__                                ALUMNI NEWS WINTER 2017 – SPRING 2018


Ed Reville is semi-retired and still consulting for the infrared imaging sector, RB Infrared.


Ilan Leibowitz has a new grandson Imri, brother to Malachi and Haleli.  He works in the Export Department of Afikim Computerized Dairy Management Systems in Israel.

Bill McAvoy was named to the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame in February 2018. He was a high school basketball coach in northern Maine and at Unity was a Maine College All Star for three years and is Unity’s career scoring leader.

Frank Millett is retired and is planning a summer of touring the US and Canada in his red Miata.


Glenn Hinckley and Linda run Two Spirits Spiritual Center in Sumner, which offers people spiritual/psychological help with their lives and relationships.  He had been self-employed and had been active in town affairs serving as a church trustee, Grange Master and Selectman.

Liz McMahon had a trip to Ireland and drove on the left!  She saw a replica of the famine ship that Kate Miles wrote about in All Standing.


Wayne Lloyd is Manager of Concorda Eco Resort in St. John, Virgin Islands which was devastated by two of the Atlantic’s largest hurricanes, and he is buried in recovery work in a neighborhood which resembles Beirut.  He would like to hear from friends on Facebook.


John Leeman is back at work for another few months – he has spent thirty years in construction, after ten years in Alaska.  He is now in Florida.


Dana Jasmin plans to retire as a Contractor at the end of 2018.

Bob Kabat is Lead Supervisor at the DAR State Forest in Goshen, MA.  He is in contact with Jim Herbert (’75) and Brian Hilton (’75).


Suzanne Lane is on the National Enterprise Engineering Team for the Washington Office Business Operations of the US Forest Service.  She and her husband Bob live in Colorado but still own a home in western Maine.


Patrick McCabe has recovered very well after his airplane accident and is walking with his prosthetic leg.


Cheryl (Dierna) and Rick Montana have started a new business, Creative Culinary Kitchen which offers a work space for those wishing to develop food products for retail marketing.


Joyce (Farrin) Lucas retired as Librarian at Winslow High School, and as President of the Maine School Library Association.  Jim (’79) is a retired State Fisheries Biologist.

Sandy Fletcher and Jeff Ritter are divorced.  She runs her Family Therapy practice in Portland as well as her equine Psychotherapy, Healing Through Horses.

Mike Koutelis is Consultant and Owner of Spectrum Energy Sustainable Technologies and is completing his certification as a Certified Sustainable Development Professional with the Association of Energy Engineers.  Rose is a certified Bowen Therapist and they have four children and three grandchildren.

Dan Leduc has been a US Forest Service Information Technology Specialist for 30 years and between work and vacations he has been to all the continents, including sleeping in the snow in Antarctica.  This year he spent five weeks on hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and in Texas as well a working at a fire in Florida.

Jeff Ritter is now in Colorado.


Mike Maheux is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager at TTM Technologies in San Jose, CA.  He is President of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals.

Larry Metcalf works in an automotive parts store, and will be tapping trees again this spring.

Thomas Perkins is a Solar Installer for a renewable energy company in Oregon.


Dan Kinney is still running his Catamount Solar and was honored by his peers with the Distinguished Jim Grundy Award – VT Digger.  His three children are working – one as a chef, one as a midwife and one is in automobile mechanics school.

Lynda (Paquette) Despard is a Realtor for County Seat Realty in Farmington.


Tracey (Coffin) Mattson teaches English and History in the Patrick County (VA) Public schools.

Rosy Mazaika has a new job at Bonneville Power Administration as Supervisor in Power Policy in their Environmental Group.

John “Beaker” Murray is a retired Police Officer and now is a School Bus Driver, and in charge of outdoor maintenance the Concord Country Club. He is planning to get together with Dan Worcester (’89) Chris Hardy (’89) and Jeff Deslauries in February.  He and Christine have a daughter Meghan who is 13.


Chris Misavage got his Middle School Math Certification and teaches math and science at Wentworth (NH) Elementary.  He and Nancy have two sons: Eli 16 and Eben 13, who are both great Nordic skiers.

