Prescott Farm is excited to welcome Lissa Mascio as the new Development & Communications Director. Lissa was born and raised in New Hampshire, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of New Hampshire, Durham in 1999. She then struck out to explore the country, landing at various times in Vermont, California, Arizona, New York and Georgia, while also earning a law degree in 2006. Lissa returned to New Hampshire with her young daughter in 2011 as a practicing attorney, specializing in family law in the Lakes Region. In 2016, she transitioned back into the nonprofit arena as a marketing and development professional. Although she grew up on the Seacoast, Lissa has put down roots in the Lakes Region since her return to NH, as a 2015 graduate of Leadership Lakes Region; a member of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, and; an active member of her church community and her daughter’s school. Lissa is joining the Prescott Farm team in a newly created position, focusing on advocacy, outreach and stewardship of the mission.
“I am very excited to be joining Prescott Farm,” says Lissa. “The property and programming here are truly a hidden gem in the Lakes Region, and I can’t wait to share our mission.”
“As we grow, Prescott Farm is looking to engage community members more and more in the good work that we do, providing connections to New Hampshire’s rich natural and cultural history by way of our many educational programs and volunteer opportunities.” Says Jude Hamel, Executive Director at Prescott Farm. “We’re so delighted that Lissa has joined our team and will be helping on that front. Lissa’s enthusiasm for the mission of Prescott Farm, her strengths as a relationship-builder and communicator, and her boundless energy make her a great addition to our team!”
Prescott Farm is a nonprofit 501c3 environmental education center committed to helping people discover their own connections to the natural world. For more than twenty years, Prescott Farm has been a destination for people of all ages to learn about New Hampshire wildlife, ecology, natural history and cultural history through hands-on educational programs and service learning opportunities in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Prescott Farm is the ideal place to unplug, relax, and explore independently or with one of the many programs led by experienced naturalists. It is a designated wildlife viewing area with over 160 acres of idyllic farmland, forest and pastures open daily, year-round to the public including more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails, heritage gardens, and a Natural PlayScape. Prescott Farm offers a world of discovery to children of all ages, from Fledglings nature-based preschool to WildQuest vacation camps, with experienced “Naturalists in the Classroom” working in area schools, and welcoming school trips to Prescott Farm to explore nature. Every program offered at Prescott Farm creates a lasting connection between the people they serve and the environment in which we live. For more information about Prescott Farm and all of its programming and ways to help, please visit www.prescottfarm.org.