Pam Erickson, Executive Director

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Related Activities
Science and Wilderness Director, Kieve Affective Education, Nobleboro, Maine (1994 – 2004)
School Program Director, Boston University Sargent Camp Environmental Center, Hancock, New Hampshire (1989 – 1993)
Naturalist, Long Lake Conservation Center, Palisade, Minnesota (1984 – 1986)
Adventure and Environmental programming at Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky and Tennesee; Tin Mountain Conservation Center, New Hampshire; Maine Audubon Adventure Program, Maine
New Girls Network Member, Maine (2002 – present)
Maine Recreational and Sea Kayak Guide (2000 – present)
Field Study in aquaculture for Coastal Studies for Girls (Fall 2004)
Member of the Omicron Class at the Institute for Civic Leadership, Portland, Maine (2007 – 2008)
M.Ed., University of New Hampshire (1998)
B.S. Recreation Administration/Biology/Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1985)



Vanessa Jones, Extended Programs Coordinator



“My activism–cultural, political, spiritual–is rooted in my love of nature and my delight in human beings.”~Alice Walker


Related Activities:

Head Resident, Coastal Studies for Girls, Freeport, ME (2010-2011)

Yurt Leader/Trip Leader, Chewonki Camp for Girls, Wiscasset, ME (Summers 2009-2010)

Director of Community Service Learning, Faculty, The Wheeler School, Providence, RI (2006-2008)

Americorps VISTA, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI (2005-2006)



M.S. Ecological Leadership and Education, Audubon Expedition Institute, Lesley University, MA (2010)

B.A. Anthropology, Wesleyan University, CT (2005)

Graduate, Light and Fast Backpacking, National Outdoor Leadership School (2008)



Jennifer Mathews, Admissions Associate



“You cannot erase the past, but you can change the future” – Eleanor Rich


Related Activities:

Publicity Coordinator,  Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, Graduate School of Oceanography URI, Narragansett, RI ( 2011-2012)

Board Member, Juniper Hill School for Place Based Education, Alna, Maine (current)

Poetry Curriculum Design, Wheeler School, Providence, RI (2012)

Member/Volunteer, Alumnae Association, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Ma.   (1982-2012)

Maine Small Business Owner, On Board Fabrics, Edgecomb, Me (1984-2011)



B.A. Women’s Studies, University of Southern Maine (1992)

Poetry Writing, Stone Coast Writer’s Conference USM, Portland Maine (1993 )

Continuing Studies, Brown University, Providence, R.I.  (2010)



Becca Morton, Communications and Administrative Specialist



“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Related Activities

Store Manager/Customer Service, Magic Beans, Boston, MA (2009-2011)

Program Assistant, Northeastern University Center of Community Service, Boston, MA (2008)

Speaker’s Bureau Assistant, Global Exchange, San Francisco, CA (2007)

Research on Experiential Education and Learning, Boston, MA (2007-2009)



B.A. Cultural Anthropology/International Affairs, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2009)

Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, School for International Training, India/Nepal (2008)



Molly Simmons, Admissions Associate



“There are only two things we can give our children; the first is roots and the other, wings.”~My family’s mantra/Chinese proverb


Related Activities:

Lead Teacher, Impact Academy, Envision Schools, Hayward CA (2009-2011)

Program Director/Humanities Teacher, Tall Ship Education Academy, San Francisco, CA (2007-2009)

Admissions Support, The Urban School, San Francisco, CA (2007)

Humanities Teacher, High Tech High Bayshore, Redwood City, CA (2005-2007)

English Teacher/Coach/Outdoor Education, Ojai Valley School, Ojai, CA (2002-2005)



B.A. International Relations/African Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001)

California Teaching Credential in English (2007)



Tara Treichel, Director of Education

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Related Activities
Core Teacher, WellSpring Community School, Bellingham, Washington (2004 – 2007)
Sea Kayak Guide, Washington (Summers 2005 & 2006)
Core and Contract Teacher, Timber Ridge High School, Bellingham, Washington (2002 – 2004)
Adventure and Experiential Education programming at On Belay Youth and Family Service, Wisconsin; University of Washington-Madison; YMCA Camp Manito-wish, Wisconsin (1996 – 2002)
Wilderness Program Guide and Leadership Program Staff, YMCA Camp Manito-wish, Boulder Junction, Wisconsin (1997 – 1999)



Teaching Certificate, Biology, Edgewood College, Madison, WI (2001)

MS Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1997)

BA Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (1994)




Kerri White, Systems Manager



“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”~Mariane Williamson


Related Activities:

6+ years working in Telecommunications Industry, 1996-2002

Time Warner Cable, Sales and Marketing, 2007-2012

Time Warner Cable, Leadership Employee Development Program, 2011-2012

Portland Power Yoga, Manager, 2010-present.  Strong supporter of a disciplined practice which leads us to self-discovery and transformation.



BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1995.



Gail Worthen, Food Services Director



“I am not afraid of the storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott


Related Activities:

Owner, Chebeague Island Bakery and Catering, Chebeague Island, Maine (1991 – present)

Head Baker and Food Coordinator for Events, Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Bull Moose Bakery and Café (2003 – 2009)

Co-owner/Bookkeeper, Chebeague Island Lobster Pound (1993 – 1998)

Mother of daughters, Emma (16) and Addie (12)



Johnson State College Liberal Arts studies (1973-1975)

Preserving Foods with Ruth Hertzburg, University of Vermont, Burlington (1974)

Boulangerie with Claude Cote, Le Cordon Bleu, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (September 2000)

40 years of food exploration!