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Mark Alter gave the keynote address on early childhood education in Romania in June 2016 and in July was the keynote speaker on special education in Crete. In May 2017 Mark was off to Romania again to do a presentation to the European Education Council made up of twenty countries.
Jack Levy is a semi-retired Physical Therapist working with his patients in their homes.
Frank Longo is retired and enjoying life in Florida and his 4 year old grandson, Dylan.
Lou Abramson is retired after teaching for over forty years. Sue is still working so Louie helps take care of his granddaughter for his son and daughter-in -aw when they are at work.
Tim Biggs, still working at Hidden Valley Camp and Pam (Gallik) ‘74, an Early Childhood Education Consultant, have been married 40 years. Their son Gus is hiking the Appalachian Trail, daughter Rachel is married and living in Alaska and daughter Caitlin lives in Phoenix.
Fred Dearnley has retired from running the printing service at University of Maine at Farmington.
Roxanna (Kelley) Morse is retiring this year as librarian at Belfast Area High School after 40 years in education. She has been on sick leave this past year being treated for lymphoma, and is looking at having a bone marrow transplant.
Tom Shelley has moved to Maine. He is a retired Superintendent of Hamilton NJ Water Pollution Control.
Nancy Tracy has a new position as Regional English Learner/Title III Coordinator at EdAdvance in Litchfield, CT. Sarah and Matthew are both farming in New England and Danny is in Colorado.
Charlie Davis is President of Davis Builders in Belgrade.
Alan Raflo received a 25-year Service Recognition from Virginia Tech where he is Research Associate. He loves doing audio for Virginia Water Radio.
Tom Hurlburt is still working for TMC Smartphones.
Dan Bernkopf’s daughter Rachel just completed a 9-month Asia trip teaching in Thailand, son Adam is getting married in October, and daughter Lisa is running her first marathon. Dan is the Vice President at SafetyChain Software.
Keith Chadbourne retired in 2015. He traveled to Alaska and Vancouver in 2016 and to Klamath Falls and Crater Lake this year.
Marie (Gendreau) Pelletier and Gary have been running their business, Hillside Automotive Center in Hartford for 32 years and have been married for 36 years. They have a daughter Lindsey and two granddaughters, Claire 5 and Callie 2.
Michael Lavender is an attorney for the Center for Divorce Mediation and also works in Elder Law.
Don Miller became a grandfather twice in 2016, Hannah in August and Alejandro in December.
Phil and Lia Pouech are now grandparents. His son Zach and finance had a girl Margaret. Son Ezra is in San Francisco and daughter Emma lives nearby. Phil is Director of Operations at AllEarth Renewables, and also Select board Chairman in Hinesburg, VT.
Trenetta Saba has her own photography studio, Saba’s Photography in Waterville and also is a Mary Kay Consultant. She has two grandchildren.
Rusty Myers is retired from his roofing business. He sees Dean McAllister (‘78) often.
Pam Roberts is Shipping Coordinator at Allied Universal in Texas. Her third grandchild is due this summer.
Bruce Arral is a chef at Bebe’s Burritos in Saco.
Diane Byers co-organized a symposium studying plant pollinator interactions in changing environments for the Botany 2016 meetings, and the papers are in a special issue of Applications in Plant Sciences. She is an Associate Professor of Botany at Illinois State University.
Mark Caron is in his 34th year with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and is still Regional Wildlife Biologist. He met up with Sasha (Ellsworth) Dyer (‘95) at the National Wild Turkey Federation Meeting in Nashville in February. He is looking forward to a visit with Bob Maietta (‘81) and Kim Larrabee (‘82) in July.
Matt Mattus is now a Director and Trustee of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden. He has a gardening blog “Growing with Plants” and is writing a book on vegetable gardening. Matt recently took a trip to Iceland.
Bob and Tammy (McBreairty) MacGovern have moved back to Maine. Bob retired from the Army Corps of Engineers Hydrographic Surveys in May.
Steve Smith is still Chief Information Officer for the Cambridge public schools, has specialized in K-12 Student Data Privacy and travels around the country talking on the topic. His wife Ellen is now full-time Faculty at Capella University and their children Chris and Kayla are 28 and 27.
Doug Stover has traveled to over 67 countries as Advisor to the UN on World Heritage Sites working on projects ranging from sea level rise, climate change, cultural landscapes and historic restoration. He has an 18 month old grandson
Bruce Desmond hiked to the top of the Continental Divide in Estes Park, CO in June. He is a Sales and Marketing Representative for Servpro.
Jim Morrissey just published a new field guide Tactical Medical Field Guide. His Wilderness Medical Field Guide has been translated into ten languages. He is still ALCO EMS Supervisor, MHOAC Terrorism Preparedness Director and Senior FBI SWAT Tactical Medical Specialist.
Billy Schwab has been doing mission work, building homes, installing water filtration systems and feeding the hungry in Guatemala for the last four years. He is District Sales Manager for Bai Brands.
Mark Bessette is the owner of MSB Management Group Inc. which offers project management and consulting primarily in the food service area. He collects Lionel vintage (1945-69) toy trains hoping to build his dream layout when he retires.
Ken Jones is building a biorefinery in Florida turning waste material into a variety of materials used in construction and food products. He has been to Norway and South Africa to learn best green practices.
Gary Zane has been inducted into the Legacy Hall of Fame of the US Collegiate Athletic Association for 2017-18. He has retired as Unity’s Dean of Students.
