Tim BarkerOutdoor Programs Director
Tim oversees the Outdoor Programs Department at Maine Sport and is excited to be offering a wide variety of programming for the local community, seasonal visitors, youth, and outdoor professionals. He has worked in various settings including expedition-based wilderness therapy, back-country ski touring, and maritime education. He is a Registered Maine Recreation & Sea Kayak Guide, Licensed Captain, and Wilderness First Responder. Tim serves on the Board of the Midcoast Outdoor Leadership Initiative and the Advisory Committee for Colorado College's Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund. He happily resides in Belfast, Maine with his wife, son, and the occasional farm animal.
Jeff BoggsManager & Buyer
Jeff has worked at Maine Sport for over 21 years and is our buyer for the Camping and Sporting Goods Departments. He is also the coordinator for the Banff Mountain Film Festival and a member of the MSO Swamp Donkeys Ski Team (2017 Camden Community Racing League Champs!) Jeff enjoys biking, hiking, camping, nordic and alpine skiing and is a multi day solo canoe paddler whose favorite trip was exploring St. John River in northern Maine.
Kelly CastagnaManager & Buyer
Kelly is Maine Sport’s apparel, accessories, and sunglasses buyer. Her experience as a fashionista helps shape the great selection that we offer each season. She spent her first four years in Maine living off the grid in a tiny home in the middle of the Appleton woods. Although she was surrounded by wildlife, she craved the small town feel and has since moved into town. She can often be spotted walking her rescue dog or running around at the dog park, but when it's time to rest she likes to cook and knit.
Dana has been with Maine Sport since 2016. She feels very lucky to work in beautiful downtown Camden with a great group of smart, talented women who keep her on her toes. When not shuttling her two daughters here and there, Dana enjoys running, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, beach-combing, road tripping with her family and spooning with her shaggy mutt, Leo. And lots of dark chocolate.
Robin HarlowAssistant Manager
Robin works year round at Maine Sport helping customers equip for their own adventures. She herself has decades of adventure to share starting with bagging all 4,000 footers in the White Mountains as a child to thru hiking the Appalachian Trail solo at 53. Tuck in some international long distance treks in Australia and Europe and thorough local knowledge of her beloved Camden Hills and most of New England’s spectacular hiking trails and you’ll see why she always has a smile on her face. Robin is also a Registered Maine Guide and is Wilderness First Responder certified. Her passions are both the cultural and natural history of the world she walks and her trail dog Ace.
Paul McGurrenAssistant Manager & Buyer
Paul has worked at Maine Sport for over 27 years and is our buyer for the Fishing and Publications Departments. For just as long, he has been a Registered Maine Fishing Guide and has taught hundreds of people how to tie flies and cast with a fly rod. Back in the 1990's, Paul had every gear geek’s dream as a second job: New Gear Editor for Fly Rod & Reel, a national fly fishing magazine. He is also a long-time member of Trout Unlimited, and has served as both local chapter president and state council chair. “Really, the only thing that a psychiatrist can do that a good fishing guide can’t is write prescriptions.” (John Gierach)
Gregg PerryGeneral Manager
Gregg is the general manager of Maine Sport and after 26 years with the company, he still enjoys meeting and talking with people about outdoor recreation. He considers his job a perfect fit with the original vision of owners Stuart and Marianne Smith of introducing people to the beautiful state of Maine with great gear and sound advice. Recreational time for Gregg means being with family, cycling, hiking, boating, keeping up with a 180 year old Maine house, and trying to help his dog understand that walking on a leash is not the end of the world.
A.J. is the Shoe Department's resident goofball and has been since August 2016. He likes skiing in his Salomon gear, hiking in his Salomon boots, running in his Salomon sneakers, and the brand, Salomon. When not selling Salomons, he's at home playing with his doggie Auggie, or hanging out with his sister.
Bettyann WallaceReservations Coordinator
Bettyann is an old world "bone kid" who is enjoying her 3rd season with Maine Sport's Outdoor Programs Department. She may be identified as an eccentric, but she likes to be an efficient laborer with the eagerness to "try anything once." In the nine years that she has been transplanted, she claims that the State of Maine has brought to her wonderful opportunities and continues to teach her so much -- being a native from a small town in New York. When not working, she enjoys a bicycle commute, arts & crafts, dreaming, strengthening her VHS collection, and attempts to hone a green thumb by the care of a house plant.
