Officers

President: Don Hudson
Vice President: Elaine Hendrickson

Treasurer: Clifford Young

Board of Directors

Richard Anderson, Portland, ME – Founder

Dick Anderson was born in Brockton, Mass. in 1934 and graduated from Brockton High School in 1953. Dick studied at University of Maine starting and obtained a BS in Fishery Biology in 1957. Dick worked as an Assistant Fisheries Biologist and as the Fisheries Manager of Sebago Lake from 1957 to 1959. In 1969, Dick became the Executive Director of the Maine Audubon Society and in 1977 he became General Manager of Land Reclamation Inc., an industrial recycling company. Dick was appointed Commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation in 1981. In 1987, Dick became a partner of Barton, Gingold, Eaton and Anderson, a marketing and permitting firm in Portland, and retired in 2000.

Walter Anderson, Yarmouth, ME – Chief Geologist

Amanda Baker, Presque Isle, ME

As an Aroostook County native Amanda is firmly planted in the potato fields of northern Maine.  Amanda, just like so many, wears many hats, but the hat that brings her the most pride is being Mom to Zoey.  Amanda has stories from the woods of Maine and Canada as a Chewonki Environmental Education Instructor and Trip Leader, stories of college-student adventures as a University of Maine at Presque Isle employee running the Outing Club and Rock Wall for several years, and stories from the streets of Caribou as a full-time Police Officer.

Joshua Bowe, Standish, ME

Joshua Bowe grew up in Maine, graduating from the University of Southern Maine Geosciences program in 2003, and began his professional career in environmental consulting as a hydrogeologist. After 13 years as consultant in Portland, Josh accepted a Natural Resource Manager/Hydrogeologist role with Poland Spring Bottling in 2016 where he manages water operations in Maine for long-term aquifer sustainability. Josh is a Certified Geologist in Maine and Professional Geologist in New Hampshire and Florida with experience executing a range of environmental and geological investigations for local, national, and international entities. As an avid hiker and outdoorsman, Josh routinely contributes to trail maintenance along the IAT in Maine. Josh currently resides in Sebago, Maine with his family and is looking forward to promoting and collaborating with the IAT in the long-term.

Julia Daly, Farmington, ME

Julia Daly is an Associate Professor of Geology at the University of Maine – Farmington, teaching classes that emphasize the connection between the geologic history of Maine and the landscape we all enjoy. Her research explores the impact of changing climate on mountain lakes and watersheds. Teaching at UMF allows her to bring her students into the field frequently, encouraging them to spend time outdoors observing the natural world. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, paddling, and Nordic skiing with her family. She’s had the chance to day hike sections of the IAT in Maine, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ireland, and Scotland.

Bill Duffy, Bradford, NH – Coordinator

Bill Duffy has degrees in both Art and Geology. In 1995, Bill founded Northern Geomantics, Inc., which has been providing GIS data development and high-quality map products for the past 25 years. Bill became involved with the IAT in 2005, providing mapping expertise and assisting with trail work. Since joining the board in 2007, Bill has assisted with trail-layout, designing hardcopy trail guides, and website updates. In 2019, Bill worked with Guthook Guides to development the first set of digital guides for the Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec sections of the IAT. Bill is one of a very small number of people who have hiked the northern Greenland section of the IAT.

Ed Friedman, Falmouth, ME

I am an Eagle Scout from the beginning. I always loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, and an avid fan of Straight Arrow.

I’m a retired osteopathic physician and vascular surgeon. BA at The Ohio State University, DO at Kansas University, Vascular-Thoracic Fellowship at Baylor University, BFA at Maine College of Art with my major in sculpture and design. I have aspirations of being a real artist when I grow up. 

I have served on several boards over the years and presently also serve on the Maine College of Art Board of Trustees, with whom there is no known conflict of interest.

I’m not sure how many years I have served on the BOD of the ME Chapter of the IAT, but I must be in my second or third term and I love it.  I love the mission and the people involved and devoted to supporting the mission. I am so impressed with how much progress has been achieved so far, starting from one person’s dream. It’s exciting to think where we might go from here and something I would not want to miss out on. I look forward to many more years to come.

