Board of Supervisors
Andrew Reed, Chair
Andy Reed has been a district supervisor for many years due to his interest in forestry, wildlife and people who also want to improve their properties. It is his goal that we improve our environment. He lives in Unity with his wife Gayle.
Brian Baker, Vice-Chair
Brian is a Maine native, now retired and enjoying growing around 200 fruit trees and berry plants. He provides us with a great deal of good advice on growing fruit trees, and he also enjoy grafting. His wife Heather’s flower gardens are really the highlight of their property, however.
Sue Hunter, Treasurer
Sue is the owner and operator of SuzieQ Dairy in Unity. She plans to pass down her farm to her son, daughter and grandson, and that is why being a good steward to her land and the environment is so important to her.
Harold Larrabee, Supervisor
Harold Larrabee from Knox owns and operates Aghaloma Farms, a 3rd generation family dairy farm, managing 900 head of Holstein cattle. Harold’s passion for the dairy industry, dedication and commitment to his family and friends, and his faith in God are his legacy.
Kym Sanderson, Associate Supervisor
Kym has been part of the district for over 20 years, working as our Administrative Director before retiring in 2018. She is a life time resident of Waldo County and has witnessed many changes in the usage and treatment of mid-coast Maine’s natural resources. Kym notes, “I feel most of those changes have been for the good,” pointing out that there are many groups, organizations and individuals who hold the same commitment to conservation that the District does. “That’s a good thing…there’s still a lot of work to be done and the more folks working towards that goal, the better!”
Gene Randall, Associate Supervisor
In 2015, after a career in accounting and finance management and an active involvement in local government, Gene and his wife Marianne McKinney-Randall, moved from Winter Park, Florida, to Belfast. He has become involved with various local activities and is a board member with the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. Being part of the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation Board is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Maine agriculture and how to apply best practices to the issues of conservation and preserving the environment.
Aleta McKeage, M.S., Technical Director
Aleta is a conservation biologist who has completed projects for local, state and federal agencies as well as for midcoast Maine landowners and non-profits. She specializes in working to restore health and functionality to landscapes while building community. Aleta has special expertise in native plants and controlling invasives as well as in developing land management plans. She enjoys teaching about nature and mentoring the next generation of conservationists.
Jenny Jurdak, Administrative Director
Jenny was hired as our new Administrative Director in November. She was raised on a dairy farm and has worked in agriculture most her life. She helped manage Suzie-Q Dairy for the past 9 years and continues to be involved in pursuing new avenues the farm is taking. Jenny has an educational background in animal sciences.