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.

Matt MarkotExecutive 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. 

Staff

Maggie LynnMembership Manager
Staff Member since 2018
Bridgton, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking, Skiing, Paddling

Jon EvansStewardship Manager
Staff member since 2008
South Bridgton, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

Heather RorerConservation Outreach Manager
Involved with Loon Echo since 2010
Raymond, ME
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking

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

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