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Pat Mallar - Finance Manager

Whiting, ME
(207) 733-2233 ext 318

Born & raised in New York, Pat moved to Maine in 1993 where she and her late husband owned and operated a retail business in Whiting. After selling the business in 2000, Pat and her son Michael moved to Trescott, where she still lives. Pat’s first connections with the CCLC were through participation in workshops by Mary Belenky in 2001 and 2003.

Pat has been with the CCLC since 2005 and serves as Finance Manager. In addition to her work with CCLC, Pat was a domestic violence hotline volunteer with Peaceful Choices for 4 ½ years. She also organized, coordinated and managed highly rated Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) programs on Campobello Island from 2003 to 2011. Pat also served on the Board of the Washington County Children’s program for 4 years. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, dancing and swimming, and has a large collection of vinyl albums and CD’s, including her all time favorite, Abbey Road.

 

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Kara McCrimmon - Lead Teacher, Cobscook Experiential Program

Trescott TWP, ME
(207) 733-2233 ext 312

Kara has been with the CCLC since 2004. On a daily basis she finds herself engaged and stretched as CCLC’s lead teacher for the Cobscook Experiential Program, and was part of the team that brought the Cobscook Program to life in 2010. Prior to that, Kara worked as CCLC’s Community Programs Director. A Michigan native, Kara first came to Maine in 2003 as a graduate student in in the Audubon Expedition Institute (now the Expedition Education Institute). Her group met with the folks who were working to create the CCLC, which led to a semester-long internship (during which she taught her first class for CCLC – Introduction to Irish Whistle). That internship led to work, which has led to a life – home, family and fulfilling work – in Trescott on the shores of Whiting Bay.

In addition to her work with CCLC, Kara is a volunteer and board member with the Downeast Coastal Conservancy, and an active musician and regular performer in Downeast Maine. She holds a BS in geology from Western Michigan University and a MS in Environmental Education from Lesley University. She enjoys hiking the beautiful trails of eastern Maine with her family and their dogs, and playing guitar, whistle, accordion, and sometimes bagpipes with her bandmates.  Kara is an avid Star Trek aficionado, and likes making maple syrup each spring.

 

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