Loon Echo Land Trust is managed by dedicated staff members who are guided by a committed Board of Directors made up of area residents that are invested in the health of the Lakes Region.

Staff

Matt Markot – Executive Director

Matt first became involved with Loon Echo in 2017 as a volunteer. He joined the staff in July 2018 to assist in organizing the Loon Echo Trek in addition to supporting LELT’s stewardship and conservation easement programs. Matt became Executive Director in January 2019. As the full-time director, Matt is responsible for the management of the operations of the land trust including overseeing and guiding support staff, land and easement project management, fundraising, finances, donor cultivation and board of directors relations.

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Prior to Loon Echo Matt worked for the Nature Conservancy in Maine as their Northern Maine Lands Steward, served as an AmeriCorps Environmental Steward with the Maine Natural Areas Program, and as an environmental educator at Kieve-Wavus in Nobleboro.

Matt has been spending winters in Denmark for the last 5 years and is excited to now be living in Bridgton year-round. Matt enjoys mountain and gravel biking, skiing, and paddling. 

Maggie Lynn – Membership Manager

Maggie began at Loon Echo in October 2018 to help support and grow our membership and development efforts. Her responsibilities include processing all donations, member communications, growing our community partnerships, social media and website management, and providing other administrative support.

Maggie holds a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University. Prior to Loon Echo Maggie worked for Portland Water District as a Watershed Protection Specialist, with Maine Campus Compact in Lewiston administering an AmeriCorps program, and served as an AmeriCorps Environmental Steward at the Department of Environmental Protection in Augusta. Maggie lives in Bridgton and enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening and playing ice hockey.

Jon EvansStewardship Manager

Jon was hired in 2008 as part-time Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator. His responsibilities include managing all fee owned lands, monitoring conservation easements, holding monthly walks and educational outings, and organizing volunteer programs related to land and easements.

Heather RorerConservation Outreach Manager

Heather was hired in 2014 as a part-time Conservation Outreach Coordinator. Her responsibilities include member communications, administrative support, and overseeing the baseline documentation collection of conservation easements. Heather has a MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and a BA in Psychology from Yale University.

Board of Directors

President – David Diller
Loon Echo Director since 2014
Bridgton, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Golf

Treasurer – Robert Gowdy
Loon Echo Director since 2004
Former President, Commercial Union Insurance Co.
Denmark, ME and Boston, MA
Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing

Constance Cross
Loon Echo Director since 1987
Former English Teacher
Casco, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Anything on the water

Karen Eller
Loon Echo Director since 2007
Consultant
Bridgton, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Walking/hiking

Melissa Rock
Loon Echo Director since 2018
Marketing Manager, Norway Savings Bank
Bridgton, ME

Vice President – Dick Lemieux
Loon Echo Director since 2016
Raymond, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing

Secretary – Sheila Bourque
Loon Echo Director since 2015
Former Chief Information Officer
Raymond, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing

Eric Dibner
Loon Echo Director since 1987
ADA Accessibility Coordinator, State of Maine
Casco, ME
Favorite outdoor activity:  Mycology

Carol Sudduth
Loon Echo Director since 2004
Owner/Director Wyonegonic Camps
Denmark, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Sven Cole
Loon Echo Director since 2018
Assistant Head of School, Bridgton Academy
North Bridgton, ME  

Quincy Van Winkle
Loon Echo Director since 2019
Raymond, ME