Public Outreach Coordinator
Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society
Post Office Box 1248, Beacon, New York 12508
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
Christy Thompson is a Beacon transplant from a small town in Connecticut. After graduating from Marist College with a Bachelors in
Environmental Science, she served with Americorps of the Hudson Valley. Christy worked primarily with Scenic Hudson but
also organized or managed several other public service projects with the Corps. From building an ADA compliant hiking trail,
to organizing and executing a restoration project at Madam Brett Park in Beacon with local teenagers, to assisting with school field
trips in Beacon and Cold Spring area parks, Christy’s work experiences deepened her appreciation for her new community and fostered
a deep desire to continue her public service work in the area.
Christy later worked as the sole park ranger in several of Scenic Hudson's parks and preserves, encompassing over 2,250 acres and
including Mt. Beacon Park, site of the Incline Railway. In this role, Christy built relationships with non-profits, government
agencies, school and groups. In addition to monitoring and maintaining several Scenic Hudson parks and interpreting them
for the public, she combined her love of history, parks and people to create a series of outdoor events. This included a "Ranger Hike"
series and annual park clean-ups. Christy also created original interpretive materials on area history and ecology, presenting them
to the public, students, and visitors from as far away as Denmark. Her education, experience and passion make her an ideal fit for
the Incline Society, and she leads the organization's interpretive efforts in Mount Beacon Park. Visitors lucky enough to join Christy
for a hike learn not just the history of the incline railway, but also about the history of the mountain and its ecology.
addition to having her own landscaping business, Christy currently works as the floor manager at Eastern Mountain Sports. She loves
the outdoors and can be found hiking, kayaking, or running around with her dog Bailey.
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