KELT Staff & Board of Directors
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”.
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!
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.
From May to October 2014, Cheri was the Regional Field Person for KELT helping to survey and map natural communities and trail corridors as well as assisting with grant applications. As KELT’s first Stewardship Coordinator, she will help recruit, communicate, and train volunteers and be involved with planning trail and preserve management activities- from new signs and kiosks to wetland mapping and species inventories. Much of her background is in invasive plant management, so she will be on the lookout for any undesirable species on KELT lands.
land Protection Coordinator
Anna found her way to KELT in 2015 as both a stewardship and a water sampling volunteer in Phippsburg. She joins the staff in 2016 as a development associate, using her background in land conservation to help KELT connect with current and potential members. She will also be working with the Kennebec Explorers Day Camp and some stewardship projects.
Charlotte was an AmeriCorps volunteer with KELT during the 2016 season to help build the new trail at Morse Pond Preserve. From there she stayed on to asist with bookeeping, fundraising and connecting with volunteers. As a recent graduate, Charlotte will be using her background in sociology and environmental conservation to assist with a myriad of operational KELT tasks.
2018 Summer Interns
Regional Field Team Crew Coordinator: Rhyan Paquereau
Summer Program Stewards: Hannah Bonine, Galen Dubois
Summer Land Stewards: Jaron Cook, Xander Bartone
Maine Land Conservation Steward: Trent Stevens
2018 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 Gravino, Georgetown
Michael Guethle, Georgetown
Dennis Dunbar, Westport Island
Becky Halbrook, Phippsburg
Betsy Ham, Bowdoinham
Nancy Milam, Woolwich
John Swenson, Bath
Pamela Tetley, Woolwich
Jack Witham, Arrowsic
Travis Wolfel, Bath
Eloise Vitelli, Arrowsic