Patti (Emmons) Poff teaches K-4 STEAM (STEM plus Art) at Byram Lakes. Greg is the Sussex County (NJ) Administrator. They have two children, Vance just graduated from 8th grade and Catherine starts 7th grade next year.
Grant Lockwood is a self-employed professional hunter.
John Middleton is in his 25th year with Wilsonart. He has a 3 year old granddaughter, McKinliegh.
Judy Parker’s daughter Katy graduated from high school this year and took college courses in 11th and 12th grade. She is close to receiving an Associate degree and already has certification to teach preschool children. Katy was home schooled the entire time and she also has her own photography business. Judy is a pet care provider.
Rick and Cammie Roy are going to China this fall to adopt a little boy. Their son Kinnon was drafted by the Portland (OR) River Monsters to play semi-pro indoor lacrosse. Rick is still a BLM Field Manager at Three Rivers Resource Area and also runs Steens Mountain Brewing Company.
John Jurczynski and Ann Rasmussen competed again in the Race Across America on a tandem bike from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD in June. They had to drop out in Colorado due to the heat and health issues. John and Ann were married July 20, 2017.
Dodi Marvell has retired after teaching Special Ed for 25 years. She is enjoying her garden and her art studio.
Nick Moros is back in Pittsburgh with Alcoa as a Casting Process Technician after two years with the same company in Indiana. He keeps in touch with Joe Freire (‘85) and Mark Ramela (‘87)
Rich Etchberger’s wife Lianna was named Executive Director at Utah State University-Moab. Rich is Vice Provost at the University.
Tracy (Goldstein) Quigley is still teaching 5th grade, Dave is a Lieutenant with the NJ State Police and they have two children in college and one in high school.
Debbie (Matern) Howe’s son George and Karyn Carlen were married in June.
Rick McAlister is Owner and President of The Crash Lab, an accident reconstruction company in Hampton, NH. He has granddaughters and is expecting a grandson.
Andrew Timmis is Vice President in charge of Business Development at JF Brennan Company, a marine contractor specializing in environmental dredging, Ann (Lewis) (’84) is a
Medical Coder for Trinity Health. Son Alex is in management training and improve and son Drew graduated from Univ. of Rhode Island with a MS in Wetland Conservation.
Loren Raymond met up with Mike Andrews for the first time since graduation, and plans to come to Maine for a visit, her first trip back in thirty years.
Steve Tetreault and his wife Pat got their commercial drivers’ licenses in June 2016 and in August started driving for Schneider National all over the US.
Diane Borden-Billiot’s daughter Sabine Rose is transferring to Unity this fall to complete her BS in Adventure Therapy. Diane is in her 28th year of federal service and is the Visitor Services Manager at the Southwest LA National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Greg Burr is still State Regional Fisheries Biologist for Downeast Maine. His son is at Unity hoping to become a fisheries biologist too.
Jean Crankshaw and Cathy Mariner were married June 16, 2017. Jean is in her 20th year working at the Federal Animal Hospital in Hobe Sound, FL.
Chris Beratta is a Cannabis Seed Salesman living in Panama with his son Dennis who is 8. They have traveled around the country in their RV, visiting state parks and historical sites.
Cindy Madura is a Research Specialist at the University of Arizona.
Marie (Morenc) Barker is moving west as a US Bureau of Prisons Correctional Systems Officer in California until June and then Cold Springs, NV. She plans to retire in five years.
Gabriele (Pap-Nemes) Spaziani is an embroiderer for Stadium Systems and has her own sewing and repair business. She is engaged to Shawn Orbanic.
Kevin Sheridan has a new job as Customer Service Rep for the IRS. He and Marian have been married for 26 years and have two sons, 22 and 19.
Eric Swindell owns a woodturning business, Detorno. He will be building a new home this fall with a storefront for his business.
Mike Bryan ran up Mt. Washington on June 17. He works for North Country Independent Living in North Conway.
John Lozinski shot the Maine big game grand slam in 2013 - a turkey, bear, deer and moose. He is looking forward to hunting mule deer in Wyoming for his 50th birthday. John is a retired Augusta Police Officer and a Maine Guide.
Gregg Sands is in his 25th year of teaching 5th grade math and science in Gorham.
Cathy Bergeron is a Holistic Therapist in Cochrane, Alberta and invites classmates to come visit the Canadian Rockies.
Steve Campbell is a Customer Service Manager for Tomra NA Recycling.
Jim Dowd runs the technology marketing company, Flying Car that he cofounded. He and Sharon and the children, Rebecca 13 and Aiden 9, spent several weeks in the Netherlands this spring.
Tracey Hall was named State Facilitator of the Year by the Council on Environmental Education and Project Wild. She is Camp Director for the Audubon Society of RI.
Matt McClintock’s daughter Shelby graduated from Unity in 2017. He is still a Mass. Environmental Police Officer and a member of the Coast Guard Reserve.
Lenore Reitze teaches 4th grade in Winslow. Her twin daughters, Rachel and Autumn have been extras in several movies and are headed to Georgia in September to audition for more.
Tony and Krista Sabilia have two children in college and two in high school. Krista teaches chemistry and physics in high school. Tony owns his own business, FastSigns in Waterford, CT and is running for a seat on the Ledyard Town Council this year. Tony sees Jay Miner (‘84) frequently.
Joe Benedict is Assistant Chief of Wildlife with the TN Wildlife Resources Agency. He and Linsdey moved from Florida to the Nashville area for more opportunities for Lindsey’s singing and performing career. Their son Joseph is 13 and helps on their 9 acre chicken farm.
