Today we meet nature enthusiast Christine Siller.
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Your Name: Christine Siller
Your Company: Friends of Rye Nature Center
MyRye.com: What do you do?
Siller: Executive Director
Where do you work?
Siller: For the past 12 years, I have mostly worked on the third floor of the old Parsons’ estate carriage house at 873 Boston Post Road. My primary desk is versatile: I can sit or stand. During the summer, I often work from the deck of a kayak, co-leading our Paddle Adventure Camp for teenagers.
Describe your desk and office.
Siller: Typical items on my desks may include: a pile-up of various project files; my laptop and monitor; grant proposals and reports; bills; a can of La Croix (lime); a highlighter (yellow); a bilge pump; a walkie-talkie; a bright, orange “Indestructible Field Book”.
Inspirational/sentimental treasures I keep in view while working: 14 teenaged kayakers; the playground (my office window overlooks it); a picture of my son at the Nature Center when he was small; my 2019 John Carey Award For Human Rights and my leadership awards from the Rye Sustainability Committee and The Garden Club of America; a copy of David Sobel’s Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens; a small printout of Hilma af Klint’s Group IV, The Ten Largest, No. 3, Youth; a bundle of dried sage; my agenda; the horizon.