Who We Are

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 | 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 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.

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.

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.

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 Crew

Another Maine summer is here & we couldn't be more excited! The 2018 Summer Hut Crew is ready to welcome you when you arrive at the Huts. They are a remarkable group of people. Find out more about your Crew!

Flagstaff Hut

Jada

I grew up in the small town of Afton, Minnesota, but have lived in Maine for the past seven years and now consider this beautiful place my home. Last winter was my first season with Maine Huts & Trails, and am thrilled to be back for a summer in the woods and mountains. In the off-season, I traveled out West to explore National parks, visit friends, and trail run. When I am not cooking, you'll most likely find me on the trails - skiing in the winter and running in the summer. Eventually I plan to pursue a career in community food education, but first, learn to mountain bike!

Kayla

I grew up in Winslow and Winthrop, Maine. After graduating from University of Southern Maine, I have been working seasonally in the National Park Service as an Interpretive Park Ranger for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Kennecott, Alaska, and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Nome, Alaska. Most recently, I worked at Seawall Campground in Acadia National Park. I am looking forward to joining the Maine Huts & Trails staff to continue sharing my love for and knowledge of the outdoors with everyone. Every season has new opportunities for outdoor recreation, and finding new ways to share and protect those opportunities is my career goal.

Ron

I am from Mahwah, NJ. I have just finished my 9 month gap year program in Portland Oregon, studying social justice. During that time, I had 3 internships. I built houses for the houseless community and worked with Portlands Parks & Rec working in horticulture and maintaining parks. During my free time in Portland I began my new passion and hobby of standup comedy. I love to make people laugh. I'm looking forward to the great community that I will be working in, and the beautiful outdoors of Maine. I am excited to meet the people that are staying at the Huts because meeting new people is always fun. In the fall I will be attending the University of Rhode Island.

Meghan 

I’m from the Eastern shore of Maryland. I moved to the coast of Maine last September where I have been continuing my massage therapy practice and spending as much time outdoors as possible. I am looking forward to a change of pace and atmosphere and spending as much time hiking, meeting new people, exploring and being on the water as much as possible. As for what is next, I will cross that bridge when I get to it!

Elijah 

I’m an Air Force brat. My nomadic upbringing landed me in New England after high school. 

I just graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in the Earth Sciences. More recently, I returned to Maine after a hitchhiking/bus riding vagabond trip to New Mexico and back. I’m also working on getting some of my short stories/memoirs published.

I look forward to meeting interesting people and getting paid to live in the woods. Local fishing, canoeing, and hiking opportunities excite me. I will follow my feet where they take me - my nomadic childhood will keep me on the move. Baja California piques my interest, but so does buying a conversion van or finding a work exchange abroad.

Stratton Brook Hut

Kelley 

I grew up and sometimes return to Lisbon, Maine.

After a winter season with MH&T, I road tripped to the west and spent 9 weeks traveling in Utah, Colorado,Wyoming and Montana. Everyone should travel alone at some point in their lives. Ask me about my travels, they were amazing!

I'm looking forward to meeting like-minded people who LOVE being outdoors, having the guests convince me to get a mountain bike, and running all of the trails.

Like clockwork winter follows summer so after this I plan to trade in my running shoes for ski boots.

Emmitt 

Hi there! My name is Emmitt. I've been a Mainer my whole life and I grew up just outside of Augusta in a gorgeous town called Belgrade Lakes. If you haven't been out there you should definitely check it out, especially this time of year.

In May I finished my undergrad at UMaine Orono in Environmental Science. Throughout school I did my best to find time for as many outdoor adventures as I could. My favorites include snowboarding, mountain biking, and paddling anything. I have also spent my previous summers doing lake water sampling as well as tree inventory and forestry all over Maine.

My future goal is to develop a career based around being out of doors. I especially love the Maine wilderness and the freedom it grants us. I'd love to talk with you about the huts and the awesome energy systems that are being used. I hope you're excited for this summer as much as I am!

Charlotte

I am from Lewiston Maine and moved to Kingfield to work and ski at Sugarloaf during the winter months.

I'm looking forward to meeting new faces and making connections this summer as part of the Hut crew.