Tammy Ciesla is taking Brosna to the Canadian Nationals for Irish Red and White Setters in June, and in May she showed her first Irish setter pup at the dog show in Keene, NH.
Rod Clergy is Baggage Transport System Controller and Baggage Security Systems Controller at the Frankfurt Germany International Airport.
Paula (Giek) Shortreed is an Occupational Therapist at Columbine Health Systems in Fort Collins, CO. She received her Masters in 2013 from Colorado State. She has been married for 21 years and has a daughter who is senior at Univ. of CO/Boulder and a son who is a freshman at Front Range Community College.
Keith Kinkead has a new job as Branch Manager at Bath Fitter in Garner, NC.
Todd Papianou teaches physical education and coaches tennis and alpine skiing at Mountain Valley High School. He has sold his Northern Waters canoe and kayak business enabling him to take a 12,000 mile cross continent driving tour visiting national parks and all the top mountain bike venues in the US and Canada. He worked at LLBean Outdoor Discovery School last summer.
Jeff Bagley is a Maine Assistant Regional Fisheries Biologist in the Moosehead Lake Region.
Sean Bowen is Aquaculture Specialist and Agricultural Composting Coordinator at the assaschusettsM Department of Agricultural Resource. Matthew Cole (’17) is working for him this summer.
Jessica Meyer is engaged and getting married in May 2018.
Tom Phillips is a Systems Analyst at Mid Coast Parkview Health in Brunswick.
Russell Adams is Police Sergeant for the town of Jay. He lives on the family tree farm and raises organic chickens.
Kristy (DeRoche) Morsey is a Network Services Associate at Athena Health in Belfast. Her older son Alex is a sophomore in the New Media program at the University of Maine. Kristy took the two younger boys on a trip to California, Texas and New Mexico visiting family and National Parks.
Jim McKnight is a police officer in Shelburne,VT and Chairman of the Dead Creek Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He and Mackenzie have a son Greyson who is 3.
Dawn Mikulski-Cluskey is a Customer Advocate for South Jersey Gas.
Nicole Salotti is still running JamaicaEscapes, which is a booking agent for villa rentals and get-away vacations in Jamaica.
Dan Albert has his own business Albert’s Plowing and Lawn Care in Farmingdale. He is also a Maine Guide.
Denise (Beach) Buckley is still a Fisheries Biologist at Craig Brook & Green Lake National Fish Hacheries, and Jim (‘92) is likely to retire next year from the Bangor Police Department. He works part time at a local gun and sporting goods store.
Joyce-Eva (Rutledge) Smith teaches Life Sciences and Outdoor Education at Schenck High School in East Millinocket. Joyce climbed Katahdin twice last year. Her daughter Erin is working as an instructor in after school programs.
Brian Smith and Gabriele (Pap-Nemes) Spaziani (‘88) met up for the first time since college in September. Gabi has her own sewing and embroidery business and is engaged. Brian has worked primarily in the green industry.
George Speidel is off to Jackson Hole, WY in April to start his new job as line cook at a resort. He is completing his certification in wildlife rehabilitation.
Cristal (Voisine) Farnsworth has switched from teaching math and science to English Language Arts at Bellows Falls Middle School. Ross (‘92) is a Training Coordinator for the Vermont Human Services Agency working in suicide prevention. They have a daughter, Lily who is 11.
Connie (Berube) Berry works for the family business selling DISH, Directv, Fairpoint, Hughesnet and Spectrum. She and Neil have a daughter Jasmine age 12.
Barney Bonito is still doing videos for Adventures on the Gorge on weekends, but has a full time job as Director of Summersville Television.
Robin (Brown) Dyer is Maine State Director of USDA Wildlife and Chris is a Game Warden in the Belfast district.
Chris (White) Spaulding is still in Freedom and working with the family trucking business. Daughter Samantha graduated from Mount View this spring.
John Blais received a Graduate Certificate from the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine and also was promoted to Real Property Director for the Maine State Department of General Services. Pam is Vice Principal at Benton Elementary School. Their son Jack made the Olympic Development Soccer team for Maine and daughter Brooke is a softball pitcher.
Tom O’Rourke is in his 19th year as a Lieutenant in the Training Unit of NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife Bureau of Law Enforcement. Son Tiernan is a senior in high school and daughter Skyler will be a freshman this fall.
Jonathan Ploski is a Professional Guide and runs his Vermont Wilderness Trails and The Vermont Fly Fishing School.
Todd Rinaldi is now Regional Management Coordinator for the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game overseeing area offices from the Wrangell-St.Elias range west to the Aleutians.
Paul Sannicandro has left his position as Trails Supervisor at Baxter State Park after 16 years of service there to start Moose Woods Guide Service.
Hauns “Doc” Bassett is in his thirteenth year with Jobs for Maine Graduates, and is also a Certified Outdoor Education Instructor for Maine Hunter and Firearm Safety. He is a part time Maine Guide for Alvah (‘99) and Kelly (‘94) Maloney’s Maine Kayak and for Paul Sannicandro’s (‘96) Moose Guide Service.
Lori Murphy is the owner and personal trainer of Because You Can Fitness in DC.
Cristin Bailey and Sean Maggs (‘00) are engaged. Cristin is a US Forest Service Trails Manager in the White Mountain National Forest and Sean is an electrician at UNUM.
