Erin Quigley – Resume

Work Experience

Outdoor Recreation

Maine Island Trail Association, Portland, ME.  2013; 2014 to present.
As Membership Director for the Maine Island Trail Association I plan events, run the membership program, co-administer the donor database, do light graphic design, and more.

Portland Paddle, Portland, ME.  2013 to present.
Portland Paddle is a kayak tour and rental company operating at the East End Beach in Portland.  I co-founded the business with my friend and current owner Zack Anchors.  No longer an owner, I continue to lead sea kayak tours as a Registered Maine Guide.  “P2” is dedicated to the idea that quality outdoor experiences lead to responsible stewardship.

Maine Coastal Program, Augusta, ME.  2012-2014.
I produced maps for the Program’s Coastal Access Guide, a comprehensive listing of access points for the entire Maine coast, and followed up with creation of a database of related parcel boundaries.

Maine Woods Discovery, Farmington, ME.  2012-2013.
As coordinator of the MWD blog, I worked with non-profit and for-profit partner organizations to research and write promotional blog posts, create extensive content for the MWD website, administer the MWD Facebook page, and otherwise engage in effective online marketing.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Waitsfield, VT.  2010-2012.
I’ve worked with the NFCT as both an intern and a consultant – assisting with event planning, grant writing, and other administrative tasks; contributing to the development and maintenance of the Trail’s GIS system; creating a database of landowner information; and supervising interns as they collect GPS data.

Granite State Lumberjack Shows, Lee, NH.  1999-2010.
GSLS is the ‘family business,’ managing the Stihl Timbersports series of professional lumberjack competitions.  I’ve worked as video timing system operator for pro events and head scorer for collegiate events, and I’ve pioneered a wood waste recycling program for the series.

Land (Conservation, Management, Connection)

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, Gorham, ME.  2012-2014.
As PRLT Stewardship Project Coordinator I created management plans and baseline documentation for the land trust’s easements and fee-owned properties.  I also did some volunteer coordination and outreach.

Maine Woods Forever, Oakland, ME. 2014.
For MWF’s Celebrate the Maine Woods! initiative I maintained an online events calendar and reached out to organizations to encourage them to submit new events.

Lamprey River Watershed Association, Durham, NH. 2014.
I helped jump-start LRWA’s social media program, along with providing Twitter and Facebook training to board members.

Forests for Maine’s Future, Augusta, ME.  2013-2014.
I developed and implemented a social media & communications plan for FMF that included a blog, Facebook, and Twitter, with the goal of increasing the visibility of their outreach and education efforts.

Presumpscot River Watershed Coalition, Portland, ME.  2012.
I’ve assisted in the facilitation of two meetings for the PRWC as they determine long-term conservation goals for the Presumpscot River watershed.

Equity Trust, Turners Falls, MA.  2010.
With the Equity Trust, I planned and implemented a set of workshops in Maine on alternative farmland conservation strategies.  The target audience of the workshops included farmers, landowners, and non-profit land conservation organizations.

Town of Milton, NH.  2009-2010.
The Town of Milton contracted with me to monitor their conservation easements and produce detailed reports for review by the Conservation Commission.

Moosewood Ecological LLC, Chesterfield, NH.  2009.
I worked with Moosewood Ecological to perform wetland assessments for the towns of Peterborough and Chesterfield, NH, as well as provide field testing of remotely sensed data from the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan.

Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, Keene, NH.  2008-2009.
As an Associate at INRS I completed projects in land conservation, forestry, renewable energy, economic development, and wildlife management.  I conducted research, worked with GIS, served as a grant administrator, and wrote issue papers, grants, and proposals.

Vermont Family Forests, Bristol, VT.  2007-2008.
With VFF I assisted in the design and implementation of a local biomass energy demonstration project.  I assessed AMP compliance, collected ecological data, created GIS maps, and coordinated the involvement of local high school students.


* Forests for Maine’s Future Social Media for the Woods Workshop 11/1/2013
* How to be an Effective Blogger Webinar 1/30/2014


Thompson School of Applied ScienceUniversity of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.  2009-2010.
At ‘T-School’ I taught FORT 281 GIS for Foresters, COM 209 Expository Writing and Reading. and SSCI 203 Environment and Society to students in two-year technical programs.  I aimed to weave principles of ecology and sustainability into my coursework.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural ResourcesUniversity of Vermont, Burlington, VT.  2006-2007.
While at UVM I taught NR 001 Natural History and Field Ecology.  I managed an outdoor lab section, helped students with coursework, and graded assignments.

Student Feedback:

“I have to say, for a 4-6 class on a Monday night, you made it great.  Low key, engaging discussions, and scavenger hunts in College Woods.  Thanks!”

“Very good teacher!  She is interested and excited about the material.  She explains things well and is very available to help students.  I wish she taught other classes.”

“I feel like I have learned more in this class than most any other college courses I have taken.  I have walked away from this class with a new and valuable skill.  I’m so excited to know how to use GIS to make maps and feel it will benefit [me] greatly when I enter the forestry work force.”

In 2011 I delivered a guest lecture to a Forest Policy and Ethics class at the University of Maine, and received the following feedback from Associate Professor Rob Lilieholm:
“The students really appreciated your expertise and insight on issues surrounding the emerald ash borer, including its likely effects here in Maine and beyond.  Your lecture helped to reinforce the importance of  integration of social and biophysical factors when it comes to managing diverse resources across both space and time.”


University of Maine Sustainability Solutions Initiative, Orono, ME.  2010-2012.
My SSI research assistantship allowed me to work with a variety of stakeholders to prepare for the arrival of the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect, in Maine.  I drafted manuscripts, presented talks and posters, and organized events for stakeholders.

