Abby Long is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Kingdom Trail Association. With her passion for outdoor recreation and abiding interest in the health and well being of her community, she envisions a commitment to providing a safe, inspiring trail network to elevate the region’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Abby considers herself fortunate that she has had the opportunity to live and work in a number of different environments. She has served all over the world; teaching in rural China, Southeast Asia, the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and Belize, as well as Gulf Coast restoration efforts through AmeriCorps post-Katrina. She holds a B.A. in Public & Community service from Providence College in Rhode Island, as well as a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Vermont. As the past Executive Director for the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation and Athlete Service Manager for the Leadville Race Series in Colorado, Abby brings administrative, fundraising, capacity building, and program design & implementation experience in the nonprofit sector, plus extensive knowledge of the ultra-running and mountain bike race industry.
Abby continues to adventure across the world, whether it be backpacking or bike packing, but truly enjoys sitting by her woodstove at night singing as her husband plays the guitar.