OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND STAFF, 2016-2017

Peter Kallin, President

P1040221_2Pete retired in May, 2012, as the Executive Director of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, a position he held for 5 years.  Peter is a wetlands specialist, environmental engineer and has more than thirty years of experience in engineering and scientific project management.  A retired Navy Commander, his experience in that service included air support for the hunt for the real Red October submarine.  An avid sportsman, Peter fishes, hunts,  and lives in Rome, Maine, with his wife, Linda. Residence: Rome, ME

Pat Donahue, 1st Vice President, Development Committee Chair

Steve Mogul, 2nd Vice President

Steven is a litigation attorney and shareholder with Gross, Minsky & Mogul, P.A. in Bangor.  He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree at the University of Miami School of Law.  Steven’s former non-profit work includes service as president of the Bangor Community Theater and on the board of the Maine Discovery Museum.  For many years he served in various volunteer capacities from local to national for the American Red Cross, including serving as chair of the National Committee on Resolutions and participating in a Red Cross exchange with the Botswana Red Cross, where he taught volunteer management, fund raising and board leadership to the staff and volunteers of the Botswana Red Cross.  He currently serves on the board, executive committee and finance committee of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.  As a member of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interview Committee, Steven recruits and interviews applicants to the University on behalf of the Admissions Office.  He was president of his lake association for ten years and served on the Comprehensive Planning Committee for the town of Mariaville. Steven has lived in Bangor since he was an infant.  He has been a rabid fly fisherman for more than 30 years and was mentored by Charles Gauvin, former president of Trout Unlimited.

Roy Lambert, Secretary

Roy grew up in New York, but spent his summers as a camper and waterfront counselor at Kezar Lake Camp, a co-ed summer camp owned by his family.  He graduated from Cornell University, Columbia Law School, and obtained an advanced law degree in taxation from New York University.  Roy has been a Portland, Oregon resident since 1975.  He practiced tax and business law until retiring in 2011.  His legal experience included working with nonprofit, tax exempt organizations, including private and publicly supported foundations.   Since 2009 Roy and his wife Mary Maxwell have been seasonal residents of Bridgton (July through October), having purchased a camp on Woods Pond ten years previously.  Over the years Roy has served as President, Vice President and/or Treasurer of the Police Activities League, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, all based in Portland, Oregon.  Roy has also been a member of the Woods Pond Water Quality Committee since its formation in 2010 and is a current director of the Lakes Environmental Association.  He has been a committed US Masters competitive swimmer since 1980 and is proud to have broken several Oregon age group breaststroke records in the past few years.  Roy believes – in the words of the Rolling Stones – that “You can’t always get what you want, … but if you try, … you get what you need.”

Rob Jones, Treasurer

Rob is a graduate of Bowdoin College and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.  He has extensive experience in the area of non-profit finance from his career in public service with the State of Maine. Rob enjoys being retired and living next to East Pond. Rob served as Smithfield’s First Selectman for 11 years and chaired the Budget Committee and the Appeals Board. Rob is President of the East Pond Association, Chair of MOFGA’s Steering Committee for the Common Ground Fair, and a volunteer for Avian Haven. Rob also uses his free time to do Courtesy Boat Inspections and Invasive Plant Patrols on East Pond. Residence: Smithfield, ME

Susan W. Adams

Susan AdamsSusan is the current recreation manager working in community outreach and recreation on approximately 89,000 acres of land  belonging to Elliotsville Plantation Inc, lands proposed for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. She is a member of the Katahdin Woods and Waters Scenic By Way Steering Committee and an active member of the Maine International Appalachian Trail Association,  founder of the Katahdin Communitites Outing Club, organizer of  the Annual Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest to benefit the Patten Lumbermens Museum and the Stars Over Katahdin Event on KWWRA lands , raising awareness of the importance of Dark Skies.  Susan currently lives in T3R7  on the East Branch of the Penobscot River with her co manager and husband Mark. Prior to this project Susan and Mark were owners and operators of Mountain Photo Services on the West Branch of the Penobscot River and property managers of the Chewonki Big Eddy Campground  as well a seasonal volunteer coordinator for Sugarloaf Mountain. You can reach Susan at sugarloaf390@gmail.com  or lunksoos@gmail.com  For more info on her  current project go to www.katahdinwoods.org.

Gary Arnold

Gary is the current president of West Harbor Pond Watershed Association in Boothbay Harbor. He is retired, after 25 years raising finfish, shellfish, and kelp in hatcheries and seafarms on midcoast Maine.  A Vietnam vet, Gary’s lifelong interest in aquatic environments emerged after training as underwater photographer in the Navy, and participating in diving operations throughout the Pacific, and SE Asia. Subsequent duty documenting NSF sponsored research in Antarctica during two austral summers in the early 70’s, made him forever sensitive to the global connectedness of natural systems, as evidence of industrial activity on air and water was chronicled in some of the most remote locations on the planet. Over the years, Gary has been president of the Maine Aquaculture Association, director of the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the Maine representative to the Northeast Region Aquaculture Center and member of the Industry Research Committee of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station at UMO. He most recently served on a town committee to revise the Boothbay Harbor Comprehensive Plan.

