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Adelyn Bell is a graduate of God-
dard College in Plainfield, Vermont, where she concentrated her studies on creativity and well-being. She is an avid musician, dancer, and writer, and has performed in various productions throughout the state. Coming up, she
will be reading some of her poetry at the Whitehall in Camden in the first evening of a new live poetry series, beginning on May 17th. She loves dessert, summer in Maine, and spending time with her husband and two daughters, Isana and Constanze.
James Bell is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, and has served as chef at such esteemed restaurants as The Cafe at Pat’s, and Rí Rá in Portland, Maine, and The Hearth and Candle in Jeffer- sonville, Vermont. Currently, he is the
Campus Director of Resident Dining at Avita of Stroudwa- ter, and Stroudwater Lodge in Westbrook, and is commit- ted to providing residents and families with nutritious, scratch prepared meals that foster wellness and commu- nity. He resides in New Gloucester with his wife and two daughters, Isana and Constanze.
Registered Maine master guide, outdoor writer, and nature photographer, William Clunie has spent a lifetime in the outdoors. He is presently living life to the fullest, hunt- ing and fishing from his home in the rugged mountains of Western Maine. He can be reached
Ron Fournier is the Director of the Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center. He serves as Maine’s 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, overseeing the states 4-H Shooting Sports clubs and activities. Ron is also a Master Maine Guide operating
a guide service that focuses on hunting, fishing and family recreation in Western Maine.
Kelsey Goldsmith is an aficionado
of barns, the Fryeburg Fair, and homemade apple pie. She was raised atop Mount Mica, and now lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse with her hus- band and their two daughters. Photo by Emily Delamater.
Emily MacCabe is an Outdoor Educa- tor at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. Emily grew up in Rockport, Maine, and went on to study Environmental Science at Unity College. She enjoys spending time outdoors, and strives to provide opportunity and
inspiration for others to join her. She now lives in Wilton with her husband and two black labs.
Victoria Mares is a lifetime writer, journalist and playwright, as well as
an artist in fiber and mixed media. She is also a musician, playing the violin since 4th grade. She has worked and lived in Maine for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Michigan State University
in political science, with a certificate in electronic journal- ism from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She has written and reported for New York news media, as well as in Maine. Writing, making art, exploring life and places in her “hometown of Western Maine,” and spending time with her family are interwoven into her everyday life.
Writing about Western Maine is a fa- vorite subject of Aranka Matolcsy. Born and raised in the Oxford Hills, she spent 20 years traveling and living in different regions across the country to return home with the realization that this region is truly one of the best places
on earth to live and raise children. Aside from writing and working to promote the arts, Aranka spends most of her time with her young son Colby, raising chickens and tend- ing vegetable and flower gardens.
Brendan Schauffler works on com- munity health across Oxford County and lives in Norway with his wife and two young children. He’s an armchair zoologist, music lover, and beef jerky enthusiast who appreciates good conversations about weird things.
He does a pretty decent job reading children’s books, although some make him cry.
Scott Vlaun is a writer, photographer, and permaculture designer. His photography has recently been featured in two major publications: The Organic Seed Grower, and The Seed Garden. As the Executive Director of the Center for an Ecology Based Economy in Norway, he has re-
cently shifted his focus from documenting the organic seed and agriculture movement to raising awareness about cli- mate change and resource depletion, and engaging his local community in developing practical, ecological solutions to the challenges ahead. Scott lives in Otisfield were he enjoys growing and sharing food with his family and friends.
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