Meet Our Board & Advisory Council
BOARD OF MANAGERS
Kaitlyn Bernard - Maine Policy Associate, Appalachian Mountain Club
Kaitlyn is the Maine Program Associate for the Appalachian Mountain Club, working in their Portland office. Kaitlyn grew up in Fort Kent, Maine where she was able to explore the forests, mountains, lakes and rivers of the North Maine Woods. In high school, she spent most of her time training and competing with the Maine Winter Sports Center for both cross country skiing and biathlon. She also was part of Fort Kent Community High School’s very first Outing Club! Kaitlyn is a graduate of Colby College, where she studied Environmental Policy and Environmental Education. At Colby, she served as the Colby Outing Club’s “Officer of Maine” and helped start and coach the Central Maine Ski Club’s Middle School Nordic Team. Kaitlyn loves living, working, and exploring in the GSOM – the “Great State of Maine”!
Elaine Brassard - Teacher/Outing Club Advisor, Cape Elizabeth High School
Embracing all that the outdoors has to offer, Elaine is a leader in the field, on the waters, and in the mountains. A registered Maine Guide and Wilderness EMT, Elaine works not only as an educator and Outing Club Advisor at Cape Elizabeth High School, but also as an instructor for L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School, a yoga teacher, and in 2012 a Park Ranger for Grand Teton National Park. Coming back from a year-long sabbatical from the wilds of Wyoming, Colorado and Alaska this past year, her mission is to help both youth and adults find their own inner resourcefulness in relation to the outdoors and to become stewards of it. Her nonprofit experience includes the Board of the Maine Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors.
David Butler - Owner/Guide, Maine Path & Paddle Guides
David has lived in Maine for 30 years. He has a BS Forestry degree from West Virginia University and a BS Computer Science degree from University of Maryland. He now lives in Windham, Maine with his wife, Tracey. David balances his time between the corporate world and Maine Path and Paddle Guides, his ‘hobby’ business for 20 years. He guides both extended canoe-camping trips on Maine’s premier northern waterways, and winter x-country skiing & camping adventures; David enjoys life outdoors! As a boy, David learned his outdoor skills in the Boy Scouts with canoeing and camping trips that included special trips to Maine. Throughout college and as a young adult, David continued to explore the outdoors, camping, canoeing, and willing to experience almost any outdoor activity. Arriving in Maine in 1986 to start a professional career in the computer industry, he was eager to get outdoors. David's many interests include mountain biking, sea kayaking, rafting, fly fishing, ice fishing, and anything to do with canoeing and camping. David is a founding member of the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization and continues to serve on its Board.
Ceci Danforth - Outreach Coordinator, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Our newest member of the Board - more info soon
Charlie Fear - Lead Instructor, Chewonki
Charles grew up in Bath, ME and spent much of his childhood exploring the area around his family home. Every field was an opportunity to run, every bush a secret fort. As a freshman in college, he began working as a Camp Counselor at Chewonki and has been an outdoor educator and wilderness trip leader ever since. He believes the meditation and focus that comes from immersing yourself in the natural world is a necessity for all.
Kerry Gallivan - CEO & Co-Founder, Chimani, LLC
Kerry has been on the forefront of mobile apps and the outdoor experience. He is the leader and visionary behind Chimani - the Maine-based mobile start-up which has established itself as one of the leading brands in mobile apps for the outdoors. Kerry has over 20 years working in emerging technologies throughout the developing world and over 15 years working in higher and K-12 education. Part-entrepreneur, part-technologist, and part-global adventurer - Chimani is the result of all three of his passions.
Ben Guerette - Training Coordinator, cPort Credit Union
Ben was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. Growing up, he enjoyed being outside and the highlight was always family canoe trips along the rivers in northern Maine. Paddling and camping along the Allagash, St. John, and other rivers instilled an appreciation for the outdoors. He attended college at University of New Hampshire. Before settling in Portland, he lived in Quito Ecuador, Denver Colorado, Casco Maine and Mount Desert Island Maine. The common thread in all locations has been an appreciation of the outdoors and taking advantage of opportunities to hike, camp, and bike. Ben joined T3 through the Institute for Civic Leadership's Emerging Leaders Program. Having worked in education, he feels strongly that getting kids outside is critical.
Kevin Haley - Attorney, Brann & Isaacson
Kevin grew up in the St. John Valley, having always spent a lot of time outdoors. Skiing and hiking are his favorite things to do outside. He has been a lawyer for 20 years, representing two of Maine's great outdoor brands, L. L. Bean and DeLorme. He has three children, lives in Yarmouth and works at the law firm of Brann & Isaacson in Lewiston.
