NFCT welcomes new communications director

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is excited to welcome Chris Morris as its new communications director.

Chris joined NFCT’s team in August, following the departure of Mike Lynch, who will continue his photography work and writing about the outdoors for the Adirondack Explorer.

“We’ll miss Mike, but we’re glad he’s not going too far afield,” said NFCT’s Executive Director Karrie Thomas. “Chris’s background and interests align perfectly with our organization and we’re thrilled to have him aboard.”

Chris spent his early career working in journalism for media outlets across northern New York and Vermont before transitioning into a career in marketing and communications. He worked for Adirondack Foundation for five years before launching his own consulting business, Tell Media, in 2018. He’s worked with nonprofits large and small, including The Wild Center, Adirondack North Country Association, AdkAction, Songs at Mirror Lake, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, the Adirondack Nonprofit Network, the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, and many more.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Karrie, Marthe, Noah, and the rest of the stewards, partners, and supporters of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail,” Chris said. “To use my professional skills to benefit an organization that fosters and promotes a love of paddling is simply amazing.”

Chris lives in Saranac Lake, NY, with his wife, Sarah, his two dogs, Barry and Wyatt — neither of whom will step foot in a canoe, sadly — and two cats, Sophie and Wu-Tang. In his free time, he coaches cross-country skiing at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and runs the Outdoor Adventure Club in partnership with Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters. He can be reached at [email protected].

For more information about NFCT, visit or call (802) 496-2285.