Mark Ramela is supervising a hazardous materials remediation project for Bristol Environmental out of Laborers Union Local 373.

Nancy (Vossburgh) Zane has started North Star Adventures, “Maine outdoor adventures inspiring personal growth, creativity, leadership and wellness through nature”.  She also teaches the EMS program at Waldo County Technical Center.  Gary (’83) is retired from Unity as Vice President of Student Affairs.


Jay Matteson is an Adjunct Instructor at Jefferson Community College teaching Agriculture Law and Regulations in their Agribusiness program.  He is still Jefferson County Agriculture Coordinator and has an online video series on WPBS Television, called Countryside with Jay Matteson.

John Wales was promoted to Park Ranger Captain in the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.

Al Weinberg has a new job as Strategic Communicator and Dynamic Team Facilitator at Carolina Creek Christian Camps in Riverside, TX.  He is the Founder and CEO of Frontline Specialists.  



Mike Miller and Deborah and their son Aonghus have bought a 25 acre farm and he still works at Lehigh Cement.  Middle son Liam is in the Marine Corps.  Deborah runs daycare centers and they are expecting their fourth grandchild.


Mike Boyer received the Commissioners Print Award at the Annul Maine Game Warders Banquet in March.

Tammy Cisela’s Brosna is now an American Grand Champion.  He received the award in March 2018 from the American Kennel Club and his official title is GCH CH Aislingcudo is Brosna Clarrai.

Lars Knakkergaard has a new band, Larseny in which he plays the guitar and sings.  They play regular matinees at a Jamaica Plains cafe.  He still is an Employment Specialist for adults with disabilities at Price Center and has Lars C. Knakkergaard Photography. He was interviewed on WBUR to talk about David Bridges (’85).  Lars was a pallbearer at David’s funeral in January.

Rick McCorkle is still a USFWS Fish and Wildlife Biologist but has moved from the Delaware Field Office to the Pennsylvania Field Office.  He reviews hydropower license applications and recommends measures to mitigate impacts on fish and wildlife.  He also handles endangered species consultations.

Kerri (Preble) Godfrey are now in West Virginia where Dave is a Captain in the Coast Guard.  Kerri is a Beekeeper and they have two children, Liam 13 and Aylin 7.


Jim Buckley retired as Sergeant and head of the Tactical and Bomb Crews at Bangor Police Department in November 2017.  Denise (Beach) (’94) is a Fisheries Biologist at Craig Brooks and Green Lake National Fish Hatcheries.

Michael Joy received the Maine Game Wardens Exemplary Service Award at the annual Awards banquet in March.

Joe Marchiano and Jamie Shankweiler were married October 21, 2017.  He works for A.Duie Pyle.

Tom and Kelly (Payne) (’94) Morrissette are celebrating their 24th anniversary this year. Son James is in his second year at Florida Tech, studying Construction Management and son Rhan is a senior in high school who will be going to Mansfield University to study Business and Safety Management.  Tom is a Project Superintendent at Frank Lill & Son and Kelly is a Park Ranger at Selkirk State Park.


Debbie (Farnham) McMillen works in the local Boy Scout Office and has signed up for “Bee School” with the Worcester County Beekeepers Association. John is a Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff.

Bruce McNicholas is Logistics Manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Everett, WA and worked on a rocket that will be on Mars.  He also has volunteered for five years with the American Red Cross and has served as Disaster Action Team Lead for the last four years.  He and Kora celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary in December.

Ken Morse has owned a fishing tackle store in Sag Harbor, NY for 18 years.  He has two daughters ages 16 and 11.

Jenn (Pearson) Stowe has a new job as the Central Region Director for the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.

Paul Racine owns Racine’s Painting and Sealing and a Taxidermy business, is a part time Police Officer and also cooks and works the front desk at a hotel.  He and Samantha have four children: Collin 18 who will be going to Univ. of Maine/Presque Isle this fall, Izabella 14, Tristan 7 and Jack 4.

Crystal Rider is a Substance Abuse Counselor in training.  She is getting married next year.

