Lucy Quimby, President
Lucy helped to found Bangor Land Trust in 2001, so that landowners and others who love the land could work together on conservation. She served on the Board of Vinalhaven Land Trust from 1993 to 2011. Lucy is a clinical psychologist in private practice and enjoys sailing, bird watching, walking in the woods, and participation in Bangor's civic life.
William Phillips, Vice President
Bill is a software engineer who lives in Bangor with his wife. He has been involved in efforts to preserve those things that he feels make Bangor unique and desirable: its architecture, downtown, city neighborhoods, and natural environment. He wants to continue this through his involvement with Bangor Land Trust. Bill joined the BLT Board of Directors in September 2006.
James W. Hinds, Treasurer
Jim was born and raised in Waterville, Maine. He holds a B.A. from Williams College, 1963 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, 1968. Jim was a neuroscientist at Boston University School of Medicine from 1967-1983 and was a certified public accountant here in Bangor until 2011. He is interested in land conservation, wilderness hiking, birdwatching, botanizing, and the scientific study of lichens. Jim is a Founding Board Member.
Laura Hoovler Mitchell, Secretary
Laura Hoovler Mitchell brings a background in marketing, community development and environmental science to the Bangor Land Trust. This is Laura's second term on the board. Laura values the access the Land Trust provides to enjoy and experience all that the woods, wetlands and fields in Maine have to offer, right in Bangor. Laura is married to Don Mitchell and has two young children.
Kathy is Vice President of Corporate Relations at Bangor Hydro Electric Company. She has held various positions at Bangor Hydro including Director of Environmental Services and Compliance. Prior to joining Bangor Hydro, she worked at the Hancock County Planning Commission as a community and land use planner. Kathy has a Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral science from the University of Maine, Presque Isle. She is a member of the Eta Class of Leadership Maine and has served on various local and state boards and committees, including the Advisory Council of Eastern Maine Community College, the Bangor Regional Development Alliance, and the Maine Rural Partnership. She presently serves on the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. Kathy lives in Bangor with her daughter Molly. She joined the BLT Board of Directors in October 2008.
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Shirley is a Maine native who grew up in Dixmont. She graduated from the University of Maine, taught in Connecticut and has lived in Old Town since 1976. She is a retired high school mathematics teacher who enjoys hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing, and travel.
Stacy is originally from Michigan but has called Maine home since 2001. For most of her career, Stacy has worked in land conservation, which is her passion. Most recently she was a Land Projects Coordinator for Maine Farmland
Trust, a statewide nonprofit devoted to farmland conservation. Currently she runs her own GIS mapping and conservation consulting business, 45 North Cartographic, and teaches at Unity College. Stacy earned a B.S. in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Maine. She lives with her husband Sean and three mischievous cats in Bangor. She enjoys spending as much time outside as possible—gardening, cycling, hiking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing. Stacy is thrilled to join the BLT board and looks forward to helping the organization advance its conservation goals.
Lori is a tax accountant and holds a B.S. degree from Boston University. She also works part time overseeing the budget in the Athletic Department at Husson University. She is excited to join the BLT Board of Directors to work with others in conserving Bangor's land. Lori lives in Bangor with her husband and they enjoy tennis, hiking, kayaking and snowshoeing.
Karla Ingrid Gustafson
Karla was born in Boston but considers Maine to be home. After receiving a B.S. in Biology (marine emphasis) from California State University, doing graduate work in Limnology at Uppsala University in Sweden, and receiving an M.S. in Zoology from the University of Maine, she held several posts including USFWS biologist, primate rehabilitator, animal welfare educator and activist. Persistent questioning of the inter-relatedness of life on Earth and the responsibilities that inter-relatedness engenders led her to return to academics. The subsequent exploration of "the duties of faith" resulted in an MDiv from Bangor Theological Seminary, an MPhil from Union Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. She currently resides in Bangor with her two dogs, Msabu and Ernest. The three enjoy exploring the woods and waters of Maine.
Paul Pasquine joined the BLT Board in 2007. He is Senior Vice President at People's United Bank where he oversees the Investment and Trust Services Division. Paul holds a B.A. in Economics from Merrimack College. Born and raised in Millinocket, he enjoyed the area's natural assets, hiking and fishing in the Katahdin region. Bangor has been home to Paul, his wife Karyn and their children for nearly thirty years. They enjoy hiking, cross country skiing and fly fishing in the area as well as spending free time at their camp on Ambajejus Lake.
Dave is a retired Forester and Saw Mill Manager. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Forestry from the University of Maine. He is a lifelong hunter and fisherman, and is a member of Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, Maine Audubon, Orono Land Trust, Bangor Land Trust, and the Tennessee Squire Association. He is active in town affairs as the Chair of the Orono Tree Board, Orono Trail Committee and a member of the Orono Planning Board. In his retirement he has worked in various capacities to improve the environment through proper management of our natural resources. He lives in Orono with his "boss" of almost 50 years, Patricia, who helps him in most of his endeavors