Kennebec Land Trust Board of Directors
President, Kents Hill
Mary grew up in Gardiner and resides in Kents Hill. She practices real estate and land use law in Winthrop. Mary has served in the past as Secretary and on the Stewardship Committee. Her favorite outdoor activities are skiing, cycling, and stand up paddle boarding.
Amy lives in Readfield and has her own accounting practice, Amy P. Trunnell, CPA. She is the current KLT Treasurer and serves on multiple committees. Amy enjoys time with her family and also hiking, camping, and kayaking at many of the beautiful locations in our region.
Sue grew up in Aroostook County and lives in Augusta. She is a former educator and has held a number of leadership positions in Maine state government. Sue has served on the Lands Committee since joining the Board in 2013. She enjoys skiing, golf, hiking, and birding in Maine.
Jed lives with wife Frannie on a tree farm in Manchester. He has worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Peace Corps, and in the Maine Energy Office; he retired as President from Nicolson & Ryan Jewelers in 2008. Jed loves family first, but also exploring forests, rivers, and mountains.
Brian grew up in South Africa, came to this country to study architecture and urban design, and then moved to Litchfield. He recently retired from Kent Associates, and volunteers for MOFGA and the Gardiner Co-op. Brian is a past president and also a steward for the Holman Conservation Area. He enjoys hiking, travel, photography, carpentry, and working in the woods.
Kim holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and a J.D. from Northeastern University. Prior to joining Alternative Manufacturing Inc., he practiced law with Vandermeulen, Goldman & Allen in Augusta, Maine. Kim and his wife Linda, a nurse practitioner, reside in Wayne and enjoy visiting their children, two engineers and an architect, who are based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, California.
Howard Lake lives in Readfield and has practiced law in Winthrop since 1978. He is a past KLT President and Secretary and a long-time member of the Lands Committee. Along with wife Brenda, he is a steward for the Macdonald Conservation Area. Howard prefers to hike, ski, or paddle anywhere in Maine.
Scott grew up in Farmingdale and lives in Manchester with wife Sandra and three children. His career is in the greenhouse/garden center business; he and Sandra own and operate Longfellow’s Greenhouses. Scott sponsored the KLT newsletter for several years, and his favorite recreational pursuits include hiking, skiing, biking, woodworking, and cutting firewood.
Janet lives in Augusta with her husband, Ansley. She is a former Public Health Specialist and a newly trained yoga instructor. In addition to all kinds of boating, Janet's other outdoor interests include hiking, biking and snowshoeing.
Vice President, Readfield
Jean lives in Readfield and has worked with Maine Audubon and for the State Planning Office. Having served as a board member for both Maine Audubon and the Nature Conservancy (chair for two years), she was also trustee and director for Media News Group for 26 years. Favorite outdoor activities include birding, hiking, sculling, kayaking, and cross country skiing.
Patrice is an attorney in Winthrop specializing in elder law and estate planning. She also has 25 years of experience working in health care, as a registered nurse and as a director for MaineGeneral Health and for HealthReach Network. Patrice and husband Jerry Casey have five children, and she loves to play outside.
Bob grew up in New Jersey and lives in Readfield. Having studied geology in college and graduate school, he worked briefly with big oil in Houston then happily accepted a job with the Maine Geological Survey. Bob assumed the role of State Geologist in 1995. He is a past KLT President and has served on the Lands Committee. Favorite activities for Bob are hiking, biking, and Nordic skiing
Martha grew up in Minnesota, lives in Manchester with husband Joe and three children, and is a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Augusta. She has served on the Manchester Conservation Commission and the board of the Maine Association of Conservation Commissions, and is currently finishing her second term on the Manchester Board of Selectmen. Martha is active in her church, loves maps, and has a passion for hiking, skiing, and canoeing in central Maine.
Deb lives in Hallowell with her husband Syd, and was a children’s librarian at Hall-Dale Elementary School for many years. She is a past KLT President and Secretary, and is chair of the Membership Committee. Deb enjoys walking the beautiful KLT trails, especially at the Vaughan Woods.
Joseph grew up in Wayne and resides in Fayette. He has been a Maine Forest Ranger and is currently a forester for Sappi North America. Along with his wife and three small daughters, Joe enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, and hunting.
Marty Keniston resides in Readfield, Maine with his wife Linda. He is a CPA and has been employed at Cives Steel Co as controller since 1976. Marty serves on the Maranacook Education Foundation board and advisory board for Capital Area Technical Center. His outdoor activities include gardening, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking and cycling.
Thomas A. Harnett is the Mayor of the City of Gardiner, Maine. He worked in the Maine Office of the Attorney General where he served as an Assistant Attorney General beginning in 1989. He directed the office’s work under the Maine Civil Rights Act and worked in the Natural Resources Division. Thom is a past president of the Maine Bar Foundation.