Staff at the Marsh Sanctuary                  
                                                                                 Sean Devine - Naturalist
Sean is the newest addition to our team here at the Marsh Sanctuary, joining us in 2010 right when we needed him the most.  Sean has a strong background in agriculture and environmental issues, which we were extremely focused on during the start-up of the InterGenerate Garden at the Marsh Sanctuary.  He has been an  a critical link in the between Marsh and the Garden Committee which administrates the Community Garden.   He also maintains the trails and has been in charge of the event planning for the last year .  If you have any question s about Marsh you can e-mailor call  him directly at ....  or (914) 241-2808

Christian Pace - Director 

Christian was born and raised in Westchester, but has worked as a biologist high in the mountain marshes of Idaho,  down in the bayous of rural Louisiana, and in the Adirondack Park in northern New York.   

Outdoor sports, travel, and recreation have always been a core interest for Christian, so when the opportunity to assist the Marsh Sanctuary with re-establishing their trail system, developing new programs, and planning  for the future, he could not pass up the chance. 

"The Marsh Sanctuary is a inspiring piece of open space, full of surprising and unique features.  It's a pleasure to introduce, or re-introduce, people to this local treasure that is just hiding under their noses." 

Christian has a degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY-ESF/Syracuse University.


Alberto Maidana - Caretaker

Alberto was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in the Westchester area since 1989.   Alberto has been a carpenter for the last 27 years, with expertise in all facets of the trade including fine trimwork, framing, roofing, whole house construction  and renovation, he can even do electrical and plumbing. 

Alberto brought his experience to the Sanctuary in 1996, when he was asked by Sanctuary president,  Tim Ghriskey, to renovate Sarles Street house #2 and replace the roof on the  old stable.  The renovation and roof work was completed long ago, but the list of new projects  is always  being added to. 

An asset to our team, Alberto brings not only general construction experience in all fields but, ALSO, all the necessary tools to get the job done.  He has been an invaluable piece of the puzzle for over ten years.

Alberto is also a private contractor and handles construction projects from small renovations to new home construction.