Staff & Directors

Staff

Lidie Robbins, Executive Director

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: lidie@30mileriver.org   Phone: 207.860.4043

 

 

William Jeffries, Water Resources Manager

Will attended the University of Vermont to study Natural Resource Management, and would travel to Maine to guide week long canoe trips on the Allagash and Penobscot Rivers each summer.  He fell in love with the beauty of Maine and the abundance of clean, fresh water to swim and paddle in.  Since then, Will has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail from the Adirondacks to Maine.

When he wasn’t traveling, Will worked all over Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado leading habitat restoration and rehabilitation efforts.  More recently he was working for the Forest Health and Monitoring division of the Maine Forest Service, and with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail on the Moose River bow trip near Jackman. Will accepted the Water Resources Manager position at 30 Mile River Watershed Association in June 2019 and looks forward to working on the beautiful lakes and ponds that make up the 30 Mile River Watershed!

                                                                       Email: william@30mileriver.org       Phone  207.860.4043

 

Board of Directors

NameMember Group
Andy Tolman (Chair)Town of Readfield
Tom Ward (Vice Chair)Greater Minnehonk Lake Association
Rick Christenson (Treasurer)Flying Pond Improvement Association
Diana McLaughlin
(Secretary)
Lovejoy Pond Improvement Association
Bill Swan7 Lakes Alliance
Molly SaundersTown of Wayne
Susan TinguelyParker Pond Association
Buddy CummingsAndroscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation
Linda StantonBasin-David-Tilton Ponds Association
Jane RogersTown of Mt. Vernon
Kirstie LudwigTown of Fayette
Jeremy SmithPocasset Lake Association
Rondi NelsonAt-Large

 

2019 Summer Seasonal Staff

Chloe Kenyon, YCC Crew Leader & Water Quality

Chloe is from Gloucester Massachusetts and is a senior at the University of Maine at Farmington.  She is studying environmental policy and planning with a minor in geology.  Chloe loves camping, hiking, and running in her spare time!  You will find Chloe doing water quality testing on the lakes and ponds in the 30 Mile River Watershed along with leading the Youth Conservation Corps crew this summer!

 

Maggie Stokes, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Maggie is a rising senior at Maranacook High School. When she’s not enjoying the lakes paddle boarding or swimming (especially on Flying Pond, where she lives), she can be found playing oboe in orchestra, cooking, or training for Nordic ski season in the wintertime. She can’t wait to see you out on the lakes this summer – happy boating!

 

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 a watercolor artist and printmaker. He gets his art inspiration from his grandchildren and the beautiful Maine scenery.  https://sites.google.com/site/fschinfineartworks/

Frank and his wife, Patricia live in West Farmington.  He loves the outdoors and wants to see the ponds, lakes and trails preserved for the generations to come. Retired from education, Frank is avid in hiking, kayaking, bicycling, cross country skiing, Tai Chi, and spending quality time with his 3 grandchildren!

 

Duncan Rogers, Courtesy Boat Inspector & YCC Crew Member

Duncan is from Manchester and he recently graduated from Maranacook High School. He is excited to be joining the CBI team before heading off to the University of Michigan in the fall. Duncan enjoys spending time out on the lakes, as well as in the woods. He also loves playing soccer, basketball, and baseball and making many new friends along the way.

 
Ashley Cray, Courtesy Boat Inspector & YCC Crew Member

Ashley Cray is an upcoming senior at Maranacook High School. She is looking forward to spending her summer outside and working near the lakes, as she has lived on a lake her whole life. When she is not outdoors, Ashley can be found playing various musical instruments and partaking in many ensembles at her school.

 

Kayla Millet, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Kayla, a Mechanic Falls native, is currently a junior at the University of Maine at Farmington studying Environmental Policy. Kayla loves spending time on all the local lakes which makes being a Courtesy Boat Inspector fun but also allows her to help in keeping them healthy. When she is not on the lakes of 30 Mile River Watershed, she enjoys spending time with friends or working in her garden.

Carolina Bachelder, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Carolina is from the town of Wayne and is a junior at Maranacook High School. She spends a lot of her summer time at the Androscoggin Lake swimming, tubing, and kayaking; as well as playing field hockey and softball. She enjoys being active in her community and is excited to be a part of the Courtesy Boat Inspecting team.