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Ecology

Learning

Center

the

Board of Directors

Beth Alma
Beth Alma

Chair

Beth was a founding board member of Ecology Learning Center. As a former homeschooling mom and current school parent, she remains stimulated by the quality educational alternatives that ELC offers for a broad diversity of students. Beth has worked as a bookkeeper for several non-profits, and as an income tax preparer. Her BS and graduate study are in Environmental Studies. She loves growing vegetables, fruit, and sheep at Still Roving Farm with her family.

Randy Fox
Randy Fox

Vice Chair

Randy holds Bachelors in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Conservation Law. Having grown accustomed to the warmer southern climate that Waldo County offered over his native Aroostook County, and his wife having one year left in her degree, he started a career in the Corrections Division at the Waldo County Sheriff's Office in during his final year of college. 25 years (22 with Waldo SO) later, he still finds himself on the western side of Waldo County raising two sons and enjoying the warmth! He is also passionate about the underserved. With that, he currently also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Belfast Soup Kitchen (BSK) as he works to address food insecurity in the Waldo County area. Aside from board membership at BSK and the Ecology Learning Center, his professional pursuits are reintegrating justice involved individuals to an active and productive role in society. Not everyone has an easy start on the journey of life. It is his strong belief that through evidence-based education and connection to the community, we will have a more productive and harmonious society.

Carol McGovern
Carol McGovern

Secretary

I am a retired educator. I worked for RSU3 for almost 30 years. During that time I taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for 12 years. The remainder of my career was spent as Principal at Walker Elementary and Mount View Elementary Schools. Currently I live on beautiful Lake St George in Liberty. I am a member of the Liberty Planning board.

Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis

Treasurer

Over the past decade, Chris has followed his childhood dream to become a serial entrepreneur, participating in the creation of businesses ranging from environmental to real estate development to all natural foods/beverages. Prior to this, he spent over two decades in corporate finance, specializing in operational efficiencies, forecasting, strategic planning, and business valuation. Chris recognized his passion for education early on, eventually becoming an adjunct professor. He and his family are looking forward to their move to Waldo county this summer and reestablishing the family maple syrup business.

Laura Graham
Laura Graham

Member

As the former managing partner in the law firm she built with her partner in Concord, Massachusetts, Laura brings with her a background in real estate law, family mediation, and business operations. Laura is now a Senior Planner with the Land for Maine’s Future, the State of Maine's competitive grant program for conserving working farmland, working waterfront, and public access to lands of recreational or natural significance. Her particular interests are governance, strategic planning, and marrying operations to mission.

Michael Shell
Michael Shell

Member

Michael has over 20 years of leadership coaching, organization culture consulting, team coaching and coaching supervision experience. As the Founder of Global Leadership Partners Asia and the Global Leadership Community he successfully created a leadership coaching eco-system across Asia. He has over 2,000 hours of experience coaching teams and team leaders. He is a faculty member of the Global Team Coaching Institute and has a Senior Practitioner EMCC Global Individual Accreditation (EIA) and Senior Practitioner Individual Team Coaching Accreditation (ITCA).

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