John Stevens, after 21 years as Director of Conservation Services for Northwoods Conservation Services, has a new job as Caretaker/Forest Manager for a large farm estate in North Haven Island.  He has his Registered Sea Kayak Guide License, and has also been a hunting guide in Alaska.  His older son is in College at Montana State and is younger son is a senior in high school


Marc Goldberg has been promoted to Tree Care Business Developer at Bright View Tree Care in San Diego.


Rich Imbeault has started his own photo business, RPI Photo specializing in family activities, horses, outdoor sports and portraits. He also is an Assembler at Tractor Supply Company and Groundskeeper and Maintenance at Owl Ridge Equestrian. He and Barbara have two children, Nicole 14 with her own horse is a member of competitive hunter/jumper equestrian teams and Jacob 10 is a Cub Scout and also taking riding lessons.

Heather (MacNeill) Falconer received her PhD in Rhetoric & Composition from Northeastern University in May 2019.  She has a new job as Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at Curry College for the coming year.  She has been teaching at Northeastern and is Associate Editor for the Perspectives in Writing book series.

Jonathan O’Neil is a Job Coach with Cape Abilities in Hyannis, MA.

Ian Reddick is now Ian Halter.  He is the videographer for Plymouth State University, and Steph just finished her tenure as the Chair of the Criminal Justice Department there.

Jody Simoes is back in Gloucester with a new job as Human Dimensions Program Leader with the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.  He has two sons: Sam 8 and Fritz 4.


Jessica Lagalo has a new job as Outdoor Education and Outreach Manager with Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Brian Lamarsh is an Environmental Analyst for Eastern Analytical in Concord.  He completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers last summer.

Paul Miller was the first Unity grad to receive a Unity Master’s degree.  In December he received a MS in Professional Science. And he has a new job as Executive Director of the Island Heritage Trust in Deer Isle-Stonington.  Sue has a new position as a Physician at the Blue Hill Hospital.


Phillip Barrett became a grandfather in April.  He is an Animal Cruelty Investigator for SPCA Cattaraugus County, NY.  He recently underwent heart surgery.

Ryan LaMarre is a Customer Tech Specialist at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in Bangor.

Christine (Martin) Lorentzen is a PT Nanny in Boston while still dealing with Lyme disease.  She is an active advocate for tick-borne diseases and recently spoke to the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group in Washington.

David Legere no longer runs his kayak shop, but does own and run Legere Construction.  He serves on the Lamoine Planning Board.   His four children are all married and he is enjoying his grandchildren.

Matt Mooney is still living in Australia and manages a sales team for a software company.  He has a daughter Lily age 4.


Cristin Bailey and Sean Maggs (’00) were married February 10, 2018. Bailey is a US Forest Service Trails Manager at White Mountain National Forest and Sean is an Electrician a UNUM.

Diana Boyd has been accepted into the Nursing RN to BSN program at Alaska Pacific University for fall 2018.  She is a RN Nurse Case Manager for the Alaska National Guard.

Jeremy Kemp received the Maine Game Wardens Exemplary Service Award at the annual banquet in March.

Jennie Lindsay-Kelley and Andrea Kelley have a daughter, June Corinne born March 18, 2018. Jennie is a Social Worker at the Brockton, MA VA Medical Center.

Joe Mahoney has been named Chief of Police of the Andover (NH) Police Department.  He and Niki have a daughter Lauren who is 8.

Owen Montgomery is a USDA APHIS Acting Rabies Biologist in Vermont.

Kim Paulson is a CNA in Greenfield, CT.

Scott Philbrook just finished his 4th year as School Resource Officer and 19 years with the Milton Police Department.  He is also a hockey coach for several youth teams and an assistant softball coach for the Middle school. Daughter Emma is in 8th grade and Ryah is in 4th grade.

Jimmy Piccuito has been with Jacobs for 16 years and now holds a senior level GIS position.  He stars a Masters at Unity in the fall.  He and Elaine, who has just been promoted to Assistant Head of her school, have two children, Dominic who just started high school and Anna who is 12.

Mark Pickering is enrolled in a two year program at the Vermont Center for Achievement in Public Service to become a VT Certified Public Manager.  He will finish in 2019.

Jason Rossi is the District Manager at the Social Security Administration in Bangor.


Matt Allred has been promoted to HSEQ Construction Manager at Enel Green Power North America.

