Staff of the

Adirondack Center for

Loon Conservation

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Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director

A wildlife veterinarian and biologist, Dr. Nina Schoch has been studying loons in the Adirondacks since 1998. Dr. Schoch practiced small animal medicine from 1991-2002 and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She is a member of numerous conservation and wildlife health related organizations, and has written many scientific and lay articles about the results of the Adirondack loon research. She received the NYS Outdoor Writers Association M. Paul Keesler NY Outdoor Citizen Award in 2011, and was inducted into the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame in 2014.


Faith Graham, Operations Manager

Faith has an AAS in Business Administration from North Country Community College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Business, Management, and Economics from SUNY Empire. She greatly enjoys playing softball in a local women's league, boating on our many local lakes, gardening, and working on her personal farm.

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Geanette Orton, Philanthropy Associate

Geanette Orton was born and raised in Saranac Lake and received her B.S. from RPI in 2015. She later moved to Reno, NV, where she worked for a grassroots nonprofit, honing her skills in grant writing and donor management. She is delighted to live back in her hometown and to use her fundraising skills to benefit the common loon and the Adirondack community. Geanette enjoys dancing, running, hiking, biking, paddling, rock climbing, and xc skiing in her free time.


"KT" Shumway, Adirondack Loon Center Sales Associate

KT is our Sales Associate at the Loon Center this summer. She is a student at Paul Smith's College who will be graduating this December with a bachelors degree in Biology. KT’s excited to be living in Saranac Lake this summer, working at the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.  When she’s not at the Loon Center, KT is often hiking, drawing, or out exploring the Adirondacks.

Claire Da Loon and her friends make their debut at the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade!

Claire Da Loon and her friends make their debut at the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade!