Steering Committee members include local residents and seasonal camp owners with experience owning and operating businesses, development and conservation planning, forestry and research, and living, working, and recreating in the Unorganized Territories.

John Willard

has owned and operated The Birches Resort in Rockwood since 1985. He founded Wilderness Rafting Expeditions in 1980 and operated it for 25 years. John holds a B.S. degree in forest…[ More ]

Janet Chasse

is a 3rd generation, life-long resident of Greenville, Maine. Janet attended the University of Southern Maine, eventually returning to Greenville, where she raised her family.  Janet operated a day care center…[ More ]

Christopher King

earned his B. A. degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD (where he was editor of the student newspaper), and his J. D. degree from University of North Carolina…[ More ]

Ronald Elkin

was the owner of the family camp, now passed to his son, and is a frequent visitor of the Moosehead Lake area for the past 60 years.  A graduate of…[ More ]

Joe Kruse

owns and operates Lake Parlin Lodge and Cabins, near Jackman. He was raised in the Jackman area until the age of 10, when the family moved to Florida. He was…[ More ]

Marcia Phillips

holds an M.S. from the University of Maine in resource economics and a B.S. in natural resources, specializing in survey research and non-market valuation of natural resources. She worked for…[ More ]

Chris Russell

grew up in West Gardiner, Maine. In 1986, while attending the University of Maine at Orono, he moved to the area to become a whitewater rafting guide.  Since then, he…[ More ]