Mike Klubek is in his 17th year as a National Park Service Law Enforcement Ranger at Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area.

Lisa (McNeil) Irwin is in her 18the year as Project Scientist at Clean Harbors Environmental and received her state license to oversee remediation projects in 2014.  She has been a licensed Site Professional for over three years. Stepdaughter Kelsey is a college freshman and daughter Brooke is in kindergarten.

Katie Merrill is Science Curriculum Coordinator at the Springfield Museum.  She and her fiancé, Tim bought a three acre farm in Stafford Springs, CT.

Justin and Angela Preisendorfer have a daughter Eliza Fern born April 4, 2018.  Ruby is 13.  Justin has a new job with the Forest Service as Manager for the program for ski areas (downhill and cross country) that are permitted on national forest lands in the eastern half of the country.


Aimee Dorval has a new job as Unity College Development Coordinator.

Niki Lazure has a new job as College Success Specialist with Jobs for Maine Graduates at University of Maine/Augusta.

Kelly Martin is an Ed Tech at Unity Sprouts for Broadreach Family and Community Services.  She and Mike Gold have three children: Willow 8, Eliza 6, and Jonah 4.

Leah Mitchell raises Red and Black Angus beef cows on her farm in Columbia Falls, MT.  She is also active in the sport of Ski Joring-she is on horseback pulling a partner on skis over certain obstacles.


Randy Fox has been promoted to Corrections Corporal of Programs & Services by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.  Heather (Gerken) ’03 is an Ed Tech 3 for Child Development Services.

Sarah (Gorden) Koelbl and Christian have a second son, Wilder born December 11, 2016. Rheiner is 4.  Sarah teaches kindergarten in Searsport and is also a jewelry artist.  She is in a program at Antioch University to become a certified nature based early childhood educator.

Jan Lovy is a Research Scientist for the New Jersey Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics.

Heidi (Lowe) Engle has a new job as Marketing Director at Arning Co. in Cassville, MO. She also has her own Heidi Lowe Photography.

John Roma is now a Detective with the Brunswick Police Department.

Jonathan and Abby Superchi have a son Weston born June 5, 2018.  Jonathan is Manager of the Zanesfield Rod and Gun Club.


Colleen (Gauthier) and Jared Ramsdell have a son Gregory Adam, born June 23, 2018.  Big sister Matilda is three.

Reed Kennard has a new job as a Park Ranger for the Bureau of Land Management in The Arches and Canyonland in Utah.

Katie (LeBlanc) Miller is Marketing Coordinator for Swan Mountain Llama Trekking in Montana.

Stacey (Russell) Samuelson and Mark were married August 19, 2017.  She is an RN at Costal Dialysis Center in Bath and at the MidCoast Hospital in Brunswick.


Erin Amadon received a Certificate for completing the Long Trail in Vermont. She has started her own business Town 4 Trail Services, which designs and constructs natural surface trails.  She also is a Trail Construction Specialist for Peter S. Jensen Associates.

Heather Dionne was recognized as Tree Warden of the Year by the City of Hartford, CT. She is City Forester.   

Jason Killary is a Lieutenant in the Boscawen (NH) Police Department.  He and Shannon have two sons: Liam 4 and Graeme 2.

Jennifer Knight is a Shamanic Medicine Woman who teaches Reiki, herbalism and Shamanism, and is the owner of Spirit Light and Luna Herbals in Keene, NH.

Peter Marris teaches science at Edward Little High School in Auburn.  He is married with two sons ages 6 and 8.

Adam Raven is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilot and also owner of Raven Environmental Specialists in Belfast doing ecological restoration.  He and Autumn and their dog are in the midst of traveling from Newfoundland to Oregon and back to Maine.


Timothy Anderson has a new job as Petroleum Inspector for Amspec.

Gayle Bowness is a Program Coordinator for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Laura (Plourde) Lapierre is a Manager for Vermont Wetlands Program.  She and Brian just bought a house in Plainfield.


Michael and Ashley (Ackroyd-Kelly (’07) Bradford have a son Bates Charles born January 19, 2018.  Ashley is a Counselor at Heritage Christian Services and also an owner/trainer at Wicked Way Stables and Mike is a Corrections Officer.