Emma BeaudryManager & Buyer
Emma has worked at Maine Sport for over 10 years and is our buyer for the Footwear Department. She has also been the manager of our downtown Camden location since it opened in 2009. Emma enjoys being outdoors, whether it's hiking, camping, gardening or exploring the wonderful state of Maine. Her favorite hike in the state is Tumbledown Mountain located in western Maine.
Robin BotleyAssistant Manager
Robin has worked at Maine Sport since 2015 and is the assistant manager of our downtown Camden store, which she loves for its atmosphere and sense of community. When not at work, Robin enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, hockey, softball and CrossFit. Robin is a native Mainer who also loves spending time with her two Great Danes, Melia Ann and Elenor Mae.
Sue works in our Bike & Ski Shop and first started at Maine Sport in 1978. She is an avid skier, biker - road and mountain, swimmer and knitter. Fun fact: Sue was born and raised in Maine, as were her parents and grandparents, making her a "real Mainah"!
Stephen has been a part of the Maine Sport team for 5 years now and fills roles in both the Boat Department during the winter and spends his summers on the water as a Maine Guide. He is a registered Maine hunting, fishing, sea kayaking, and recreational guide, a wilderness first responder and an ACA level 2 instructor for sea kayaking and paddle boarding. Stephen is passionate about the outdoors and looks forward to helping you enjoy the outdoors too, whether its on the sales floor or on one of our trips.
Mike HartleyManager & Buyer
Mike started working as a mechanic at the tender age of 16 in Norwalk, CT and has been managing the Bike & Ski Shop at Maine Sport for 23 years. When not on the job, Mike tries to keep up with his 6 and 8 year old daughters. "Don’t judge me for owning 16 bikes and 8 pairs of skis, plus camping equipment, canoes, kayaks, and..."
Samantha McPaddenMarketing & Design
Sam runs all of our social media accounts and is responsible for Maine Sport's marketing and graphic design. Originally from Long Island, Sam attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and holds degrees in Communication Design and Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design with a minor in Art History. When she's not hiding behind her camera or laptop, Sam can be found at Zumba class, at the beach or curled up with a good book. "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." (Theodore Roosevelt)
Cooper RussellSalesperson & Bike Mechanic
Cooper has worked at Maine Sport since 2016 as a salesperson and bike mechanic. He is an avid cyclist, skier, swimmer, and tennis player who led the Camden Hills Mountain Bike Team to the Northern New England title in 2016, and captained the team for the past two years. Cooper will be graduating from Camden Hills in 2018 and enrolling in college next fall where he hopes to continue riding bikes.
A lifelong angler, Seth was born and raised in Maine, but cut his teeth in the fly fishing industry in Seattle; meaning, he's as enamored with the estuaries and beaches of Puget Sound as Penobscot Bay, as into steelheading as jigging mackerel, as pumped to wade big water for salmon and stripers as to paddle canoes or kick around in inflatables for trout and bass. He's excited to be with Maine Sport Outfitters, promoting the adventurous outdoor lifestyle and balanced use of the outdoors. Seth is a Registered Maine Guide, loves living in Rockport with his family and fishing year round locally, and everywhere when time and good fortune allow.
Rose WegglerGay Island Lodge Caretaker
Rose is the Gay Island Lodge Caretaker. She grew up on a small lake near Camden and has utilized the outdoors as her playground from a young age. Rose is a registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide, Licensed Captain, Wilderness First Responder, and Certified Ski Instructor. She has worked at an eco-resort in the Caribbean, on a farm in Patagonia, and has crewed on sailboats in Maine. Rose also led kayak and cycling tours in California for a few years and has taught skiing in Breckenridge, CO for the past 5 winters. She is excited to be back in Maine this summer for her second season at the Lodge on Muscongus Bay.
