The Team

"Not only does Sue model excitement and love of place, but she surrounds herself with a wonderful staff of volunteers and interns who are highly capable and enthusiastic."
-- Christie Nold, School Programs Coordinator, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vt.

Sue Morse, Science Director

Sue is the founder of Keeping Track®, developer of its track and sign protocols, and leader of its field training programs and workshops. She has spent well over three decades researching wildlife, documenting her findings in articles and public presentations and being the subject of many publications herself. She lives in Jericho, Vermont. More information


Phil Sharpsteen, Board President

Phil’s interests can be summed up with the phrase “the 3B’s”—not Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but Bach, Bridge and Bluegrass.  Also, Phil can be relied upon to enjoy any opportunity to experience fine dining.  Phil volunteers his services to Keeping Track and supervises taxes and preparation of budget information for general purposes and grant applications.  He also serves as President of Keeping Track’s Board.


Bobbie Summers, Technical Support Manager

Keeping Track’s technical support director, Roberta (Bobbie) Summers, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at home in the company of her beloved dog family – Leia, Maggie and Madison – and with Rosemary, her rabbit, nearby.

Bobbie was responsible for Keeping Track's office, sales and computer functions. She worked with Sue to create Keeping Track's PowerPoint presentations, produce publications and catalogue Sue's photos.  Bobbie was also major contributor to the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. Since 2005 she contributed 451 records of 29 species to the Atlas either by herself or with others, covering from 20 towns in eight counties.  She also volunteered scores of times at Atlas field events.  

Bobbie was active in animal rescue as well. She was a member of Dragonheart Vermont, a cancer support organization that competes in dragon boat races to raise funds for cancer patients and research. She also was a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

All who knew Bobbie will deeply miss her friendship, spirit, tireless devotion to animals – wild and “best friends” alike – and her cheerful, meticulous attentiveness to communicating with and helping our clients, donors and staff.