Dan ‘Rudi’ Ruddell joins WRP staff

DSCN1519The WRP welcomes Dan ‘Rudi’ Ruddell as its new part-time Monitoring & Education Coordinator.  Rudi, his partner Lisa Kippen, and their son Andy live in Tunbridge.

“We are excited that Rudi has joined our staff,” said Executive Director Mary Russ.  “He not only brings a diverse technical skill set related to ecology, river science, and environmental education to this position, but also his commitment to building and maintaining strong working relationships in the White River valley.”

Rudi has extensive experience in the natural resources field.  Since 2004 Rudi has worked at Redstart, Inc. in Corinth as a natural resources and Geographic Information Systems consultant, a position he will continue part-time.  And for more than 20 years Rudi has been a workshop leader at the Montshire Museum’s camp-in program.  Rudi is a Certified Floodplain Manager, and earned a master’s degree in conservation biology from Antioch New England.

Rudi has been involved in local agriculture and food projects for 30 years, from baking bread in Thetford Center to growing organic vegetables locally and in East Hardwick to being on the crew at Farm & Wilderness.  Rudi is active in the Tunbridge community as well – he is a Lister, Planning Commission, and Town Forest Committee member for the Town of Tunbridge, plays and referees soccer and basketball, and plays in two local bands (Haywire and Turnip Truck).