Carbon Dynamics LLC, South Burlington, VT.  2008.
As a researcher for Carbon Dynamics, I provided technical and analytical assistance to the Center for Climate Strategies and the State of Iowa in the process of creating agriculture- and forestry-related climate policy recommendations.

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.  2006-2008.
While I worked towards my MS in natural resources at UVM I was a research assistant for the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation and the UVM Transportation Research Center, creating a land-use-based, county-level carbon budget for Chittenden County.  I was also an original member of the UVM Carbonators, a research and advocacy collaborative for graduate students involved in carbon and climate change research.

USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station, Durham, NH.  2004-2006.
With the Forest Service I was both a lab and field technician on the hemlock wooly adelgid susceptibility modelling project – collecting foliage and soil samples in the field, performing lab analysis, using GIS and remote sensing, and cranking out data entry.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA.  2005-2006.
The SAO is where I first learned to use Linux computer systems (while I helped pack and move their operations to a new location).

Publications & Posters

Ranco, D., A. Arnett, E. Latty, A. Remsburg, K. Dunckel, E. Quigley, R. Lilieholm, J. Daigle, W. Livingston, J. Neptune, and T. Secord.  Winter/Spring 2012.  Two Maine forest pests:  A comparison of approaches to understanding threats to hemlock and ash trees in Maine.  Maine Policy Review.  76-89.

Raciti, Steve M., Timothy J. Fahey, R. Quinn Thomas, Peter B. Woodbury, Charles T. Driscoll, Frederick J. Carranti, David R. Foster, Philip S. Gwyther, Brian R. Hall, Steven P. Hamburg, Jennifer C. Jenkins, Christopher Neill, Brandon W. Peery, Erin E. Quigley, Ruth Sherman, Matt A. Vadeboncoeur, David A. Weinstein, and Geoff Wilson. 2012. Local scale carbon budgets and mitigation opportunities for the Northeastern United StatesBioscience 62:1, 23-38.

Quigley, E.E., D. Ranco, R. Lilieholm, T. Secord, J. Neptune, J. Daigle, W. Livingston, and M. Lizotte. Emergency response planning as a collaborative process:  The case of the emerald ash borer in Maine.  Poster, 2011 Maine State EPSCoR Conference, University of Maine, Orono.

Quigley, E.E., D. Ranco, R. Lilieholm, T. Secord, J. Neptune, J. Daigle, J. McCloskey, W. Livingston, and M. Lizotte.  Mobilizing diverse interests to address invasive species threats:  The case of the emerald ash borer in Maine.  Poster, 2010 Maine State EPSCoR Conference, University of Maine, Orono.

Fahey, T.J., F. Carranti, C. Driscoll, D. Foster, P. Gwyther, B. Hall, S. Hamburg, J.C. Jenkins, C. Neill, S. Ollinger, B. Peery, E. Quigley, S. Raciti, R. Sherman, R. Thomas, M. Vadeboncoeur, D. Weinstein, G. Wilson, P. Woodbury, W. Yandik.  Carbon and communities: Linking carbon science with public policy and resource management in the northeastern United States.  Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.  2011.  Science Links Publication.  Vol 1, No. 4.

Quigley, E.E.  2008.  A land-use-based county-level carbon budget for Chittenden County, Vermont.  Masters thesis.

Quigley, E.E.  2007.  Land use history database 1870-2001:  Chittenden County, Vermont.  Data CD.  For Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Science Links Carbon Group.


PelotonLabs, Portland, ME.  2013-2014.
I planned events for Peloton that helped foster an atmosphere of vitality, collaboration, and success, as well as contributed to the business’ financial stability.  Peloton provides Kingfisher with a comfortable and inspiring office environment.

Take Action Portland, Portland, ME.  2012 to 2015.
I helped coordinate events for TAP, a volunteer-run organization that gets folks involved in their community in a fun, social way.  Check out their upcoming events, or contact them about bringing volunteers to your non-profit!

Hardy Girls Healthy Women current board member.

Portland Trails Trails and Active Transportation Committee current member.

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust Stewardship Committee current member and Mill Brook Preserve lead steward.

Former Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors Marketing Committee Chair.

2014 Maine Association of Non-Profits Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Institute cohort.

Former Monadnock Farm and Community Connection Co-op Committee member.

I’ve also occasionally volunteered with Marine Mammals of MaineSPACE Gallery, the Maine Island Trail Association, the Telling Room, the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Maine League of Young Voters, One Longfellow Square, Maine Businesses for Sustainability, the Environmental Health Strategy CenterPortland TrailsCultivating Community, the Voter Education Brigade, the Portland Gear Hub, the Mount Desert Island Marathon, and Equality Maine.

Writing & Communications

  • I’ve been involved with several college and local radio stations, including:
    KRLX, Carleton College, 88.1 FM – DJ/producer
    WMUA, University of Massachusetts, 91.1 FM – crafter of PSAs
    WSCA, Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1 FM – DJ/producer, “Indie for the
    Rest of Us”
    WKNH, Keene State College, 91.3 FM – Pacifica programming assistant


University of Maine, Orono.  2010-2012.  PhD student with the Sustainability Solutions Initiative. [Incomplete.]

University of Vermont, Burlington.  2006-2008.  MS in Natural Resources.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City.  2005.  Archaeology Field School.

Carleton College, Northfield, MN.  1999-2003.  BA in Sociology and Anthropology, Concentration in Archaeology (and thesis in Linguistics).

Individual courses at the University of New Hampshire and Antioch University New England.

Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Registered Maine Guide, Sea Kayaking certification.

American Canoe Association Level 2 Certified Coastal Kayak instructor; Level 3 Coastal Kayak skills-assessed.