Meet Our Staff
Herring Gut Learning Center admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.
Growing up in Connecticut, Erin has been a New Englander all her life. She attended the University of Maine where she received her degree in Art and Art History and also gained considerable affinity for the beauty of Maine. Post-graduation, Erin and her soon-to-be husband moved to Oregon. After six wonderful years in the Pacific Northwest, the lure of Maine proved too strong. Erin had the privilege of beginning her career in Maine working for the historic Down East Magazine in Rockport. More recently, her interests brought her back to the academic and artistic side of the world as an archivist with The Kenneth Noland Studio & Archives in Port Clyde. Erin currently resides in Camden where she and her husband, Seth, get great joy watching their beautiful son, Will, grow.
Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher
Born in Newburyport, MA, Ann learned a great deal about the world around her by exploring the mudflats and harbors of Plum Island, she went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts and then did graduate studies at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Her professional career began in communications before segueing into science education.
Having taught children, adolescents, and adults in science and environmental education in formal academic settings, as well as through Mass. Audubon Society, Ann has developed a love for hands-on experiential learning - making her a great fit here at Herring Gut.
Ann held the positions of science and master teacher at the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School, in Worcester, before moving to St. George in 2007, where she has worked in the Camden-Rockport Middle and Elementary schools. Ann volunteers as a steward of the Fort Point Trail in St. George and loves exploring the coastline of our peninsula by kayak.
Marine Science and Aquaculture Educator and Communications Manager
Growing up in landlocked central Massachusetts, Alex's fondest memories were escaping to the coast of Maine on vacation and investigating the wonder of the shoreline and the animals that live there. She pursued this love of the ocean while attending Bowdoin College, having the opportunity to conduct a yearlong research project on the green sea urchin at the Coastal Studies Station on Orr's Island in Harpswell. Alex received her B.A. in Biology, with a focus in Marine Biology, and a minor in Italian from Bowdoin in 2010. Upon graduating, Alex joined the Herring Gut staff for a two year appointment as an Island Fellow, an Americorps position in cooperation with the Island Institute.
At the conclusion of her fellowship she was hired on as a Marine Science and Aquaculture Educator and Communications Manager. Alex is thrilled that she has the opportunity to share her love of the ocean with local students and can often be found tide pooling and sharing her knowledge with anyone that may be around her, her faithful companion Bailey at her side!
Growing up in the midcoast in a family with deep ties to the fishing industry, Olivia’s love for the ocean began at a very early age. She attended the University of New Hampshire and received a Bachelor of Science in Health Management and Policy. After graduating, her mind was set on being a city girl and she moved to Boston to work at Joslin Diabetes Center. After a year and a half, she started to miss the tranquility home had to offer and she found a temporary teaching job in the Rockland area. As the Herring Gut Summer Program Director, Olivia coordinated a successful summer camp season. She has enjoyed her time at Herring Gut Learning Center and is very excited for the opportunity as Executive Assistant.
"Herring Gut taught me almost everything I needed to know for my current job ... They also have helped me through some of the roughest patches in my life by just being there and encouraging me to be better."
"Herring Gut was absolutely amazing. The teachers there were also great. I learned a lot by going there."