Garrison Beck

Paul Hunt

Paul Hunt portrait Umbagog 2012Paul  holds degrees in geology and chemistry from the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Oregon.   For more than 20 years he has been involved in drinking water protection in Maine.  He is presently the Environmental Manager for the Portland Water District and in that role is responsible for administering the District’s Sebago Lake Watershed Control Program.  He is a certified geologist, a licensed water system operator, a licensed wastewater operator, and a fan of Bob Dylan.

Wynn Muller

Wynn retired from Phoenix Mutual Life in 1999 after 32 years in mostly marketing administrative positions. With his wife Sandy they became summer residents of Wilton after retirement. Shortly thereafter they became involved with the Friends of Wilson Lake, FOWL. Wynn became President in 2003.  Last month he was replaced as President after 12 years but remains as Vice President. Since he became president in 2003, FOWL has grown from 140 members to nearly 300 and introduced corporate partners. The annual budget has grown from $1000 to over $10,000.   They have gone from one annual newsletter to three and in color. This newsletter is mostly supported by corporate membership and ads.

Jonathan Rubin

Jonathan Rubin is an environmental economist specializing in the economics of energy, transportation and environmental policy. When he is not at his lake camp watching the loons and mergansers, he is the Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. He was previously a Fulbright Scholar at the Clean Energy Research Centre at the University of Botswana and a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Rubin received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1993.

Matt Scott

Pam Smith

Pam has deep roots in Maine. She was born in Oak Ridge, TN into a family that had, for three generations, returned to a camp on Cochnewagan Lake that was built in 1905. Many of her relatives attended Bates College. For two years she attended Vassar College, but then transferred to Harvard and obtained her BA degree there.  After graduating, she went to medical school at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and thereafter trained and became board certified in internal medicine and in endocrinology and metabolism. She first worked in academic medicine and wrote many grant applications to fund  the basic medical research she was doing while also working in patient care at Einstein and then at the VA hospital in New Jersey. She then went on to spend 17 years in the pharmaceutical industry with Abbott, Merck, and Bristol- Meyers Squibb, working on development of new medicines where her responsibility was for interactions with the FDA and other health agencies to gain agreement on development programs and approval for new drugs for diabetes and obesity.

She retired in 2013. She currently lives in Freehold NJ, where she pursues her interest in American history with the Monmouth [NJ] Historical Association..  She rides with the Monmouth County Hunt, spends time with her four grandchildren, and summers in Maine, still on Cochnewagan, where she helps her grandchildren to grow strong roots in the Maine soil and learn to love lakes as much as she does.

Dan Buckley, President Emeritus and Science Advisor

Bart Hague, President Emeritus

BA, Yale College, MS, Conservation, School of Natural Resources, U  of Michigan,  MA, Sociology/Social Psy/Human Ecology, University of Michigan,  President Emeritus & Board, Maine Lakes; Western Foothills Land Trust, Board; Upland Headwaters Alliance, Board; Waterford Comprehensive Planning committees McWain Pond Assoc., Past Pres.; Newton, MA, Conservators; Past Pres. Crooked R. Watershed; Career Civil Servant: USEPA & Federal Water Pollution Control Administration; USDI, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation & National Park Service, Resource Planning; White House

Staff

Cheryl Perusse Daigle, Executive Director

cheryl_daigle_img_1130_2016_headshot_smallFor over 20 years, Cheryl has worked with national and regional conservation organizations and state and federal agencies to communicate science and natural resource management issues to diverse audiences.  She earned her M.S. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine in 2002, where she explored the intersections of science, art and culture through studies of vernal pools, local landscape conservation efforts, documentary studies of fishermen in the Cobscook Bay region, poetry and short stories, among other pursuits. Past work with Maine Sea Grant, the Forest Society of Maine and The Nature Conservancy, along with her recent work to restore the sea-run fisheries of the Penobscot River, has impressed upon her the importance of community in crafting sustainable conservation initiatives. A contributor to Orion Magazine and other regional publications, she enjoys writing about people and place through her poetry, short essays and fiction, leading nature workshops, and documenting New England culture and landscape with camera in hand.

Margaret Stander Shannon, Program Director, LakeSmart and Policy

In 1999, Maggie moved to Maine to be near the lake where her family had vacationed for three generations.  Her expectations included spending much more time with family than teaching had allowed and to writing novel about Ireland BCE she’d planned for years. Not much later, she found herself on a different track as a lake association president, Invasive Plant Patroller, founder of a 7-lake Courtesy Boat Inspection Program that’s now largest in the state, teacher of CBI’s north, south and downeast of Augusta, and employed by the Maine Congress of Lake Associations.  In a turn-about many members of COLA and the Maine Lakes Society might identify with, this fun-loving retiree turned lake-a-holic when she found out the true status of her favorite lake.  Like many others driven by a specific sense of place, she turned to Maine’s wealth of lake resources to find to find a way to fend off further damage.  Today, as LakeSmart Program Director, she’s invigorated by its progress and by the possibilities that pooled resources among conservation-minded individuals and groups can bring to Maine’s legacy of lakes.  Details: mother of three; Wellesley grad, lived and worked in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa;  lives at the far end of a gravel road on the shore of a special lake; walker, kayaker, swimmer, reader, cook and dreamer of a healthy future for lakes, loons and people.

Mary Kerwood, Bookkeeper

Phil Mulville, Boat Program Youth Instructor