Joe Austin is Director of Investor Relations for Pacific Road Capital Management Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based private equity firm focused on the mining sector. Joe has over thirty years’ experience in hedge funds and investment management and began his career as a technology analyst at Bankers Trust Company. Before joining Pacific Road, he was the Director of Investor Relations at Hawkeye Capital Management, a deep value and distressed credit hedge fund in New York. Joe lives in Roxbury, Connecticut and also serves as a Trustee of the Washington, Connecticut Art Association.
Tom Baptist was the Founding Executive director of Audubon Connecticut and established its Board of Directors in 1999. An ornithologist and author, he is one of Connecticut’s leading conservationists, having piloted many open space and wetland protection initiatives during his 35 year career. In 2012, he was the National Audubon Society Senior Scientist.
Martha Bernstein is a Trustee and Member of the Executive Committee for the Connecticut Community Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee for the Litchfield/Morris Rotary and a Burgess for the Borough of Litchfield. Martha was Vice-President, Development and Communications at Graham-Windham Services until 1998 and Director of Development for the American Red Cross in Greater New York.
Anthony is Managing Partner of the investor group which owns Troutbeck, Amenia, NY, the historic estate turned hotel which he acquired in 2016, renovated and reopened in 2018 to wide acclaim. He is partner to Douglas R. Horne, founder of D.R. Horne & Company on real estate matters pertaining to asset management, preservation, and conservation. Anthony has served as an owners representative and sponsor to real estate investors in the United States, Europe, and Asia since 2009. As a consultant to YTL Hotels, Singapore, Anthony carries the title of Vice President of Development. Recently completed work with YTL includes the development of The Gainsborough Hotel, Bath, UK, a Grade II listed property in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City. Monkey Island Estate, a Grade I listed hotel in Bray, England and, the acquisition and redevelopment of Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan.
Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Bishop’s University, an Accelerated Certificate in Hotel Operations and Accounting Principles from New York University, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.