Our Officers

President

Alice Noyes – Franklin, ME
tel. 207-565-2113
e-mail: info@friendsofTauntonBay.org

Maine Master Naturalist, also volunteers with Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and is a member of the Schoodic Byway Working Group. 30+ yrs. as educator, project manager, corporate and college program manager. Enjoys hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing on the trails and roads in the area; loves kayaking and exploring the shores of Taunton Bay. M. Education, BA Biology

Vice President

Gerry Monteux – Hancock, ME
tel. 207-408-1413
e-mail: monteuxgallery@gmail.com

Professional photographer, business owner. 38 yrs. in network TV sports broadcasting. BA Broadcast/Film, University of Maine at Orono.  

Secretary

Position Vacant

Treasurer

Michael Fisher – Sullivan, ME

Also is Secretary, Frenchman Bay Library; Secretary, Long Pond Water District; Member, Rotary Club of Ellsworth. 30+ yrs. in publishing and editing in science & medicine. MA Communications, AB History

Members At Large:

Gary Blazon – Sullivan, ME

Avid birder and photographer. 30+ yrs. as an Information Technology Consultant, MSBA Management Science, BA Psychology 

Frank Dorsey – Franklin, ME

35+ yrs. Biostatistical design, execution, analysis and interpretation of clinical research and epidemiological projects. Has conducted long-term study of horseshoe crabs on Taunton Bay. Ph.D. Biostatistics, BA Mathematics. 

Robert Eaton – Sullivan, ME

Former Town Manager of Sullivan, Served on Water Quality Marine Resources Committee with the state for several years, volunteers with Lake Stewards of Maine. BA, Liberal Arts. 

Stephen Eddy – Trenton, ME

Director, University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research. Has 30+ years history working in commercial fisheries, marine biology, aquaculture, and the seaweed industry. Graduate Certificate Food and Nutrition; M.S. Microbiology; B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.

Catherine Fox – Ellsworth, ME

Freelance editor for scholarly and academic presses specializing in archaeology/anthropology. Member Maine Archaeological Society and Maine Historical Society. MA History/anthropology, MS Resource Economics.

Ellen Hall – Sullivan, ME

Lead of the Water Quality Monitoring Program, Bangor High School STEM Program Liaison, Sullivan. Chemical Engineer in industry, 10 years. Business owner, 10 years. Junior High/High School Science Teacher, 7 years. President, Water for ME, a non-profit organization for water research and education in developing countries.  Non-commercial lobstering. BS Chemical Engineering, Teacher.

Mark Whiting – Ellsworth, ME (ex-officio)

Chair, Board of Supervisors, Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District; 24 yrs. managing water quality programs, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, 2+ yrs. college teaching, Ph.D. Marine Biology, MS Botany, BS Zoology and Ecology

Camp Coordinator

To be determined

Sub Teams — Chairpersons

Boat-based Water Quality Monitoring and Reporting Program:

Team members: Dave Stevens (Lead), Mark Whiting, Frank Dorsey, Alice Noyes

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Program: Frank Dorsey, Lead

Stream Monitoring Program: Team members: Mark Whiting, Frank Dorsey, Alice Noyes

Facebook pages: Lisa Herrington (lisatherrington@gmail.com), Gerry Monteux, Alice Noyes

Membership: Gary Blazon

Honorary Lifetime Members

Mary Lou Barker of Sullivan is an Honorary Lifetime member of Friends of Taunton Bay.
Sheila Karlsen, retired Newsletter Editor and Membership Chair, is an Honorary Lifetime member of Friends of Taunton Bay.
Doug Kimmel of Hancock is an Honorary Lifetime member of Friends of Taunton Bay.
Steve Sjoberg of Sullivan is an Honorary Lifetime member of Friends of Taunton Bay.
Mary Turner of Hancock is an Honorary Lifetime member of Friends of Taunton Bay.
Bob Bonthius, the Founding President, was an Honorary Lifetime Member; he died at the age of 92 in 2011.
Lois Johnson, past President, was an Honorary Lifetime member of Friends of Taunton Bay; she died at the age of 86 in 2018.
Steve Perrin was an Honorary Lifetime member of Friends of Taunton Bay; he died at the age of 86 in 2019.