Ian Adelman recently joined the Board of RLHT. More coming soon!
Cynthia Murray-Beliveau is on the Maine Arts Commission board. She and her husband, attorney Severin Beliveau spend summers on Rangeley Lake.
Ben Bowditch has owned a camp at the north end of Kennebago Lake since 1967. He has served on the boards of the Rangeley Region Health Center, the Rangeley Library, and the Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association. He also served on the Steering Committee for the Pingree Forest Partnership. He and his wife owned and operated a book store in Rangeley. Following his retirement as Senior Vice President of the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, he consulted with a number of investment management firms. Prior to Vanguard, he held management positions in the Fidelity Group and the IBM Corporation.
Pat Butler and his wife Patti own property on Bald Mountain Rd. in Oquossoc and have been coming to Rangeley since 2004. Pat is the President and owner of his family business, Butler Bros. which is based in Lewiston, Maine. Butler Bros. is a “full-line” industrial distributor of MRO products including cutting tools, abrasives, safety and packaging products serving customers throughout New England and Western NY. Pat is a past board member of the Maine Turnpike Authority as well as the Lewiston Board of Appeals.
Linda Dexter recently joined the Board of RLHT. More coming soon!
Geoff Hand's family has owned several camps on Mooselookmeguntic Lake since the late 1800s. He is an avid fly fisherman and mountain biker and spends as much of the summer as possible in the Rangeley region. When not in Maine, Geoff lives in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife and two boys. He is a partner in the law firm of Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, where he practices environmental law. Geoff also currently serves on the Board of the Burlington Boys & Girls Club, the Vermont Environmental Consortium, and VSA Vermont.
Dan Higgins recently joined the Board of RLHT. More coming soon!
Alex Ingraham is president for Pingree Associates Inc., of Bangor, Maine. He received his B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Maine, and his M.B.A. at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. At Pingree, Alex is responsible for overseeing and monitoring all current ventures of the Pingree Associates and investigating new business opportunities. He serves on the board of the Maine Tree Foundation and the Maine chapter of the Society of American Forester's executive committee.
Emmett Lescroart, his wife, and their five children discovered the Rangeley Lakes Region in 1991. They built a home on Stephens Road in Oquossoc in 1993 and have been spending their summers here ever since. After a successful career in industry and with private equity, Emmett has been managing his personal investments from his home in Princeton, NJ since 1996. He continues to sit on several boards including the NYSE specialty contractor Team Inc. and the Bank of Princeton. Although he and his wife travel extensively, they continue to cherish their summers in the beautiful Rangeley Lakes Region.
Renee Levi is an organizational consultant who has worked with private, public and not-for-profit clients for the past thirty years. She specializes in strategic planning, organizational research, executive coaching, and change management. Prior to consulting Renee worked for IBM in marketing and sales. Her Ph.D. is in organization systems. Renee has been coming to the Rangeley area since 1979 with her husband Alan and their four children. They own Wildwind Camps on Mooselookmeguntic Lake and live in Baltimore. Renee loves the peace and quiet as well as the opportunities for outdoor recreation the area provides. She especially enjoys the wonderful community of people who live and vacation in this region and the work they do toward bettering the area.
Sarah Medina administers recreational management programs on lands managed by Seven Islands Land Company, including commercial and recreational leasing, and licensing for short-term land use activities. She also coordinates environmental regulatory activities and maintains land ownership and timberland taxation records. She has served on numerous advisory committees and task forces that influence state land use and regulatory policy and/or enhance forest management, including the Governor’s Land Acquisition Priorities Advisory Committee, and Bureau of Public Lands and Allagash Wilderness Waterway advisory committees. She currently serves on North Maine Woods’ Administrative and Public Affairs committees, IF & W Landowner Sportsmans’ Relations Advisory Committee, Maine Woods Consortium, and as VP Girl Scouts of Maine.
John Morton is a retired partner, from the Boston office of Wilmer Cutler Hale and Dorr. Since retirement, John has been involved in financing start-up businesses. He is active in town government affairs in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. John and his wife Rachel have a home on Rangeley Lake.
