Board of Directors

Katherine Carlson, Maine Mountain Timber Frames

Katherine Carlson, Chair

Katherine is co-owner of Maine Mountain Timber Frames and Central Maine Crane in Avon. She moved to the mountains of western Maine in 2007 and has since discovered a passion for both entrepreneurship and outdoor recreation in our corner of the world. Through her work with Greater Franklin as well as the local mountain biking community, she aims to spread that enthusiasm to others.

Derek Hayes

Derek Hayes, Treasurer

Derek moved to the western mountains of Maine in 2015, and was quickly captivated by the friendliness of the people, the beauty of the landscape and the strong sense of community that embodies this special corner of the world. A community banker for the past 20 years, Derek is committed to making lasting contributions to the area; contributions that help individuals, businesses and other enterprises access the support and resources need to prosper.

Robyn Raymond

Dr. Robyn Raymond, Secretary

Robyn Raymond is the director of Spruce Mountain Adult Education, serving workforce training, college preparation, and high school completion students within the greater Franklin County region. Placing a strong emphasis on wrap-around services, Robyn and her team work within the local community to ensure learners of all ages and backgrounds can access resources to alleviate barriers to success. Serving in the greater Franklin region as an adult education director has solidified her goal of working with disenfranchised populations using education as a catalyst for change, specifically providing workforce education pathways to eliminate multigenerational poverty. Prior to her role in adult education, Robyn worked as the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Housing, and Academic Success at the University of Maine at Farmington. Robyn earned her Ph.D. from Carolina University, examining rural challenges to education access in her dissertation, Through the Lens of Female Adult Learners: Perceived Barriers to High School Completion in Rural Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Areas of Maine. She holds a master's degree in Adult and Higher Education and a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine, where she was a three-sport athlete and a two-time recipient of the William B. Wise scholar-athlete award. Robyn is the co-owner of Right Jack Property Management and lives in Wilton with her twin boys and two Goldendoodles.

tom Hildreth

Tom Hildreth, Chair

Tom has been living in the corridor between Kingfield and Eustis since 1970 and is still attracted to the area now for the same reasons as when he was 23. He has been a ski bum, resort marketer, hotel manager, selectman, state tourism board member, and most recently co-founder and sole owner of Carrabassett Coffee Company until its sale in 2018. Our region is a wonderful place to run a business and an even better place to live!

Bob Berry

Bob Berry

Bob Berry owns and operates Main-Land Development Consultants in Livermore Falls, Maine. He serves as a director on the boards for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, New England Bible College, and Franklin Savings Bank. He and his wife, Evelyn Grace, also write books available locally and on-line. Bob, his wife, three sons, and one exceptionally ill-tempered cat live in Jay, Maine.

Tiffany Maiuri

Tiffany Maiuri

Formerly from Gloucester, Massachusetts, I relocated to Franklin County more than 20 years ago after spending greater than 3,000 days at sea as a Captain. My full-time career, within Information Technology, focuses on providing IT leadership and strategic vision for designing, budgeting, planning, implementing and supporting complex and large scale enterprise solutions for the University of Maine System, the six campuses, and the University of Maine School of Law.

As a public servant, I am honored to represent the citizens of Wilton as a Selectboard member since 2013, with three years as chairperson. In addition to being an alumna of UMF, I fostered five children and adopted my daughter, Becca Maiuri who brought forth another great joy in my life – my grandson, Gabriel. I’m a volunteer State of Maine disaster responder, Maine CDC volunteer, and an avid outdoor enthusiast, who loves to hike, fish and hunt.