Cathy Lusk has a son, Henry Francis born December 13, 2017.

Tim Miller and Mandie Koenig were married June 25, 2017 at Hunter Mountain.  He is a RN at Central New York Psychiatric Hospital.

Megan (Weber) Jennings has started Moon River Birth Services as a Doula in Bremerton, WA.  She and Casey have a son Colin who is 3.


Mike Chickering is an Associate Field Biologist and Fleet Manager at Biodiversity Research Institute and also Head of Sales for Captain Mowatt’s Hot Sauce.

Nat and Megan Crewe have a son Finley William born January 6, 2018.  Nat works for Wade Door Services.

Angela (Ebert) Kolewe is a Personal Trainer at Full Body Fitness and Snap Fitness and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  She is planning to own and run her own gym.

Evan Franklin received an Exemplary Service Award at the annual Maine Game Wardens Award Ceremony in March.

Bobby Mitchell has a new job as Project Manager for the DOT Dept. /Heavy Highway at Manafort Brothers.  He and Michele have two daughters, Madison 7 and Mackienzie 4.

Felix Owen and Melody Darlington were married December 15, 2017.  Felix is in Environmental Health and Safety Regulations at Mando Automotive.

Justin Parker and Patty Stewart have a son, John Matheson born May 23, 2017.  Justin is a Project Coordinator for Encompass Energy Services and Patty is a Real Estate Agent.


Shawn and Heather (Swieneicki) Brassard have a second daughter, Sienna Dawn born April 5, 2018.  Deszarae is 3. Shawn is a Supervisor at Midcoast Hospital and Heather is an elementary school teacher.

Jessica Cole and Justin Prunier have a second son, Marston Cole Prunier born April 2018.  Silas is 2 1/2.

Bob Costa has a new job as a US F&W Maintenance Supervisor at the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Reserve in southeastern Minnesota.

Roni Fein is a US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer at the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.  She and Jeff Etheridge (_09) are divorced.

Kayla Higgins is Experiential Coordinator at Unity.

Clayton Kern has a new job as Team Lead at Walker Creek Gardens in Gloucester.

Julius Koenig received his RN from Kennebec Valley Community College and is a nurse at Inland Hospital in Waterville.

Nichole Nageotte is a Doctoral student at Indiana University’s School of Education, working on a doctorate in science education.

Brian and Katie O’Donnell have a son, James Joseph born December, 6, 2017. Brian is an Executive Protection Specialist for Fidelity Investments.

Angel (Rohrback) Thomas and Rich have a son Everett, born November 28, 2017.


Michael and Kate (Aucoin) (_11) Church have a daughter, Bryn Kathleen born February 8, 2018.  Big sister Emry Anne is 1 1/2.

Tristan Coomer is in the Peace Corps and leaves for Cambodia in October.

Beth Kellogg has a new job as Visitors Services and Museum Store Manager at The Bostonian Society.

Alex Koch is back at Unity getting his Park Management and Forestry degrees.

Naomi Martine has a new job Accounts Receivables for the Ramah Navajo Board in Ramah, NM.

Mandie Roman and Stephen Lurvey (_07) have a second daughter Danica Jones born May 31, 2018.  Mackenzie Rose is 2.

Kimberly (Scantlebury) Galambos was accepted for the 2018 Sea Turtle & Rainforest Ecology Teacher Fellowship in Costa Rica by the Ecology Project International and was a   NOAA Teacher at Sea.   She and Matthew Galambos were married June 23,201 and she is now teaching at Founders Academy in Manchester, NH.  She and Mathew, a University of Maine grad, met while competing in a Woodsmen Meet.

Andrew Smart received a Maine Game Wardens Exemplary Service Award at the annual banquet in March.


Erin Balcom has a new job as Program Coordinator at the Barbara C. Harris Center in Greenfield, NH.

Charlotte Berry was accepted to the US Harmful Algae Bloom Taxonomy course sponsored by NOAA in Boothbay Harbor in August.  She is the Coastal Harmful Algae Bloom Specialist for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.  She will be married in August 2019 to Jaon Powell a Paul Smith’s College grad.

