On April 23rd, Maine Coast Heritage Trust welcomed Jay Collier, our new Digital and Communications Specialist. Jay comes to MCHT with a range of skills and experience in the digital realm, most recently as the Director of Computing and Digital Programs at the University of New England. He has also been an independent digital consultant to many conservation and education organizations in New England, with clients including the Harvard Law School and the Friends of Hog Island, on which MCHT holds a conservation easement.
He holds a B.S. in communications from Boston University and an M.A. in human development and voluntary service from Norwich University. Jay has lived in Maine for 12 years and has the distinct pleasure of teaching his teenage daugher about balancing the digital realm with an appreciation of the natural world.
At MCHT, he is responsible for stewarding and expanding our digital channels — websites, e-mail campaigns, and social media — to help constituents engage more deeply with our mission, programs, and activities.