As a charitable non-profit the role of our volunteer community board is essential to our well-being and direction. We appreciate the time and support our board provides us.
Anne grew up in the town of Scarborough and spent many summers at Camp Ketcha’s day camp. She even spent one summer as a camp counselor. Anne and her husband continue to reside in Scarborough. Together they own and operate the Scarborough Ace Hardware stores. Anne has a degree in Adult Education and worked for several years as Director of Programs for the Girl Scout Council of Maine in charge of the day and overnight camps along with year-round programs. She is happy to continue to be involved in outdoor education for children of all ages.
Born in the mountains of western North Carolina, Simon spent his childhood hiking, camping, canoeing, and swimming in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Simon later attended the University of the South where he studied biology. Since college Simon has worked as a carpenter and cabinet builder. Simon moved to Maine in 2017 with his wife Amy and three kids, twin boys Charlie and Raylan, and daughter Ellis. The family spends its free time exploring the coast and mountains of Maine – camping, hiking, boating, and skiing.
Dan brings more than 30 year of operations and service delivery experience to the Ketcha Outdoors board. From managing global technical support for the startup of Microsoft’s original Xbox gaming platform, to being the operational lead for both software startups and established software focused companies, Dan brings a thoughtful and analytical perspective to operational and strategic issues, as well as a vision for where things could go and how to scale them to get there. Dan currently runs the service operations team for WEX’s largest client as well as his own operations focused consulting practice.
Educated in Vermont and California, Jay worked in college administration in Massachusetts following two years active duty as an Army tank platoon leader. He moved to Maine in 1980 and married his wife Martha the next year after meeting her when buying her house in Portland. A 34 year career in personal finance helped support their two daughters. Choosing self-unemployment in 2012, Jay was an early and avid volunteer with the Portland Gear Hub which, along with formative years as a summer camp counselor, led to his affiliation with Ketcha Outdoors and its terrific mission and staff. Post career, he’s led hiking and cycling trips and still finds the natural world the place where he most likes to be.
John Boneparth is the Managing Partner of Boneparth Consulting, LLC and was the founder and Managing Partner of Corinthian Cove Consulting, LLC from 2005 -2020. He has enjoyed a 40 year career in the investment management industry. He has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a Master’s degree in Education. He is a Board member of Conning Holdings Limited and a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dominican University of California in San Rafael, CA. John and his wife, Gail Harris, live in Scarborough, and enjoy their proximity to family and granddaughters who live in Portland, ME.
Born and raised in Ohio, Bob Brown is a graduate of The University of Vermont where he studied geography, and Michigan State University from which he received a degree in college and university administration. A veteran cyclist with more than 40 years of touring and racing experience, Bob operated Adventure Bound Bicycle Tours, conducting summer bike trips for teenagers in the northeastern USA, France, and Canada. Bob’s experience operating Adventure Bound during his college years inspired his 30 year career in college admissions and secondary school guidance. Between jobs and during vacations, Bob hit the road, completing solo cross country bike tours in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. A lifelong cycling enthusiast, Bob has joined or established cycling clubs wherever he has resided and he is the founder of a community bicycle program in central Ohio. Since moving to Maine, he has been a volunteer mechanic and instructor at the Portland Gear Hub. In addition to cycling, Bob and his partner enjoy hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing from their base in Freeport.
Jennie began her career as a New York City school teacher before blending her passions for education and art into a career in museum education. She managed Education departments at the Rubin Museum of Art and The Frick Collection, and served as a Teaching Artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History. The convergence of her interests inspired her to author the book “Come Look with Me: Discovering Women Artists for Children.” Jennie has previously served on numerous Boards related to the arts, education and children’s health and is currently the head of Development on the Board of The Dalton School. Jennie is a graduate of Harvard College, where she earned an A.B. in the History of Art and Architecture, and of Bank Street College, where she earned a Masters of Science in Education. Most proudly, Jennie comes from a long history of Mainers and currently lives in Scarborough with her husband and children.
Charmie Cuthbert, J.D., MBA has been a member of the Ketcha Outdoors board since 2019, after having moved to Maine in 2017 with her family. Prior to the move, Charmie spent four years with the American Heart Association (AHA), most recently as the Community Health Director. In her time there, she worked to implement health and nutrition programs for elementary schools in the greater New York City and Philadelphia areas. Charmie has also served as a contract attorney supporting a variety of national law firms. Charmie currently resides in Scarborough with her husband, daughter and their dogs.
Dave is a Senior Manager at BerryDunn. a Portland, ME based business advisory firm. After being born in Massachusetts, Dave moved to Vermont as a child and grew up in the town of Brattleboro. Swimming, biking, fishing, skiing and generally enjoying the great outdoors. After a stint in Florida, Dave completed his undergraduate studies at George Mason University and also earned a Master’s Degree at the University of Virginia. He lived in Northern Virginia for about 12 years before moving to South Portland in 2005 with his wife Kathy, a teacher by training who currently works as a literacy EdTech in the Portland school system.
Kathy and Dave are very proud of their two sons: Dylan and Jack. Both kids attended programs at Ketcha while growing up. Dave has been the Chair of Ketcha’s annual golf tournament fundraiser and enjoys working with the great crew at Prouts Neck every year. Dave enjoys the four seasons that Maine has to offer, and in the past few years has taken up Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP). He can be seen enjoying the wonderful open land at Ketcha with his trusty companion Beau, a rescue mutt from Tennessee!
Holly is a mother of 2 very active boys (ages 11 and 9) that have been a part of the Camp Ketcha family for 6 years now. Both boys have gone to summer camp as well as participated in vacation camps and the after school program. With 15 years in marketing/advertising, she has brought her expertise to the board for almost 3 years! Holly works at Ethos, a marketing/branding agency in Westbrook full time and lives in Scarborough with her husband, children and golden doodle, Stella. Her love of the outdoors is what brought her to Ketcha. In the summer she can be found on the water or going on adventures!