Board of Directors
Richard C. Cotton is the Managing Partner of Hawk Pointe Golf Club and Asbury Farms Real Estate Development. A fourth generation area resident, Richard has spent most of his professional life land planning, serving agricultural organizations and effectuating a balance between economic development and environmental conservation in the community.
Bill Leavens actively farmed in the Musconetcong Valley in Asbury in the 1980's. During that time he developed a growing appreciation of the scenic beauty of the area. He was one of the early trustees of the Musconetcong Watershed Association. Through that experience he became ever more concerned about the environmental threats to the river and surrounding area.
Oliver became an early outdoors enthusiast as a boy in England, and after emigrating to New Jersey in 1995, has persued membership active membership in environmental groups such as NJ Audubon, National Audubon Society, New Jersey Mycological Society and Western New Jersey Beekeepers' Association.
Mary Paist-Goldman is a licensed Professional Engineer specializing in water resources with more than 20 years of experience working in river restoration, wetland restoration, and dam removal. Mary has been actively involved with the Musconetcong Watershed Association for nearly 15 years through her work from Princeton Hydro, LLC.
Michael Fox lives in Holland Township with his wife and two daughters just over the hill from the scenic Musconetcong River Valley. He is in his 15th year with AT&T and currently working as a Sales Planning Manager for AT&T's Corporate Solutions Group. He has experience in sales, finance and operations.
Tim Johnston has been enjoying the outdoors all his life and starting fishing and exploring the woods, lakes, swamps and streams as a young boy - often coming home muddy, wet and with a frog or beetles in his pocket. Today, he is an avid fly fisherman that ties his own flies and still enjoys turning over rocks, observing nature, photographing turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and praying mantis.
Ray is returning to the Musconetcong since first conducting water quality monitoring in 1977 as a student. Samuel Faust, PhD, was a gentleman farmer along the river in Changewater and Ray’s advisor at Cook College. Dr. Faust secured funding to start an aquatic testing lab in the Lebanon Township building.
Erik Jan Henriksen is a graduate of Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, (BA, Geography 1982). He has worked in Insurance/Financial services since 1984 and is a licensed Insurance Agent in NJ & PA. Erik serves on the Lebanon Township Environmental and Open Space Committee and is the township representative to the Musconetcong River Management Council.
Tomás is an artist who has had a varied professional career. For many years, he was a designer in a corporate art department. His freelance work has ranged from children's books to medical and scientific illustration. He often provides arts-related enrichment programs to schools and libraries.
John is excited to join the MWA Board. He comes to us with a Bachelor of Science in agronomy from Missouri State University and a Master of Science from the University of Missouri. He has worked in federal conservation program delivery and is now offering conservation assistance by private practice, Kluthe Environmental Solutions: to Agricultural and Natural Resource Problems