About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. Joan Grabe says

    I was on the search committee that found Brittany Christiansen, the first Executive Director of AdkAction. She wowed us then and her Wow factor only grew greater over these past 6 years. She is tireless in her pursuit of ways to make the North Country better. AdkAction has more than twice the number of members it had in 2015 and there are twice as many serious projects that they are initiating and managing than there were then too. Brittany leaves with not only our thanks but our admiration for all she has accomplished at AdkAction. Plus, she and Lucas had 2 children during the same time. That long ago search committee did a great job !

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