Natalee Martin has joined our team as the Center’s first Chief Advancement Officer. The position was created as part of our renewed recommitment to fundraising, to ensure that we are meeting our community’s evolving needs and growing conservation ideals. Natalee’s enthusiasm to engage our community in helping to advance coastal and marine environmental education and conservation, while promoting inclusivity for all, is inspiring.
Natalee grew up right here in Rye and after graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2005, stayed in the state and began her career in development at the American Cancer Society. From there she spent some time at UConn’s Hillel before going to the March of Dimes for seven years. During that time Natalee earned her masters degree in nonprofit management before moving to the UConn Foundation to be the Director of Development for the UConn School of Medicine.
Natalee and her husband Erik have always dreamed of coming back to the Seacoast with their two daughters, Abigail and Isabel, and are thrilled to have finally made that a reality this summer. When she’s not at work or the beach, Natalee’s reading, shuttling her girls around to various activities, or playing with the family’s two cats and Golden Retriever puppy.
If you are interested in learning more about the Center’s upcoming initiatives or supporting one of our popular programs or exhibitions, please contact Natalee at [email protected] or 603-436-8043, ext. 10.