Staff & Directors


Lidie Robbins, Executive Director

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Lidie was a founding board member of 30MRWA and became its first executive director in 2009. A native of Vienna, Maine, Lidie began her career as a National Park Service Ranger in Yellowstone and Denali National Parks. After living in six other states, she returned to Maine and Parker Pond, where her family has lived for eight generations. She spends her time off biking, hiking, kayaking and Nordic skiing with her husband Josh and daughter Brynne.

Email:   Phone: 207.860.4043

Katie Church, Program Assistant

Katie grew up in Gorham, ME and is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Southern Maine.  She has over ten years of experience in working for non-profit organizations and is excited to be a part of the 30 Mile River Watershed Association.  When not at work, Katie enjoys baking and spending time outdoors with her family.

Email:    Phone 207.860.4043


Marissa Rossi, AmeriCorps/Maine Conservation Corps 2018 Environmental Steward


Marissa is a recent graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in biology.  Her experience conducting avian ecology field research, working with volunteers at a science camp, tutoring at a local middle school, and studying abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania created a passion for the environment and working with communities.  She most recently worked as the Program Coordinator for an outdoor environmental education center in Olympic National Park.  Originally from Connecticut, Marissa is looking forward to living in Maine, exploring the outdoors, and becoming involved in the community.  She is excited to join the 30 Mile River Watershed Association and make a positive impact on the environment!

Email:    Phone 207.860.4043


2017 Seasonal Staff


Ted Elliott, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Ted resizedIf you have spent any time at the Parker Pond boat launch the past few seasons, you have probably met our most experienced Courtesy Boat Inspector–Ted. He is an Augusta resident and teacher who fell in love with Parker Pond many years ago. Ted is an avid mycologist and spends his days off looking for native mushrooms.


Frank Chin, Courtesy Boat Inspector


Frank is an artist using mediums in watercolor, acrylic, and printmaking. He gets his art inspiration from his grandchildren and the beautiful Maine scenery. Frank’s next art project will be creating watercolor/printmaking inspired by Parker Pond and his walks on the Whistle Stop Trail in West Farmington. He loves the outdoors and wants to see the ponds, lakes and trails preserved for generations. Recently retired from education, Frank is an avid walker, and spends time hiking, kayaking, bicycling, cross country skiing, and doing Tai Chi.

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Dane Kayak – Frank Chin

Rebecca Penczer, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Rebecca is from Readfield, Maine, and attends Kents Hill School. She enjoys ski racing, playing violin, and hiking with friends.





 Pat Davis, Courtesy Boat Inspector


Pat moved to Maine six months ago but has been coming to Maine for 18 years for vacation.  Pat loves to read and fish.  She has two cats and has been married for 46 years.




Remi French, Courtesy Boat Inspector

IMG_4697Remi is a college student at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.  She is originally from Grand Haven, Michigan.  She enjoys watersports and fishing during the summer.  Remi also likes solving Rubik’s Cubes in her free time.



Zeke Robinson, Courtesy Boat Inspector/YCC Crew Member


Zeke is a student at Mount Blue High School.  He is interested in biology and preserving our lakes and ponds.  His favorite pastimes are running and reading.



Austin Gilboe, YCC Crew Member

IMG_1475Austin is 17 years old and just graduated from Spruce Mountain High School in June.  He is headed to the University of Maine in the fall to major in chemical engineering.  He loves to fish and play sports, especially soccer and baseball.  He is also on the Envirothon team at Spruce Mountain which won a state championship.  His team will be competing at Mount St.Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland later this summer.  The skills he learns through YCC will help him with the competition.  He loves to be outdoors which is why he loves the State of Maine.

Lydia Merrick, YCC Crew Member

IMG_1480Lydia is currently a student at College of the Atlantic.  She has always felt very strongly about the environment and applied to be a YCC Crew Member to get involved.  She also hopes to learn more about the water bodies near her home.


Zachary Lacasse, YCC Crew Member

IMG_1479Zachary is from Manchester, ME and will be a sophomore at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is pursuing a degree in environmental studies.


Board of Directors

NameMember Group
Bill Swan (Chair)Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Tom Ward (Vice Chair)Greater Minnehonk Lake Association
Rick Christenson (Treasurer)Flying Pond Improvement Association
Cynthia Stancioff (Secretary)Town of Chesterville
Greg CauldwellTown of Mt. Vernon
Martha HoddinottTown of Wayne
Diana McLaughlin Lovejoy Pond Improvement Association
Dan OnionParker Pond Association
Molly SaundersAndroscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation
Linda StantonBasin-David-Tilton Ponds Association
Andrews TolmanTown of Readfield

Our Board of Directors meets at 4:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month.

Board Members, record your volunteer hours:

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