Jonathan Cooper has a new job as Administrative Assistant at Fenn Ranger Station on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.

Kristen (Cowan) Thiebault has a new job doing recreational angler surveys for the State of MA.  Brian (_12) is a Crew Leader for Bartlett Trees and also an Army Reserve Search and Rescue and Disaster Response Leader,

Becky (Cunfer) Hunter’s husband Robert has a new novel and a new record coming out this year and now that she is back to normal after a serious bout with cancer, she will go with him on his yearlong book tour.

Andrew Michael and Kirsty Pierson were married October 14, 2017.  He is working at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Tasha (Reed) and Luke Suttmeier have two children, Nolan 3 and Adelaide 1.


Amber Behn has a new job as Conservation Education Coordinator at Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, PA.  She received her MS in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 2016.

Lucas Benner and Lindsay Smerdon have a second son, Oliver Michael born January 15, 2018. Xavier is 2.  Lucas teaches earth and AP science at Camden Hills High School.

Jim Benvenuti was named the Northern Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association New Hampshire Officer of the Year in 2017.

Brigitte Brantley was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force in March.  She is a Photojournalist.

Gavin Cummings has a new position as Membership Experience Director with the Glens Falls Family YMCA.

Tim Dorsey has been accepted into the Bachelors of Nursing Program at Lewis-Clark State College.  Leslie (Van Niel) is Graduate Student Coordinator at the University of Idaho

Paul Mason received the Mane Game Wardens Exemplary Service Award at their annual banquet in March

Emily (Mouchon) Morrison is back in school at Maine College of Health Professions to be a Nurse.  Greg (_10) is a Cumberland County Corrections Officer and received his Maine Guide license last year.  Together they own and run Hunt Fish Maine.

Peter Murdock is Waterfront Operations Supervisor for the City of Portland.

Amanda (Smith) Larson and Kyle Larson were married September 23, 2017.  She is an Administrative Assistant at the University of Florida Veterinary Hospital.


Lisa Attendorn graduated from Park Ranger Academy in Santa Rosa, CA in May 2018 and is now a Ranger at Yellowstone National Park.

Jenni Baldino and Ben Davis were married June 16, 2018.

Andy Butler has a new job as Wildlife Technician at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area on Lake Erie.  Michele (Wagner) (’13) is a Conservation Worker at the Division of Wildlife Research Station.

Peter and Laura (Carhart) (’14) Cunningham have a son Cody born June 10, 2018/ Pete is an Animal Control Officer/Inspector for the City of Framingham and Laura is a Polysomnographic Technician at Beth Israel and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals.

Andrew Eldridge is an Animal Attendant at the University of Minnesota Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Department.

Chad and Kimberly Kimball have a son Jackson Arthur, born December 7, 2017.  Chad is Senior Technician at Northeast Fire stopping Solutions.

Tyler Kruzel and Becky Suzenski (’13) attended Scott Cunfer (’08) and Molly McCarthy’s wedding in Alaska in August.  Tyler is a Security Supervisor at Asset Protection and Becky is in the Education Department of the Roger Williams Zoo.

Christine Lawson is an Environmental Educator at Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation’s Latte Plantation Nature Center in Charlotte, NC.  She runs public and private programming, designs and runs summer camps, handles event planning, and coordinates animal care. She is a regional officer for the National Association for Interpretation.

Luis Martin is a Long Term Substitute Biology Teacher in the Windsor Locks. CT Schools.  Summers she works for CT Audubon.

Katie Papoulias is on active duty as an Aircraft Mechanic in the Air Force, and is working on an online Masters in Management with a specialization in Nonprofit and Associations with UMUC.

Gareth Perkins has a new job as an Instructor at the Sound to Sea Program in Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Katie Richard graduated from Massage Therapy School in April and is job hunting.  Meanwhile she is working as a Landscape Gardener at Church Hill Landscapes.


Christine Barnes has a son Connor Nelson Nunan born March 22, 2018.  She works at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Emily Lapresi is a Patient Care Technician at Newark Wayne Community Hospital and is

going back to school for her RN.  She got engaged to Michael Pendergast last July but their wedding won’t be until 2020.

