Catskill Mountainkeeper Staff

Ramsay Adams, Executive Director

Ramsay-AdamsRamsay Adams is founder and the Executive Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper. He serves on the Advisory Board of Riverkeeper. Mr. Adams is also a film and television music supervisor, author, and educator. Prior to founding Catskill Mountainkeeper in 2006, Mr. Adams created and taught the “Music Supervision” course at New York University’s Center for Advanced Digital Applications and wrote the book “Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games, and New Media” (Schirmer). He co-founded, a music supervision services company. Mr. Adams was the Music Director for a cable news channel for over 4 years and is the film music supervisor of many award winning films including “Jihad for Love”, “The Break Up Artist”, and “Heights.” Mr. Adams and his wife Ananda live in the Catskills with their two children.


Wes Gillingham, Associate Director

Wes GillinghamWes Gillingham is a co-founder and the Associate Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper. Wes serves on the New York Sate Forest Preserve Advisory Committee providing advice and guidance to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which manages the 3.4 million acres of the State Forest Preserve. He is on the board of Directors for the Sullivan County Farm Bureau and the legislative policy committee for The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). From 1997 to 2007 Wes with his wife Amy ran a 150 member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable operation in Youngsville, NY and during that time he also served on the Board of Directors of NOFA-NY. Prior to farming Wes was an Acting Director of Field Programs for the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute (AEI), a fully accredited, traveling undergraduate and graduate environmental studies program at Lesley University. Wes spent ten years working as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River where he lead the canoe training for incoming Park Rangers, lead interpretive history and natural history programs, and did canoe patrols along the river. For two years he was a wildlife technician for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s 3 offices in New Paltz, NY. Wes and Amy are raising their two children on land in the Catskills that has been in his family for 55 years along with their Scottish Highland Cattle, Icelandic and Scottish Blackface Sheep.

Kathleen Nolan, Senior Research Director

Kathy NolanKathleen Nolan is Regional Director for the High Peaks at the Woodstock, NY office of Catskill Mountainkeeper. Dr. Nolan was born in Kansas and raised in a rural area of middle Tennessee. She majored in philosophy and theology at Saint Louis University and graduated with honors, going on to pursue her Medical Degree, along with a Masters of Studies in Law, from Yale. Following a residency in pediatrics and fellowship training in clinical research design, she worked at the Hastings Center, writing and teaching on diverse topics in bioethics. She came to the Catskills in 1989 to pursue residential training at a Zen Buddhist monastery and in 2003 she became Executive Director of Tibet Aid in Woodstock. In 2009 she founded Catskills Live! Trails and Wilderness Association. Dr. Nolan serves on the Ulster County Tourism Advisory Board, the Ulster County Trails Advisory Committee, and as an officer for the Catskill Heritage Alliance and the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Dr. Nolan lives near the stream in Shandaken, where she can watch eagles ride currents up the mountains.  (845) 417-6489

Katherine Nadeau, Deputy Director
Katherine joined Mountainkeeper in March 2015, leading our RenewableNY program. Before coming aboard, Katherine served as Policy Director and Water and Natural Resources Director for Environmental Advocates of New York. There she oversaw the organization's work in the state capitol to protect and preserve New York's environment, and led its research, organizing, and advocacy efforts to protect New York from fracking. She also led the campaign to pass the Hudson Valley Community Preservation Act (enacted in 2007), was instrumental in garnering support for The Great Lakes Compact (enacted in 2008), and spearheaded the coalition effort to pass the Water Resources Protection Act (enacted in 2011). In recognition of her advocacy efforts in Albany, Katherine was named one of City and State's 40 under 40 in 2012. She also spent two rewarding years working with the Onondaga Nation seeking environmental and social justice, a year organizing with the Working Families Party, and many years working with the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).


Beth Scullion, Office Manager

Beth ScullionBeth Scullion is the Office Manager for Catskill Mountainkeeper and is responsible for overseeing the administration of the organizations’ regional offices.  As a life-long resident of the Catskills, Beth attended both Sullivan County Community College and SUNY New Paltz, majoring in early education with a concentration in history.  She began working at Mountainkeeper in 2007, one year after its founding, after working several years in the commercial insurance industry.  She enjoys many of the activities the Catskills has to offer with her husband and daughters. 



Pamela Greenlaw, Agricultural Coordinator

As Catskill Mountainkeeper’s Agricultural Coordinator, Pamela manages our Liberty and Monticello Eat Healthy Farmers’ Markets, and coordinates edible gardens programs at area schools and community gardens.  Her decision to pursue a career focused on farming and healthy food began during her time as a children’s programmer for the Western Sullivan Public Library, where she began working with a small local company called Natural Contents to provide organic prepared food at farmers’ markets, reaching out to support local farmers while sourcing local ingredients.  This experience sparked her interest in working with Mountainkeeper to engage the next generation in growing food, and help ensure that people in need in area communities have access to healthy, fresh foods.  Pamela holds a Bachelor of Architecture from VA Tech, and has kept her architectural passion alive as a hobby focused on working to save one old building at a time.  The mother of five children, Pamela grew up on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives with her family along the Delaware River in Sullivan County, NY.

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