<strong>Logan Johnson, Executive Director</strong>
Logan Johnson, Executive Director

Logan is excited to work with people who are interested in helping others discover the forest as a sustainable natural resource that provides services communities depend on. Raised in rural Washington County, Maine, he didn’t find his passion for forests until he was a student at the University of Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Forestry degree. He lives in Westbrook, ME with his partner, Sarah, and their pup, Calla Lily. Email:logan[at]mainetree.org

<strong>Cathy Jo Herlihy, Office Manager</strong>
Cathy Jo Herlihy, Office Manager

CJ grew up in Skowhegan and is a Skowhegan High School graduate. She has worked in the administrative field for 30 years; this is her second stint working for the TREE Foundation. She worked for TREE for over six years; she ran the office from her home when her son was young. She previously worked for the Family Planning Association of Maine and the Maine State Nurses Association. She lives in Winslow with her husband. Email: cj[at]mainetree.org

<strong><meta charset="utf-8"><strong>Lena Ives, Director of Education</strong></strong>
Lena Ives, Director of Education

Lena graduated from the University of Connecticut, with a bachelor’s of science in Natural Resources Management and Wildlife Conservation. After spending a few years working on different wildlife-based research projects, contributing to management plans, and expanding her outdoor recreation experience, she transitioned into serving as an environmental educator. 

Lena initially served as the Naturalist at Goodwin State Forest in Hampton, Connecticut. Through this position, she worked extensively with different groups in the role of an environmental educator and outdoor guide and assisted in the management of the 2400 acre state forest.  Through this position, Lena worked under one of the state’s Project Learning Tree coordinators, which introduced her to their curriculum and allowed her to assist in leading teacher workshops and working with facilitators. For the past year and a half, Lena has served as an environmental educator at Ecomaine, where she further developed her capacity to speak about environmental topics to a wide variety of stakeholders and public groups, from preschool to retirement age. Lena is incredibly excited to join Maine TREE and work to sustain and expand the demand in Maine from schools, teachers, parents, students, and other partner organizations for outdoor environmental education programs that connect to Maine’s forests, both urban and rural, and support pathways to forest-based careers in our state.

In her free time, Lena enjoys serving as a member of the Wilderness Rescue Team, recreating on trails, making things from scratch, and caring for her small farm. Email: lena[at]mainetree.org

<strong><meta charset="utf-8"><strong>Mike St. Peter, Certified Logging Professionals</strong></strong>
Mike St. Peter, Certified Logging Professionals

Mike’s career in forest product industry safety and health education spans 44 years. Originally from the St. John Valley in Northern Maine, he has had an interest in the development and sharing of information with workers to improve occupational safety, environmental regulations, and compliance regulations. He was on the stakeholder team that established the Certified Logging Professionals (CLP) in 1991 and has served as program director. In addition, his consulting company provides loss prevention and risk management services throughout New England, including videos, curriculum, and manuals for professional development. The list of current clients in addition to CLP are the Maine Department of Transportation, municipalities, OSHA, landowners & land trusts, industrial construction firms, the University of Maine, paper mills, sawmills, and public utilities.
 
Mike is bilingual and has an established connection with the french language logging community. He is most comfortable in the Maine woods and believes the key to effective professional development is personal interaction with the forest workers. Under Mike’s direction, the CLP program has proved to be one of the most successful logger training and education programs in the country. The program has a proven record to have reduced logger injury and illness rates.
 
Mike resides in Jackman and enjoys all the recreational opportunities in the area. He is an EMT and service chief with Jackman volunteer ambulance. 

Our offices in Augusta and Arrowsic Maine:

Maine Forest Products Council

535 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330

Holt Research Forest

508 Old Stage Road, Arrowsic, Maine 04530