After this summer I plan on being a snowmaker at Sugarloaf.

Poplar Hut

Chris

I am from Belgrade Lakes, Maine and graduated from UMF in December. The last few months I have been living in Florence, Italy working for a company called Euroadventures leading American Study Abroad students on trips around Europe. I have seen most of Europe over the past few months and have been enjoying life.

During the summer at the Huts, I am looking to withdraw myself from the hustle and bustle of "city life" and distractions that come with always being connected (social media, smart phones, etc) -just recently decided to go back to a flip-phone! Also, of course, looking to enjoy the natural beauty of the Western Maine Mountains and meet a bunch of awesome people!

After fulfilling my life-long goal of exploring Europe, I have decided that I want to settle back down in my home-state, start saving money and start "getting old" (something I thought I'd never want to do). But being away from home so long made me really appreciate all the little things I love about this state, along with my family and friends. And now, I want to commit myself to it and see where life goes.

Caily

I am from Durango, which is a small mountain town in southwest Colorado.

After going to school in Montana I moved to New York City and have been living there for 2 years working in film and TV. When I'm not working on film sets I've also worked as everything from a zip line guide to a cook and personal assistant.

I'm looking forward to getting out of the city and back into nature, which is what I love and how I grew up. I'm excited to meet new people and share the adventure and joy of the outdoors.

I plan to continue working in film and TV and merge my love of storytelling with my love of travel, the outdoors, and food.

 

Abby

I am from Scituate, Massachusetts and grew up skiing and hiking in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. I currently go to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder where I’m majoring in Environmental Design with an emphasis in architecture and a minor in Leadership Studies. When I’m not in class, you can find me hiking, backpacking or skiing with friends in the nearby mountains.

I just spent 4 months studying in Copenhagen, Denmark for a semester abroad. During that semester I was able to travel to various countries including Spain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

After living in a city for 4 months, I’m very much looking forward to spending my summer in the outdoors. I’m also looking forward to meeting and bonding with new people and also learning about the green energy systems of the huts.

I am graduating from college in the Spring and after that, who knows! You can hopefully find me in a van road tripping across the states or backpacking on a trail that stretches for miles.

Grand Falls Hut

Jesse

I am excited to be back at Maine Huts & Trails for a 5th season. I spent the last year in Orono, Maine working on an ambient music project "Kenduskeag" and have released an EP and full length album. When I am not playing guitar at the Hut you can catch me playing shows around the State on my days off.

I am thrilled to spend the summer with my friends and Hut Crew, Emmitt and Gracie and look forward to meeting you during your visit to Grand Falls. 

Gracie

I'm Gracie from Readfield, Maine. I have been studying in Orono for the past 4 years and finally graduated with a degree in nursing this past May. I'm so excited to make friends and cook good food this summer. I am especially looking forward to floating down the Dead River. After a great season at the Huts I plan on starting my career in psychiatric nursing.

Grace

I'm from Massachusetts but have spent the last 5 years in Maine, most recently (the past 2 years) in Farmington. I recently graduated from UMaine Farmington with a degree in community health. Just before coming out the Hut I took a Maine Guide course through the school and am looking the get certified in the near future. I've also spent the past year working and most recently interning at Mainely Outdoors on the UMF campus. It's a student lead organization that offers trips, clinics, and gear rentals to students and community members. I actually got to lead a couple of trips out to the Huts!

I have a food network obsession so I'm excited to get into the kitchen. Nothing beats waking up at a Hut in the beautiful woods, having conversations and interactions with the people who pass through and working with the Hut Crew. It's going to be an awesome summer.

I'm am returning to UMF in the fall to finish up the last of my credits. After that I am planning on working towards my Maine Guide license as well as ski patrolling at Sugarloaf in the winter! My one job requirement is to be involved in the outdoors!

   

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

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

Happy Rowe | Treasurer, The Boston Family Office

Wolfe Tone President, Saddleback Mountain Foundation

Russell Walters | President, Northern Outdoors

Larry Warren | Founder, Western Mountains Foundation

John Witherspoon | President, Skowhegan Savings Bank