Glenn L. Pearsall
Glenn L. Pearsall has been a year round resident of the Adirondacks since he was 15 when he moved with his family to the Adirondacks from Long Island. He founded the Foundation with his wife Carol in 2000 and is its primary funder. Glenn has served on many Adirondack not-for-profit boards including: Minerva Planning Commission (Member), North Creek Chamber of Commerce (President), Warren County Cooperative Extension (President), Cornell Cooperative Extension NYS Advisory Council (Member), Lake George Opera (Vice- President), Adirondack Community Trust (Trustee), Town of Johnsburg Library Foundation (President), Adirondack Ensemble (President), Adirondack Civil War Roundtable (President), Girls Scouts USA Adirondack Council (Board Member), and Adirondack Museum (Trustee). He has also written three books on Adirondack History: Echoes in These Mountains (2008), When Men and Mountains Meet (2014) and a novel, Leaves Torn Asunder (2016). Glenn retired as Senior Portfolio Manager for Pearsall Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services Inc, Glens Falls, NY and a Senior Vice President in UBS’s Global Wealth Management Division in 2020.
Carol, a resident of the Adirondacks since 1971, has been a board member of the Town of Johnsburg Library, a member of the Committee for the Bicentennial of the Town of Johnsburg, co-chair of the opening celebration of Tannery Pond Community Center in 2002 as well as a former member of the Gallery Committee at Tannery Pond Community Center. With an interest in Fiber Arts she is a founding member of Serendipity Spinners, Garnet Weavers and helped organize the Knitting Circle at the Town of Johnsburg Library.
Adam grew up in Johnsburg, NY and lives with his wife Sara and two children in Queensbury, NY. He currently serves as Vice President and grant coordinator for the Foundation. Adam has a variety of interests and has served in a number of capacities in different non-profit organizations over the years. He is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for Silver Bay YMCA. He is a founder, past President, and past board chair of the Warren County Radio Club W2WCR and as such has volunteered radio communications for public service events including the Hudson River Whitewater Derby, Adirondack Distance Festival, Ididaride, MS Bike, and Lake Placid Ironman. Adam is also a member of the Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue Team (LASAR), a member and trail steward for the Siamese Ponds Trail Improvement Society, and was a member of the Hudson River Whitewater Derby committee. In his free time he enjoys blacksmithing, maple sugaring, and cross country skiing, as well as whitewater and flatwater canoeing and camping. Adam is currently the Senior Portfolio Manager for Pearsall Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services Inc, Glens Falls, NY and a First Vice President in UBS’s Global Wealth Management Division.
Sara is an artist and educator from Queensbury, NY. She currently volunteers in the Children’s Department at Crandall Library. She was involved with the Community Exchange Foundation from 2009-2019 helping organize the twice-yearly nonprofit children’s consignment sale. Sara has also donated her art and graphic design skills to various organizations such as Literacy for Little Ones, the Whole Child Crusade, and the Whitewater Derby. She has also served on the Community Arts Grants panel through the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) for several years. Sara and Adam are raising their family in Queensbury, NY, and spending time in the Adirondacks passing on their love of the region to their children.
Rick spent his high school years in the Adirondacks graduating from Johnsburg Central School in 1969. After high school, Rick continued his formal education and received a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. In 2011, Rick retired having worked 35 years for the Federal Government (30 years with the U.S. Geological Survey and 5 years with DOD) working primarily in the mapping standards arena. For several years Rick served as the US Head of Delegation for the development and adoption of International Standards Organization Geospatial Mapping Data Standards.. Rick now dedicates his free time to volunteering. He has been an active member for 23 years in the local fire department and presently serves as the Fire Chief and as a member of the Board of Directors. Rick has been an active Virginia Certified Emergency Medical Technician since 2002. Rick also volunteers, along with his wife Glenda, with a local dog rescue organization, helping to foster and find permanent homes for rescued dogs. In 2011, Rick became a Director for the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. In addition to volunteering, Rick loves to travel and tour, especially to the US National Parks, and working with his drone as an FAA certified drone pilot.
Glenda is the Pearsall with a Virginia accent. She grew up in Virginia and still resides there with her husband Rick and 5th West Highland Terrier Izzy. Their love of the dog breed led her & Rick to volunteer with a local Westie rescue including fostering many Westies. After a 36 year career with the U.S. Department of the Interior in the computer technology field, she took on the challenge of being part owner in a baking business for several years. In her retirement, she spends many hours enjoying her love of crafts and volunteering with her church, supporting many family ministry activities including their food pantry and their Stephen ministry program.