and community recreation programming. Becca’s career in conservation includes leadership experience at state, regional, and national levels. She started with the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation when she worked as Grants Program Assistant and Lands Division Assistant. Previously she has worked for the Land Trust Alliance, Stowe Land Trust and the Green Mountain Club in a variety of roles. Among her many valuable skills, Becca brings direct experience in land conservation and stewardship, leadership and organizational development, program design and implementation, and strategic planning. She is outdoors in the woods or the garden whenever she has the chance. 
Contact: becca.washburn@vermont.gov, 802-793-3432
 

Hannah PhillipsState Lands Administrative Program Manager
Hannah began working at FPR in 2019, bringing prior career experience in land conservation, ecology, research in forested headwater wetlands, and science education. In her role at FPR, Hannah coordinates the policy and process guiding management of all lands owned by the Agency of Natural Resources, including the long-range management planning process and the development of ANR land management policies. Hannah has an M.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Vermont Ecological Planning Program, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Skidmore College. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing of all varieties, reading, and remote backcountry adventures. 
Contact: 802-622-4661, hannah.phillips@vermont.gov
 

Niels RinehartLands Administrator and Records Coordinator
iels has been working with the Department since 2016. He has a B.A. in Music from Connecticut College and an M.A. in Anthropology/ Archaeology from SUNY Binghamton. Niels' responsibilities include managing the ANR lands records and PILOT program, as well as managing telecommunications licenses and other licenses and leases. Niels also manages Department cultural resource management projects, directing the consultation process with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. He and his wife Lauren have two boys, Abraham and Liam and when not defending the old house against the forces of entropy, Niels enjoys writing as well as getting outdoors in whatever way he can, whenever he can. 
Contact: 802-272-4156, niels.rinehart@vermont.gov

 


Land Protection

Gannon OsbornLand Conservation Program Manager
Gannon has been with FPR since 2018. He graduated from Marist College with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy and minors in Biology and Writing. Gannon works to conserve land through additions to State Parks and State Forests, as well as conservation easements held by FPR, often working through the Forest Legacy Program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to do so. He has experience working with local land trusts in regional land conservation and conservation stewardship, as well as in environmental consulting. Outside of work Gannon enjoys exploring the outdoors in all manners and all seasons, cooking over an open fire, travelling to new places, hunting down the best general store baked goods, and relaxing with a good book. 
Contact: 802-622-4410, gannon.osborn@vermont.gov
 

Kate SudhoffForest Legacy Program Coordinator
Kate has been working with FPR in the Forest Legacy Program since 2014. Her role encompasses easement stewardship, land acquisition, and administration of this federal grant program in the state. Kate graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and a minor in Forestry. In her free time Kate can be found skiing, biking, birdwatching, gardening, or tending her cherished parcel of land. Kate lives with her family in Waitsfield, just over the hill from where she grew up.
Contact: 802-505-0678, kate.sudhoff@vermont.gov

 


Recreation

Jessica SavageRecreation Program Manager
Jess holds a Master’s of Public Administration in Natural Resources Policy with a focus on water quality, and climate change. At FPR she coordinates and professionalizes outdoor recreation services on FPR-managed lands as well as provides technical and grant services to communities and non-profit partners. She staffs the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (VOREC) and is also a member of the ANR Diversity and Equity Committee. Jess enjoys running, hiking, biking, backpacking, momming, guitar playing, singing and creative writing. 
Contact: 802-249-1230, jessica.savage@vermont.gov
 

Sherry WinnieGrant Program Manager
Sherry has been with FPR since 2001.  She connects people to nature and helps improve livability for all who live in or visit Vermont.  She administers the federal Recreational Trails Program and has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Vermont.  Her management and operations of the RTP provides over $1 Million annually for trail construction and maintenance projects around the state, enabling priority projects on State land to be funded and grants to communities and non-profit organizations for trail work throughout Vermont. Sherry lives in North Duxbury, loves to hike, run, ski, and kayak. She likes to garden, unwind with yoga, listen to music, dance in her kitchen, read, and watch Seinfeld.  
Contact: 802-760-8450, sherry.winnie@vermont.gov

 

 

 

 

 


Survey

Brian LaveryANR Lands Surveyor
Brian has been with FPR since 1986. 
Contact: 802-828-1572, brian.lavery@vermont.gov
 

 

 

 

Philo E. MarcotteANR Lands Surveyor
Philo began working with FPR in the fall of 2013. He graduated from Paul Smith's College studying Surveying Technology graduating with a Decree in Applied Science and has been in the surveying field ever since. Philo works in the Division of Lands and Recreation Researching, Reconning, and Surveying Vermont Agency of Natural Resources interests in over 450,000 acres.  His favorite times are trying to keep up with the family whether it's skiing, hunting, fishing, boating, listening to music, camping, biking, or just getting lost in the woods. 
Contact: 802-318-1316, philo.marcotte@vermont.gov
 

Mike Hulyer, ANR Lands Surveyor
Mike began with FPR in 2014 and is working towards licensure in the land surveying profession. He enjoys hiking fishing, kayaking, camping, hockey playing guitar. 
Contact: mike.huyler@vermont.gov
 

Robert RivesANR Lands Surveyor 
Contact: robert.rives@vermont.gov