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Merryspring elects new board members

Nov 11, 2020

Camden — Toni Goodridge, of Lincolnville, and John Fromer, of Appleton, have been elected to the Board of Trustees at Merryspring Nature Center.

Goodridge currently serves as managing director of Merryspring and she will continue in that capacity.  She will also serve as treasurer on the Board of Trustees.  She has been affiliated with the Nature Center for the past 22 years, having joined the staff as office manager in 1998.

A native of Rockport, Goodridge graduated from Camden-Rockport High School in 1972 and spent the next several years attending Husson College in Bangor, Porlock Vale Equitation Center in Porlock, England, and traveling to places such as Machu Picchu, Tierra del Fuego, and Moscow.  She and her husband, Richard Lermond, are co-owners of the Goodridge-Lermond Tree Service in Lincolnville.

Fromer has also been associated with Merryspring for a long time.  He was a volunteer coordinator in 1997 while working for MBNA and in recent years he has led a series of perennial gardening talks and gardening classes at the Nature Center.

Born in Massachusetts, Fromer is a graduate of Skidmore College in Sarasota Springs, N.Y.  He is president of Appleton Ridge Technology Services, providing IT support and website design for small businesses in Midcoast Maine.  He also is a past president of the Union Area Chamber of Commerce.

A Maine Master Gardener, Fromer also operates Appleton Ridge Flower and Vegetable Farm with his wife Kathy.

In addition to Goodridge and Fromer, the Merryspring Board of Trustees includes Ray Andresen (president), Sarah Rheault (vice president), Scott Carlson (secretary), Bart Wood (senior advisor, finance), Dennis Milliken, Karin Rector, Susan Shaw, and Carla Skinder.

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