Sawyer Bailey has served as AdkAction's Executive Director since 2022, bringing significant experience in rural food systems, community development, and conservation through work with organizations and communities across the Adirondack Park. Sawyer previously led the Hamilton Helps Initiative in the Central Adirondacks, and served in a variety of private land conservation and wilderness guide roles across New York and New England. She earned her Bachelors in Policy from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University and her Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale University’s School of the Environment. She helps lead AdkAction toward accomplishing its mission to serve people and nature, with dedication to equity and innovation. She serves as a Co-Chair of the Adirondack Food Systems Network.