Jessica BickisChief Financial Officer
Jessica is responsible for overseeing the financial strategy and direction of Maine Sport. Before coming to Maine Sport, she spent more than 10 years growing small businesses as an accountant, buyer, consultant, and wellness coordinator. When she's not crunching or analyzing our numbers, you could find her building her small homestead in Appleton with her partner, or trying to stay active through yoga, mountain biking, running, and hiking. "I'm going to wake up and keep trying to do good and so are you and nobody gets to vote on that." (Justin McElroy)
Ross CameronExperiential Learning Coordinator
A native of coastal Maine, Ross has been guiding sea kayak, canoe, and backpacking trips since 1986. Ross is a certified Maine Sea Kayak Guide and Maine Recreational Guide. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Experiential Education and has been designing, guiding, and managing Outdoor Educational Programs for the past 31 years. He has worked for Hurricane Outward Bound as a field instructor, Kieve Affective Education as a lead teacher and Challenge Course Manager, Rippleffect as a sea kayak guide and now Maine Sport Outfitters. He happily resides in Camden with his two sons. His leisure pursuits include paddling, skiing, mountain biking, and trail running alongside his two Alaskan and Siberian Huskies.
Ed started at Maine Sport as a guide in 1990 and has been a salesperson in our paddle sports and winter sports departments since 2001. He is the former president and treasurer of the Maine Professional Guides Association and was for several years a Commissioner for the Maine Tourism Commission. Having grown up in Maine, Ed has always been active in outdoor sports; he is currently a Master Maine Guide in Recreation, Hunting and Fishing. Ed has led trips all over the country for different outfitters over the years and loves meeting new people.
Zach has been a full time member of the Maine Sport team since summer 2017. You can often find him in the store rocking “extravagant” sweaters or vintage crew necks, and jamming out to the classic rock station. When he's not at work assisting customers and chatting about their recent travels and adventures, Zach is out enjoying the great outdoors himself, with his camera in hand.
Cheryl LevinManager & Buyer
Cheryl has worked at Maine Sport for over 20 years and is the buyer for our Paddle Sports Department as well as Racks, Nordic Skis & Snowshoes and Ice Skates. She is a former Maine Recreation and Sea Kayak Guide, a former ACA Instructor of Whitewater Kayaking, Whitewater Canoeing and Sea Kayaking and also a former EMT Basic and Wilderness First Responder. During her free time, Cheryl enjoys hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, xc skiing and is the organizer and team member of a local Women's Ice Hockey Program. As a native Mainer, Cheryl appreciates all the amazing beauty that surrounds her, no matter what the season, and loves the Norwegian quote: "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes."
Lizzi has been hiking, swimming, photographing, and sketching the Camden-Rockport area for 16 years, and is a rising Junior in illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She has been part of the team at Maine Sport’s downtown Camden location since 2016. What she loves most about Midcoast Maine is the warm and friendly community, the abundance of art and creative people, the delicious and locally-sourced food, and the beauty of the natural environment, from the trails, farms, orchards, and vineyards, to the sea.
Katy SilvaAssistant Manager
Katy is the assistant manager of Maine Sport's Footwear Department and has worked here for the last ten years. When not selling shoes, Katy is an accomplished author and blogger and enjoys finding inspiration in Maine's outdoors through hiking, kayaking, and running. She is also a lover of cats and coffee.
Derek VeilleuxAssistant Manager
Assistant manager of the Bike & Ski Shop and cult crew member of the avant-garde “Swamp Donkeys,” Mr. Sticker himself aims to produce only the highest quality vinyl decals. Known among his peers for unique and creative designs, the defending champion Camden Snow Bank racer is team wrench, expert de-tuner, and donut savant. Look for him in shop and you’ll find the greasy fingers are hardly enough to deter this kindred spirit from some cinnamon-sugar goodness. But really, Derek is more than just your local oddball...From stickers to snowboards he is guaranteed to deliver good times!
Lisa WinslowWarehouse Manager
Lisa has worked at Maine Sport for over 25 years and is in charge of inventory, shipping, receiving and barcoding. Lisa is grateful for her Maine Sport family and the amazing journey its been "growing up" with the many wonderful individuals that work here. "Each day brings new items and new challenges!"