On Monday we welcomed Carl Young, the new director of finance, to Chewonki Neck and his office in the Farmhouse. He has spent the week getting settled, meeting people around campus, and learning about our systems and projects.
Carl Young fell in love with Maine during a canoe trip as a teenager. “The opportunity to paddle the waterways from Moosehead Lake to Fort Kent was a transformative experience for me,” he says. “ I grew up in Wilton, Connecticut, outside of New York City, so to spend a summer far from the nearest town and sleep under the stars was profound.”
Carl graduated from Suffield Academy in Connecticut and earned a B.A. in finance at Coe College, where he was also a collegiate wrestler. Shortly after college, he became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He led Marines “in every clime and place,” he says, and worked with “remarkable people of all nationalities.”
Harkening back to his experiences as a youth, Carl settled in Maine after Operation Desert Storm. He completed his M.B.A. at Southern New Hampshire University and began a teaching career at the Hyde School in Bath. He met his wife, Susan, at Hyde, and together they adopted their son, Devdan, from Nepal.
Carl remained connected with the outdoors by running wilderness adventure trips through the school and leading a local Boy Scout troop. He also continued to grow in his field of study and moved through the ranks to become Hyde School’s executive director of finance, overseeing the finances of two private boarding campuses and the Hyde Foundation. He extended his responsibility when joining Saint Dominic Academy in Portland as the director of finance and operations.
Carl Young comes to Chewonki with extensive experience in educational finance and operations, a shared love for the outdoors, and a desire to create opportunities for young people to have their own transformative experiences in nature.