Staff and Board Bios
Wendy Matusovich, Executive Director
Wendy grew up in Connecticut surrounded by farms and forests. Much to her mother’s dismay she spent as much time as she could playing in the mud. She learned first hand the value of spending time in nature and now is grateful for the privilege to work on bringing urban children out to the land. Wendy worked at a national nonprofit for over 18 years before joining Farrington Nature Linc. She has a A.B. from Brown University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University.
Brianne Studer, Program Director
Brianne loves working in both urban and rural environments. Luckily, since 2012, her work at Farrington Nature Linc has enabled her to do both! She has over 10 years of experience working in informal and formal education, primarily in and around Boston, specializing in STEAM and environmental education. She received her MS in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University, and her BS from University of Michigan.
Current Board Members:
Uche Amaechi, MBA EdM — Uche is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Uche is the Extended Learning Time coordinator at the Fletcher Maynard Academy elementary school in Cambridge. Uche also serves on the board of Science Club for Girls.
Mary Ann Ashton — Co-founded an economic and management consulting business, where she was an officer for 30 years. Currently board member for League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and Worker’s Credit Union. She has volunteered extensively with other non-profits and with the Town of Acton and Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. H.A.B. Xavier University.
Sandra N. Bradlee — Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Lincoln, MA, and member of the Lincoln Recycling Committee. Formerly on Lincoln Tennis Committee and active in support of Fenn School and Concord Academy, Concord MA. B.A. Psychology, Western Reserve University.
Brooks Mostue — Founding Principal and President of Davis Square Architects, Somerville, MA and its predecessor Mostue & Associates Architects, Inc. Partner in The Casali Group, Inc., Construction Project Management. Member of Lincoln Town Offices Design Committee and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Building Committee. Eagle Scout. B.A. Harvard College, M.A. Harvard Graduate School of Design, Certificate in Art, University of Oslo, Norway.
Kate Pickle — Deputy Director for Science Club for Girls (SCFG), Kate has 15+ years of youth development experience, with a focus on STEM, from both local Girl Scout councils in the Northeast as well as the national organization. Prior to entering the youth development field full time, Kate was a staff marine scientist for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) with primary responsibility for survey work related to dredge material monitoring. Kate earned her Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.
Thomas A. Shively — Vice President, Eaton Vance Management; formerly with State Street Research & Management Company. Resident of Wayland MA. A.B. Economics, Kenyon College; M.B.A. Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Jon Staff — CEO and Founder of Getaway, a company that designs and builds tiny houses, places them in the woods and rents them out by the night to stressed out city dwellers looking to disconnect and recharge. Previous to Getaway, Jon was on the Founding teams of AeroDesigns (breathable foods, vitamins, minerals and supplements), Fetch (mobile based personal concierge) and Favecast (mobile app for social video recommendations). Jon graduated from Harvard College in 2010 and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2016. His hobbies include curling and road tripping.
Susan Hands Taylor — Community volunteer and former newspaper journalist. Trustee of Lincoln (MA) Public Library, chair First Parish Church Lincoln Outreach/Social Concerns Committee, long-time Girl Scout leader. Former Assistant City Editor, Boston Herald. B.A. Mount Holyoke College; M.S. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Daniel Michaud Weinstock –is an organizational development consultant, facilitator, and coach that works with mission-driven organizations and systems to enhance leadership and advance mission clarity and impact. He has over 20 years of experience working with staff, management, boards, funders, families, and children in nonprofit organizations, schools and school districts, and public agencies. He has been a teacher, initiated and managed programs, and serves on the Board of Trustees of various nonprofit organizations. He is the proud father of two children. B.A. New York University, Gallatin School.
Daniel Zainulbhai – Sales and Marketing at Fortive Corporation, an Industrial Technology company. Previously, Daniel worked in a variety of industries including sports management in India and a start-up. Daniel has a passion for sports and the outdoors. BA Economics University of Chicago; MBA from Harvard Business School.