Trekkers hires AmeriCorps member

TENANTS HARBOR — Trekkers announced recently that Brandon Caron has begun an 11-month term of service as an AmeriCorps volunteer funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Caron will work within the communities of Cushing, St. George, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Owls Head and Rockland to expand and maintain Trekkers programming and organizational capacity. Caron was recruited in partnership with the Great Strides Rural Education Corps, an AmeriCorps program of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.

Caron grew up locally in Tenants Harbor and participated in Trekkers as a student. In his junior year of high school he joined the Trekkers Leadership program and continued to volunteer on expeditions until he was hired in August. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University, majoring in Health and Physical Education, before taking the AmeriCorps position. Specifically, Caron will be the program coordinator, working to expand offerings including Quest Treks and Trekkers’ peer mentoring program Big Trek/Little Trek. He will also help in organizing expeditions, recruiting volunteers and overall administrative assistance.

For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Don Carpenter, executive director at or 207-594-5095.


Baldwin & Lloyd Associates announces services expansion
CAMDEN — Martin E. Lloyd, principal with Baldwin & Lloyd Associates, a Camden personal and business tax and accounting firm, recently announced the establishment of a relationship with AspenCross Financial Group, a member of the John Hancock Financial Network.

Through this relationship, as a registered representative, Lloyd is able to assist his clients with addressing a wide range of financial and risk management needs including life and long-term care insurance, investments, and retirement income, estate conservation and business planning services.  AspenCross Financial Group is a community-based financial advisory and investment management firm based in Westborough, Mass. with offices located throughout New England, including four Maine locations.

AspenCross Financial Group was chosen for this relationship because of its experience and expertise in providing individuals, families, and business owners with financial strategies and solutions tailored to their needs. Lloyd remarked how AspenCross Financial Group’s “personalized goals-based approach to financial services is consistent with [his] approach of individualized personal service,” which he stated, “is key to a successful partnership and to providing clients with quality solutions.”

For more information, contact Martin Lloyd at 236-9687 at his Knox Mill Center, 32 Washington St., Suite 223, Camden, ME location. Appointments are available during and after business hours by appointment for the convenience of his clients.