Maine Huts & Trails Staff and Board of Directors

Who We Are

Year-Round Staff

Darren Boivin

Darren Boivin | Huts Facilities Manager | Ext. 160 | Email >>

Darren’s our go-to guy for fixing freezers, snowmobiles, and bad attitudes. If you see him on the trail, you’ll easily recognize him by his gigantic smile and uncanny sense of direction. He and his wife Laurie have raised four extremely polite and capable children off-the-grid in a remote, unorganized township near the Canadian border. He’s exactly who you’d want to team up with during an apocalypse.

Libby Collet

Libby Collet | Deputy Director | Ext. 191 | Email >>

If you’re at all familiar with the inner-workings of a non-profit, you know that Libby has a pretty serious responsibility. She’s in charge of development: overseeing the membership program, business sponsorships, grants, and donations. Her efforts directly impact the future of Maine Huts & Trails, and there’s no one we’d trust more to make that work. She’s a highly trained force of team building, goal-setting, and finding new opportunities for collaboration. In her rare down time, Libby relaxes by practicing yoga, hiking and skiing. She and her husband Paul love living in the Western Mountains of Maine and have two handsome sons who visit often.

Sue Davis

Sue Davis | Volunteer Coordinator | Email >>

For someone with decades of experience in more areas than you might imagine, Sue is always ready to tackle more. Under her direction, our volunteer program has taken on a life of its own, with record-breaking volunteer hours in 2016, and big plans for the future. If you’ve met Sue, this should come as no surprise. Given a captive audience, she’ll make short work of organizing, strategizing, and motivating the group toward a common cause… name tags mandatory. She’s famous for her stories, stamina, and carousing around Kingfield in her vintage Stanley Steamer. Sue spends her down time gardening, exploring, and organizing people and places. It’s rumored that she makes the best Manhattans on the east coast.

Cayce Frigon

Cayce Frigon | Director of Communications & Marketing | Ext. 180 | Email >>

Cayce’s been working for Maine Huts & Trails longer than anyone and is really, really smart. The result: she knows the answer to every question, from any department, about any subject. She’ll even be really nice about giving you an answer, and might even make you a detailed explanation with a cool graph. She’s formally tasked with running our two person marketing department, but we also depend on her for IT support, budget planning, graphic design, and organizing cords of all shapes and sizes. One of her many smart decisions: marrying a trained chef and genuinely nice guy, Jarod. They have two rambunctious labs and make the best homemade wine you’ll ever try.

Patrick Frisbee | Adventure Consultant / Trail Crew | Email >>

A native Mainer, Patrick has a cool nickname, a cool job and is just a cool guy! He is a valuable member of the Adventure Consultant & Reservations team, but also shares his skills working on the Trail Crew. Be on the lookout for "Frizz" out on the trail. With 17 years of hospitality experience, he is bound to have some great tips for your Huts & Trails adventure. 

Carolann Ouellette

 

Carolann Ouellette | Executive Director | Ext. 190 | Email >>

Running a non-profit requires a very specific set of skills: it takes the mind of a savvy CEO, the heart of a charitable volunteer, and the grit, practicality, and optimism of a true Mainer. Meet Carolann. While she’s well-versed in a wide variety of topics, she’s an expert on the state of Maine and the people who love it. As a long-time resident of the Maine Woods region, she knows the land; as a whitewater guide, she knows waterways; as the former Director of the Maine Office of Tourism, she knows the places. And as one of the friendliest people around, she knows pretty much everyone. In fact if Maine were a person, it might be a lot like Carolann; charmingly humble, refreshingly grounded, and always ready to lead the next adventure. It makes sense then, that Carolann has had such a successful career in the Maine travel & tourism industry. Of all the places she could have landed, we’re lucky to have her back here in the western mountains, putting her dynamic skills to use leading the next chapter of Maine Huts & Trails.

Kelsey Silfvenius | Adventure Travel Consultant and Business Systems Design & Support | Ext. 101 | Email >>

Kelsey might have the longest job title at Maine Huts & Trails, but she needs it! Assisting guests with reservations while insuring the processes are in place to make it all run smooth is a big job. Originally from New Hampshire, Kelsey and her husband moved to Carabassett Valley a year ago to spend free time on the bike and ski trails....and as a master craftsperson she could probably knit you a backpack for your next hike into a hut.

Mike Spurrier | Hut Operations Manager | Ext. 140 | Email >>

Mike originally from Baltimore, Maryland, has been working for Maine Huts & Trails over the past year providing top-notch hospitality and is our new Hut Operations Manager. He enjoys everything the Maine outdoors has to offer such as mountain biking, skiing, paddling, fishing and backpacking. Coming from a mechanical background, he has broad knowledge of off-grid and sustainable energy systems. If you see him in the hut or on the trail feel free to ask him questions or better yet an energy tour, he is more than happy to share the knowledge!