Suzanne Goulet, Smithfield, ME

Suzanne Goulet (Alien), traditional, digital, and emerging art educator in Waterville, ME, has hiked thousands of miles on the AT, IAT, CDT, and sections of the PCT, C2C, and PNWT. She was the second editor of the AIT/SIA long distance hiker guide, initiating the French translation.

Suzanne maintains the West Carry Pond section of the AT, which coincides with the Arnold Trail. To foster stewardship with younger generations, she coordinates volunteer trail sign making with Art and Adventure Club members for both the IAT and AT, as well as sharing the history and stories of our adventure heritage.

Herb Hartman, Whitefield, ME

Herb Hartman is a Hospice volunteer; member of several Whitefield Committees; member of several environment and fishing organizations; director of the Maine Council Atlantic Salmon Federation; director of the Jackman Moose River Valley Historical Society; editor MCIAT’s guide to the IAT in Maine. Herb spent eight years Deputy Director Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (retired at 65 in 2003) and seventeen years as Director of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Herb is the former Chief Planner, Bureau of Public Lands; recreation consultant to the Bureau of Parks and Recreation and the Bureau of Public Lands (Bigelow Mountain plan, Machias River Watershed plan); former Maine Guide, avid hiker, wooden canoe enthusiast; university and high school teacher; US  foreign service employee (Tchad). Herb is married, two sons, one daughter, two grandchildren, and resides in Whitefield.

Nancy Hathaway, Surry, ME

Nancy Hathaway first hiked on the AT when she was seven, admittedly only a few yards! Ten generations Maine, now living on the Blue Hill Peninsula she has a therapy practice and is part-time faculty in the University of Maine Systems teaching courses such as ‘Integrating Mindfulness, Social and Emotional Skills into Education’ as well as Colby College JanPlan semester and workshops around the state. She is also a student at UMaine taking courses on Climate Change. She founded Dark Sky Maine and is a troublemaker when it comes to saving Maine’s dark skies.

Elaine Hendrickson, Presque Isle, ME – Vice-president

Elaine Hendrickson, an avid hiker and explorer, of Presque Isle is a retired middle school educator who was the 2001 Maine Teacher of the Year.  She is currently on the board of the Katahdin Learning Project whose goal is to acquaint children of all ages with the Monument and what it has to offer.  A member of the Board of the Maine International Appalachian Trail since 2012, she has volunteered her time as a member of the trail crew and most recently as secretary.  The past summer, Elaine helped create and implement the ME IAT Virtual Hike, as well as donating 95 volunteer hours to trail maintenance and promotion of the IAT in Maine.

Don Hudson, Arrowsic, ME – President

Don Hudson developed an interest in plants and ecology in the early 1970s while leading expeditions for the Chewonki Foundation in Maine and Quebec.  While president of Chewonki in October 1993, Don met with Dick Anderson to begin work on a trail to connect the highest points in Maine, New Brunswick, and southern Quebec––the IAT. Don has received the Green Heart Award (2009, Quimby Family Foundation), an Environmental Merit Lifetime Achievement Award (2010, US EPA), a Distinguished Service Award (2010, University of Maine Machias; 2019, Gulf of Maine Council), and an Outdoor Hero Award (2010, LL Bean).

Seth Levy, Portland, ME

Seth Levy was raised in Brunswick, ME. A life-long conservation advocate, he’s worked to engage people in sustainable outdoor recreation in California, Utah, and Maine. Seth is also a long-distance cyclist, backpacker, and runner. He’s honored by the opportunities the Board of Directors of the Maine Chapter of the IAT provides him to “think beyond borders.”

Robert Marvinney, Readfield, ME

Bob Marvinney has studied Maine’s Appalachian geology for over 40 years, the last 25 serving as State Geologist and Director of the Maine Geological Survey.  He has been a board member with the IAT for more than a decade, during which time he has made numerous presentations on the IAT to civic organizations and at professional meetings.  He spends as much time biking, hiking, and stargazing as his other duties permit.

