Betsy Aiken – Executive Director

Betsy grew up in Pleasant Hills and Fox Chapel.  She studied at the University of Pittsburgh for a B.A. in English Literature and an M.B.A. in Operations Research.  Betsy’s experience includes managing Quality Assurance for a precision manufacturer, serving as Chief Administrator for the Municipality of Murrysville, and work at a strategic planning consulting practice.

Betsy has served on Murrysville’s Parks & Recreation Commission, the PA Trails Advisory Committee, the boards of the Westmoreland Conservancy and the Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, and as a founding member of Friends of Murrysville Parks and the Murrysville Trail Alliance.  She serves on WeConservePA’s Policy Advisory Committee and the Citizen’s Advisory Board for Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation.

Betsy and her husband Arvind Paranjpe live in Murrysville.  In her free time Betsy enjoys travel, gardening, hobby farming, and spending time outdoors.


Brian Jones – Manager of Operations

Brian worked as the Land Stewardship Coordinator for the Western PA Conservancy for many years.  He has extensive knowledge of land management and bird, plant, and animal life.  He most recently managed the physical facility for the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Brian has been a member of the Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) since 2014, and is an active member of the LWA Land Stewardship Committee.  He is a resident of Latrobe with his wife Cindy and twin daughters Mackenzie and Madelyn.