Savannah Steele

Savannah Steele | Trails Manager | Ext. 101 | Email >>

Savannah is trail genius. She knows the soil structure, pitch grade, and coordinates of every trail in our 80 mile system, and can create a digital map of all that and more. She’ll put you at ease with her adorkable hipster charm, but don’t be fooled: Savannah can wield a chainsaw like a veteran lumberjack, run an excavator, and happily work for days on end in the Maine woods while barely breaking a sweat. She loves to work in her garden, play with her pets, and knit chunky scarves. Originally from Oregon, Savannah fits in wherever she goes… especially if there’s a trail to be built.

Janice Tandy | Adventure Travel Sales & Reservations Representative | Ext. 110 | Email >>

Janice is your go to person for planning fun on the trails & in the huts. As part of the Adventure Travel Sales & Reservations Team, she can help you create a detailed trip you will never forget. A native New Englander, she has called Maine her home for 10 years. She loves spending time with her 3 daughters and husband skiing, camping and relaxing on their pontoon boat. See, she is definitely someone you want to talk to about fun in the outdoors.

Merrie Woodworth

Merrie Woodworth | Youth & Educational Program Coordinator | Ext. 120 | Email >>

Merrie is tasked with carrying out one of the most important parts of the Maine Huts & Trails mission: getting kids of all ages outside to learn. She teams up with educators, guides, and volunteers to create inspiring nature-based curriculum for deserving students, using the huts and trails as the ultimate outdoor classroom. It’s a position that requires a great sense of humor, endless patience, and a lot of flexibility- so Merrie’s the perfect fit. When she’s not strategizing a life-changing educational experience, Merrie spends her time biking, skiing, and hiking with her husband Charlie, with whom she’s raised two charming sons who are currently saving the world. Like all respectable New Englanders, she likes good beer, puppies, and the Red Sox.

   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

John McCluskey | Master Maine Guide >>

John is a third generation Master Maine Guide who has been guiding for twenty years. He specializes in white tail deer hunting and fly fishing for wild native brook trout. His love and enthusiasm for the outdoors is contagious. Four Peaks Guide Service

Stacey McCluskey | Maine Fishing and Recreation Guide >>

Stacey is a registered Maine fishing and recreation guide and educator of fifteen years. As National Board Certified Teacher, she has taught in the local school system and has operated youth summer camps and outdoor skills days for local children and teens. Stacey's favorite outdoor activities are hiking and skiing in order to see beautiful landscapes and fascinating flora and fauna. Four Peaks Guide Service

Lani Love | Maine Certified Guide >>

Lani Love has been guiding for over 20 years for her families business, Allagash Canoe Trips. She specializes in back-country multi day trips, from canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, and skiing. She has won multiple national titles in downriver canoe and poling  races. In the off-season she is a physical trainer and alpine ski coaches for Carrabassett Valley Academy.

Paul Hutchins | Maine Certified Guide >>

As a Registered Maine Master Guide for over 25 years, Paul joins MH&T for a second winter. Pauls specializes in fly fishing, but is an avid alpine and nordic skier, snowshoer, fat tire mountain biker, kayaker / canoer- just about any outdoor fun.

Kimberly Truskowski | Maine Certified Guide >>

Kimberly Truskowski lives, plays, and works in the Western Mountains of Maine. She is a Registered Maine Guide who enjoys sharing the beauty and adventure of the Maine outdoors with others. These adventures can include paddling a canoe or kayak, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, camping, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Kimberly is also a Kripalu Yoga Teacher and brings her offerings outside into Mother Nature's classroom.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Board Members

Bob Peixotto, Chair | Chair

Jo D. Saffeir, Vice Chair | Conservation Consultant

Jeff True, Treasurer | COO, Integrity Holdings LLC

Phil Coffin, Secretary | Attorney, Lambert and Coffin

Marcie Berkley | Retired, Management Professor, MIT Sloan School, Brandeis

Paul Boghossian | Principal and Owner, Hathaway Holdings

Emily Carville | Director of Online Marketing, L.L. Bean, Inc.

Calen Colby | PE, Co-Founder & Co-Owner, Colby Co. Engineering

Rob Holmes | Founder and Chief Story Teller, GLP Films 

Christopher Nichols | Forester, Vice President, Seven Island Land Company

Kate O'Halloran | Senior Consultant, The Rolfson Group - Business/Brand Manager, North America, The Shackleton Climate Project/Tim Jarvis AM

Fred PrescottVP & GMM of Retail, L.L. Bean, Inc.

Laura Rideout | Associate, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios

Happy Rowe | Treasurer, The Boston Family Office

Russell Walters | President, Northern Outdoors

Larry Warren | Founder, Western Mountains Foundation

John Witherspoon | President, Skowhegan Savings Bank