Riverhead , as seen from Landfall,12" x 16" watercolour by Jake, 1986.
For print availability, see the Landfall Press.

Landfall Trust Board of Directors

The Directors of the Trust share Jake Folensbee’s vision for the preservation and conservation of Landfall, and the continual development of the cultural heritage of the area.

Several directors have a long association with the community of Brigus and personally knew Jake. All serve on a volunteer basis without remuneration.

The Board meets several times per year and holds the Annual General Membership spring meeting at Landfall's Kent Cottage.

Directors may be contacted via the Contact Us button at the top of the page.

Tony DearnessPresident: Tony Dearness, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador: Tony is a retired teacher of human resources and organizational behaviour at Memorial University of Newfoundland, with experience in corporate human resources management, governance of not-for-profit organizations, and public participation. His interest in Newfoundland history is well-satisfied by pursuing the full story of Landfall. Educated at University of Calgary (BA) and Toronto (MBA). A kayaker, he has closely studied the shoreline of Brigus Bay.

Andrew CrichtonPast-President: Andrew Crichton, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador: Formerly with Co-Operative Education at Memorial University; Currently with Crichton & Associates -international oil and gas business consultants, iceberg research; Former Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve; Education: Memorial & Dalhousie Universities, Engineering; Charter Member Landfall Trust Board and Trust VP of Facilitites.

Caroline_StoneSecretary: Caroline Stone, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador: Caroline recently retired as the Curator of Collections at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery in St. John’s, coming to that gallery when it was established in 2003. Most recently she curated Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and Labrador . She has worked in art exhibition and education roles for The Rooms predecessor, Memorial University of Newfoundland Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, since 1983. Stone holds a BA (visual arts) from the University of Ottawa and an M. Phil. in Humanities from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Margret MorrisVice President, Finance: Margaret Morris, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador: Margaret served as a Naval Officer with the Canada’s Reserve Force until she recently reached compulsory retirement age.  The flexible nature of the Naval Reserve allowed her to pursue other adventures over her 42 year career.  This includes an economics degree from Queen’s University, twelve years of a working holiday lifestyle that took her around the world and six years with the fisheries observer program.  Margaret is looking forward to working with a fine crew of unique individuals in keeping Landfall Trust true to Jake’s vision. 

Bob Frampton Vice President, Facilities, Representative of the Folensbee Estate: Robert Frampton, Juneau, Alaska: Formerly with the State of Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game, Maritime Research Vessel Officer and previously Community Liaison Officer, Office of the Governor; Currently proprietor, Pacific NW Coastal, vessel consultants and captain services; President, Amalga and Huffman Harbours Community Association; Charter Member Landfall Trust Board; Education: Western Washington University; Grandfather from Trinity, NL.

Milly BrownProgram Director, Dr. Mildred Brown, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador: Milly is now enjoying retirement and grand-parenting, having pursued a multi-faceted career pathway that included being an adult basic education science instructor and a senior policy advisor in regional economic development.  Milly is a Newfoundlander who fell in love with Landfall Cottage over 30 years ago. Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland (bachelors in science and education), St. Francis Xavier (master of adult education), University of Nottingham, England (doctorate).

Dennis FlynnDennis Flynn, Colliers, Newfoundland and Labrador, Curently freelance writer and photographer publishing in newspapers, periodicals and websites; former Canadian representative at the World Bench Press Championships; Volunteer activities include assisting registered charities and schools districts throughout the province. Education: Memorial University.

Marica SpenceMarcia Spence, St. John's and Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador: Marcia has been an instructor with the English Second Language program at Memorial University for over a decade.  She has lived and worked in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, but has always come back to her place in Brigus, to the home she adopted 30 years ago. It was her love of the arts that first brought her to the province, where she was employed in arts management, and now she enthusiastically resumes this interest on behalf of Landfall Trust. Education:  BA (University of Toronto), B Ed (Concordia) and MA in Intercultural Communications (Royal Roads University).

Nancy EarleNancy Earle, is from St John’s.  She completed her doctoral dissertation at Simon Fraser University on the history of writers-in-residence in Canada and currently teaches in the English Department at Memorial University. She is interested in Canadian and Newfoundland literature, cultural policy, and print culture, and enjoys the arts and the outdoors.

Iris DaltonIris Dalton, Colliers, Newfoundland and Labrador: Iris is a retired teacher who spent most of her 30-year career in the Brigus area.  Following her retirement, she joined the Historic Sites Association working at Hawthorne Cottage in Brigus.  For over five years she spent her summers guiding tourists and locals alike in their discovery of the town and its historic past.  Following Hawthorne, Iris worked with Signal Hill before her second retirement in 2014 to enjoy more time with her grandchildren.  Today she continues to spend time in Brigus hiking along the shoreline.