Wayne Pitre is Director of Natural Science and Wilderness at Ironwood.

Shayne Van Leer is a Claims Specialist for the Social Security Administration in Anchorage, AK.

Jennifer (Wiacek) Froehly received her MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson in May 2018.


Jame Abbt is an Animal Care Specialist at Animal Care Centers of New York City.  She is working on a Masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College and is finishing her thesis on the importance of enriched environments on developing brains.

Lisa Cronk has a new job as Dog Law Enforcement Warden for the Penn. Dept. of Agriculture. She had been Animal Control Officer in Windham, ME.

Kari (Lemelin) Fliss is a freelance Horse Trainer and also a Bookkeeper at BookSmart Bookkeeping and Consulting, Aaron is a Computer Technician.

Jessica Kowalski is Youth Programs Director for Evo Rock and Fitness in Portland.

Samantha Longo graduated from Vermont Law School in May 1918.

Nigel Murphy has been promoted to Lead Animal Care and Enrichment Coordinator at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

Katie Nolan and Zach Wigham are in Brattleboro, VT.  Katie did bat and avian fatality monitoring most of 2017 at a wind energy facility and is now about to take her GRE for grad school. She is working part-time at a homeless shelter food pantry. Zach is a Psychotherapist at Brattleboro Retreat and Groundworks Collaborative.

Ivonne Romero has a new position as Marbled Murrelet Research Assistant Technician at Oregon State University.

Jessica Smart works on charter boats doing sunset sails and overnight trips out of Key West to the Dry Tortugas.  She just got her captain’s license and hopes to get back to the Dolphin Fleet this summer.

Lucero Torres and Nick Cesternino were married June 16, 2018.  She is a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Park Ranger.


McKinley “Kiki” Bell has a new\job as A Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant at the Howell Nature Center in Howell, MI.

Kevin Connolly has been promoted to Mobile Services Branch Manager for Securitas.  He has 60 clients in many different areas – private, corporate, healthcare, construction, pharmaceutical, government, power and energy.

Neil D’Acierno is a Leadership Educator at Camp Kieve Leadership School in Nobleboro.

Tiffany DeMell is Farm and Waterfowl Keeper at the Little Rock (AR) Zoo.

Rebecca Clover Fisher is Adventure Coordinator at Tree Center in Sanford which offers environmental education adventures for disabled children and adults.  They have hiked Mount Washington and a portion of the Appalachian Trail, and have a 45 foot climbing tower and are developing a farm to table program.  She has recently earned certification in EMT and Swift Water Rescue.

Neil and Lauren Heidelmeier have a daughter Riley Ann born March 28, 2018.  They have moved back to Vermont where Neil is a Primary Therapist at Valley Vista Addiction Treatment Services.

Mathias Hellner works for Central Rock Gym and REI.

Shanna Hummel has a new job as Project Scheduler/Logistics Administrator at Day and Zimmermann Corporate Office in Lancaster, PA.

Autumn Jorgensen is a Coastal Waterbird Field Biologist for Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries in Marshfield, MA.

Daniellle Marston is working with the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance helping to run research on the Diamondback Terrapins on the southeast coast of Mass.  She is also getting a BA in English at UMass/Dartmouth.

Ryan Reagan was promoted to Foreman at McGuinness Tree Service in Nashua, NH.

Elizabeth Whitney received her MS in Biology from the University of Rhode Island in May 2018.


Luke Cannon is working as a Data Collector for the military at Fort Greely in Alaska.  He works with Victoria Cempe-Cohen, Kevin Cummings (’14), Jacqueline Hart (’14) and Summer Nay (’15).

Victoria Cempe-Cohen is a Data Collector for the Cold Regions Test Center in Delta Junction, AK. She and Ronald “RJ” Gemma are getting married in October, 2018.  RJ is working for Colorado State University through Fort Greely.

Phillip DiLuca graduated from the Mane Criminal Justice Academy on May. He is a Patrol Officer in Clinton.

Devin Hoffer is studying striped skunks for Southern Illinois University and will start work on his MS studying semi-aquatic mammals in the fall.

