Trustees & Advisors

Officers of the Board

Chair of the Board Roseanne Saalfield

Roseanne Saalfield

Chair of the Board

Michael Fleisher


Elizabeth Mygatt


Jeff Eberle



Dan Townley

Clerk of the Board


Laura Appell-Warren

Southborough, Massachusetts

Kyo Bannai

Yarmouth, Maine


Scott Beebe

Milton, MA


Alison Carnduff

Wellfleet, MA

Kevin Connors

Dedham, Massachusetts

Jeffrey Desjarlais

Concord, Massachusetts

Jay Gudebski

Lafayette, California

André Heard

Milton, Massachusetts


Marion Howard

New York, New York


W. Randolph Jack

Clyde Hill, Washington

Richard Krantz

New York, New York


Gerrit Lansing


J. Bailey McCallum

Boulder, Colorado

Edgardo "Ponch" Membreño

Peaks Island, Maine

Karen Scheu

Hunt Valley, Maryland

M.T. Charkie Quarcoo

Brooklyn, New York

Honorary Trustees

Harwood Ellis, Jr.
Woolwich, Maine

Robert L. Elmore, Jr.
Boulder, Colorado

William B. Hetzel, Jr.
Brunswick, Maine

Kevin W. Kennedy
Gulf Stream, FL

Joshua D. Marvil
Yarmouth, Maine

Fay Lampert Shutzer
New York, New York



Julius Alexander

New Canaan, Connecticut

Edward Barker
Belmont, Massachusetts

Richard Barth
New York, New York

Harold K. Burnett
Winthrop, Maine

Samuel C. Buttrick
New Canaan, Connecticut

Darron Collins
Bar Harbor, Maine

Paul A. Crowell
Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Isabelle de Trabuc Smith
New York, New York

Richard DiBianca
Livingston, New Jersey

Kirstin G. Edelglass
Marlboro, Vermont

Charles B. Gordy II
Concord, Massachusetts

Genevieve E. Gudebski
Lafayette, California

Joshua Hahn
Lakeville, Connecticut

Danielle Heard
Milton, Massachusetts

Anna Howell
Lincoln, Vermont

W. Donald Hudson, Jr.
Arrowsic, Maine

Andrea Kassar
Pasadena, CA

Rebecca Kosakowski
Woolwich, Maine

Devon Liddell
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

David Liebmann
Beverly Farms, Massachusetts

Ariane Lotti
Oak Park, Illinois

Laird McCulloch
Woodside, California

Suzanne McGinn
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Malin Pinsky
Princeton, New Jersey

Stephen Chartey Quarcoo
Washington, District of Columbia

A. Sydney Roberts
Westport, Massachusetts

Joseph C. Selle
Concord, Massachusetts

Claiborne B. Smith
Golden, Colorado

Jasmine W. Smith
Bar Harbor, Maine

Benjamin W. Spiess
Anchorage, Alaska

Benjamin Thompson
Morristown, New Jersey

Tavo True-Alcalá
New York, NY

David Vail
Brunswick, Maine

Dale C. Wright
Nobleboro, Ma


Join us in Wishing Tim Ellis a Happy Birthday!

From 1970 through 1991, Chewonki experienced a profound transformation, and in honor of his 86th birthday on October 1, we are honoring the man who steered these monumental changes: Chewonki’s First President, Harwood “Tim” Ellis Jr., by publishing guest-written blogs about Tim over the next few weeks.

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He Ignited a New Chewonki Era

Tim Ellis’ lifelong connection to Chewonki began in 1937. He arrived in a bassinet when his father, Harwood “Hardy” Ellis, Assistant Head at the Rivers School, was recruited by Chewonki founder Clarence Allen as head counselor. Tim spent every childhood summer at Chewonki, eventually becoming a counselor. After college, he ventured abroad and met his wife, Margaret Ellis, while teaching in Switzerland in the early 1960s.

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Gordy Hall Kept the Fire Alight

For nearly 70 years, Chewonki has been fortunate to count Gordy Hall as a camp counselor, trip leader, trustee, and dear friend. Gordy left us all the great gift of being memorable, and many of us have our own “Gordy stories” to share, and we hope to hear yours. He was a remarkable person, “one of a kind,” and left an indelible mark on Chewonki. As Gordy frequently said, “Gratitude is a powerful motivator.” We are grateful for all Gordy did for Chewonki through more than seventy years of connection and caring.

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Gordy’s Allagash Sass

I had the privilege of being invited by Gordy to join him, his wife, Taffy, and several of their friends along with Peg-WT, Greg Shute, Kate Z, for a late summer trip on the Allagash River. Although I responded with an immediate and enthusiastic, “yes!” I was, admittedly, a bit nervous to go. Before this trip, I never traveled the Allagash, and, frankly, had very limited paddling experience. Although I heard stories of the beauty of the landscape I kept thinking about other comments shared with me of the hardships of encountering a strong headwind. But Gordy, with his years and years of familiarity with the trip, and his characteristic enthusiasm, assured me that all would be well.

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With Every Dip of My Paddle

Fly fishing for landlocked salmon at Chewonki’s Big Eddy Campground on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. Fly fishing for brook trout on a remote pond near Big Pleasant Lake in the Allagash Region. Paddling the St. John River when a late spring storm dropped a foot of snow on our group. Canoeing the St. Croix and the Allagash. These are just a few memories I’ve made with Gordon “Gordy” Hall, III, an avid outdoorsman, Chewonki’s longest-serving trustee, and my dear friend. I will deeply miss Gordy, who died on October 9, 2022, at age 92.

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