Published on September 15, 2021

Meet Cape Cod's New Development Manager

Lillie Peterson-Wirtanen (L) with Sheila Hoogeboom (R)

Lillie Peterson-Wirtanen (L) & Sheila Hoogeboom (R)

Lillie Peterson-Wirtanen has joined Mass Audubon Cape Cod’s development team, succeeding Sheila Hoogeboom, who retired this month. Development Director Wendy O’Keefe says Lillie will work closely with the region's Leadership Friends and grants programs.

Lillie most recently served as Director of Communications & Outreach for the Barnstable Land Trust, where she worked closely with the organization’s development team.

A resident of Sandwich, Lillie serves on the town’s conservation commission and enjoys spending time outdoors and photography. She’s also evidently a pretty serious naturalist, recalling a favorite nature moment--watching, in her words, “a beautiful vulture” drop into the underbrush and depart with a snack at Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary in Barnstable!

Lillie will be based at Long Pasture in Barnstable, but will also spend one day a week here at Wellfleet Bay.