Eddie Kopacz is a Corrections Officer at the Worcester County House of Corrections and also a Mate on Mike Wisniewski’s (’97) charter boat

Gerald Maccione is a Police Officer in Dixfield, and will be attending the Criminal Justice

Academy in August 2018.  He is also an Engineer in the National Guard.

Danielle Norsworthy and Nevin Helms have a daughter Willow born December, 2017.

Alex Prestera and Jesse May (’15) are moving to Arcata, CA in March where she will be a Shellfish Technician for Hog Island Oyster Company and he will be a Forestry Technician for Smith River Hotshots.  They have been traveling around the country in their van since their jobs with Oregon Fish & Wildlife ended.

Selena Rouillard just started working at the El Paso TX Zoo.

Tiffani Warren graduated from Maine Criminal Justice Academy in December, 2017. She is a Police Officer in Skowhegan.


Josh Bernier graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in December, 2017.  He is a full time Police Officer in Brunswick.

Michael Latti graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in May, 2018.  He is a Deputy Game Warden in York County.

Tyler LeFreniere is a full time Deputy Sheriff for the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.  He is finishing his degree on line.

Rae-Ann MacLellan-Hurd is a Research Assistant working on her Masters at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science.

Anna Mason and Kyle Rittenburg are starting a farm in Binghamton, NY and have already built the hoop house and chicken coop.  They also have honey bees.  Anna is a Direct Support Professional at Southern Tier Independence Center and Kyle is working in a pub.

Shelby McClintock is Visitor Use Assistant at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Gunnar Norback is a Project Geologist at HRP Associates.

Ryan Park will start Grad School at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia in July.

Mikayla Peaslee is a US Fish & Wildlife Hunt Program Coordinator also working with Visitors Services at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio.  Summers she works at the Legends Ranch Deer Farm in Michigan.

Josh Pittendreigh and Amy Martel were married May 5, 2018.  He is an Education Instructor at The Florida Aquarium teaching school and scout programs and camps.

Kim Rasmussen is a full-time Seasonal Field Biologist Technician for Maine Wind Projects doing avian and bat fatality monitoring.

Mike Rossi is in Grad School at UMass/Amherst working on a MS in Sustainability Science and will finish in May.  Over the summer he will be a Campaign Manager for a local state senate campaign.

Anya Samiljan is the Zookeeper at Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park in Binghamton, NY.


Stephen Arsenault is working on his MS in Forestry at the University of New Brunswick.  His thesis is creating a new population model for the management of white-tailed deer in the province understanding the impacts of humans, environment change and forestry practices.

Will Desmarais is an Arborist for Bartlett Tree Experts in Nantucket, MA

Mariza Gionfriddo is a Waldo County Deputy and graduated from Maine Criminal Justice Academy in March.

Alex Hebert works for the Maine Marine Patrol from Biddeford to Ogunquit.  He graduated from Maine Criminal Justice Academy in March.

John Marchelletta is working on his Master’s in Education at St. Josephs College. He taught at China Middle school last year.

Savannah Sprague is Environmental Advocate and Field Organizer with the League of Conservation Voters in Portland.

Tanya Wilkerson is working on her Vet Tech certification on line through Penn Foster, and is an Ed Tech III at Spurwink in Cornville.




Alfred Ward died May 1, 2018. He instructed an auto body repair class at the Capital Area Vocational Technical School for many years.  He is survived by a son, sister and grandchildren and great grandchildren.



Michael Thibodeau died May 7, 2018.  He lived in Wiscasset and was a Patient Family Counselor and Social Worker at Maine Medical Center.  He is survived by four sons and many grandchildren.


Katherine “Gay” Harriman – died March 8, 2018. She had a Masters in Psychology from the University of Maine and had managed rehabilitation facilities in Florida.  She is survived by her three brothers.



Mark Huard – died April 1, 2018.  He lived in Unity and had worked for the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry and for the US Geological Survey.  He is survived by his partner Kimble Hardy.


Paige Bilodeau died May 31, 2018 from injuries after being hit by a car while walking.  She had worked with people with physical and intellectual disabilities at Community Life Works in Spring City, PA.  She is survived by her parents and a sister and brother.