Donaldson Boord makes and sells repurposed/recycled copper, brass, car parts into lamps, art, etc. Daughter Gabriella is a junior at Mt. Desert Island High School and son Ellison is in his second year at Carrabasset Valley Academy.
Michael Braudis is back in Colorado with the US Forest Service Lands Program after a brief stay in NH where he caught up with John Guarnieri.
Matt and Katie Ann Curtis have a daughter Susanna, born June 10, 2017. Brothers Thomas and Samuel are 8 and 6. Matt is a Lieutenant in the Waldo County Sheriff’s Dept.
Barry Meserve has been promoted to Sergeant in the Maine State Police K-9 Unit and oversees the troopers in the Bangor area.
Kevin Oldenburg is in his 16th year as a Park Ranger at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site. He was on “The View” on June 9 talking about his marrow donation and on C-SPAN on June 17 being interviewed at FDR’s retreat Top Cottage.
Kyle Rosenberg is city arborist for Bath and also runs his own Forest to Shore landscape and forest service business. Daughter Madysyn will be a freshman at University of Maine this fall to study international affairs. Dean goes into third grade and Elsie starts first grade.
Deb Shea is a Soil Conservation Technician for the Minnesota Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Karen Stainbrook is a Research Scientist with the New York State DEP in the Water Division. She is married and has two children, Theo 10 and Orla 7.
Denise Thorn is a clinician in the Adult Psychiatric Unit at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She met up with Paula (McKinney) Leticq and Sean Maggs (‘00) while skiing last winter.
Jennie Lindsay and Andrea Kelley were married June 10, 2017. Jennie was promoted to Whole Health Coordinator at the Primary Care Clinic at the Brockton Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
Jeffrey Moody is a Cumberland County Master Corrections Officer and was just promoted to Sergeant. Heis also a Deputy Sheriff. He and Shari have two children, Sadie 8 who is in 4th grade REACH, a gifted and talented program and Jack who is 3.
Nate Purinton has been promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and is moving from San Diego to assume command of Coast Guard Station Philadelphia. Daughter Cecilia is 4.
Steve Betts is still with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation.He and Shannon will celebrate their 17th anniversary in October. Their daughters are 21 and 17 and the twins are 11.
Andrew Chapman owns Chapman Construction in Waldoboro and is busy building vacation houses in the Boothbay area. He and Vanessa will celebrate their 8th anniversary this fall and have three children, Keenan 7, Mason 5 and Ainsley 2 1/2.
Dottie (Gotte) Callahan and William Callahan were married June 3, 2017.
Elisha (Lindquist) Boatman, Tom (‘97) and their daughters, Najala 10 and Violet 8 had a 9 day camping trip in Baxter and Mount Blue State Parks in June.
Kelly Martin works for Broadreach Family and Community Services as an Ed Tech at the preschool, Unity Sprouts.
Wally Opuszynski has a new job as Recreation Field Specialist for the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation. He will be covering half the state focusing on recreation management on state lands. Wally and Kyle have a daughter Haley Mae born in April.
Matthew Shejen has a new job as Vice President in IT Strategy at Wells Fargo in NC.
Frank Sloup is a Sergeant with the Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff’s Office and also the DUI Coordinator for the Lake Patrol. He has a Masters in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Sarah (Starbird) Marshall is a school nurse in Grand Rapids, Michigan and also has a small hobby farm. She and Chase, who is in the Forest Service, have a daughter Kenady who is in sixth grade.
Joel Bailey is general manager at Chickadee Business Solutions, a photographer at Hidden Fox Photography and a Shamanic Practitioner in Biddeford.
David Bolanowski has a new position at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - he is now a Business Analyst for Academic Information Systems.
Paul Meinersmann is Technology Manager in the St. George School and runs a program giving access to new technologies (laser cutter, 3D printer etc.) for K-8 students. Becky (Moore) (‘02) homeschools Rioux 11, who is a dancer and will be performing in Hershey Park this summer and Tilia 8, who is on the local gymnastics team.
Jenn (Miller) Ryan is Supervisor of Imaging Sciences and Phenotyping at Jackson Lab. She and Ed have built a home in Bar Harbor.
Yolanda Mosonyi is a Registered Dietitian at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, and works part time as an emergency vet tech at the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester.
Ed Spaulding is still Executive Director at Northland Adventure, but he works with several mental health organizations integrating people with disabilities into the community. He is trying to finish his dissertation for his PhD in Clinical Health Psychology.
Nate Swisher is Ranger Foreman for the town of Danvers, Massachusetts and oversees a staff of five rangers. He stepped down from the Hamilton Police Department to spend more time with the family. The twins, Katherine and Emmaline are 6.
Jeremy and Melissa Floyd have a son Oscar Steven Zelaya-Floyd born July 12, 2017. Jeremy is a middle school Special Education teacher at the Brunswick REAL School.
Becky (Maddox) Blais was promoted in 2016 to Oil and Hazardous Materials Specialist and is working as a Project Manager in the Brownfields and Voluntary Response Action Program at the DEP. Phil (‘03) works at Meadow Park Development, and they have two children, Jacob 6 and Elizabeth 4 1/2.
Brenda (Maddox) Perry is now the Fish Health Coordinator for Kennebec River Biosciences.
Jonica (Martin) Rollins is in her 14th year at New England Genetics as an Embryologist, working with cow embryos.
Burch Owens and her husband Santino Pasquini have a son Frankie born August 2015 and are expecting a daughter in August 2017. Burch works at California Fish & Wildlife.
