Mike Blais

Bigelow District ManagerNew Gloucester, MEEMAIL: bigelow@matc.orgMike is a foundry man and business owner of the Auburn Stove Foundry Company, Inc., in New Gloucester. Mike served as the Maintainer for Frye Notch, in the Baldpate District, for ten years, one of the most difficult sections to access and maintain. Prior to becoming at maintainer for MATC he maintained trails for Appalachian Mountain Club, in NH.  

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Laura Flight

Manager of Campsites EMAIL: campsite@matc.org Laura grew up in Winthrop, Maine and was privileged to be introduced to the outdoors at a young age. Her first big adventure on the A.T. was in 1986, at the age of 11, when she hiked White Cap Mountain via the old Fire Warden’s trail while staying at West Branch Pond Camps. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1997 with a BA in Environmental Science and has enjoyed a career with the U.S. Geological Survey since 1995. In 2005, she became a trail maintainer on the Grafton Loop Trail, and in 2015 […]

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Ryan Linn

Director EMAIL: rlinn@matc.org Ryan hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007. He later worked for several Appalachian Mountain Club camps and as Group Outreach Coordinator for the Green Mountain Club. Eventually, he created the Guthook Guides app for various trails, including the AT, and continues to work on that from his home in Portland. He’s been the volunteer maintainer of the Mt Abraham blue-blaze trail since 2015.

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Ron Tebbetts

Baldpate District Manager EMAIL: baldpate@matc.org Ron has been a maintainer on the Grafton Loop Trail since 2020. He was on the UMO faculty from 1979 to 1984 as an Instructor of Forest Resources, and holds a BS Forest Management degree from LSU. Ron has been a hiker for years, first stepping foot on the Appalachian Trail in 1973. Now that he is retired, he wants to spend more time on the trail while also “giving back” to the trail community. Ron will have two assistants, Emily Zimmerman and Dave Welbourn, who were appointed by the Executive Committee on January 9, […]

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Jonathan Ellis

Treasurer Brentwood, NH EMAIL: treasurer@matc.org Jonathan has been the Treasurer since April 2018. He has been a Club member since 1993, a corridor monitor since 2009, and has helped construct the Horns Pond lean-tos and several recent accessible moldering privies. A native of Augusta, Maine, he graduated from Swarthmore College in 1969 with a BA in Economics. After serving in the Army, he enjoyed a 35-year career in commercial banking. Since retirement in 2007 he has served as the Treasurer of his hometown, Brentwood, NH.

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Dave Dore

Kennebec District ManagerEMAIL: kennebec@matc.orgDave has been a maintainer with the club for 4 years. Along with his wife, they have maintained a 3.5-mile section of trail that runs from the South bank of the Kennebec River to Bowtown Road; this section includes two blue-blaze side trails and half of the Kennebec River crossing. Dave has been an active hiker and has section-hiked a large portion of the Maine AT and can be found out hiking somewhere in Maine almost every weekend. Volunteering is something he is passionate about as a way to give back to the trails that have given […]

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Brad Deane

Whitecap District Manager Guilford, ME EMAIL: whitecap@matc.org Brad is currently the Assistant Manager of the Whitecap District  and will replace Dick Welsh as the Manager in April of 2021.  Brad also has been a maintainer in the Whitecap District for the past 6 years.   Over the last few years he has spent many hours on various work outings in the Whitecap District. He lives in Guilford and recently retired from Hardwood Products Co after working there for 44 years.

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Alan Bellows

DirectorBoothbay, MEEMAIL: bigelow2@matc.org A lifelong hiker and backpacker, Alan began his trail work experience in college with week-long AT work trips with the Bates Outing Club (BOC), and two summers as a YCC crew leader at Mt Blue and Baxter state parks.  After retiring from a career in applications development and IT management,  he resumed helping the BOC with their AT section on Bemis Mountain.  That quickly snowballed into becoming a maintainer (Wyman to Hall Mountain), sawyer, corridor monitor (Moxie Bald Mountain,) helping with privy builds and lean-to sill replacements, and most recently he was appointed assistant overseer in the […]

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Sasha Nyary

DirectorNew Gloucester, MEEMAIL: sashanyary@gmail.comSasha is a writer, editor and copy editor currently working in higher education marketing and communications. A journalist by training and experience — she began her career at Sports Illustrated and Life — Sasha has also worked in communications and fundraising for nonprofits, schools and community groups. She co-founded Katharsis Theater Company with Portland’s Henry Wishcamper, and served as an Equity stage manager on Off-Broadway.

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Janice Clain

Recording Secretary Levant, ME EMAIL: jclain@midmaine.com Janice grew up in Piscataquis County, not far from where the A.T. passes through the Hundred Mile Wilderness. She has degrees in World Languages and Education from the University of Maine, and has been teaching for nearly 50 years. She came to MATC after advising a high school hiking club for several years, as a way to give back to Trail and to give her students an example of community service and involvement. She has enjoyed her role as supervisor for the Gulf Hagas Ridgerunner since 2004.

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