Lenny Reich grew up in suburban Washington, DC, but loved the woods, fields, streams, and lakes of the countryside from an early age. In his early teen years, he learned to sail on salt water and fell in love of with the ocean and the shore as well. Academically inclined, he earned a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MA in Teaching, and a PhD in the History of Science and Technology. He has held fellowships at the Smithsonian, the Harvard Business School, and MIT, and retired in 2014 as Professor Emeritus of Management and of Science, Technology, and Society after teaching 28 years at Colby College. Lenny was the co-founder and first president of the McGrath Pond-Salmon Lake Association in 1989 and also served on the original board that, in 1991, transformed the Watson Pond Land Trust into the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance. Shortly afterward, he was a co-founder of its Youth Conservation Corps. He is currently back on the McGrath Pond-Salmon Lake Association Board. Lenny and his wife Barbara have been active salt-water sailors since they came to Maine in 1987 and have been members of the Rockland Yacht Club since 1993, where Lenny is currently Commodore.