Steve Sinisi is the owner and farmer of Old Crow Ranch in Durham, Maine. Alongside his wife, Seren, and their 3 daughters, they raise beef cattle, hogs and meat chickens. Steve has been on the board since 2017 and has served as the president of the board since 2019. There's not a lot of extra time when you run a farm but Steve's dedication to the community and education can be seen in action in Old Crow Ranch's yearly Potluck Pig Roast, their donations of compost to the school garden and their active hosting of many farm tours. Steve, a transplant from Wisconsin, has been in Maine since 2019 and has been active in farming and conservation for all that time. Old Crow Ranch has an agricultural easement that Steve helped write when he purchased the farm in 2008. And Steve has previously served on the Androscoggin Land Trust's board of directors, as well as Durham's Comprehensive Plan Committee. When Steve does get away from the farm, it's likely to be to attending an agricultural fair with his daughters and wife.
Katie Carville joined the district board in 1998, she has been a board member for 24 years. Katie has served on the Allen Pond Improvement Association and has been a volunteer lake monitor for Lake Stewards of Maine for five years. She was on the Vermont Avenue Road Association and helped to organize fundraising for Holy Trinity Parish in her hometown of Lisbon Falls. She was the Assistant Scout Master in Lisbon Falls for a number of years, helping her troop go on hiking trips in New Mexico and the national Boy Scout Jamboree. Katie is a Maine Native and enjoys being out in nature. When she's not giving back to her community she enjoys taking walks and fishing. Katie was a budget analyst at the Naval Air Station and has incredible attention to detail. She represents a voice for water quality concerns and other natural resources and is a valuable member of our board.
Kathy Shaw has been a supervisor for our district for over ten years. She is a self-employed lifelong farmer and gardener--operating Valley View Farm in Auburn. Valley View Farm is a mixed product operation, they grow fruits and vegetables, and raise livestock chickens duck, rabbit, squab, turkeys, and sheep. Valley View Farm is open year round, supporting our local communities fresh local food from her farm, and surrounding farmers. You may visit the farm stand, find Kathy at a farmer's market, or schedule a drop off at your house! Kathy is dedicated to giving back to her community, she is the President of the Cumberland and Falmouth Farmer's Market Organization, as the presiding officer for the Natural Resources and Agriculture Working Group in Auburn and has been apart of the Northern New England Bird Club, the Cliff Island Association along with many other organizations. She has experience in farming, massage therapy, and welding. She is also a Master Gardener and a Master Food Preserver. She brings representation from a variety of natural resource interests.
Ben Dearnley is the owner and operator of Life Force Farm in Bowdoinham. He has experience in education, carpentry, farming and gardening. Ben has been on the board for over ten years. He brings representation from a variety of natural resource interests.
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