Forests and Lakes – For People – Forever ®


David Montague

President & CEO
(207) 796-2100

David has been the Executive Director of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust since 2014, and is now serving as President and CEO.  Prior to joining DLLT, he worked in the outdoor recreation industry in Maine, Wyoming, and Virginia and conducted wildlife research in the northern Rockies, Appalachia, and Africa.  He is a Registered Maine Guide, and has degrees in wildlife biology from Colorado State and Virginia Tech.  He lives in Calais with his wife and two kids and assorted animals, and in his spare time he enjoys hunting, sailing, and gardening.

Laura Hunt

Administration Manager
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Laura has worked at DLLT since 2006. Her previous position was machine scheduler for Finished Products at Domtar Industries, Inc. in Baileyville. Laura worked 17 years with Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Domtar Industries holding positions ranging from Administrative Assistant to Environmental Specialist. Laura enjoys gardening and many outdoor activities.

Ernest Carle

Managing Forester
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Ernest joined DLLT in the winter of 2019.  A native of Princeton, ME, Ernest brings more than 40 years of forest management experience to DLLT.  Ernest holds a B.S. in Forest Engineering from the University of Maine – Orono.  In his spare time, Ernest enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, leading church services, and spending time with his four grandchildren.

Colin Brown

Development & Outreach Manager
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Colin rejoined DLLT in the fall of 2020, after serving as DLLT’s Education and Outreach Manager from 2015-2019.  Before coming to Grand Lake Stream, he worked as an Environmental Educator and Naturalist in many parts of New England and has a passion for connecting children and adults to the outdoors.  Colin has a BA in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and in his spare time enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, birding, gardening, playing music, and spending time with his family.

Susan Bard

Natural Resources Manager
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Susan joined DLLT in July 2021. She has a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Unity College, and a Master of Science degree in wildlife science from New Mexico State University. She is a Registered Maine guide and also manages Grand Lake Lodge in Grand Lake Stream. She has many hobbies, but a few of them include hunting, fishing, hiking, shed hunting, and traveling.

Sarah Cote

Education and Volunteer Coordinator
(207) 796-2100

Sarah joined DLLT in August of 2021. Her passion for outdoor recreation, wildlife conservation, and connecting people to nature led her to accomplish a degree in Wildlife & Conservation Biology from the University of New Hampshire. She enjoyed traveling the country and working many seasonal wildlife technician jobs before settling down in Princeton and coming to work at DLLT. You may run into her birdwatching on local hiking trails, paddling her kayak on Big Lake, or practicing nature photography around town.