John Roma is a Police Officer in Brunswick and guides for moose hunting in the fall.
Brock Sainsbury is a restaurant manager at Tower 12 in Hermosa Beach, CA. Alissa (Crowley) (‘01) makes flower arrangements for her own company Metal Daisy. They do a lot of climbing in Joshua Tree.
Jason Bosco is a detective with the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. He and Rebekah have two daughters, Aubri 10 and Riley 8.
Josh Chambers owns Ecusta Brewing Co. (formerly Drift) and opened two breweries at once in 2016 in Brevard and Pisgah Forest, NC.
Amy-Sue (Littlefield) Marden and her husband Tim own Marden’s Lawn and Garden Care. They are also raising Hereford and Jersey cows. They coach a town baseball team, the Morrill Bulldogs, which their son Tucker, age 8, plays on.
Vinny Marotta was the subject of a story in the June 5, 2017 Bangor Daily News about the tiny house he built in Thorndike. He is in his 12th summer as caretaker of Jewell Island for the Maine Island Trails Association. He and Kelsy Ross have a daughter Rhea who is 1 1/2.
Ashley Messner is a realtor for Better Homes and Gardens in Belfast. She has two children: Lennen 9 and Camille-Blue 6.
Karrie (Shue) Saltalamachia is a Center Manager with Lincare. She ran a half marathon in June and is training for a full one in October. Joe (‘94) is Director of Admissions at Unity.
Emily Brodsky is teaching ecology at Sterling College in VT, and living in a yurt!
Heather Chappel is a Doctor of Pharmacy and works at Walgreens Pharmacy in Chicopee, MA.
Sarah Ferland is a middle school Consumer and Family Science Teacher and is working on her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She has two children, Rosalie and Ryder.
Carol Moulton is an Environmental Investigator for the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, Water Division. She competed in two North American Strongman competitions, and plans to compete again this year.
Brooke (Simpson) McKay is a State Park Ranger at Sebago Lake State Park.
Tom Oliva just finished his 12th year with the New York Police Department and is now the Field Training Officer to the new recruits in his precinct.
Jamie Pacheco teaches Social Studies and Science and is also Student Council Advisor at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Cary Rhodes has a new job as Outdoor Recreation Supervisor with the Denver Parks and
Corree (Seward) and Joe Delabrue have a daughter Gavia Torrey born May 27, 2017. Corree is a US Forest Service Park Ranger District Interpreter at Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Lyndsey Smith is still working at the Bryant Pond 4-H Center, but she has a new position as the Coordinator of the Aspiration Incubator Project based from Telstar Middle and High Schools.
Bryon Harris (‘06) provides after school care for elementary students at Crescent Park School in Bethel. He and his wife run an Airbnb business out of their home called Heartwood Farmhouse.
Jeff Turcotte is a Maine Marine Patrol Officer and was named 2016 Marine Patrol Officer of the Year by the Maine Lobstermen’s Association. He and Jen have a one year old daughter Laura.
Jed Batchelder is a HVAC Tech in the Construction field in Bismarck, North Dakota. He and Timothy have been married since March 2014.
Callie (Davis) Merritt is a Pharmacy Technician at Costco and a Consultant for Mary Kay in Kalispell, Montana.
Paul Korenkiewicz is a Maine Corrections Officer. He has a MS from Husson in Criminal Justice Administration and recently graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He was the subject of an article in the June 18, 2017 Maine Sunday Telegram on his passion for fishing for striped bass.
Dan Rinell received an Associate’s degree in Electrical Technology and now does commercial and industrial electrical work in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Ashley (Ackroyd-Kelly) Bradford is a Direct Support Professional at Heritage Christian Services, and Mike (‘06) is a Corrections Officer for Ontario County Sheriff’s Department. Her horse farm is doing well.
Mike Bjork is an arborist with Eversource Energy and recently passed the exam for the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
Kevin Blanchette is an Alaska State Trooper.
Meg (Bursey) and Will (‘08) Calkins have a third daughter, Riley Ann born, in November, 2016. Makenna is 4 and Emma is 2.
Keith Crowley and Jenny Galasso were married October 15, 2016. He is Associate Director of School Programs at Chewonki and is hosting a summer program for a two week mentoring program and is using Zach Schmesser’s (‘08) New England Mobile Showers for the group’s housing facilities.
Steve Denette and Alix Kreder are building a 38 foot wooden sailboat from scratch and plan to sail around the world. They are doing a running video documentation of the whole thing, “Acorn to Arabella”.
Greg Hodsdon and Molly West (‘10) have a son Parker born July 14, 2017. Greg is owner operator of Heads or Tails Guide Service, an airboat fishing and duck hunting guide service. Molly is a nurse at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
Ryan Howes was chosen to compete in the qualifier for American Ninja Warrior in Cleveland, Ohio in May. He is now an Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness Coach. He is running the Hills to the Sea Trail - Unity to Belfast this summer to raise money to help with Cody Floyd’s (‘11) heart transplant.
Meredith (Kellogg) Josselyn has her own publishing company, Heart of Maine Publishing and is publishing her own environmental children’s book. She is Market Coordinator for the Dexter Farmers Marker. Nick is Bioassay Coordinator at Clearwater Lab and their two daughters, Abigail and Rosemary are 4 and 3.
Stephenie MacLagan became Economic Development Associate at Island Institute in July.
Justin Merrill and Denise Chandler are engaged and have a son Bryson age 4. Justin is Environmental Coordinator/Wastewater Operator at Cherryfield Foods, and also owns Wild Maine Outdoors which produces books and videos. He writes a column “On the Prowl” for Northwoods Sporting Journal.
