Geordie Elkins

As Operations Director, Geordie oversees day-to day management and general operations at Highstead including budgeting, IT, HR, and buildings and grounds as well as collaborating with staff on a broad array of projects spanning from land stewardship and research to communications and participating in the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership.

After graduating from Temple University, Geordie worked at Highstead as a Horticulturist between 1996 and 2001, where he helped plant many of the plants that make up today’s landscape. In 2012 he returned to Highstead to oversee operations, and in the fall of 2019, he joined the Highstead Board.

Growing up in New Hampshire instilled a deep love for the mountains, lakes, and woodlands that make New England unique. Ensuring that natural lands and resources are protected and persist into the future motivates his work here at Highstead.