Kawartha Land Trust
P.O. Box 2338
Peterborough ON, K9J 7Y8
The KLT office is located at
The Mount Community Centre
1545 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, ON, K9J 5N3
Charitable Registration Number: 879086718RR0001
KLT Staff Team
Mike Hendren, Executive Director
Mike Hendren has a keen interest in community, business and organizational development. He grew up in a family business environment and completed a Business Administration Degree from Trent University; a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University; and is a registered professional planner. His volunteer, academic and work experiences span all three sectors and blend his interests in business and community development with a focus on real estate, urban planning, fundraising and conservation.
Mike joined Kawartha Land Trust as Executive Director in late 2009. During his tenure he has led the development of the organization, its mission and structure. Kawartha Land Trust is now recognized as a community leader with strong and diverse resources, a committed team of volunteers, partners and core staff, as well as a proven track record in achieving collaborative community and capital projects in excess of $5M.
Mike recently completed two terms as Chair of the Board of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance and while he sometimes dabbles in music, Mike spends much of his free time in the outdoors, primarily in his own backyard of the Kawarthas.
Jessica Rogers, Executive Assistant
Jessica Rogers is the Executive Assistant to our Executive Director. 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 degree, 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 staff and volunteers of the organization that help make these initiatives a reality. Jessica’s background includes being a 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 Canadians Centre, Trent’s International Student Association (TISA), Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) and UNICEF Trent. Jessica is sure to be a great asset to Kawartha Land Trust.
Tara King, Development Coordinator
Tara King is the Development Coordinator at Kawartha Land Trust. Tara has over ten years of experience in marketing, communications and development. She 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 Honors Degree in Business Administration from Trent University and a Diploma in Marketing from Fleming College.
Tara describes some of her favorite 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.
Thom Unrau, Land Stewardship Coordinator
Thom Unrau is as our Land Stewardship Coordinator at KLT. Thom has experience working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in one of their priority natural areas in King City and has participated in a wide range of conservation work spanning from Northern Ontario to South Africa. His areas of expertise include invasive plant management, trail construction and nature interpretation. Before joining KLT full time, Thom worked for us part-time during the summer of 2016 mainly on our newest and biggest protected property, Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island, he also volunteered with KLT and several of our key partner organizations.
His educational background in Ecological Restoration (Fleming College) and Anthropology (Concordia U.) supports Thom’s curious yet thorough approach to his work.