Moosalamoo national recreation area

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Moosalamoo (pronounced moose-ah-la-moo) is derived from the Abenaki word “Mozalômo” meaning “moose call, song or sound”

Board & Staff

Angelo Lynn, President
A resident along the western shore of Lake Dunmore for the past 20 years, Angelo joined the board several years ago and has served as president since 2017. He has been the editor/publisher of the Addison County Independent, a twice-weekly newspaper serving Addison County for the past 36 years. An outdoor enthusiast and former Alaskan guide and rock climber, he's a trail runner, road and mountain biker, alpine and Nordic skier, and loves to water ski and sail in the summers.

Merle Schloff, Vice President

Sue Hoxie,
Executive Director

Sue has served in this role since 2018 after nine years at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. A resident of Brandon since 2008, Sue is almost always in motion whether it's running, biking or hiking—often with a Golden Retriever or two. Her favorite spot in Moosalamoo is the beach at Silver Lake tossing a stick into the water for Dixie, one of the retrievers. 

Warren Foster, Treasurer & Secretary
Warren is a native of nearby Middlebury, a Brandon homeowner for 32 years and board member for over ten years.  He enjoys alpine and nordic skiing, as well as back-country skiing. Skiing into the back woods near Blueberry Hill is a favorite tour.

Eric Berg, Addison County Bike Club

Tony Clark, Blueberry Hill Inn
Tony moved to Vermont in 1968 from England and opened Blueberry Hill Inn and its Nordic Center in 1972. Tony was the driving force behind getting the Moosalamoo area designated as a National Recreation Area and has served on its board since its inception. In 2004 he received National Geographic Society's World Legacy Award which recognizes sustainable tourism best practices.  Tony has served as a board member for various organizations over the years such as  Forests, Park and Recreation, Vermont Nordic Council, Vermont International Tourism and the Nature Conservancy. 

Beth Eliason
Beth has lived in Ripton since 2008 and works as a water resources engineer. She is a long time Green Mountain Club volunteer and trail adopter, and currently serves on the board of GMC’s Bread Loaf Section. She grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont and spends her spare time trail running, biking and skiing in the Moosalamoo NRA.

Carrie Herzog
A resident of Ripton for the past 25 years, she joined the Moosalamoo Association board in December 2019. Carrie developed her love of the mountains and outdoors growing up in the Austrian Alps in a skiing family. As a UVM alum and a small business owner, she brings with her a diverse skill set from small business management to scouting for old trails. In her free time, she and her family can be found in their field overlooking Moosalamoo or out and about somewhere, enjoying the woods on foot, ski or bike.

Ashar Nelson, Addison County Bike Club
Ashar spent the first ten years of his life in Goshen, Vermont, abutting the MNRA, so you could say that this place is in his blood. He currently lives on the opposite side of the MNRA, close to the Oak Ridge trailhead in East Middlebury with his wife Amy. They are constantly in the MNRA in all seasons, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and skiing, and they are still uncovering the secret corners of wild places there. Ashar is an Architect in Middlebury and an educator at Middlebury College. He has served on many local boards and especially enjoys support outdoor recreation with the Addison County Bike Club and the Moosalamoo Association.

Eben Punderson Eben Punderson lives in Weybridge with his wife Jill Madden and together with various dogs, children or friends they spend about half of their playtime in Ripton or Goshen, enjoying what Moosalamoo has to offer at any given season or time of day. When not frolicking in the hills, Eben maintains a law practice in Middlebury and much of his work involves real estate transactions, including conservation projects. Eben grew up in southern Vermont, and graduated from UVM in 1987. He currently serves on the boards of Middlebury Area Land Trust and HOPE.

Dave Sabatini
Dave is a landscape installation and maintenance professional in my own business for 39 years. He loves living in Goshen, Vermont surrounded by National Forest land that is part of MNRA. Dave joined the association with the goal of participating in the stewardship and preservation of this wonderful resource.

RJ Thompson, Vermont Huts Association
With the exception of three years adventuring in Jackson Hole, RJ has lived in Vermont since 2002. In addition to his role as executive director of the Vermont Huts Association, RJ also serves on the Green Mountain Club’s Camps Committee and Trail Management Committee. RJ is passionate about providing access to the outdoors for individuals of all backgrounds, particularly underrepresented youth.


Moosalamoo Association is grateful for support from its members and many local businesses.


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Benefactors, Supporters & Friends
Addison County Regional Planning Commission, Brandon Inn, IPJ Real Estate, Lilac Inn, Middlebury Natural Food Cooperative, Moosalamoo Ultra Race, National Bank of Middlebury, Olivia's Croutons, Omya, Two Brothers Tavern, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Vermont Sun Fitness Centers, Visual Learning Systems, Whittaker Real Estate, Wonder Walks.


Moosalamoo Association is a registered 501(c)(3).

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P.O. Box 148
Brandon, VT  05733

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