Keith Murphy is working on a Masters in Teaching in the Advanced Inquiry Program through Miami (OH) University in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo). He takes his classes at the zoo.
Sarah (Ogden) Smith both works and volunteers at the Maine Wildlife Park, and has also been in the Army National Guard for four years. Paul has his arborist license but works for a trucking and excavation company. Daughter Victoria will be two in September.
Justin Parker and Patty Stewart have a son John Matheson, born May 23, 2017. Justin is a Project Coordinator for SGC Engineering as well as an Eastern River Guide Service registered Maine Guide. Patty is a real estate agent for Cromwell Coastal Properties in Wiscasset.
Brandon Carroll is now an Inventory Specialist at Continental Contitech and also works at Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport.
Anne Carter is working at a youth shelter and transitional housing for kids leaving foster care. She is saving money for a trip, driving down to the tip of South America.
Bruce and Katherine Currie have a second daughter, Margo Drews born June 2, 2017. Big sister Greta is 3. Bruce has a new job as Power Plant Supervisor for Louisiana Pacific in Houlton. He also has his own business Currie Tree Care.
Andrew Fleming is the Program Manager for Environmental and Regulatory Compliance for Telecommunications at Advantages Environmental. Sam (Chisholm) is a Law Enforcement Specialist for US Fish & Wildlife at their headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. They are expecting a baby in September, 2017.
Julie (Ladd) Waters received her Master’s in Criminal Justice with concentration in Forensic Science from Saint Leo University in May. She is a Federal Law Enforcement Officer at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Dustin Meattey is working on a Masters at the University of Rhode Island. He is still a wildlife biologist at Biodiversity Research Institute. He and Alishia Zyer were married October 18, 2016.
Kelly (Meyers) Puglisi is a Research Specialist in the Neuropathology Department at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. She and Dan have a daughter Moira age 2.
Mark Mullen has made a career change from the Lowry Park Zoo to a position as sales consultant with Power Home Remodeling.
Brandon Warstler and Ashley Hines have a son, Logan Abraham born May 11, 2017.
Christine (Wright) Reece is a freelance writer and editor at Pinnacle Proofing, an editor at Digital Science Fiction and a project Aaministrator at Penguin Basements, Ltd.
Megan (Anderson) and Adam Joy (‘08) have a son Foster James, born July 17, 2017
They own Root Down Farm in Troy and Megan is the College Farm Manager at Unity.
Deborah Black is an Administrative Assistant for the Portland Housing Authority, and also works part time for the YMCA.
Justin Blouin is Regional Manager for Outtech. He and Chelsea just celebrated their fifth anniversary, and have two children - Olivia 5 and Hudson 2.
Julie Kozak has a new job at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, VT.
Andy LeClerc is a licensed Massage Therapist and also has a business building furniture out of recycled/reclaimed materials.
Quentin McKinley is a Vermont State Parks Maintenance Technician at Bomoseen State Park and at Fort Churchill State Historic Park.
Adrienne Patenaude and Jake Harr own and run Constructive Solutions in Telluride, CO for all things mechanical and electrical including auto repair. Jake also works for the town of Mountain Village maintaining their gondola, a free public transportation.
Kristen (Pelletier) Smith is attending Massage Therapy School; she has been a Personal Service Representative at Central Maine Medical in Lewiston. Brian is a Cumberland County Patrol Deputy.
Lon Robinson is a Fish Culturist at the Milford New Hampshire State Fish Hatchery.
Kimberly Scantlebury is a NOAA teacher at Sea Aboard the NOAA Ship Pisces in the SEAMAP Reef Fish Survey in the Gulf of Mexico May 2017.
Jill Travisano has been promoted to Supervisor at Northstar VETS Animal Hospital. She also volunteers at Raptor Trust.
Josh Youse is a CNA at New Hanover Medical Center and an Adaptive Surf Instructor at Odysea Surf School in Carolina Beach, North Carolina while taking courses to prepare for graduate school.
Erin Balcom is an Outdoor Educator at Nature’s Classroom, ski patroler and a coach for a girls’ canoe team.
Ursula Balmer has a new job as Manager of Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Charlotte Berry has a new job as a Scientific Technician working with the razor clam fishery for Washington Fish and Wildlife.
Heidi (Kowalski) Neely is a Coding Specialist at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, MA.
Kyle Kubovcsak is an Environmental Inspector in the pipeline/natural gas industry. He was married in September 2016.
John Mahoney is Assistant Store Manager at The Vitamin Shoppe and Felicia (Medeiros) is Sales Coordinator and Data Entry Specialist at Marriott-Stanwood Hotels.
Lauren Mazurkiewicz is a surgical nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Rob McInnes is a LRC Level 1 at OnProcess in Belfast.
Henry Moncrief is sales Mmnager at Remimgton. He has a maple sugaring tree operation with several thousand taps.
Nate Morris is Lead Contact Keeper at the Nashville Zoo. He leads the team in guest interactions and conservation for the walk through exhibits.
Tyler Aucoin has a new job as a Service Mechanic in Golden, Colorado. He will be moving in August. River guiding is now just for fun.
Amber Behn received her Master’s in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 2016. She is engaged to Christian Maddox and will be married March 5, 2019.
David Blackford owns Blackford Landscaping in Waldoboro.
Chris Bennett worked at Blue Mountain Resort last winter and is now working for a local beer distributor. He has plans to return and finish up his degree.
