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MAINE APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB

Trail Champions Campaign Committee

Lester Kenway

Lester Kenway

President
Trail Champions Committee Chair
Bangor, ME
Lester worked as the Trails Supervisor at Baxter State ...
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Tony Barrett

Tony Barrett

Director
Harpswell, ME
In 1998, Tony left the corporate world and moved to Maine taking on various part-time ...
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Mike Stillman

Mike Stillman

Director
Farmington and Hamdpen, ME
Mike has a long history in conservation and trails: he served on ...
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Holly Sheehan

Holly Sheehan

Club Coordinator
Portland, ME
Holly has worked as the Club Coordinator for the Maine Appalachian Trail ...
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Richard “Dick” Spellman

Richard “Dick” Spellman

Campaign Committee
With more than 42 years of strategic planning, economic analysis, market research, renewable energy, ...
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Kimball “Kim” Kenway

Kimball “Kim” Kenway

Campaign Committee
Kim began his career as a Law Clerk for the Maine Supreme Court in ...
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Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan

Campaign Committee
Jeff Ryan was born and raised in Maine where he gained his love of ...
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John Copeland

John Copeland

Campaign Committee
Bath, ME
John got his start in trails as a long-term volunteer with the MATC in ...
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Audrey Laffely

Audrey Laffely

Director
Audrey’s love of the Appalachian Trail started as a child hiking Katahdin with her family. It ...
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David Theoharides

David Theoharides

MATC Webmaster & MAINEtainer Editor
Whately, MA
David has been a member of MATC for over 15 years ...
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Trail Champions Honorary Committee

David Field

David Field

Manger of Lands
Trail Champions Honorary Committee Chair
Hampden, ME
Dave has 65 years of volunteer Trail maintenance experience on the Appalachian Trail. He has served on the Executive Committee ...
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Dave Startzell

Dave Startzell

Trail Champions Honorary Committee
Former long-term Appalachian Trail Conservancy Executive Director

David Startzell, retired in 2012 after more than 25 years as executive director of Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). He ...
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Dick Anderson

Dick Anderson

Trail Champions Honorary Committee
Dick is the former Executive Director of Maine Audubon Society, BEP member, Department of Conservation Commissioner, and Founder of the International Appalachian Trail Twenty-five years ago, Dick ...
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Laura Waterman

Laura Waterman

Trail Champions Honorary Committee
A pioneer of the Leave No Trace Ethic (with her late husband Guy), a Director of the Waterman Fund, and an icon in the hiking and conservation ...
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MATC Executive Committee

Lester Kenway

Lester Kenway

President
Trail Champions Committee Chair
Bangor, ME
Lester worked as the Trails Supervisor at Baxter State Park for 22 years, ...
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Tom Gorrill

Tom Gorrill

Vice-President
Port Clyde, ME
Tom retired as President of Gorrill Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. in 2015, after a 37-year career in Civil Engineering. Tom is a former ...
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Janice Clain

Janice Clain

Recording Secretary
Levant, ME
Janice grew up in Piscataquis County, not far from where the A.T. passes through the Hundred ...
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Jonathan Ellis

Jonathan Ellis

Treasurer
Brentwood, NH
Jonathan has been the Treasurer since April 2018. He has been a Club member since 1993, a ...
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Doug Dolan

Doug Dolan

Corresponding Secretary
Hollis, ME
Doug recently retired after 37 years in the semiconductor industry, with the last 20 years as an Intellectual ...
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David Field

David Field

Manger of Lands
Trail Champions Honorary Committee Chair
Hampden, ME
Dave has 65 years of volunteer Trail maintenance experience on ...
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Laura Flight

Laura Flight

Manager of Campsites
Laura grew up in Winthrop, Maine and was privileged to be introduced to the outdoors at a ...
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Holly Sheehan

Holly Sheehan

Club Coordinator
Portland, ME
Holly has worked as the Club Coordinator for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club since 2004. She ...
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Rick Ste. Croix

Rick Ste. Croix

Katahdin District Manager,
Rick has hiked all of the A.T. in Maine and New Hampshire as well as trails in ...
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Brad Deane

Brad Deane

Whitecap District Manager
Guilford, ME
Brad is currently the Assistant Manager of the Whitecap District  and ...
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Dave Dore

Dave Dore

Kennebec District Manager
Dave has been a maintainer with the club for 4 years. Along with his wife, they have maintained ...
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Mike Blais

Mike Blais

Bigelow District Manager
New Gloucester, ME
Mike is a foundry man and business owner of the Auburn Stove Foundry Company, Inc., in ...
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Ron Tebbetts

Ron Tebbetts

Baldpate District Manager
Town, ME
Ron has been a maintainer on the Grafton Loop Trail since 2020. He was on ...
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Tony Barrett

Tony Barrett

Director
Harpswell, ME
In 1998, Tony left the corporate world and moved to Maine taking on various part-time occupations – most recently ...
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Sasha Nyary

Sasha Nyary

Director
New Gloucester, ME 
Sasha is a writer, editor and copy editor currently working in higher education marketing and communications. A journalist ...
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Ryan Linn

Ryan Linn

Director
Ryan hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007. He later worked for several Appalachian Mountain Club camps and as Group ...
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Alan Bellows

Alan Bellows

Director
Boothbay, ME
A lifelong hiker and backpacker, Alan began his trail work experience in college with week-long AT work trips ...
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Audrey Laffely

Audrey Laffely

Director
Audrey’s love of the Appalachian Trail started as a child hiking Katahdin with her family. It continued into college, with ...
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Mike Stillman

Mike Stillman

Director
Farmington and Hamdpen, ME
Mike has a long history in conservation and trails: he served on the National Park Service ...
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Ron Dobra

Ron Dobra

Director
Shirley, ME
Ron is a retired Greenville schools music teacher currently living in town. As a 30-year member of ...
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QUESTIONS?
Contact Lester Kenway, MATC President
E-mail: president@matc.org
Phone: (207) 745-8826

MATC Website – www.matc.org

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