I find meaning and create community by working with others in the struggle to right wrongs and to help heal the planet. I thrive by making “good trouble.” I took the lead in starting the Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls because I recognized that together we could make a difference. I earned my MS (Entomology) from Cornell and served as the founding executive director of the NY Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (1990-95) and the Regional Farm & Food Project (1996 - 2004). Since the mid 2000s I have worked as a freelance journalist.
Shannon Gillis is a resident of Hudson Falls. She has a B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence University and works at Hudson Falls Middle School. She works with NOAA, NYS Master Teacher, and the University of Albany to engage students in civic efforts to mitigate human impact on the biosphere. Recently, in collaboration with Tracy and residents of Fort Edward and the surrounding community, we founded Hands off the Hudson (HOTH), in an effort to limit the impact of industrialization on the the environment and quality of life of residents.