Ted Hall - School Coach, Great Schools Partnership
Ted joined T3 upon retiring as Principal of Yarmouth High School, bringing his experience to our work with high schools in Maine. Ted’s involvement with taking students outdoors started when, as a beginning teacher, he founded the Outing Club at Wayland (MA) High School. Many Wayland students were introduced to hiking, backpacking, bicycle touring, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, camping, and other adventures. As a school leader, Ted supported teacher advisors in the formation of Outing Clubs at Souhegan High School (NH) and Yarmouth (ME) High School. Ted and his family live in Yarmouth and love to spend time together in lots of outdoor pursuits all over Maine and beyond.
Ralph Keyes - Teacher/Outing Club Advisor, Wiscasset High School
An avid outdoorsman, Ralph has connected hundreds of teens to the outdoors through his many years as an Outing Club Advisor. The Wiscasset High School Outing Club was one of the inspirations behind the founding of Teens To Trails.
Bob Leone - Co-Founder, Teens To Trails
Bob and Carol turned their lives up-side-down to move to Maine in 1988 because they wanted to raise their family in a place where people loved the outdoors! They left their jobs with the Appalachian Trail Project in Harpers Ferry WV where Bob worked for the Appalachian Trail Conference (now the AT Conservancy). Bob was instrumental in designing much of the AT route through New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania and helped to permanently protect that section of the footpath. Bob's love of the outdoors grew from years spent as part of the Appalachian Mountain Club Trail Crew in the White Mountains. He has a BA in English from Hartwick College & a BS in Forestry from the Univ. of Massachusetts. Bob is a builder & carpenter and volunteers as Chairman of the 800-acre Schmid Preserve in his hometown of Edgecomb.
Nick's enjoyment of the outdoors began at a very early age. Family camping trips lead to working his high school summers paddling the Allagash, St.John and East Branch of the Penobscott Rivers with Canoe Trails. Nick has lived in Maine for 50 years and worked at L.L.Bean for over 30. He and his wife Gay have three grown boys who all like to play in the outdoors. Nick feels extremely lucky to live in the state of Maine and to be associated with T3. Engaging in any outdoor activity with family and friends is one of his most cherished activities.
Barb Swisher - Teacher, Mt. Ararat Middle School
Barb loves the outdoors, teaching and traveling. Combining these with T3 is awesome. She teaches Special Education at Mt. Ararat Middle School where she enjoys taking her classes outside. In the summer, she works with scientists, their research, and teens traveling around the world. My favorite pasttimes are traveling, skiing, swimming, hiking -- really just being outside anywhere!
Catie Wooten - Teacher/Outing Club Advisor, Yarmouth High School
Catie Wooten is a science teacher and Outing Club Advisor at Yarmouth High School. She has been leading youth into the outdoors at Yarmouth HS for many years, developing her outdoor leadership skills as an outdoor environmental educator and a camp trip leader. Her goal is to be outdoors in all 50 states with only two left to go! She values the work of Teens To Trails and hopes to see all students have access to an outdoor life.
Finance Manager, TruChoice Federal Credit Union
Stewardship Director, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
CEO, Menck Windows
CEO, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak
President / Founder, Sterling Rope Co., Inc.
Producer, Maine Outdoor Film Festival , No Umbrella Media
Assistant Superintendent, AOS 98 / Former Board Member
Registered Nurse / Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician / Wilderness Medical Associates Instructor / Former Board Member
Teacher & Former Outing Club Advisor / Former Board Member
PE Teacher, Wiscasset Middle/ Elementary School / Former Board Member
Writer & Consultant
President Emeritus, Chewonki Foundation Retired
National Park Service Rivers & Trails Conservation Assistance / Former Board Member
Experienced Trip Leader & Outdoor Skills Instructor / Former T3 Staff
Attorney, Mintz Levin
Director of Outdoor Education, Colby College
Teacher & Outdoor Club Advisor, Cheverus High School
Teacher & Outing Club Advisor, Windham High School / Former Board Member
Former President, Rowse Co / Former Board Member
Director of Philanthropic Giving, Portland Global Advisors
Engineer, General Electric
Director of Wilderness Programs, Chewonki Foundation / Former Board Member
Former T3 Staff / UMaine Law School
Teacher & Outing Club Advisor, South Portland High School / Former Board Member
Retired Superintendent, Acadia National Park
Retired Superintendent, NPS Appalachian Trail
Wellness Teacher & Outing Club Advisor, Cony High School
Principal & Outing Club Advisory, Sacopee Valley High School