Board of Directors
Jeri is a hospital manager at Central Maine Medical Center and lives with her husband Gary, Co-chair of the Stewardship Committee, in Leeds. Jeri enjoys hiking, gardening, and exploring National Parks. She was a volunteer nature guide for school groups at Thorncrag for 10+ years.
Lynda was born and raised in Maine and loves enjoying nature in 3 of our 4 beautiful seasons (in the winter you can find her reading by the woodstove!). She loves to hike and run at Thorncrag and her backyard is full of bird feeders. She also loves growing vegetables and flowers, spending time with her dogs and knitting
Linda currently serves as treasurer of Stanton. She graduated from St. Dom’s, received her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College and the MBA from the Southern New Hampshire University. In September Linda celebrates her 29th year with her employer, L.L. Bean, where she is currently a senior business analyst. She resides in Lisbon with her husband Alan. Linda has been a birder since childhood, and now leads some Stanton field trips and is the Lewiston/Auburn Christmas Bird Count coordinator. She also enjoys kayaking with Alan on the quiet waters of Maine, and cycling in the Trek Across Maine.
David, a member of the Club for over 40 years, is Professor of Mathematics Emeritus in Bates College. He also recently retired as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, in Limestone. Along with his participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, David has keen interest in natural history and in birding. His life list of 1275 species [observed throughout Europe, Africa, South America, as well as in the States] includes 253 seen in Maine. 112 of these were observed around his wife Alice’s and his home.
Tom recently retired as the Humanities Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Classical and
Medieval Studies in Bates College. He and his wife Susan have two grown children and two grandsons. Tom likes to listen to jazz, does watercolor paintings when he has time, and tries to go bird-watching at any opportunity. He participated in the Maine Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey, both on land and from his kayak. He has been a member of the Stanton Board since the late 1970s, and has served as both president and treasurer.
Dan and his wife of 35 years, Sandy, own and operate Marquis Signs in Lewiston. Their ‘kids’ are 2 parrots and a cat. Dan is a frequent leader for Club field trips. He is an avid and skilled birder, kayaker, and nature photographer. His images can be seen on his website. He recently attended a Photo Workshop in Yosemite National Park.
Mike is the Branch Manager at KeyBank Great Falls Plaza in Auburn. As a neighbor to Thorncrag, Mike enjoys visiting the sanctuary with his wife and teenage children. Two of Mike’s favorite pastimes are snowshoeing and running, making Thorncrag one of his favorite spots during all four seasons of the year. Originally from Northern California, Mike grew up with a deep appreciation of the natural world. Since moving to Maine over 25 years ago, he has spent as much time as possible enjoying the Maine outdoors. He and his family enjoy hiking, kayaking and canoeing.
After both attending high school and starting a teaching career in Alaska, Rob moved to Turner in 1977, where he and his wife Lynn raised two children and have continued to
live. Rob has been a high school English teacher and an administrator or director with non-profit agencies, including Head Start. He served for 15 years as a speech and language clinician in the Auburn School District. Since Lynn’s and his retirements [Lynn is also an educator], he spends as much time as possible in his kayak, with camera and binoculars at hand.
Steve is a retired social worker. He has been a member of the Stanton Bird Club for the past 4 years. Steve is a volunteer steward for Thorncrag and Woodbury Nature Centers. He also participates in educational programs that bring students into Thorncrag
Nancy grew up in the Lewiston/Auburn area. She enjoys the outdoors including snowshoeing, kayaking, hiking and camping. Nancy enjoys learning about Maine ecology and wildlife and sharing this with children.
Deborah is the Director of Events and Member Relations at the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, and a freelance writer and photographer. Her passion for stewardship of the natural environment and fitness has led to a mild obsession with respect to New England’s wilderness and high peaks as well as local trails where she hikes, camps, snowshoes, and skies. She is also a kayaker and a frequent traveler on Maine’s whitewater.
Sam Boss grew up in Brownville, Maine, where he gained his lifelong love for the outdoors. He accompanied his parents for the annual Christmas Bird Count in Piscataquis County from an early age, and he combined an interest in birds with his love for the arts by regularly participating in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition. He continues to enjoy birdwatching and painting, and he also likes to garden, hike, and fish with his family. Sam currently works as the Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, where he has the opportunity to connect Bates students to the work of the Stanton Bird Club and the many outstanding research and recreational opportunities in Lewiston-Auburn.
Irene has been a Lewiston resident for over 40 years and has enjoyed living in the vicinity of Thorncrag nearly as long. Her three children romped through Thorncrag at every season, as do her two grandsons now when visiting. As an Ed-Tech at McMahon School, Irene has also accompanied students from there on educational nature hikes. Coming full circle, she now hikes there daily with a friend for health benefits, to do trail maintenance and for sheer enjoyment of experiencing the beauty of nature at Thorncrag at every season. She feels that there is not a bad day to be had at Thorncrag.