Meet Our Board Members
We are so excited to have assembled this group of amazing, smart and talented individuals to help guide Through The Trees in delivering our vision and mission to our community!
NINA CRIST, President
Nina is the Director of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism and a Lead Teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. As a Maine native, Nina has deep roots in nature and has dedicated her professional life to connecting people with the elements and building community. Nina co-founded Through the Trees with her sister, Marcia Griffin and is excited to sit on the Board of Directors as President.
KRISTI SANFASIN, Secretary
Kristi Sanfasin is a mother of 3 living and working in Portland, ME. She has spent her career in the insurance industry with a focus on project management. She brings to the Board an innate desire for organization and drive for success. She looks forward to supporting the Board through collaboration, peer accountability and humor.
AMANDA COTE, Treasurer
Amanda is a proven financial leader with over a decade of experience working in government, non-profit, and private sector accounting. She runs her own accounting, bookkeeping and consulting business out of Scarborough, ME. She has two young children who will likely be future Through The Trees attendees. She loves connecting with nature and has always found that connection to be very grounding.
KATHRYN BROUILLETTE, Director
Kathryn grew up enjoying Maine’s woods and waters, which is why she returned here to practice medicine and raise her family. When not in the hospital, she can be found on the lakes and ocean, running and adventure-racing, or strolling in the woods. As a pediatrician/internist and a mother, she understands the whole health benefits of being in the cold, the hot, the damp, the snow, and the majesty of Maine’s outdoors. She hopes all Maine kids get to soak up the benefits and wonderment of time spent in the unbuilt, natural world.
CORIE WASHOW, Director
Corie’s love of the outdoors started early, in tiny patches of conserved prairies and forests in suburban Chicago. For most of her adult life, she has enjoyed exploring Maine’s amazing woods and waters while working in the social service and environmental education fields. Corie is currently an ecotherapist (a licensed mental health counselor with a focus on nature connected healing) in private practice in Freeport. She loves this opportunity to combine her passions for being with people in hard times, connecting people with the planet, and spending time in right relationship with nature.
JULIETTE GORDON, Director
Hi! My name is Juliette Rae Gordon but you can call me Jewels. I grew up in upstate NY where I spent my time hiking and camping in the Adirondack and Green mountains. My natural love for the outdoors led me to a career with LLBean as a Customer Service Leader and a life in Maine where I spent many years connecting people to nature. I am grateful that my path has led me to my current role at Devoted Health, a Medicare advantage plan, with a mission to change the face of healthcare for all. At Devoted, I train and lead with mindfulness and teach people how to actively listen with empathy and speak with compassion - I love my job. I am thrilled to bring all my experiences to the table and be a part of Through The Trees!
LANGLEY MCDORMAN, Director
Langley grew up backcountry camping in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and the Blue Ridge mountains. She lives in the country with her family, and relishes living so close to the sea and the mountains. After a previous career in non-profit fundraising, she can now be found hiking beautiful trails of the Midcoast or refereeing chicken squabbles.