Who We Are

Sue Davis

Sue Davis | Volunteer Coordinator | Ext. 115 | 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.

Tyler Doucette | Maintenance Supervisor | Ext. 160 | Email >>

Originally from Connecticut, Tyler spent his summers on Eagle Lake in Maine where he fell in love with the state’s backwoods. Three years ago, he moved to Maine to start a simpler life. A lifelong alpine sports enthusiast, he learned to ski at the age of 3 and how to snowboard when he was 10 years old. At age 16, he was caught building a jump on a trail at Mt. Snow, Vermont— but instead of getting in trouble, he was offered the opportunity to build the first snowboard terrain park on the east coast: Mt. Snow’s legendary “Un Blanco Gulch”! Tyler also worked for Connecticut Casinos for 9 years driving limos, during which he drove over a million miles in NYC traffic with every celebrity you could imagine! Traveling has always been a passion for Tyler--he’s been to 18 countries and even rode a Harley Davidson from Costa Del Sol in southern Spain to the Arctic Circle in Finland during an 8-day span. When Tyler isn’t working, you can find him enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities like kayaking, mountain biking, and Nordic skiing

Cayce Frigon

Cayce Frigon | Deputy Director | 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 overseeing day-to-day operations in Kingfield, but we also depend on her for marketing and 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.

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.

Wolfe Tone | Executive Director | Ext. 190 | Email >>

Wolfe has two favorite questions around the office. Three actually. After, “How are you?”, Wolfe wants to know, “What do we need to accomplish?” and “How are we going to get there together?”  Wolfe’s love of the Maine mountains is undeniable. A flatlander by birth, Wolfe will tell you there’s a magnetism to Maine’s mountains that he just can’t shake. That love of Maine’s landscape shows up in everything he does: hike, fish, bike and paddle; work to conserve magnificent places; and a big passion of his, skiing – skinny or wide skis, it doesn’t matter. He is a big vision kind of guy, all the while paying attention to how the pieces of the organization are connected and work together. He wants the Maine Huts & Trails experience to make a real difference to our guests, heighten our appreciation of the Northern Forest landscape, and feel a connection to the Maine Huts & Trails' community and our neighbors. One more thing, he’s looking forward to a game of backgammon with you at one of the huts.

John Winter

John Winter | Huts Manager | Ext. 147 | Email >>

"John “Young Gun” Winter, a native to Kingfield, ME, first started his adventure with MH&T manning a volunteer water station at Poplar Hut during the 2013 Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge. It wasn’t long when he discovered the many benefits of working on a hut crew: a steady paycheck, free room and board, the freedom that comes with working a seasonal job in the middle of the wilderness, a fully stocked commercial kitchen at his disposal, and most of all… a fantastic craft beer selection at his disposal! Throughout his 5 seasons in the huts as a Hut Crew, Hut Master, and Field Supervisor, Young Gun had been able to refine his cooking expertise, gain invaluable knowledge about off-grid sustainable living, and develop into a heck of a cribbage partner— all while having the time and incredible opportunity to have backpacked over 5,000 miles along the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Idaho Centennial Trail! He was welcomed aboard the full-time team in May of 2018 and has most recently been promoted to the position: Huts Manager.

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.

   
 

Summer Hut Staff

FLAGSTAFF LAKE HUT

Mackenzie Hogg

Born in the “Live Free or Die” state, New Hampshire, “Mack” has a perpetual need to be released into the great outdoors. From traveling across the country in her Chevy Astro van, managing a food truck on Peaks Island off the coast of Portland, to teaching snowboarding lessons this past winter at Sugarloaf Mountain, Mackenzie can always be found doing new and exciting things.

Mackenzie is excited for this new journey of living in the vast wilderness that surrounds the Western Maine Mountains. She’s most looking forward to hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and paddling out on the beautiful Flagstaff Lake this summer. Ask her about her many adventures when you meet her this summer!

Greta Byrne

Growing up, Greta split her time between her home in New Jersey and at their family camp on Sugarloaf Mountain. She feels fortunate to have had the great outdoor playground of Sugarloaf in her backyard, where Greta spent her time exploring the Nordic trails, making snowboard jumps into the woods, and speeding down the slopes of the largest ski area on the east coast.

When Greta was 14 years old she moved to Vail, CO. A year later she made the US Ski Racing team! The favorite place that she has traveled is Cambodia/Vietnam. Greta loves the state of Maine and is looking forward to further exploring the Western Maine Mountains and Lakes region that has always felt like home to her.

Erin Cunningham

While living as a student in Boston, Erin frequently escaped on the weekends northward to play and explore the mountains. Now that she’s graduated from Northeastern University, she’s excited to spend a full season in the great outdoors this summer with Maine Huts & Trails.

Erin’s looking forward to meeting new people, sharing recipes and stories, learning more about sustainable energy systems, and improving her gardening skills. On her days off, you can find Erin enjoying the various vistas along the Maine Huts Trail, either hiking or relaxing in her hammock. She expects that the best part of living full time in the Maine woods will be being dazzled nightly by star-filled skies.

