Trekkers is pleased to announce that Kathleen Meil of Rockport has joined the Trekkers’ Board of Directors.
Kathleen Meil’s passion for lifelong learning and sustainability grew from her strong background in education, science, and community development. She began her career as an educator, earning a M.Ed. in Elementary Education and teaching kindergarten through fifth grade in public and independent schools for nearly a decade, and brings a teacher’s perspective to her work in Maine’s clean energy economy. As Policy Advocate at Acadia Center, a regional non-profit committed to advancing the clean energy future, Kathleen works to advance community energy initiatives that expand opportunities for Mainers to adopt clean, and affordable, local energy. Kathleen has served on the Board of Midcoast Habitat for Humanity, volunteers at Rockland’s soup kitchen, and chairs the Friends of the Rockport Public Library. She lives in Rockport with her husband, Ari, and their children, Tessa and Calder, and is thrilled to be part of Trekkers.
Currently celebrating its 24th year of working with local youth, Trekkers connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. This year, the organization will serve more than 240 youth and involve more than 100 adult mentors from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston. For more information about Trekkers, visit www.trekkers.org or call (207) 594-5095.