Staff & Directors


Lidie Robbins, Executive Director

Lidie2Lidie was a founding board member of 30MRWA and became its first executive director in 2009. A native of Vienna, Maine, Lidie began her career as a National Park Service Ranger in Yellowstone and Denali National Parks. After living in six other states, she returned to Maine and Parker Pond, where her family has lived for eight generations. She spends her time off biking, hiking, kayaking and Nordic skiing with her husband Josh and daughter Brynne.

Email:   Phone: 207.860.4043


Katie Moran, Program Coordinator

Katie began working at 30MRWA in November of 2015. She grew up on the coast in Damariscotta but left Maine to attend Hamilton College, where she concentrated in biology and geoscience. Now living in Farmington, she is very excited to acquaint herself with the beautiful lakes of this region. Katie enjoys all kinds of outdoor pursuits as well as working on her growing plant collection.

Email:    Phone: 207.860.4043


2016 Seasonal Staff

Ted Elliott, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Ted resizedIf you have spent any time at the Parker Pond boat launch the past few seasons, you have probably met our most experienced Courtesy Boat Inspector–Ted. He is an Augusta resident and teacher who fell in love with Parker Pond many years ago. Ted is an avid mycologist and spends his days off looking for native mushrooms.



Austin Schuver, Water Quality Monitoring Intern & Courtesy Boat Inspector

1487762_688572841247277_5771421554396144997_oAustin is eager to gain more experience with an active local organization working with communities to protect Maine’s water resources. Although he grew up in Washington, he is entering his final year studying human ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. In his free time, Austin enjoys birding, photographing nature, and developing an environmental awareness nonprofit that he started in his hometown.



Frank Chin, Courtesy Boat Inspector


Frank is an artist using mediums in watercolor, acrylic, and printmaking. He gets his art inspiration from his grandchildren and the beautiful Maine scenery. Frank’s next art project will be creating watercolor/printmaking inspired by Parker Pond and his walks on the Whistle Stop Trail in West Farmington. He loves the outdoors and wants to see the ponds, lakes and trails preserved for generations. Recently retired from education, Frank is an avid walker, and spends time hiking, kayaking, bicycling, cross country skiing, and doing Tai Chi.

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Dane Kayak – Frank Chin

Samuel Wheeler, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Sam is from Winthop, Maine, and is an upcoming senior at Kents Hill School. Sam thoroughly enjoys spending time in the outdoors, especially camping and hiking.


Sarah Cowles, YCC Crew Leader

IMG_0634Sarah grew up in Bolton, Connecticut, and currently lives in Lewiston, Maine, working as an 8th grade science teacher. She is really passionate about preventing soil erosion and improving water quality, and she believes that YCC is a great way to help locally. She enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and downhill skiing.


Anna Keeley, YCC Crew Member

IMG_0635From Readfield, Maine, Anna is a sophomore at University of Maine at Orono. Anna’s high school biology teacher recommended she work for 30MRWA because of her interests in running, hiking, kayaking, and almost anything else that is outdoors!



Rebecca Penczer, YCC Crew Member & Courtesy Boat Inspector


Rebecca is from Readfield, Maine, and attends Kents Hill School. She enjoys ski racing, playing violin, and hiking with friends.




Lucas Alley, YCC Crew Member


Lucas is a big fan of the outdoors around his hometown of Livermore, Maine. He attends Spruce Mountain High School where he is a part of the class of 2017. In his free time, Lucas enjoys golfing, skiing, and working on cars.


Patrick Wheeler, YCC Crew Member

IMG_0639Patrick, from Winthrop, Maine, attends Gettysburg College and expects to graduate in 2019. Patrick enjoys karate, skiing, and skeet shooting.





Board of Directors

NameMember Group
Bill Swan (Chair)Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Tom Ward (Vice Chair)Greater Minnehonk Lake Asscociation
Rick Christenson (Treasurer)Flying Pond Improvement Association
Daniel Onion (Secretary)Parker Pond Association
Lincoln Hayes Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation
Diana McLaughlin (Secretary)Lovejoy Pond Improvement Association
Cyndy StancioffChesterville
Linda StantonBasin-David-Tilton Pond Association
Clyde WaltonFayette

Our Board of Directors meets at 4:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month.

Board Members, record your volunteer hours:

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