Announcing new trustees

Announcing new trustees

And saying farewell, but not “goodbye” to those whose terms have ended

Coastal Rivers members voted in a slate of six new trustees at the annual membership event in July. Josh Allan, Kelsey Gibbs, Matthew Hanly, Carol Lariviere, Lee Schiller, and Dru Sanford were all elected, joining current trustees Margaret Coit, Tom Kronenberger, Kathy Leeman, Martha Lynch, Dennis McKenna, Gordon Morrell, and Ellen Wells.

Josh AllanJosh Allan, of Newcastle, was born and raised in the Pemaquid area and is an alumnus of Lincoln Academy. Trained as merchant mariner, he currently works for his family’s metal fabrication business in Edgecomb.

Nobleboro resident Kelsey Gibbs owns and operates Wanderwood, an organic farm and sustainable event venue on Pemaquid Pond, along with her husband. Her background is in communications and marketing, having worked most recently as Communications Director at Skidompha Library.

Matthew HanlyMatthew Hanly lives on Biscay Pond in Bremen, not far from where his grandfather built a camp in the 1930’s. Hanly is a former head of school with a passionate interest in education. He currently serves as chair of the Bremen School Committee and the AOS93 school board and authors “On the Pond,” a weekly column in The Lincoln County News.

Carol LariviereCarol Lariviere, of Round Pond, is an avid hiker and outdoorswoman. Prior to her retirement, as a teacher and administrator in Maine and throughout New England, she wove the natural environment into her curriculum whenever possible.

Dru SanfordA third-generation graduate of Lincoln Academy, Damariscotta resident Dru Sanford grew up in Nobleboro. She worked professionally for a local independent insurance agency and as a loan officer and manager at two local lending institutions. Sanford is active in the community and has served previously on the boards of Lincoln Academy, Pemaquid Watershed Association (now part of Coastal Rivers) and the CLC YMCA.

Lee SchillerSouth Bristol resident Lee Schiller has a background in engineering, having retired from a thirty-year career in the computer industry. Most recently he worked as Director of Software Engineering at EMC. He is an active Coastal Rivers volunteer, both as a Trail Tamer and member of the Finance Committee.

Just as we welcome these new trustees, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions of ten long-time trustees whose terms have come to an end: Bob Barkalow, Mary Berger, Jack Boak, Sandi Day, Mike Kane, Carolyn McKeon, Pete McKinley, Matt Newman, Joel Russ, and Joy Vaughan. All ten served through the unification of Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Watershed Association that resulted in the formation of Coastal Rivers in 2019, and each contributed to the board in valuable ways.

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Featured photo: Executive Director Steven Hufnagel and outgoing Board President Joel Russ at the 2022 Membership Celebration and Annual Meeting, by Kris Christine.