Trevanion Grenfell and his sister Trevanna were the subjects of an article in the Bangor Daily News June 12, 2017 for their Northwood Natural Learning located in Unity. It is a blend of education, wilderness skills and community building to help people reconnect with nature.
Nate Jillson and Sherry were married July 8, 2017.
Bill and Jamie (Nemecek) Knight have a daughter Paityn Rose born June 13, 2017. Bill is Senior Officer Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Jamie is Site Director of the Project Youth Afterschool Program in Berlin, NH.
Nick Kopyscinski and Sondra Downey were married June 30, 2017. Nick works for Agrivida, a biotech company working with corn for animal nutrition, He does plant transformations and manages the prototype warehouse greenhouse.
Alison Renaud is a US Fish & Wildlife Biological Technician at the Nantucket Wildlife Refuge, monitoring and protecting the threatened shorebirds that nest there.
Amanda Smith has a new job as Administrative Assistant at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital. She and Kyle Larson will be married in September 2017.
Amanda Ballway is Farm Manager of Yes Suri Alpacas and owner of The Ark Farm, an educational farm in Tallmadge, Oregon. She makes products out of alpaca fiber to sell at farmers markets.
Jeff Boudreau is a Patrol Deputy for the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office in Augusta.
Dylan Brooks and Erika Labrie have a son Wyatt Hunter born June 9, 2017. Dylan is a Hunter Education Technician for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Erika is manager at Bath and Body Works in Montpelier.
Mike Champagne is a Park Ranger for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Waco, Texas. He will be in DC for six months at the Army Corps Headquarters.
Rebecca Flinn received her Master’s in Biology, Ecology and Environmental Science from Central Connecticut State University and now is a Customs and Border Protection Agricultural Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security.
Shyra Lancey is a Mary Kay beauty consultant in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Ari Leach is a Marine Resource Specialist with the Maine Department of Marine Resources in Boothbay. She is also enrolled in the Masters of Professional Science Program at Unity.
Jason Luttmer is a Bosun’s Mate 3rd Class in the Coast Guard stationed aboard the USCGC Waesche.
Annica McGuirk represented Maine Audubon in the March for Science in Portland in April. She is Program Support in the Conservation Department of Maine Audubon.
Jaclyn Mendana is working in a Veterinary Clinic and Wildlife Rehab Center in Crestview, Florida.
Kelsy Morganwalp works for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in the summer and manages the Children’s Ski School at Wildcat Ski Area in the winter.
Phoebe (Nichols) Harmon and Stephen were married in January, 2017. She is Senior Project Manager at Northeast Printing Network.
Gareth Perkins is a Camp Counselor at Hart-to-Hart Farm in Albion this summer. He spent the spring in North Carolina as an Environmental Educator for the Don Lee Center.
Randi Salisbury is a Primate Caregiver at the Fund for Animals Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas.
Tim and Mallori (Manson) (‘14) Stephenson are back in Maine. Tim is an Outdoor Educator a Chewonki and Mallori is a Vet Tech in an emergency clinic.
Heather (Thornton) Wood and Ben Wood were married in October 2016. Heather is a Park Ranger at Allatoona Lake in Cartersville, Georgia, but did a temporary detail as a Natural Resource Program Manager for the Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah. Ben is a manufacturing technician at Toyo Tire.
Adam Zwick is an Energy Specialist for Homeworks Energy performing residential energy audits in the Boston area.
Eric and Elise Bragg have a daughter Gweneth Anne, born July 18, 2017. Henry is 2 1/2. Eric owns BBB Guide Service which guides bird hunting, gold prospecting, and bee keeping.
Brian Brodie is a Maine Marine Patrol Officer in the Eastport district. He received three awards in 2016 - two for life saving and the third was Officer of the Year from the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs’ Association.
Mark Brulport is Natural Resources Warden for the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts and Assistant Harbormaster for Scituate, Massachusetts. He works with classmate, Cassandra Thayer, who is Plymouth’s Animal Control Officer and Richie Furtado (‘82) who is Assistant Harbormaster in Plymouth.
Sonya Buckner is a stable hand at Briggs Stable in Hanover, Massachusetts.
Robert Buttrick has a new job as an Agriculture Specialist with Customs and Border Protection.
Candace (Robinson) (‘14) is an Eeucator at Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora, Illinois.
Craig Geddis is an arborist at Maltby Tree, and he and Diane are building a sustainable farm in Wareham, Massachusetts. They plan on a solar array, forest land, vegetable gardens and an aquaponics greenhouse.
Whitney (Holt) Lewis works for NH Parks and Recreation in the summer and is interviewing for a teaching job this fall. She has her Masters in Science Teaching from Plymouth State University. Ben (‘14) works for Chester Forest Products and also for the Town of Candia. They have a daughter Rebecca who is 2.
Joy Kacoroski is a Seasonal Interpretive Specialist at Lake Sammamish State Park in Washington.
Holly (Kocincki) Gallacher is cofounder of Regal Oak Property Solutions, and they have moved back to Maine from California.
Jen Lemieux is working on a Masters in Behavior Analysis, and working for ACCEPT Education Collaborative as Lead ABA Therapist with children on the Autism Spectrum.
Katie Lowery-Graziano is an Assistant Creative Director for a creative design studio in New York City.
Dan Orlando is a Manager at Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation in Alaska.
Courtney (Tway) Trimble teaches Biology and Physical Science at Nokomis High School in Newport and is expecting her first baby in September.
