Meet Our Staff

_DSC5390Charlie Baeder, Executive Director – Before Charlie became the executive director in 2012, he managed fish restoration projects as science manager for the Penobscot River Restoration Project, the largest dam removal project in the eastern United States. In this position, he worked with graduate university faculty, students, and consultants, and managed research in fish passage, water quality, geomorphology, and wetlands. He serves as treasurer for the Norcross Wildlife Foundation. Prior experience includes business and project management in several industries, and municipal experience as a town treasurer. He is a Colby College graduate with degrees in Human Development and Sociology. He lives with his family in the Belgrade Lakes watershed, on Long Pond, and enjoys four-season recreation throughout Maine.


Mary Kerwood, Office Manager – Mary is the assistant to the Executive Director in the operations and administration of office business. She manages the day-to-day affairs, including human resource, administrative and operational functions. Additionally, she assists in communications, public relations, and fundraising. Mary is a local resident of Rome and has a Sociology/Anthropology Interdisciplinary degree from the University of Maine at Farmington. She enjoys the many landscapes Maine has to offer and has developed a strong sense of devotion for the natural environment that gives her inspiration for her work. Additionally, she completed a program for Nonprofit Business Management in 2016.