KELT Staff & Board of Directors

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Carrie Kinne

Executive Director

Carrie graduated from the University of Maine and has lived and worked in Maine all her life. Her career has focused primarily in the area of fundraising where she has spent the last twenty-five years working with a variety of non-profits across the state. She grew up on the Kennebec River in Farmingdale but now lives in North Yarmouth and has a camp in Lincoln with her family. Carrie loves the State of Maine and exploring all the amazing places that make Maine “the way life should be”. 

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Becky Kolak

Program Director

Becky served KELT as an AmeriCorps volunteer in 2011 doing community outreach on the impact of water quality to regional shellfish beds, harvesters and local economies. From there, she became KELT’s first Education Coordinator. Now as Program Director, she energetically shares her knowledge of the natural resources of the Kennebec Estuary and manages KELT’s Education, Stewardship, and Restoration programs with fellow KELT staff. Huzzah!  

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Ruth Indrick

Project Coordinator

Ruth found her way to Maine in 2011 as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Department of Marine Resources. She started at KELT in 2012, leading the Kennebec Estuary Shellfish Area Project with a mix of outreach, education fieldwork, and science.  Since then, she has delved into more projects throughout the estuary, leading KELT’s focus on water quality and restoration through projects that target coastal ecosystems, fish passage, marine invasives, tidal restrictions, and water quality. Ruth also helps support regional water quality and bike trail initiatives.  


Ben Barrett

Communication & Education Coordinator

Ben is returning to New England after 6 years in Little Rock, Arkansas where he became a leader in animal welfare efforts as the Coordinator of rescue transports, public education programs, communications and volunteering. He also spent time to become an Arkansas Master Naturalist. Ben will be involved with the implementation of communication campaigns, as well as assisting with educational programming, database management and membership relationship tasks at KELT.


Alex Perry

Regional Field Team Crew Coordinator

Contract Services:

Anna Christie-Carnicella,

Land Protection & Bird Conservation

Cheri Brunault,



Board of Directors


The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Board is a highly experienced and respected group of innovative leaders who are actively engaged in guiding KELT’s planning and projects.


Sue McLeod, President, Bath

Reeve Wood, Vice President, Bowdoinham

Dixie Stedman, Secretary, Bath

Steve August, Treasurer, Bath

Bob GravinoGeorgetown

Michael Guethle, Georgetown

Dennis DunbarWestport Island


Becky HalbrookPhippsburg

Betsy HamBowdoinham

Nancy MilamWoolwich

John SwensonBath

Pamela TetleyWoolwich

Jack WithamArrowsic

Travis Wolfel, Bath

Eloise VitelliArrowsic