Mike Stillman

DirectorFarmington and Hamdpen, ME EMAIL: poepaddy@hotmail.comMike has a long history in conservation and trails: he served on the National Park Service Historic Landscape Preservation Team from 1990-1992; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Wetland Restoration Service, 1990-1992; as a crew leader for Baxter State Park, 1988-1990; a crew leader for the Maine Conservation Corps, 1993-1994, and a crew leader for the MATC’s Maine Trail Crew, 1995-1996; he has also served as a board member for the Friends of Baxter State Park, 2012-2015. Mike is a fly fishing guide and maker of bamboo fly rods.

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Tom Gorrill

Vice-President Port Clyde, ME EMAIL: tgorrill@matc.org Tom retired as President of Gorrill Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. in 2015, after a 37-year career in Civil Engineering. Tom is a former Baldpate District Overseer for the MATC and currently serves as its VP and chair of the Governance Committee. He is also a Board member of the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust. Tom lives in Saint George where he serves on the Conservation Commission and oversees town trails, volunteers as a driver for Neighbor to Neighbor, and is a volunteer at the Marshall Point Lighthouse. Tom is a graduate of the University of Maine

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Doug Dolan

Corresponding SecretaryHollis, MEEMAIL: info@matc.orgDoug recently retired after 37 years in the semiconductor industry, with the last 20 years as an Intellectual Property Engineer. He recently termed out after 6 years from the Apex Youth Connection (formerly Community Bicycle Center) in Biddeford which provides barrier free opportunities for area youth to develop career and life skills. He is also working with 19th Century Curran Village to build out their expanding campus in Orrington.  An avid cyclist, he regularly participates in local group rides and organized fundraisers. Giving back to the trails in Maine is important to him, and keeps him focused on staying fit and healthy. […]

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Ron Dobra

Director Shirley, ME EMAIL: ghsron@gmail.com Ron is a retired Greenville schools music teacher currently living in town. As a 30-year member of MATC, he has served as a section maintainer, district overseer, committee chair, and EC director. A backpacking nut, he topped 15,000 miles last summer, and hopes to finish the 2,000 miles remaining of the 4,600-mile North Country National Scenic Trail this summer.

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David Field

Manager of Lands Trail Champions Honorary Committee Chair Hampden, ME EMAIL: meeser3@roadrunner.com Dave has 65 years of volunteer Trail maintenance experience on the Appalachian Trail. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club for 54 years, including 10 years as President. He served on the Appalachian Trail Conference Board of Managers for 26 years, including six as Board Chair. From 1970-1990, MATC relocated more than 170 miles of the Appalachian Trail to place it in more scenic and protected locations.  Dave designed, laid out and led the work crews to build about 115 miles of […]

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Tony Barrett

DirectorHarpswell, MEEMAIL: barretttony@mac.comIn 1998, Tony left the corporate world and moved to Maine taking on various part-time occupations – most recently in Maine’s seafood economy. With more flexible hours, he has pursued his life-long interest in trails and long-distance, non-motorized travel.  He has bicycled through Europe, in the Middle East and across the United States. Tony has also thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and currently maintains a section of trail in Maine.  He is a life member of MATC, AMC, ATC, Adventure Cycling and the League of American Cyclists.  He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Maine […]

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Lester Kenway

President Trail Champions Committee Chair Bangor, ME EMAIL: president@matc.org 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 10 years. Besides working on trails, Lester has enjoyed hiking and mountaineering […]

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Holly Sheehan

Club Coordinator Portland, ME EMAIL: coordinator@matc.org Holly has worked as the Club Coordinator for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club since 2004. She works with MATC’s Board of Directors, volunteers, organizational partners, seasonal staff and other stakeholders in helping the organization meet its mission to maintain, manage & protect 267-miles of the Appalachian Trail. Holly co-founded and co-managed environmentally themed camps for children ages 4-13 at both Turkey Hill Farm, in Cape Elizabeth, and Wolfe’s Neck Farm, in Freeport.  Activities centered on agriculture, wildlife, pond and forest ecology. Prior to this Holly taught life science at Portland’s King Middle School.  Holly […]

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A Blast from the Past

Do you know when the first issue of the MATC Newsletter the MAINEtainer was published? Do you know what the name of the first issue was? Do you know who came up with the name, “The MAINEtainer?” Do you know who was MATC president when the first issue was published? Who was the first Editor? To find the answers and explore some MATC history check out past issues of the MAINEtainer. Special thanks goes to Ray “Walking Home” Ronan for providing dozens of scans of the old MAINEtainer newsletter. Thanks Ray!

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Read the latest MAINEtainer Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the MAINEtainer, MATC’s quarterly newsletter. FALL 2020 EDITION NE Regional Partnership Committee holds virtual meeting ZOOMING NERPC MATC Maintainer’s Meeting Survey Power Hedgers for Clearing/Brushing/Trimming  – My New Favorite Trail Tool End of the Trail – Carrington Rhodes Maintainer Openings – White Cap District Remembering Dick Innes You can view the current year’s issues as well as look into the MAINEtainer archives.

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