Staff

Matt Markot – Executive Director

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.

Matt has worked in a variety of roles for Loon Echo since 2017 and as Executive Director since 2019. Matt lives in Bridgton and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and paddling.


Maggie Lynn – Membership and Development Manager

Maggie holds a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University. Prior to LELT Maggie worked for Portland Water District as a Watershed Protection Specialist, with Maine Campus Compact in Lewiston, and served as an AmeriCorps Environmental Steward at the Department of Environmental Protection in Augusta.

Maggie has been at Loon Echo since 2018. Born and raised in northern Maine, Maggie lives in Bridgton and enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening and playing ice hockey.


Jon Evans – Stewardship Manager

Jon has been Loon Echo’s Stewardship Manager since 2008. Prior to his work at Loon Echo, Jon was a longtime business owner in Bridgton. Born and raised in South Bridgton, Jon enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and fishing.


Hadley Couraud – Sebago Clean Waters Conservation Coordinator

Hadley was hired in October 2019 to assist LELT and Western Foothills Land Trust in their Sebago Clean Waters partnership.

Hadley studied Biology and Peace Studies at Goucher College. After a stint studying spotted hyena behavior and managing a university research lab, she turned her attention to conservation, beginning with agricultural practices and water quality in Michigan. Most recently, she worked on aquatic connectivity projects for The Nature Conservancy in Maine. In her free time, Hadley loves salsa dancing, exploring the outdoors, listening to stories, and writing letters.


Aidan Hagerty – Summer Stewardship Intern

Aidan is LELT’s 2020 Summer Stewardship intern. He will be helping out with a variety of stewardship tasks including trail work, boundary monitoring, and collecting trail use data.

Currently residing in Denmark, Aidan enjoys rock climbing, skiing and fishing.


Heather Rorer – Conservation Outreach Manager

Heather is taking time away from LELT in 2020 to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in Switzerland.

Heather has worked for Loon Echo since 2010, and since 2014 has served as the Conservation Outreach Coordinator – assisting with Loon Echo’s conservation easement program. 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 – Bob Gowdy
Loon Echo Director since 2004
Former President, Commercial Union Insurance Co.
Denmark, ME and Boston, MA
Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing

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

Steve Mortimer
Loon Echo Director since 2020
Raymond, ME

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
Wohelo Camps
Raymond, ME