Morgan Taylor of York, Maine will be joining the Baxter Park team in the position of Interpretive Specialist.
- Morgan Taylor
Morgan brings a degree in Wildlife Ecology with a minor in Conservation Biology along with experience in resource management with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the University of Maine and Baxter State Park.
Morgan will assume her duties on May 14.
April Bolstridge new Campground Ranger at Roaring Brook Campground
- April Bolstridge
Baxter State Park is pleased to announce that April Bolstridge will be joining the Park staff as Campground Ranger at Roaring Brook Campground. April begins her Park career with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Maine as well as several seasons of experience at Swan Lake State Park, Lake St. George State Park and Acadia National Park. As verified by the photo, April also has experience hiking in Baxter State Park!
Harold Read – Trail Crew Leader
Harold (Rob) Read from Orono, ME, begins his career with Baxter State Park equipped with a B.S. in Forestry from UMO. Harold has served acquired trail maintenance and crew supervision experience from several seasons with Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.
Alan Watson – Trail Crew Leader
- Alan Watson
Alan Watson from Woodstock, VA returns to Baxter State Park as Trail Crew Leader. Alan worked on the Park Trail Crew in the 1998-99 season as an associate with the Student Conservation Association under former Trail Crew Supervisor Lester Kenway.
David Chase – Abol Campground Ranger
With roots in the Millinocket area, Dave Chase returns to Baxter State Park after a 13 year absence.
Baxter State Park Announces 2013 Wilderness Educator Interns
- Jennifer Wachtl
Jennifer Wachtl was selected as a six-month Wilderness Educator Intern from May 19th through November 2nd. She graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Jennifer brings her experience of hiking in the Park, working for the National Park Service, training in Leave No Trace, a past membership in the National Association of Interpreters and teaching youth about the natural environment through the Maine Outdoor Education Program. She has a great desire to provide education to others about “the significance of protecting natural areas for environmental health and the enjoyment of future generations”.
- Kaiti Davis
Kaiti Davis was also selected as a six-month Wilderness Educator Intern from May 19th through November 2nd. She will graduate in May from Appalachian State University in No. Carolina with a degree in Recreation Management with a concentration in Outdoor Experiential Education and a minor in Biology. Kaiti has quite a bit of public relations experience, having worked in the Visitor Center at Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area in No. Carolina. She has also created and delivered programs about the local flora and fauna in her area. In her own words, “I want to help create memorable outdoor experiences for people and leave them wanting to learn more”. She is counting down the days until her arrival.
- Angie Anders
Angie Anders was selected as a three-month Wilderness Educator Intern from July 28th through October 19th. She will graduate in May from Endicott College in Beverly, MA with a degree in Environmental Science. Angie has experience working with children in an outdoor setting and leading youth for the Appalachian Mountain Club. Through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), she spent a semester in New Zealand backpacking, kayaking, as well as learning and practicing Leave No Trace skills. She brings extensive public relations skills acquired from many service oriented positions. Her favorite memories as a child are hiking Bradbury Mountain in southern Maine with her father.