Zach Wigham has two positions at the Brattleboro Retreat - Group Facilitator and Addictions Counselor. He is taking advanced training to become a Certified Group Psychotherapist.
Heather McGowan is a City Carrier for USPS.
Nick Raymond graduated from Maine Criminal Justice Academy in May and now is a Game Warden in the Fort Kent district.
Ethan Roderick has a new job in New Hampshire as an Image Analyst for Weather Analytics.
Frances Roth is working in animal care at Jackson Lab.
Cory Tardif and Heather were married May 1, 2017, and are building a home in Cape Neddick. He is a Police Officer in Biddeford.
Ericka Buckreis is a Field Biologist/GIS Database Manager for Sundance Environmental Systems and a Search and Rescue member for Kern County. She has received four Gold Awards and a Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
Samantha Burgess has a new job at Live Nursery Sales Specialist at Lowes.
Meghan Carter is an Education Associate at the Museum of Science in Boston.
Kathryn Cobban received her MEd from Rivier University and also received certification to teach high school biology in New Hampshire.
Zach Mann is a Land Survey Technician for New England Environmental Design.
Sierra Marchacos is Administrative Assistant and Seasonal Biotechnician at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in New Hampshire.
Josh Mrozowski is Herpetologist at the Mystic Aquarium.
Tyler Nadeau is a Police Officer in Winthrop and also a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Deputy.
Meredith Peterson has a new job as Park Ranger at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. She plans to return to New Zealand to complete her backpacking hike which was cut short by an injury.
Makayla Syas is Project Manager for the Argentine Ant Eradication Program on Naval Auxiliary Landing Field on San Clemente Island, California.
Sally Carullo is working on a Masters in Environmental Science at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on fluvial geomorphology, and she is a research Aassistant.
Victoria Cempe-Cohen has left her job as Special Activities Instructor at the North Carolina Aquarium and was off to Alaska applying for a CRIC, a military testing position.
Phillip DiLuca is a Police Officer in Clinton and was recently named a hero after saving a man from a burning house.
Jess Dyer is a Vet Assistant at Stack Veterinary Hospital in Syracuse. In May she finished her first year in a Vet Tech program at Genesee Community College, and will be participating in a wildlife medicine preceptorship at Cornell this summer.
Brian Eaton is a Fisheries Technician for the Illinois Natural History Survey.
Shelby Elonis is an Outdoor Education Technician at the Unity Sprouts Program.
Hailey Glasko is researching cinnamon teal for a Masters student in Colorado.
Jonathan Guba graduated from the Criminal Justice Academy in May.
Sasha Hamlin is working as a cook at Colby. She also is doing her art work in her studio.
Philip Horner received his Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration from Husson University in May, 2017. He is working as a Dog Trainer at Wildwind Kennels.
Christopher Iacozzi is a New Hampshire town Police Officer.
Briana Johnson is a Student Loan Servicer for the Dept. of Education.
John Karyczak is a Renewable Energy Ambassador for Green Mountain Energy. He will start grad school in the fall for Public Administration.
Chelsea Lathrop is the Animal Entertainer at Gator Spot (Gatorland) working with alligators, reptiles, spiders and birds.
Ashley Messier is a Wildlife Technician for Iowa State University and the Department of Natural Resources in their Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Program.
Chris Miller graduated in May and is a Police Officer for the Sabattus Police Department.
Darian Nadeau graduated from the Criminal Justice Academy in May. He is a Police Officer in Livermore Falls.
Dakota Nester is a Counselor at Camp Jewell YMCA Camp in Colebrook, Connecticut.
Megan Orchard graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in April and is now a Maine State Game Warden.
Ryan Park is in the process of applying for grad school.
Samantha Pendred is teaching biology, chemistry, earth science and animal science at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences.
Benjamin Pride is a Production Tech at Nestle Waters at their Poland Spring plant in Kingfield.
Mike Rossi interned at the Environmental League of the Massachusetts Action Fund and starts grad school this fall at UMass/Amherst in Sustainability Science.
Selena Rouillard is a Pet Care Associate at PetSmart and an Intern at the Henry Doorly Zoo.
Levi Soper graduated from the Criminal Justice Academy in May.
William “Tanner” Stoker is a US Fish & Wildlife Biological Technician out of the Annapolis office, working on American Shade conservation, freshwater mussel surveys, Northern Snakehead eradication and wetland restoration efforts.
Jared Straight graduated in May from Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a degree in Biology.
Nick Szatkowski is a Forestry Technician for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in Bath, NY.
Corey Thompson received his Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration from Husson in May 2017. He is a Regional Corrections Officer for Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. He and
Heather Johnson (‘17) are engaged. She is Guest Advisor at Petco in Topsham.
Cory Thompson has a new job as Fire Watch at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant. He received his Michigan Firefighter Certification in May. Cory and Sephanie Campau were married in June 2016.
Tara Tschritter is a Swing Ectotherm Keeper at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Alison Vilag is working on the Urban Biotic Assessment Program with Illinois Natural History Survey through the University of Illinois. She is also an Expedition Guide for Silversea Cruises.
Tifani Warren is a Police Officer in Skowhegan.
Renee Adlesperger has a seasonal position at Sea World.
Derrick Bates is working at Ironwood, a residential school for troubled teens in Morrill. He is getting married this fall.
Ryan Roberti is a US Forest Service Seasonal Recreation Technician patrolling as a Forest Protection Officer at the Black Hills National Forest.