Joe Norman

I’ve been hiking or helping with the IAT since 2005 and was elected to the board in November 2019. I’ve been an avid lover of nature since a young age and the woods is where I’ve always felt at peace and home. In 2005, I thru-hiked the Appalachian trail from Georgia to Maine and continued thru hiking on the IAT up to Cap Gaspé, Quebec. In 2006 I thru-hiked the Newfoundland section of the IAT where I meet Paul Wylezol and helped with trail building and guiding on the great northern peninsula between 2007 and 2010. I’ve been to 6 AGM between North America and Europe. In 2013, I thru hiked the IAT Ireland and Scotland. After that I explored England, Wales, and Morocco. In 2016 I volunteered with Ruth Hernandez on the IAT Spain to hike, collect data, GPS and take photos for a guidebook of the planned route from Leon to Oviedo. My election to the board was a surprise, and I look forward to learning more about how I can help.

Cole Peters, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Born and raised in PA, for the last 33 years Cole Peters now calls ME home. Cole has BS and MS degrees in geology which brought him here to form an environmental permitting consulting business.  Living in Cape Elizabeth and now working in Freeport, Cole’s appreciation for ME is continuously inspired by his work with Mainers and as much so, those from away.  Being on the Board of Directors for the last two years has also expanded his regard for not just its path across ME but the goals of the IAT.  From an early interest in the  outdoors as a Boy Scout with 2 trips to Philmont, NM, his outdoor adventures have since included canoe trips in ME, the Boundary Waters and above the Arctic Circle in AK, and much like the course of the IAT-SIA, travelling throughout maritime Canada, Iceland, Great Britain and parts of western Europe.

David Rand, Washburn, ME

David Rand: born in 1939; always lived in Aroostook County except for three years in US Army, mostly served in Germany. Dave earned his Teaching Degree from the University of Maine Presque Isle and Master’s degree in Education University of Maine. Dave spent his working life as a teacher and principal in Presque Isle and Mapleton. As the IAT’s first Trail Crew leader, Dave built most of the Maine IAT privies. Dave’s family includes 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Earl Raymond, Falmouth, ME

The IAT’s most ancient board member at 91, Earl is a Yale Forestry graduate and the long-retired Chief of Operations of the James W. Sewall Company. Earl was recruited in December 2004 by Dick Anderson and Walter Anderson to make a map and plot a proposed 30-mile trail from Katahdin Lake to Matagamon. It was not until August of 2007 that the trail from Wassataquoik Stream to the Deasey Fire Warden’s Cabin was cut. Earl also rebuilt the table and alidade for the Deasey Mountain Fire Cab and has helped with the building of lean-tos and trail maintenance for the past many years. Earl attended the first IAT meeting in Scotland in June 2009 and traveled to Ireland and Northern Ireland at that time with a Canadian delegation. Earl visited Portugal a few years later to help them understand what was needed to set up a chapter of the IAT.

Will Richard, Georgetown, ME

Wilfred (Will) Richard joined the IAT Board of Directors in the early years––1996.  Credentials include Registered Maine Guide with company Outdoor Ventures North (no longer in business), Research Fellow with Uummannaq (Greenland) Polar Institute, Research Associate with Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – Arctic Studies Center, Geographer PhD, Anthropologist MA, US Marine Corps – NCO.

Chunzeng Wang, Presque Isle, ME

Chunzeng Wang (PhD) is a geology professor at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI). He earned a BS (1984) and a MS (1989) in geology from two universities in China before coming to the USA to be a visiting professor at two universities and to earn two more degrees, a MPh (2000) and PhD (2001). He has been studying geology in Maine since 1997 with focus on the Norumbega Fault System and the Munsungun, Winterville, and Weekboro-Lunksoos Lake inliers. He also has expertise in GIS and has developed a state-of-art GIS laboratory at UMPI. He is a board director of the Maine GeoSpatial Institute and a member of Maine GeoSpatial Committee.

Cliff Young, Sidney, ME – Treasurer

Cliff is a Retired Hazardous Waste Manager. He has been a Trail Maintainer for approximately 20 years on the Maine Appalachian Trail, one of the founding members of the IAT in 1994, President of the Sidney, Maine Historical Society, member of the MATC, Hipointers Club, and ATC.