The Friends of the Green Bay Trail is an entirely volunteer organization. Our activities are directed by our board of directors.
Betsy and her husband David have lived in Glencoe since 1987. After 23 years, she retired from BPAmoco. For the last three years Betsy has spent much of her time and energy working to restore the Green Bay Trail habitat and establish a butterfly sanctuary. She still finds time for reading, biking and most any water sport.
Cam loves living next to the Green Bay Trail and the swath of the Village’s park-like woods between their home and the trail. Cam is a retired Chicago lawyer and is a trustee or life trustee of Ravinia Festival, Music and Dance (Harris) Theater Chicago, Environmental Law and Policy Center and Windy City Habitat for Humanity, and is former chairman of Harris Bank Winnetka.
Meridith lives in Glencoe with her husband and has two grown daughters. Since retiring as a Vice President of real estate development and finance for a national bank she has been a board member of several regional and community non-for-profit organizations. Meridith is also a Chicago Botanic garden volunteer and Master Gardener. When not in a garden or on the trail, Meridith enjoys hiking nature preserves, kayaking and exploring Oregon wilderness areas.
Lynn and her husband, Cam Avery, live beside the trail in the “green house” they built in 2007. She delights in the activity of the trail and the beauty of its woodland borders. She is on the Board of the Illinois chapter of the Nature Conservancy, tutors in a literacy program in Rogers Park, and plays the viola da gamba (early music).
Diane and her husband moved to Glencoe in October 2012 from San Diego where she was a naturalist/interpreter for Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. She teaches school field trip programs as a volunteer for Ryerson Woods, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and Cook County Forest Preserves. She’s a Master Naturalist, cross-country skier, ukulele player, and quilt maker. She has two grown sons living in San Francisco.
Dave and his wife, Nan, live in Wilmette where they raised their four children. Dave is a retired carpenter and general contractor and enjoys working on the family farm near Galena. He is glad to bring his experience to the Green Bay Trail in Glencoe and to join those who have been working hard on the project for many years.
Jo Ann has always enjoyed learning about the natural world. Childhood explorations of woods, beaches and mountains led to degrees in geology and oil exploration fieldwork on the Alaska Peninsula. For Jo Ann and family, running and biking the Green Bay Trail has long been a necessary part of life in Glencoe. From marathon training to biking to high school cross-country, the trail has seen more of their tracks than Green Bay Road has seen of their car.
Josh lives in Glencoe with his wife, Laura, and two boys, Ted and Cal. He uses the trail for running and cycling. He is managing partner at Woodlawn Associates, a management consulting firm he co-founded in 2009. He does a significant portion of his work in solar energy, where he consults to manufacturers, developers, and finance companies. He also enjoys photography and cooking when he is not on the trail.