Our Staff

Carrie Kinne, Executive Director

Carrie graduated from the University of Maine and has lived and worked in Maine all her life. Her career has focused primarily in the area of fundraising where she has spent the last twenty-five years working with a variety of non-profits across the state. She grew up on the Kennebec River in Farmingdale but now lives in North Yarmouth and has a camp in Lincoln with her family. Carrie loves the State of Maine and exploring all the amazing places that make Maine “the way life should be”. ckinne@kennebecestuary.org


Anne Reiter, Operations Director

Anne worked for 18 years as an environmental, health and safety professional in the energy and biotech industries. She holds a B.S. in biology and environmental Studies from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in environmental health from Tufts University. A desire for a slower life with “more green and less noise” brought her to Maine. Anne enjoys spending time with her husband and two children paddling and swimming. areiter@kennebecestuary.org


Erin Witham, Project Manager

Erin arrived at KELT to assist with a survey of regional barriers to migrating and spawning fish. After spending three months in the field with measuring sticks and a GPS unit she moved into the office to help keep the books and and tackle other projects such as habitat improvement and culvert replacement in the Kennebec Estuary. ewitham@kennebecestuary.org


Becky Kolak, Education Coordinator

Becky Kolak served KELT as an AmeriCorps volunteer in 2011 doing educational programs and community outreach on the impact of water quality to regional shellfish beds, harvesters and local economies. She did such a fabulous job that kept her at KELT as our first Education Coordinator. She now works with schools, camps, state and local agencies, and community groups to energetically share her knowledge of the natural resources of the Kennebec Estuary.  bkolak@kennebecestuary.org


Chris Cabot, Land Conservation and Farmland Protection Specialist

Chris has a background in conservation working for various non-profits and state agencies in Maine and is a graduate of Antioch University. He manages the “Local Farms, Local Food” initiative, focused on securing, preserving and stewarding threatened farmland in the Bath-Brunswick region. He splits his time between between the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and KELT and is a member of a CSA in Brunswick. chris.btlt.kelt@gmail.com



Ruth Indrick, Project Manager

Ruth found her way to Maine in 2011 as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Department of Marine Resources. Since then she has led the Kennebec Estuary Shellfish Area Project and the Georgetown Water Resources Project working to better understand the sources and movement of fecal pollution on shellfish flats through a combination of outreach, water sampling, area pollution source surveys, stream surveys, GIS analysis, and data analysis. rindrick@kennebecestuary.org



Alicia Heyburn, Project Coordinator- Nequasset Fish Ladder Restoration

Alicia is the project coordinator for the Nequasset Fish Ladder Restoration. Learn more about the ladder restoration here or on Facebookaheyburn@kennebecestuary.org