Trail Champions Committee Chair
Lester worked as the Trails Supervisor at Baxter State Park for 22 years, spent two years with Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission, and served as the Field Team Program Coordinator for the Maine Conservation Corps until his State retirement. He owns a trail tool business, Trail Services, which provides equipment, support, and advice to trail organizations throughout the United States. He has volunteered with the Maine Appalachian Trail Club throughout his career, serving as its President for the last 12 years. Besides working on trails, Lester has enjoyed hiking and mountaineering throughout North America and in several other parts of the world. A resident of Bangor, Lester earned a degree in chemistry from Bates College in 1975 but prefers to think he majored in Outing Club.