Bill Oppenheim has worked in the investment business for thirty years in NYC and Connecticut and is currently a Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. Bill has lived in Connecticut for most of his life. As a child he came to Mooselookmeguntic with his parents and grandparents, and developed a great love for the area; he returned with his wife and children in 1985 and has owned a home here since 1988. Bill has spent increasingly more time in Maine now that communications enable him to work from his house in Oquossoc. Bill has been on the RLHT board for close to 15 years and serves on the Finance Committee, as well as advising the board on investments. Bill also serves on the board of the Farmington Hospital Investment Committee. Bill loves to fish, ski, hike, and play golf while enjoying his time in Maine.
Ellen Oppenheim has been coming to Rangeley with her husband Bill and their five children since 1985. She grew up in Baltimore, MD, and attended college in Hanover, NH. At home in New Canaan, CT Ellen has been involved with a wide variety of organizations, and she has served as a trustee of New Canaan Country School and the Horizons Student Enrichment Program, where she is the co-chair of their Board of Governors. Ellen is currently the treasurer of The Omprakash Foundation. Ellen serves on the Executive Committee of RLHT and is on the Accreditation Team. Ellen is employed by the Darien EMS where she is an emergency medical technician. In her free time, Ellen loves to read, run, hike, play golf, and ice hockey.
H Paul Reynolds and his wife Laura own a house on Stephens Road in Rangeley Plantation. Laura has been vacationing in Rangeley since 1970. She fell in love with the region a long time ago and as soon as Laura introduced Paul to the region he knew it was a place to treasure. Paul had a 25-year career in the investment business ending his career as the Managing Director of Institutional for Russell Investment Group. Paul has spent the last few years as an entrepreneur and is currently with a health care startup in Tacoma, WA. Paul and Laura moved to Rangeley full time in the fall of 2013 and are directing their energy toward helping the community in Rangeley.
Heaton Robertson has been coming to the Rangeley Region since the 1950s. He currently owns a camp as part of the Oquossoc Angling Association. He actively serves on and is an advisor to several hospital boards and the YMCA. He has served in the past on boards of other for-profit corporations and non-profits including schools, and local government positions. Mr. Robertson is a Partner of Brown Brothers Harriman and was partner-in-charge of the firm's Banking Business. His business experience includes commercial banking, investment management, and corporate finance over a 40-year career at BBH. He resides with his wife, Henrietta, in Hamilton, MA.
Laura Warren is a psychological anthropologist who serves as a Director of Global Citizenship and teaches globalization, religion, and anthropology at St. Mark’s School, a coeducational boarding school in Southborough, Mass. Having grown up in Phillips, it was natural that when Laura and her husband John were looking for a Maine home they would turn to the Rangeley Region. Through friends in Rangeley, they found the perfect house on Little Kennebago Lake where they have happily spent every summer, along with their children, Ethan and Amanda, since 1985. Laura has been an Invasive Plant Patroller for the MVLMP for ten years and also participates in the annual loon census. Laura is an advisor for Chewonki, an environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, and is head of the advisory board for the Chewonki Semester School.
Rob Welch came to the Rangeley Region in 1972 right out of high school to build a log cabin deep in the Redington Pond Valley, inspired by his readings of Henry Dave Thoreau. Rob obtained a B.S. in environmental studies/education from the University of Maine and an M.Ed. from Antioch University. Rob founded the Wilderness Education Assoc. in 1977 which offered intensive outdoor wilderness skills to high school students from around New England. He also served in the public education arena for 25 years, 22 as Principal of both K-8 and high school grades 9-12. In 2004 Rob retired from public education and opened the Pleasant St. Inn B&B with his wife Janet. Rob is presently serving his second term as a Rangeley Selectman and from 2007-2012 he co-chaired the Rangeley Comprehensive Plan Rewrite in Sept. Committee.
Kate Williamson is the General Manager and part-owner of Stony Batter Enterprises in Oquossoc, Maine. Stony Batter owns the Stony Batter Building, The Gallery at Stony Batter, and The Gingerbread House Restaurant. She is currently on the board of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and the Rangeley Region Economic Committee. She was previously on the Advisory Foundation Board of Franklin Memorial Hospital and the advisory board of the Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion and HealthReach. She worked as a Software Sales Manager for Dirig Software and as a Senior Sales Representative for IBM.