Michael Kellett, executive director, has 35 years of experience in advocacy for national parks, wilderness, free-flowing rivers, and endangered wildlife. He has been at the forefront of efforts to create a 3.2-million-acre Maine Woods National Park & Preserve. He also works with Utah-based Glen Canyon Institute to restore Glen Canyon and a free-flowing Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Michael has visited 250 U.S. National Park System units in 45 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands, 84 National Forest System units, and dozens of National Wildlife Refuges and Wilderness areas across America.
Jym St. Pierre, program director, has worked for more than four decades to preserve wild nature. Since 1995, he has been at the forefront of efforts to protect Thoreau’s Maine Woods from destructive resource extraction and misplaced development. This includes leadership in campaigning for a Maine Woods National Park & Preserve, battling against real-estate development around Moosehead Lake, and opposing efforts to erode the wild character of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway..
Kenneth Spalding, project coordinator, has over 40 years of experience in land conservation programs. He has served as Director of the Maine Conservation Corps and a leader in the statewide, grassroots campaign that established the Bigelow Preserve.