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.  


Cheri Brunault 

Stewardship Coordinator

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. 



Anna Christie-Carnicella

land Protection Coordinator

Anna found her way to KELT in 2015 as both a stewardship and a water sampling volunteer in Phippsburg. She joined the staff in 2016 as a development associate and in 2017 transitioned to the role of Land Protection Coordinator. She spends her days immersed in the details of land projects, helping with easement stewardship, running KELT’s citizen science bird monitoring program, and coordinating grants. 

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Charlotte Thompson

Operations Coordinator

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 GravinoGeorgetown

Michael Guethle, Georgetown

Dennis DunbarWestport Island


Becky HalbrookPhippsburg

Betsy HamBowdoinham

Nancy MilamWoolwich

John SwensonBath

Pamela TetleyWoolwich

Jack WithamArrowsic

Travis Wolfel, Bath

Eloise VitelliArrowsic