Welcome New Executive Director

posted Jan 31, 2012, 12:11 PM by Park Ranger   [ updated Mar 8, 2012, 8:43 AM ]
Russ Johnson

This year UMPHF is significantly expanding our capacity to fulfill our mission.

During our first 47 years, UMPHF did not have professional staff.  Last year we made a great leap forward and contracted long-time member and supporter Vytas Masalaitis as our first paid staff. Vytas created our “Enjoy Mckaig” website and made great progress on our trails and habitat management plan.

Now we have engaged Russ Johnson as our new Executive Director.  Russ has 30-years experience in developing nature center program sand fund raising. Before coming to UMPHF, Mr. Johnson directed Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Lower Merion Township and Rye Nature Center in Rye, NY.

“McKaig and the old Roberts School are real treasures,” says Russ. “I’ve hike the trails many times now and look forward to continuing the great history of preservation and improvements. I’d like to get to know all UMPHF’s members and supporters.”

Russ can be contacted by e-mail at info@enjoymckaig.org or by phone at 484-580-9474.