Steering Committee members include local residents and seasonal camp owners with experience owning and operating businesses, development and conservation planning, forestry and research, and living, working, and recreating in the Unorganized Territories.

John Willard President

has owned and operated The Birches Resort in Rockwood since 1985. He founded Wilderness Rafting Expeditions in 1980 and operated it for 25 years. John holds a B.S. degree in forest…[ More ]

Janet Chasse Vice-President

is a 3rd generation, life-long resident of Greenville, Maine. Janet attended the University of Southern Maine, eventually returning to Greenville, where she raised her family.  Janet operated a day care center…[ More ]

Joe Kruse Secretary

owns and operates Lake Parlin Lodge and Cabins, near Jackman. He was raised in the Jackman area until the age of 10, when the family moved to Florida. He was…[ More ]

Cheryl Duplessis Treasurer

Cheryl DuPlessis is a resident of Greenville and has lived both full and part time in the greater Moosehead area since 1975.  After attending the University of Maine, Orono, she…[ More ]

Richard McDonald

has over 30 years of experience in all phases of corporate communications and business development. During his career he held senior level positions in international firms working with a diverse…[ More ]

Ronald Elkin

was the owner of the family camp, now passed to his son, and is a frequent visitor of the Moosehead Lake area for the past 60 years.  A graduate of…[ More ]

Marcia Phillips

holds an M.S. from the University of Maine in resource economics and a B.S. in natural resources, specializing in survey research and non-market valuation of natural resources. She worked for…[ More ]

Christopher King

earned his B. A. degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD (where he was editor of the student newspaper), and his J. D. degree from University of North Carolina…[ More ]

Allen Phillips

lives in Falmouth, Maine with his wife, Anita. Allen is a Chartered Life underwriter and former general agent of the Maine office of National Life Insurance of Vermont, which he…[ More ]