Meet Our Staff

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Carol Leone - Founder/Director

Carol has lead the development of the T3 organization since its inception in 2006 and is proud to now be part of the new T3 staff! Carol was lucky to have her first jobs linked to the outdoors as a Park Ranger in various units of the National Park System, including Assateague Island National Seashore, Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Appalachian Trail. After moving to Maine, she established a successful boat lettering & graphic design business which continues today. The Leone family spent as much time as possible outdoors where all their best family memories are of times spent hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, kayaking or diving together.  It was the loss of their youngest daughter, Sara, that sparked the creation of Teens To Trails -- SEE Dedication to Sara

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Rebecca Thomas - Outreach & Programs Coordinator

Along with Rebecca's passion for T3's mission and tons of creative energy, she has many years experience in leading student trips & training outdoor leaders abroad. Since graduating from Colorado College in 2010, Rebecca has led experiential outdoor education programs in Mexico, Costa Rica, Tanzania, South America and most recently, Southeast Asia. Originally a "summertime" Mainer, Rebecca is thrilled make Portland her home and join the amazing community at Teens To Trails! 

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Matt Palmariello - Events Coordinator

Matt got hooked on the outdoors at an early age and continued those pursuits while mt. biking and skiing with his Outing Club in high school. That love led him to pursue a degree in Outdoor Recreation Management and a career in the outdoor industry. He has a driving passion for paddle sports and has coached sea kayaking & standup paddling for many years. After a decade developing events on the West Coast, he's incredibly excited to settle in Maine and join the T3 team.

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Deb Sondergaard - Bookkeeping & Payroll Manager

Deb loves the outdoors and can often be found creating or maintaining trails on the 800-acre Schmid Preserve in the town of Edgecomb where she lives. 

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