Caroline Heyburn

Caroline is from Brunswick, ME. She is a rising senior at Milton Academy in Massachusetts and hopes to study international relations and learn Arabic in college. Caroline has volunteered at Flagstaff and Poplar Huts in prior summers and is excited to be with MH&T for the full summer season. She attended the Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki where she worked with the Maine chapter of the Sierra Club on improving Maine’s solar policy.

Caroline loves to be outside skiing, running, and hiking. Some of her favorite adventures have been trekking through the Yukon Territory, completing the Tour du Mont Blanc, hiking on the International Appalachian Trail in Gaspe, and completing the first 330 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Katahdin through the Presidential Mountain Range. Caroline is excited to train for her upcoming cross-country season by running on MH&T’s 80+ miles of trails and climbing New England’s 4000+ footers with her Dad, who inspired her love for the mountains.

James Kilgallon

Originally from Boston, James spent most of his youth biking in Wisconsin. The waters of the Great Lakes were his first love and he hopes to someday be able to aid in their conservation. James has spent time working for AmeriCorps NCCC in Colorado, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Arizona where he worked on flood relief, wildland fire mitigation, invasive plant control, and setting up a community farm in a food desert.

For the past 3 years, James has been able to marry his love of agriculture, good food, sustainability, and bikes by managing logistics for Metro Pedal Power, a human powered delivery company that delivers wholesale produce and CSAs to kitchens and residents of the Boston area. In his free time, you can find James riding or tinkering with his bike, cooking and baking, taking naps in his hammock, or writing to his pen pals. James has spent the last five years living in the city and is very excited to get back out into the woods and to see the stars again.

STRATTON BROOK HUT

Caily Wilbanks

Caily grew up in southwestern Colorado in the small mountain town of Durango. Her childhood was spent in the outdoors skiing, hiking, and biking. Caily attended Montana State University and earned a degree in film production. Since her senior year of high school, Caily has known that she wanted to work in the field of film and television. And three years ago, she decided take the plunge and move to New York City to pursue her dream.

Caily spent last summer at Poplar Hut where she served as a member of the hut staff. She’s very excited to be back in the Maine wilderness where she is most looking forward to exploring and being able to see the stars again. She’s also looking forward to meeting more people at the huts, talking and sharing stories together.

Aaron Coffey

Aaron grew up in Seacoast, New Hampshire. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and has been living in Colorado for almost 2 years. Aaron is wicked stoked to be back on the east coast for the summer, doing what he loves, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and exploring the great outdoors.

This will be Aaron’s second season as a member of the Stratton Brook Hut staff. He’s looking forward to meeting all the interesting people that come through the hut. If you see him in your adventures this summer, feel free to go say hello to him… he’d love to talk with you!

Cameron Hobbs

Cameron was born in Laguna Hills, CA and grew up in Costa Mesa. He loves hiking, surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. In 2015, Cameron thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and in 2017 he also completed the thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail! He has plans to also accomplish the feat of thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail in 2020.

Cameron has a dog named RAS who he loves very much. RAS is also an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker! Cameron also spent time travelling across the country in his van with his girlfriend exploring this beautiful place that we call America. He's been living in Monson, ME for about a year and is excited to explore all over the state. He plays the guitar, banjo, and mandolin so don’t be surprised to hear some great tunes at Stratton Brook Hut this summer!


Operations Support Staff

Annie Cooke

Annie is from Cornville, Maine and is a recent graduate of Skowhegan Area High School. She was a three sport athlete and has always had a love for everything outdoors. Annie grew up spending a lot of time hiking and camping with her Dad. Her Dad would even let her skip school occasionally in the winter and the two of them would venture out into the Maine wilderness, hike up a mountain, and spend the night camping at the summit. Annie also enjoys both Nordic and downhill skiing, biking, whitewater rafting, and pretty much any other outdoor related activity. 

When Annie was in 8th Grade, her family took a cross-country trip in their converted school bus! Next year, Annie will be taking a gap year before attending college. She'll be working for WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). As part of WWOOF, she'll spend time working in Hawaii, Japan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka! Annie's Dad was the Trails Manager at MH&T for 12 years, so she's always had a special place in her heart for the organization and is excited to spend the summer working for MH&T. 

 

 

 

 

Lani Love | Maine Certified Guide >>

Lani Love has been guiding for over 20 years for her family's 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.

Allagash Canoe Trips

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

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.

Outdoor Guided Adventures

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Bob Peixotto, Chair | Chair

Emily Carville, Vice ChairDirector, CS Strategic Support & Innovation, L.L.Bean, Inc.

Jeff True, Treasurer | CPA, COO, Integrity Holdings LLC

Phil Coffin, Secretary | Attorney, Lambert Coffin

John BeliveauManaging Director, Portfolio Manager, HM Payson

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

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

Chris Dargie | Attorney, Bernstein Shur

Christine B. Emerson | Senior Associate, Wipfli|Macpage

Rob Holmes | Founder and Chief Story Teller, GLP Films 

Charles F. Gauvin | Independent Consultant Strategy, Leadership and Development

Carolann OuelletteDirector, Office of Outdoor Recreation, State of Maine

Happy Rowe | Treasurer, The Boston Family Office

Daniel Wallace | Loan and Investment Officer, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Russell Walters | President, Northern Outdoors

Larry Warren | Founder, Western Mountains Foundation