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 President

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 Vice-President

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 Treasurer and Secretary

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]