Staff Profiles

Mike Hendren – Executive Director


Mike Hendren is the Executive Director of Kawartha Land Trust. Mike has worked in the appraisal and consulting field and with the Ecological Gifts program, having volunteer experience in land securement and stewardship. Mike comes to the Trust with a strong personal heritage in the region and is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. An outdoor enthusiast and musician, Mike’s formal background includes a Masters degree in environmental planning from Queen’s and a business administration degree from Trent.

Email: mhendren “at”



Jessica Rogers– Executive Assistant

Hons., B.A  (Business Administration & Economics) 

Jessica is currently the Executive Assistant to our Executive Director, Mike Hendren at Kawartha Land Trust. Born and raised on the island of St.Maarten, Jessica moved to Canada to seek a higher education. Recently graduating from Trent University with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration & Economics, Jessica came to Kawartha Land Trust in January 2015 via the internship program offered at Trent’s Business program.  It was through this experience that Jessica fell in love with Kawartha Land Trust and its initiatives along with working with the members of the organizations team that help make these initiatives a reality.  Jessica’s background includes Student Ambassador for Recruitment & Admissions at Trent, Office Assistant at the Trent Annual & Development Fund and Legal Assistant in Personal Injury Law. She also brings to the table volunteer experience at the New Canadian Centre, Trent’s International Student Association (TISA)  and UNICEF Trent. Jessica is sure to be a great asset to Kawartha Land Trust.

Email:  jrogers “at”


Tara King– Development Coordinator

Hons., BBA 

Tara has over ten years of experience in marketing, communications and development, is a strategic thinker, and has shown a strong ability to build relationships and partnerships. She brings a diverse slate of experience having worked in the private, public and nonprofits sectors. Tara’s educational background includes a Degree in Business Administration from Trent University and a Diploma in Marketing from Fleming College.

Tara describes some of her favourite times as ones spent outside; hiking, paddling and exploring. She is passionate about sharing her love for the outdoors and living an active lifestyle with her family.

Email:  tking “at”