Forests and Lakes – For People – Forever ®


Updated: February 2024

Kimberly B. Arnold (Treasurer and Vice President): Mrs. Arnold is an independent marketing consultant. A Wesleyan University graduate, she received an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. She has worked for Anderson Consulting and as a Marketing Manager for VISA. She lives in Singapore with her husband and is a fourth-generation summer resident of her family camp in Township 27.  She chairs the DLLT Financial Management Committee.

Ken Grant: Ken spent a 40-year career as an educator at the Hyde School in Bath, ME.  His roles there included teacher, coach, wilderness trip leader, development director, business manager, CFO, and Head of School.  As well, Ken has worked for the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, ME and the Nature Conservancy.  He is a past board member of the Maine Conservation School in Bryant Pond, ME.  Ken graduated from Bowdoin College and has his master’s degree from Harvard University.  He and his wife Claire reside in Bath, ME and for 25-years have cherished their “camp” time on West Grand Lake.

Sydney Lea: Mr. Lea was named the seventh poet laureate of Vermont in 2011, after his retirement as a longtime professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College.  His most recent book and twelfth collection of poetry is No Doubt the Nameless (2016, Four Way Books).  He is also a novelist, essayist, and editor.  His tribute to Grand Lake elders, A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife, was published by Skyhorse in January 2013.  Lea has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan University, Vermont College, Middlebury College, Franklin College in Switzerland, and the National Hungarian University. He founded New England Review in 1977 and edited it till 1989. His work has appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New RepublicThe New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives in Newbury, Vermont, and his family resides seasonally on an island in West Grand Lake.

Edward J. McGrath, Esq.: Mr. McGrath has practiced environmental law for more than thirty-five years. As a senior partner in the Denver law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP, he developed that firm’s environmental practice group. Upon retiring from the firm after eighteen years, he returned to Washington where he was a member of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, Chartered for a period of three years. A graduate of Williams College and Columbia University School of Law, he was a member of the Leadership Committee of the Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is a long-time seasonal resident of Grand Lake Stream, having first come to Grand Lake Stream as a boy in 1946.  He chairs the DLLT Forestry Resources Committee.

Hans Peterson, Esq.: Mr. Peterson joined DLLT’s Board of Directors in January of 2019. A partner with the law firm of Rudman & Winchell, he provides a broad range of real estate, corporate, business, bankruptcy, and commercial advice to clients in all of Maine’s business and non-profit sectors.  He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in 1994, and earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.  Mr. Peterson is the secretary and a director of the Challenger Learning Center of Maine Board, as well as a trustee and Board Chair of John Bapst Memorial High School.  He is a past board chair of Treats Falls House and Harbor Family Services.  In his free time, Hans enjoys spending time with his family, biking, boating, camping, hiking, and skiing.

Jeffrey Pierce (Vice President): Mr. Pierce has a BA in English from the University of Montana and is currently a Residential Real Estate Broker for Mulkerin Real Estate in Portland, ME.  As a young child, Jeff was introduced to the wilds of hunting and fishing through his father and mother, who also have a passion for the outdoors.  Before becoming a realtor, Mr. Pierce held many exciting jobs, including working for a guide service in Wyoming, a ranch hand in Montana, and a flight instructor in Florida.  West Grand Lake holds a special place in his heart, which he explores from his remote camp.  Jeff lives in Cumberland, ME with his wife and three children. He chairs the Governance Committee.

Stephen Schaefer (President): Mr. Schaefer is the former owner of Maineline Studio, a professional portrait studio in Calais, Maine. A Registered Maine Guide, he served on former Governor Angus King’s Land Acquisition Priorities Advisory Committee and was a Grand Lake Stream selectman for ten years. A former member of Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission, Mr. Schaefer is also the Vice President of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club. He resides in Grand Lake Stream.  He chairs the DLLT Audit Committee.

Dale Tobey: Mr. Tobey is a year-round resident of Grand Lake Stream.  He is a Registered Maine Guide, a property caretaker, carpenter, and builder of Grand Lake Canoes and paddles.  He serves on the board of the Grand Lake Stream Guides Association and is chairman of the board for the Maine Professional Guides Association.  He spent 25 years as owner and operator of a family sheet metal business in southern Maine before moving to Grand Lake Stream full-time in 2000.

Lindsay P. Wheaton (Secretary): Mrs. Wheaton has extensive family ties to the village of Grand Lake Stream. A graduate of American University in political science, she has a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology. She’s a seasonal resident of Grand Lake Stream, and formerly served as President of the Grand Lake Stream School Board.

Van Wood: Mr. Wood and his wife, Molly, live in Greenfield, MA.  They are retired from the manufacturing business they founded 50 years ago. Van has been a summer resident in Lakeville since 1946 at the camp that his grandparents built in 1929 on Lower Sysladobsis.  His grandsons, Sam and Nat, spent many summers at Darrow Camp on West Grand and have been winners of DLLT canoe and road races.  Van spent many years as a trustee of the Connecticut River Watershed Council and is a current director of the Almanac Region Land Trust in Lakeville. Van chairs the Big Sand Beach Committee.