Sheryl Crockett Tishman

Background and expertise: Along with the Trust for Public Land, Sheryl is a trustee of Telluride Mountainfilm, and her family foundation. As an Environmental Educator she taught at the National Audubon Society Expedition Institute, and at Weymouth House for girls in Maine. B.S. in environmental studies from Middlebury College; M.S. in education from Lesley University; Sheryl is an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys wilderness travel with her husband and two sons.

Why I believe in protecting land and creating parks: "My greatest teacher has been and continues to be the natural world. I feel honored, as well as responsible, to do what I can to enable future generations to have nature in their lives. Ensuring that there are protected lands for years to come is a win for us all."

Why I support The Trust for Public Land: "Many environmental advocacy organizations do amazing work. What sets The Trust for Public Land apart for me is its focus on the belief that all people have the right to experience the natural world every day-making our planet stronger and healthier. From inner city parks to iconic landscapes, The Trust for Public Land accomplishes projects that greatly enhance people's exposure to the natural environment."