Meet the

Staff

Matt Markot

Executive Director

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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

Development and Outreach Manager

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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

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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.

Board of Directors

President - Sheila Bourque
Loon Echo Director since 2015
Retired Chief Information Officer, State of Illinois
Raymond, ME

Vice President - Steve Mortimer
Loon Echo Director since 2020
Retired S.V.P of Operations, Global Insurance Company
Raymond, ME

Treasurer – Bob Gowdy

Loon Echo Director since 2004
Retired President, Commercial Union Insurance Co.
Denmark, ME

Secretary- Quincy Van Winkle
Loon Echo Director since 2019
Director, Wohelo Camps
Raymond, ME

Eric Dibner
Loon Echo Director since 1987
ADA Accessibility Coordinator, State of Maine
Casco, ME

Connie Cross
Loon Echo Director since 1987
Retired English Teacher
Casco, ME

Alanna Yannelli
Loon Echo Director since 2020
Conservation Director, Lakes Environmental Association
Sebago, ME

Geoff Homer
Loon Echo Director since 2021
Founder, Wayshego Advisory
Bridgton, ME

Melissa Rock
Loon Echo Director since 2018
Marketing Manager, Norway Savings Bank
Bridgton, ME


Carol Sudduth
Loon Echo Director since 2004
Owner/Director, Wyonegonic Camps
Denmark, ME

Lee Bearse
Loon Echo Director since 2022
School Board Member for SAD 61
Bridgton, ME

Dave Suitor
Loon Echo Director since 2022
Retired Director, Camp Timanous
Raymond, ME